Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru is an experimental bottling done by the brewery consisting of two barrels of three year old lambic with Merlot grapes added blended with one barrel of one year old lambic. It was bottled in 75cl bottles sometime in 2016 and has been served on occasion at the brewery. (Info from lambic.info)

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4.3
Rubin77 (2477) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2017
F: thin layer of big bubbles, quickly diminishing. C: ruby red, hazy, almost opaque. A: funky, woody, bit yoghurt, cherries, red fruits, barnyard, grapes, complex. T: brett, red fruits, cherries, yoghurt, woody, funky, red grapes, dry on the palate, very nice, medium to full body, low carbonation, fully enjoyed, sample from tap, vintage 2015 @ Pré Zwanze Day at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.

4.5
crazy_cat_lady (678) - - SEP 23, 2017
Draught at Birreria Volo, Zwanze Day. Clear ruby red with no head. Lovely fresh clean aroma of red grapes and tartness. Clean very dry grape flavour z with some nice complexity.

4.2
Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Clear purple colour, white head. Aroma of grapes, buttery grapes, fresh berries, fruitvlaai. Sour funky flavour, fruity grapes. Quite round. Fruity finish. Nice!!!!!
(from 75cL bottle @ the brewery)

3.7
Benzai (16500) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle @ Cantillon shared with Maakun and Sjogro. Nice clear red color, average sized off-white to pinkish head. Very vinous aroma. Flavor is vinous, dry, lightly dry grape fruitiness. More wine than beer but nice though.

4.6
harrisoni (19157) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to some American/Swede. Clear red pink colour no head outrageously good aroma. red grape blackcurrant BlackBerry aroma. light sourness. some sweetness and then sour. dry finish. oh man that is so good first beer of day and wow if I have a better beer this weekend I will be happy.

4.2
MrOrla (3498) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle @ Cantillon. Pours almost clear red with a small pink head. Aroma of deep funk, loads of grapes, vinous woody character - slight spiced Wood, barnyard leading to notesbog of manuer, slight note acetic acid. Taste is vinous grapes, dry barrel , grape skin - slight tart, funky - fruity. Super balanced, a not that sour - soft carbation. Dry finish.

4.3
Alengrin (5629) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2017
A younger, more experimental variation on the classic Saint-Lamvinus, Cantillon's famous red grape lambic, this one omitting the two year old lambic and containing 2/3 three year old lambic and 1/3 one year old lambic. Thin, quickly dissolving, loose, 'dirty' off-pinkish head, basically a flimsy rim and not much more, over a hazy purplish-hued, red wine coloured beer. Aroma of blue grape skins, sour yoghurt, old dry sherry, 'furniture'-like wood and grape seed tannins, fermenting apples, wet hay, sour cherry juice, unripe gooseberries, stale old urine hint. Astringent sourness in the onset, unripe stonefruit and grape peel wryness, more wry almost than I remember the regular Saint-Lamvinus was (but my memory might fail me here) but not harshly puckering, lots of fruitiness from lambic esters drenched in grape juice tartness, softish carbo, drying lactic sourness all through, wheaty and lightly bready underbuilt, lots of wry and drying tannins in the finish from wood and grape seeds and skins (more so than in the regular due to the much higher proportion of old grape lambic, in which both the wood and the fruit have penetrated for a longer time and thus more thoroughly I assume), lovely leathery 'old lambic Brett' accents retronasally, dry hay, complex and bone dry, very quenching. Smooth, more vinous and more deeply 'penetrated' by fruit and tannins than the regular, wonderful, but I still think I prefer the regular Saint-Lamvinus - which I should urgently re-rate as it's been way too many years since I last had it.

4.1
90 (726) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2017
@BXL Beerfest Aroma is very vinous, massive grapes. Taste is still funky. Slippery equilibrium, which makes it interesting. Fermented grape skins. Juicy lambiek. Palate is full and funky. Very nice.

4.2
martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle at Cantillon. Pours red. Aroma is sour, vinous, grapes, funk, dryness. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is dry and oaky. Carbonation is flat. Overall: great.

4.1
murran (684) - - AUG 27, 2017
Pours a ruby body with almost no head. Fresh aroma of grapes. Taste is full of grapes and a subtle sourness with a dry feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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