Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Unblended

Formerly brewed at Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Editor’s Note: This is a special version of Saint Lamvinus that was bottled unblended (and uncarbonated) for Akkurat in Stockholm, Sweden (listed on the menu as 2004 Saint Lamvinus Still). Only 200 bottles were made. There were no distinguishing marks on them. This is NOT available in the United States nor in Belgium, unless from Jean Van Roy himself. Some bottles are available in Denmark from certain Ratebeerians, otherwise only from Akkurat. Unless you specifically were told that you had unblended Lamvinus, and it was dead flat, you had regular Lamvinus.

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pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2006
Funky nose typical of Cantillon. You can identify this as a Cantillon without having tried it. Rust color with no head. Sweet front with a grape fruitiness. Tart, sour and puckering. Medium body. Extremely sophisticated tastes and blend. Just phenomenal!

YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2006
This is sooo amazing - thanks a lot Jacob and Dixen. Beautiful deep red color, flat looking of course no head. The nose greats from far away - dark grapes, barnyeard, some pine and iron. Puckers the chops, leathery and dusty -. Wonderful forever lasting dry finish.

chriso (7557) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle, at RBESG grand tasting, August 2005. Deep pink colour - clarete in wine terms. Fresh, crisp, fruity, tart & clean. But, like most unblended lambics I found it a tad softer and smoother than the blended version. As I particularly value the more rustic, farmyard qualities of Cantillon, it scores a bit lower than the blended.

tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Vinous, funky, fresh and fruity aroma. Opaque burgundy body is quite still and wine-like. Funky, farmhouse flavours are here but seem refined into a wine-like character despite the strong acidity. Medium body is very dry. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.

ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
RBESG 2005, Cloudy reddish beer with almost no head. Sour fruity aroma and flavor with a earthy / dusty touch.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
RBESG05: Colour is similar to a rose wine. Nice grape nose too, which has a sour tart citric smell too. Wonderful tasty sour grapes. Very complex yet still so refreshing. Nice stuff.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
(RBESG05, 750mm bottle) Opaque brown-purple body, minimal head. Aroma is minimal sweet, grape/vinous, yeast, horseblanket. Taste is medium sweet, grape/vinous, lemon sour. Watery light body.

Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark red colour with no head. Light acid sour fruity aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.

Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Reddish, unclear - no head. Looks almost like a red wine - if it wasn’t for the cloudiness. Extremely sour nose - just to get close to the fluid is quite an achievement because of the sharp, vinegary aroma. Surprisingly soft considering the acidity. Sour flavour, yes - but not overwhelmingly so. Very interesting. 120805

TBone (17676) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG’05 (bottled in 2004)
Cherry red. Extremely dry nose. Very earthy, fruity - sour. Long sour aftertaste. Very juicy!

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