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

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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in oaken Bordeaux wine barrels with merlot grapes.

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4.1
jbeatty (1247) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Pours ruby caramel, thin large-bubbled head, nice ring of lacing left lining the glass. Aroma is sharply tart, dark berries and grapes there but not overly prominent, huge oaky leathey wood notes, citrus rinds and barnyard. Taste is tart,juicy dark grapes, a bit sweet, mild lemon acidity and vinegar, more oak notes to finish, vinous aftertaste. Light palate, not overly puckering. Interesting grape skin-like texture at times in the mouth. Eh, not too shabby at all.

3.6
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle from Butters. Pours an opaque brown body with hints of purple. Smells of rubber, sourness, and some red wine notes. Sour flavor with a note of wine to it. Horrible. For what it is, it is good.

4.3
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Bottle. 25.4 oz. Drank at Belgian with James and Steve. Pours light rose pink with a thin, wispy, white head. Slight, gentle lacing throughout. Aroma of funk, sweet cherries, oak, lime, sour grapes, and tons of Brett. Medium bodied with a full, dank, heavy palate. Finishes dry and sweet. Excellent fruit lambic with excellent company.

5
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours fuchsia with a fast fading pink head. Smells exceptionally vinous, clearly like merlot. Taste is sour and fruity, without a doubt sour grapes. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus finishes with a soft tartness.

3.8
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
750ml bottle. Bottled in 2007. Served in a Smokestack chalice (v2) a little colder than needed. Gentle aroma, at first, possibly due to the temperature of the beer. What I can coax out of it is slight funky brett, a little wood, some acidity and a berry like fruitiness, akin to black raspberries. Reddish purple color with a smallish offwhite/pink head. The fruitflies seem to appreciate the aroma and or flavor since I just picked one out of my glass. The intial taste is somewhat tart, with under ripe berries, vanilla and some subtle barnyard characteristics, followed by a rush of acid, with the acetic aspect more noticeable, and some nice berry and general fruity flavors. There is more ethyl acetate (fingernail polish remover) than I would care for, but it is not over the top. I’m not sure that I could distinguish the fruit in the beer as being wine grapes, but I do get a nice berry flavor throughout and lingering into the finish. Once again, this is a Cantillon beer that I do not find overly sour, yet I am not sure if it is the beer or me, probably the latter. The beer seems to come into more of its own after warming up, there is more rich fruit flavors counterbalanced by a nice sourness that feels more lactic than acetic, inasmuch as it is more gentle for the amount of sourness presented than it would be if it was all or mostly acetic. The second glass seems to be a little more of most everything; more fruit, more tartness, more wood (still subtle), but less barnyard. This is a well made, imaginative beer, but it comes at such a steep premium that I doubt I will ever try it again and I am fine with that.

3.9
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Red light muggy color with no foam. The smell is light sour and a tiny bit grapy. The taste is moderately sour for a cantillon and has a light blurry feeling on the tounge. Dry and sour aftertaste. Very pleasant.

3.5
agl108 (1226) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On draft at Teresa’s Next Door. Poured slightly hazy ruby red that appeared undercarbonated. Nose was fruity and vinous. Agree with others that it had the appearance of a wine. Sweet, complex fruity flavor initially with a sour, acidic finish.

3.5
Zer0 (1224) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2013
On tap. Pours cloudy orange. aroma is grapes, red fruits and barnyard. Taste is light sour and definite brett flavours. Medium body with average carbonation.

4.2
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Reddish color with a small pink head. Aroma is not that of a typical lambic. Sure there is the musty, farmhouse aroma that tells you it’s a lambic. But it’s much more subtle, and the aroma of the grapes makes this scent distinctive. Fruity, somewhat wine-like flavor that bounces between sweet and tart. Finishes tart and dry. Fairly big bodied and extremely drinkable.

4.3
DenverLogan (1211) - LA, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Tasted various times over the years, including at the Stone Sour fest. Semi cloudy cherry red color. This is like a big tart-sour fruit soup with truly fascinating and fun tart cherry and raspberry profile. A little barnyard, wood, mixed other tart berries but very refreshing and tasty from first sip thru the finish. One of my favorites of this Stone sour fest and from Cantillon.


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