Category Archives: Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Merlot grapes

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Symbol of the union of two cultures, the Saint-Lamvinus is the result of a harmonious blending of merlot grapes and lambics that have macerate for long months in oak casks. Natural second fermentation in bottle. Beer with a taste evolution. Store and serve at cellar temperature 12-15°C/55-60°F. To enjoy completely the fruity taste of the Saint-Lamvinus, drink it better in the year after the purchase. To be drunk preferably within the 10 years after the bottling date.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 14th November 2016. Poured into a wine glass.
Appearance: It was a very nice lightly cloudy ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly to a settled thin layer with only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Lots of tart red berries, raspberry and strawberry plus grapes and lemon. Nice barrel and oak character with a hint of red wine vinegar and only light funk and barnyard-iness.
Taste: Moderate sourness, cherry, raspberry, strawberry, grape juice and oak with hints of grapefruit and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: With less than a year since bottling, there was lots of really nice fruit flavours bursting out while the funk was quite light. Although this particular bottle was quite young, it also taste great with age. Can’t wait to try more of this wonderful goodness.

Cantillon Blåbær Lambik

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 400 litre barrel with 100kg of bilberries added

Brewer Description: (from 2015 bottle) 10 years ago, shortly before we opened Ølbutikken in Copenhagen, Denmark we approached our friends at Cantillon and asked them if they would make a special beer for our little store. 50 bottles came out of that first batch. 10 years later we make the same beer once a year and this is the 10th Anniversary vintage. We are happy about our continued friendship with Jean and his family and are excited about every years new batch! Enjoy! Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: A 375ml bottle at Himmergiet of the 2015 Vintage. Poured into a mini wine glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy ruby red dark purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had good retention and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Blueberry, tart, funk, some acidity and lemon.
Taste: Blueberry, sour, tart and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Wow, this was just special. One of the best Cantillon offerings I’ve tried along with the Lou Pepe Framboise. It’s just too bad I missed the 2016 release in Copenhagen by two days as I would have loved to open another bottle.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Our Lou Pepe beers are all exceptional products. We only use the finest lambic to make these beers. The Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blending of only 2 years old lambics.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Nüetnigenough. 2013 sticker, bottled on 27th April 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Apple, floral, lemon, hay, grass, barnyard with a touch of light funk.
Taste: Quite similar to the aromas with apple, lemon, grass, hay, floral, sour, light vinegar and funk.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with high to moderate carbonation.
Overall: A great gueuze. Loving the Lou Pepe varieties from Cantillon. A refreshing spritzy gueuze that is very easy to drink.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 300 grams of Schaarbeek cherries per litre

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The Lou Pepe Kriek, a well-balanced beer with a rich fruit flavour, is made by adding Morello cherries to two years old lambic choosen for its fine taste and its flavours.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.73
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 10th September 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy dark ruby red with a three finger dark pink head and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Marzipan, cherry and almonds dominate with hints of biscuit. Only some light sour tartness.
Taste: Cherry and almond dessert cake. Very nice. Light sour, tartness, oak and a touch of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Another stunning Lou Pepe variety with great balance. Easy to drink and refreshing. I tried Framboise on the same day and not to take anything away from the Kriek as it is still really really good, but the Framboise was near perfect.

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 300 grams of raspberries per litre

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The Lou Pepe Framboise, a well-balanced beer with a rich fruit flavour, is made by adding raspberries to two year old lambic choosen for its fine taste and its flavours.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle at the brewery. 2013 sticker, bottled on 3rd April 2016. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark ruby colour with a three finger dark pink head that had decent retention and some sparse lacing. Looks so good.
Aroma: Fruity raspberry, strawberry and some light floral notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, strawberry, oak, apple and light barnyard funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: So good. Such nice refreshing raspberries and strawberries. Could very well be my favourite fruit lambic! Must buy.

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