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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5% (Untappd and BeerAdvocate), Unknown (RateBeer and lambic.info) [not sure who is correct]
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Merlot grapes

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) 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.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle at the brewery, 2019 cork. Poured into a Cantillon stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy reddish purple colour with a thin pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Red grape, cherry, oak and red wine.
Taste: Red grape, red wine, oak with vinous notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma and flavours with good vinous notes. However, I prefer the regular Saint Lamvinus over this Grand Cru version.