1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Blåbær LambikCantillon Blåbær Lambik

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

539 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 539
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,187
Gots: 82 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made in cooperation with Jeppe from Olbuttikken in Copenhagen. Jeppe provides the blueberries for the beer,and it is brewed at Cantillon and then shipped back to Copenhagen and only sold at Olbutikken.

2005 Vintage (batch 1) - 50 75cl bottles released. Gold foil.
2007 Vintage (batch 2) - 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. Black foil.
2007 Vintage (batch 3) - 75cl bottles. Gold foil.
2009 Vintage (batch 4) - 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "2009".
2009 Vintage (batch 5) - 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "2009 II".
2010 Vintage (batch 6) - 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. Label reads "2010".
2011 Vintage (batch 7) - 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "11".

(Beer added by: Crosling on 04-11-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 539 | Reviews: 216 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kojevergas:
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I actually got this myself! I didn't just sit on my ass and trade for it. I actually went out and acquired it in Copenhagen. Boy, imagine that.

The July 2011 release 33cl bottle (with a classic metal pressure cap over top an embedded cork) was poured into a Westvleteren goblet in Stockholm Sweden, on July 14th, 2011. Served at a mildly cold temperature from the refrigerator. Reviewed live.

A: Half a finger of purple (not blue!), creamy head with wonderful thickness and poor retention (especially for the ABV). Retention is maybe forty seconds. Colour is a unique solid purple-black. Nontransparent. I expected a transparent moderately dark blue, but this surprised me. Extremely appealing and unique.

Sm: Blueberry (all in my head because I know it's blueberry?), raspberry, cherry, and strawberry. I expected only blueberry, and may be projecting my expectations. I try not to, but I do legitimately get blueberry from the scent - it's just not as strong as expected. Certainly souring hops are present - typical for the lambic style. I'd describe the strength of the scent as mild to moderate overall. It certainly isn't overpowering, but it is pleasant without a doubt. I'm excited to try it.

T: Sour blueberry body. Slight underlying cream. Very full and expressive. Excellent for the style. It's very complex, even for the style. It's rather deep and inspired. It's not quite bold, but it's refreshing. It's evocative and inspired. Certainly brewed with care. It has a clear refreshing yet sour blueberry focus, though the blueberry taste may not be as distinct and focused as you'd expect. It incorporates other fruit ester hops to fill out the body and enhance the climax. The finish is a wonderful blueberry re-surge. I suspect that the high quality of the blueberries may alone account for the presence of other fruit esters; often high quality fruit is so full and evocative that other novel flavours are introduced. This may be the case here. In any case, the balance is near perfect; the souring yeasts/bacteria are a bit too dominant in my opinion.

Mf: Smooth, full, wet, refreshing, and featuring ever-so-slight cream deep in the foundation that's quite nice. Complements the body very well, but not perfectly. (I had this the same night I had the Kaggen! Stormaksporter and the Westvleteren 6 so I'm well acquainted with perfect mouthfeels).

Dr: It's not quite perfect, but it's the best lambic I've had, and will probably be the best I'll ever have. I don't know that it's worth the price - even aged - but I'm glad to have tried it. It's certainly worthy of special occasions, but better beers can be had at a lower price and for far less effort. However, it does live up the hype if that's what matters to you. For what it's worth, I'll compare all other lambics I have in the future to this one. It's incredibly drinkable and probably one of the most refreshing "dark" fruit beers I've ever had. Certainly a treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 23:52:24 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-24-2014 21:00:40 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
Photo of KCBeerNerd
KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

07-24-2014 19:56:43 | More by KCBeerNerd
Photo of Thishops4u
Thishops4u

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2014 16:34:31 | More by Thishops4u
Photo of Artmcd88
Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-20-2014 17:18:00 | More by Artmcd88
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-20-2014 12:53:04 | More by leitmotif
Photo of RayUF07
RayUF07

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-20-2014 02:29:59 | More by RayUF07
Photo of danwho
danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2014 22:41:39 | More by danwho
Photo of farnold
farnold

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

07-14-2014 19:55:40 | More by farnold
Photo of canadianghetto
canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 22:56:35 | More by canadianghetto
Photo of MeisterSmudge
MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-08-2014 00:48:29 | More by MeisterSmudge
Photo of matt2591
matt2591

Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-04-2014 15:38:25 | More by matt2591
Photo of Moc513
Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-04-2014 12:37:32 | More by Moc513
Photo of gaildologuin
gaildologuin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-01-2014 04:40:59 | More by gaildologuin
Photo of badboy7113
badboy7113

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-30-2014 11:44:04 | More by badboy7113
Photo of HitchSlap
HitchSlap

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-28-2014 02:15:14 | More by HitchSlap
Photo of Cynic-ale
Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-27-2014 22:23:47 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of Matthewkmartin
Matthewkmartin


5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-25-2014 18:24:26 | More by Matthewkmartin
Photo of atpca
atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2014 05:06:24 | More by atpca
Photo of mrebeka
mrebeka

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-23-2014 14:23:39 | More by mrebeka
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 12:43:08 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 11:37:14 | More by tectactoe
Photo of david18
david18

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-22-2014 19:32:41 | More by david18
Photo of huskermike12
huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-20-2014 15:09:34 | More by huskermike12
Photo of kermis
kermis

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-20-2014 12:10:20 | More by kermis
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.