Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.93/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750mL 2005 Batch 1 gold foil courtesy of ygtbsm94. This was my favorite batch. Totally unreal.
A- Pours a light orange with a bubbly white head. Clear in initial pour but insanely opaque grapefruit juice color with the yeast.
N- Subdued blueberry muffin, unblended lambic citrus, funk, sour fruits.
T- Slight blueberries, unwashed, full of blueberry skins, lots of bright citrus and grapefruit rind that takes over and makes the blueberry very subdued. Overall is very sour and light bodied.
P- Geuze-like, tannic, sharp, very sour, very bright citrus. Leathery and lactic.
750mL 2007-1 Batch 2 black foil courtesy of madsberg. This is a totally different lambic all together.
A- Pours like a kriek that is on crack- straight up opaque purple with a billowing purple head that is insane. Blueberry seeds tumble into the champagne flute.
N- Full of band-aid, goes almost chemical, and has some baked cherry pie that comes through if you give it a chance.
T- More acidic, full of sour cherries, blueberry skins. Way different. Blind tasting either batch 1 or batch 2 I would not put as a blueberry lambic. I would put batch 1 as unblended, and 2 as a kriek.
750mL 2007-2 Batch 3 gold foil courtesy of ygtbsm94. This is where I think Jeppe was able to find a happy medium between batch 1 and 2.
A- This pours a cloudy pink with less of a pink head.
N- No band-aid and has more blueberry muffin, brine, cheese, funk, and overall less intense than batch 2.
T- Considerably more tart, full of lactic acid, more brightly acidic.
I'm scoring batch 1 as it was my favorite rather than averaging all of them together.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2011 17:53:41 | More by tarheels86
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