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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,205
Gots: 85 | 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)
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Skrypt

Florida

2/5  rDev -55.8%

04-26-2014 12:55:53 | More by Skrypt
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Dudeabide

Ohio

2.28/5  rDev -49.7%

A - purplish color with a pink head, nice in appearance
S - smells of vinegar with some lingering blueberry, not appealing at all
T - Slight blueberry, lots of vinegar. I poured mine into the dump glass.
M - On par with the style.
O - This was compared next to a home brew, both smelled strongly of vinegar, I had a hard time telling which one I liked better, and both saw the dump glass. They were served blind but it was let known that one of them was Blabaer, very disappointing. Ending my search for this beer now.

09-02-2012 04:43:35 | More by Dudeabide
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -48.1%

2012 vintage, 375ml
It's a nice purplish red color with a ring of pink foam. Smells of vinegar and blue cheese. Tastes of vinegar and a touch of fruity sweetness. It's quite dry and acidic. This is not good. I hope other vintages are good, otherwise this beer is seriously mediocre and y'all are deceiving thyselves

09-02-2012 00:10:40 | More by ColdPoncho
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Davihaw

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

03-29-2014 00:31:04 | More by Davihaw
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -39.3%

10-08-2013 20:32:34 | More by theGlasstronaut
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33.8%

03-10-2014 17:39:14 | More by rowingbrewer
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.48/5  rDev -23.2%

Bottle shared at woodshop by the same generous soul that shared Framboos

Look: Pours a bluish/purple color with a reddish ring around the top of the glass. 1/4 inch pinkish bubbly head the resides down to a small ring and leaves behind some spotty lace

Smell: Lots of freshly picked blueberries some some under arm funk that make me think this must be what the guy smelled like when he picked the blueberries and some oak

Taste: This for me is where I lost interest in the beer. The beer starts out with some blueberry flavor and to me it taste like a cheap blueberry syrup then is followed up by this weird plastic off putting flavor. Some very light tart and funk and oak cleans up the backend of the beer

Mouthfeel: Thinner body mild to medium carbonation and just a bit tingly

Overall: Extremely happy that I got a chance to try this beer and even more happy that I never traded for one. So far of all the Cantillons I have had this one was the biggest disappoint. I would half heartedly recommend trying this one just because of its current high regard in the beer community

07-28-2012 17:59:31 | More by DarthKostrizer
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DStoked

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

10-22-2013 13:21:03 | More by DStoked
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

08-28-2013 22:45:52 | More by Rifugium
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wsnich

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

03-24-2014 11:28:28 | More by wsnich
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev -21.6%

Bottle shared at Cantillon before the Moeder Lambic tasting last weekend. Been holing onto to this bottle to share at the real source. Thanks for hanging out gents!

From a 37,5cl bottle into a tasting glass
Vintage: 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium looking, foamy, white head with lousy retention. Head fades down to a ring rather quickly. A nice maroon red color, hazy, with no carbonation evident. A ring remains but leaves no lacing on the glass. A nice color, but rather unimpressive head.

SMELL: Quite nice. Funky acidic notes, with lots of berries and some tart lemon aromas on the nose. Reminds me mostly of pomegranate aromas, strangely enough. Rather enjoyable and well balanced between the fruit and funky lambic.

TASTE: Not quite as impressive as the aroma, unfortunately. A little empty up front with some acidic sourness initially. Tart lemon flavors and some sweetness from the berries come through the middle into the swallow. Bolder flavors come out after the swallow with acidic, tart lemon, light funk and some sweet pomegranate lingering on the palate. Sweet fruit with tart lemon and acidic notes linger on the palate. Rather nice and well balanced after the swallow, though a touch empty up front.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and smooth enough on the palate, lighter, goes down fine and finishes dry and slightly puckering. A strange sensation of pomegranate slivers stick to the back of the throat, like you were drinking the juice.

OVERALL: This is a solid fruited lambic for sure. Very enjoyable, and on the same level as many of their other fruited lambics. The berries are rather subdued compared to some of the other examples of the style, but that is part of the art in building complexity. I also wouldn't necessarily describe the flavor as blue or blackberries, as pomegranate tastes, and feels, much more accurate here. Nevertheless, this was enjoyable and I was very happy to finally drink this one at the source. Cheers gents!

04-26-2014 08:25:36 | More by Jeffo
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MrVonzipper

California

3.6/5  rDev -20.5%

Thanks to Mr. Chris Johnson for this..
Light port like matron color with little bubbly whiteish head and no retention.

Tart berries on the nose. Straightforward.

Flavor follows the nose. Tart blueberry. A touch of sweetness on the backend.

Mouth is light bodied with medium carb.

A good not great representation of the style in my opinion.

10-21-2012 02:23:00 | More by MrVonzipper
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.69/5  rDev -18.5%

2013 bottle

A - Ruby red body with a light clean white head to it

S - Blueberries, sweet tarts, blue cheese and barnyard funk

T - Really funky with lots of blue cheese and barnyard, not tart as all but instead is all funk. Light tart blue berries but barely blueberries or tartness to it. It was a pure funk bomb

M - Really dry and slightly watery body. A slight thickness from the funk remains on the tongue kinda like the creamy layer that remains after you eat some blue cheese

O - Not that impressed and thought this was really overrated as this was one of my least favorite Cantillon to date. Really a funky beer but not much tartness or fruit flavor to it

01-14-2014 22:25:38 | More by jeonseh
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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.73/5  rDev -17.7%

300th Review
37.5cl bottle poured into Loon flute
Vintage: 2012

Poured after letting this sit out for about 30 minutes, but the flavours were still muted together so let it warm to about 55°F before actually enjoying and reviewing.

A: Deep burgundy in color with slight tint of purplish ruby. Single (off-white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Mostly lambic funk here with notes of must, aged cheese, soft citrus, and very hidden blueberry notes.

T: Like the nose, the blueberry flavor is quite muffled here. Disappointing considering fruit lambics are usually most enjoyable relatively fresh. I'm curious to know how this drinks compared to other vintages of this beer. The base lambic quality here is very enjoyable and smooth though - must, funk, and rounded - just wish the blueberry was a bit more pronounced.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Very enjoyable here!

O: A quality beer for sure, but this didn't live up to the "hype" for me. I'm looking forward to trying another vintage of this to see how it compares.

12-03-2012 12:09:08 | More by spdyfire83
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -17.7%

Night of epic proportions, review #2. Thanks to xpimptastikx for the share! 750ml bottle served in a Meantime snifter.

A big head forms right off the bat, rosy plum-colored, fluffy, cloud-like, not wanting to budge. Hazy is the body of Blåbær, with a deep cranberry hue. The nose is all phenolic funk. A bit too medicinal for my liking, with vinous greenery, fresh vegetation and wet soil.

More phenols in the taste, with Band-Aids galore. Earthy blueberry rinds and vine clippings. Blåbær slowly numbs the tongue as if it were a low-dose application of topical anesthetic. Slightly distracting, but the underlying sourness and tart, fruity finish is where it should be. Carbonation is big and bubbly, rolling around the tongue with a delicate effervescence. Almost too much for me, although this Lambic does calm down as it warms. Glad I got the opportunity to try it, but Blåbær wasn't quite up my ally. Thanks again Michael for sharing this!

08-21-2010 16:28:29 | More by wagenvolks
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -17.4%

375ml bottle, 2012 batch. served at 55 degrees

A: Purple mixed with ruby red. Small head that recedes quickly with a small amount present throughout consumption

S: mild funk with blueberry skin, unremarkable for a cantillon.

T: fresh blueberry, funk, slight lemon.

M: this is probably the best part about this beer, nice amount of carb, prickly, medium body. What you expect with a loon.

O: It was nice to try this but it didn't live up to the hype I expected. I'd just as much prefer to drink a Rose, St. Lam, or Fou as I would this. I'll probably try and seek out another batch just to compare.

06-29-2013 15:46:49 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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Schooner12

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

01-01-2014 14:35:00 | More by Schooner12
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

01-09-2013 15:21:05 | More by leschkie
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-12-2013 06:53:49 | More by Ciocanelu
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-20-2014 15:09:34 | More by huskermike12
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sendsilk

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-12-2013 12:58:44 | More by sendsilk
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-20-2014 12:53:04 | More by leitmotif
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sphyrn

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-03-2013 23:53:16 | More by sphyrn
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LambicKing

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

09-22-2013 23:00:58 | More by LambicKing
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gaildologuin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-01-2014 04:40:59 | More by gaildologuin
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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.