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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,179
Gots: 83 | 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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jeonseh

Indiana

3.69/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2014 01:43:42 | More by ddedhed
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-06-2014 03:31:23 | More by cwguy5
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

01-06-2014 03:06:03 | More by stereosforgeeks
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spicelab

Australia

4.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to danieelol for sharing. 375mL bottle split 4 ways. Reviewed from notes.

Gorgeous crimson with a surprisingly resilient small white head which picks up some of the colouring from the beer. Abates to a collar. Looks lovely.

Nose shows delightfully honed acidity. Surprisingly modest blueberry but beautiful integration. Lightly musty, musky and tannic.

The base Cantillon gueuze is quite conspicuous. Blueberry is again mellow but seamlessly integrated. Base gueuze notes of jalapeno and lemon are well represented.

Assertive sourness but definitely much reduced compared with most other Loons. Mild tannins. Satisfying and great drinkability.

Only had about 3 oz which probably biases my rating downwards, as this seemed uncharacteristically subtle and restrained (for Cantillon), the sort of beer that takes a bit more volume to deconstruct.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:32:28 | More by spicelab
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

01-02-2014 03:18:06 | More by monitorpop
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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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danieelol

Australia

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012. Thanks to Owen for facilitating this acquisition.

Pours a beautiful raspberry colour with nice white head. Glorious red as though it was made with raspberries. Nose is lactic funk, wine, blueberries, creaminess, some subdued perfume, little burnt rubber.

Taste is grapes, red wine, creamy, dried oak, almost oyster-esque decadent sourness and drying finish.

Mouthfeel is drying, oaky and champagne-y. Similar finish to most Cantillons.

This is not a let down and totally worth it. Perhaps rating a bit according to the occasion but still deserving of praise.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 13:30:46 | More by danieelol
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-29-2013 21:49:17 | More by klipper
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Rado

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

12-23-2013 17:57:06 | More by Rado
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.7%

12-23-2013 16:53:16 | More by kscaldef
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-21-2013 17:06:24 | More by Jones153
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.96/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

75cl bottle, 2007 vintage, black foil.

Shared by Brad (ygtbsm94). Thanks so much for making this happen!

This old bottle poured a nice murky purple-ish color, with the gorgeous pink head that everyone raves about. It actually had a good amount of head, considering it's age. Smell was predominantly blueberries and old, musty funk. It's awesome that the blueberry aroma is like actual berries, not some artificial stuff. Probably my favorite thing about the Cantillon lambics is that the real-fruit smells and flavors come through, even with age on them. The taste was stunning. Of course, there were loads of blueberries. I think with age, this beer has probably changed substantially, but everything was in it's right place. The bretty kind of funk was blended in nicely with the fruit, and a good lactic sourness tied it all together. I also picked up an interesting cinnamon note, which I have noticed previously in the cherry sours. Mouth feel was soft and lightly carbed. This beer is damn near perfect, and my review doesn't do it justice. Looking forward to trying another bottle, perhaps a fresh one, down the road. Drink this if you can; it is well worth the hype.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 14:51:19 | More by brother_kenneth
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-26-2013 23:24:53 | More by caguiar
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

11-22-2013 04:49:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-15-2013 03:39:48 | More by CheftoDeath
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-13-2013 15:52:19 | More by dfhhead25
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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-13-2013 05:28:51 | More by metalgdog
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-13-2013 00:52:39 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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laxer8811

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2013 13:44:11 | More by laxer8811
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2010 vintage, poured from a 375ml. Poured very hazy with a great ruby/purple color and small pinkish head. Some blueberries on the nose, musty, lots of funk. Initial sweetness from the blueberries up front, but quickly fades to a very nice sour and funk taste. Nice dry, lingering finish with a tart aftertaste. Overall an excellent blueberry lambic.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 15:28:41 | More by BMart
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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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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-27-2013 01:08:24 | More by zestar
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srandycarter

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A pretty purple/magenta and brown hues. Light purple head.

S - Sharp, acrid, raspberry.

T - Nice fruit, sour bite, flavor of blueberry, raspberry and pomegranite.

M - LIght body, good carbonation and balance.

D - A nice beer. Maybe a little overhyped, but I was glad to finally try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 16:00:10 | More by srandycarter
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77black_ships

Belgium

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally. 375 ml. 2013 Vintage (about 1 month old) bottle.

Took a tasting glass @ Borefts 2013, split the rest with some people. Cork is wet on top & has taken some of the beer in, looks purple at the bottom, this one of the old Cantillon corks. Appearance is incredible, radiant purple, red grapes, pink shades, head is incredibly radiant pink but sadly disappears immediately, this looks incredible. Smell is old musty, blueberry & red grape skins, slight berries, cork, brett, funk,… not bad. Taste is musky grape skins, blueberry skins, old musty, cork, old wine, floral, musty, funk, light tart, brett,… Very dry, finishing carb. More grape skins than blueberry, not that impressive by Cantillon standards, this is a bit like St. Lamvinus but not as neat as the better bottles of that one. I will give it a good score because it is a good brew but I have rated other Cantillon’s much higher. This is clearly way overrated because it is rare but actually obtainable, that is just it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 11:11:34 | More by 77black_ships
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.