Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon
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4.05/5 rDev -10.6%
2009 release, not sure if it is Batch 4 or 5
Pours an absolutely ridiculous color...beautiful deep red/purple with a half finger of pink head. Possibly the most unique looking beer I've ever seen.
Smell is tart berries up front. I personally wouldn't be able to identify it as blueberry if I didn't already know. Some cobwebs creep in reminding you that this is a Cantillon beer sitting there. The fruitiness continues to build as it warms.
The taste is surprisingly subdued in the tart/funk departments. Blueberries and wild cherries are the dominant flavor. Oak is definitely noticeable. A very balanced lambic from a brewery who is usually quite brash. Tasty for sure though.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with a tiny bit of carbonation sting and a very dry finish. This beer is definitely very good, but I would be curious to see how other batches compare. This one was tasty, but not a standout.
01-21-2010 23:06:54 | More by alcstradamus
4.97/5 rDev +9.7%
Batch 1 received from gregc.
I was incredibly worried initially. The cap was wet with purple liquid and the cork started pushing itself out. I almost crapped my pants. Everything was all good though as he first sniff indicated.
A: Dark red very opaque. Tons of visible carbonation with chuncks if yeast and blueberries at the bottom. Dark pink head.
S: 50% sour funk, 50% vinegar, 50% blueberry. That's How intense it is. I must drink it now
T: Absolutely perfect. Rarely do I meet a beer as sour as I desire. This makes the cut. Amazing tartness up front that is exactly where I need it which fades into great blueberry. Truly an amazing beer.
M: Dead on for a wild ale. Nice and thin but with some body from the funk.
D: I hate to rate hyped beers high but this beer demands it. I've never been disappointed by Cantillon but this exceeds even their high standards. Truly a world class beer if I've ever tasted one.
06-27-2009 18:04:42 | More by drseamus
4.53/5 rDev 0%
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.
01-01-2014 13:30:46 | More by danieelol
4.76/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks to Stevedore for sharing such a treat. Poured into a Cantillon fruit lambic glass
Beer pours a hazy grapefruit juice color. Very interesting. I've never seen a beer that looks like this. Fizzy and intriguing. A red/purple glow permeates the beer.
Smells pretty damn sour. Lactic and green apple skin. Of course, a nice blueberry scent. It's not a sweet blueberry preserve smell, but instead a fresh tart blueberry smell.
Taste matches the smell. There are tart fresh blueberries, heavy lactic, some vinegar, some lemon, some green apple skin. There is funk in here, but to me it is covered by the flavor. Quite sour. Most sour beer I've had next to Beat.
Mouthfeel is medium, fizzy, and finishes pretty dry. I get one of those "I want more" sensations after each sip due to the lactic and dry finish.
Overall, this was indeed amazing. Lives up to the hype imo. A very unique lambic--like none I've tasted.
09-17-2013 21:16:17 | More by lunarbrew
4.83/5 rDev +6.6%
I didn't think I'd get the chance to try this one.
Pours a deep blue/purple, wispy foam. It looks unique and very tasty, no doubt.
Aroma is of wild tart blueberries, a little chocolate, and...a good deal of something that I would describe as "gas station bathroom." Heavy funk presence....funky in a way I don't think I've smelled it in beer before. This seemed to subside as it warmed, giving way to more of a pure tart berry aroma.
Taste is dominated by tart berries - blueberries, but probably also raspberry, blackberry...more of a "mixed berry." Suggestions of chocolate, and the famed Cantillon sourness. Though this isn't the most sour Cantillon out there. It doesn't bowl you over with acidity, which I think is a good thing....it allows you to really taste the berries. Very decadent-tasting beer.
Excellent level of carbonation as well. Bubbly, but does not get in the way of the taste at all.
For me, this lived up to the hype. I could easily drink a lot of it...of course, I know that will never happen given the scarcity and high demand for these bottles.
02-14-2010 16:22:58 | More by Patrick999
4.13/5 rDev -8.8%
2011 750ml. A crazy purple maroon color. Head is small but still purple in color. The aroma is strong. Earthy, vegetal and only a hint of fruit. Lots of twigs. Flavor is a little faded. Lemon, raspberry, and blueberry. Very nice but nothing spectacular. Tart and acidic. Mouth is very drying. Very full body/carb. Overall a pleasant beer but not worth the hype.
01-28-2013 05:05:02 | More by RuckusDu
4.88/5 rDev +7.7%
Had at the epic bottle share to kick off sdbw!
2011 vintage bottle shared by cbanker. Thanks chris!
A- beautiful purple body with a little bit of head that quickly disapates
S- grapes. Sweet grapes. Man oh man
T- can really taste the rare here. Also follows the nose. Great grape taste that doesn't last nearly as long as it needs too
M-medium body and oh so smooth
O-wow. Great Fucking beer.
11-05-2011 17:47:23 | More by brew3crew
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
4.3/5 rDev -5.1%
2009 vintage, 375 ml bottle.
Pours hazy red, the colour reminds me of cranberry juice with slightly effervescent head that fades almost immediately, it looks quite attractive. Aroma seems to be intense vinegary with some wild fruit in the background.
Taste is crazy tartness, I think I have never tasted anything like that. Flavour certainly has got more fruity feeling than smell. Medium-dry finish; mouthfeel is light with light carbonation, excellent drinkability.
Although I liked the beer I can not say it was amazing. Mostly because I did not feel those blueberries I expected neither in smell, neither in taste, if they were there it was certainly too subtle.
12-31-2009 14:59:44 | More by atis
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
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
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