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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,207
Gots: 87 | 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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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -8.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Deep red, purple body. Nice white head. Collar lasts forever.

Smell - The blueberry flavor comes out a lot, but it's got a green character to it. Nice funk and acidity.

Taste - Also very green. Funky and a nice blueberry flavor. Graininess and sourness. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor blended into a sour bite

Mouthfeel - Spritzy carbonation. Medium to light body.

Overall - I hoped the fruit character would be incredible, but it's very green. Fou'Foune is better, but this is a great lambic.

06-15-2013 04:14:41 | More by Alieniloquium
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-14-2013 15:42:26 | More by drummermattie02
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

06-11-2013 04:10:48 | More by millerbuffoon
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2013 14:09:53 | More by chase2634
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2013 13:00:27 | More by thewimperoo
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Beerdy

Heard & McDonald Islands

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2013 20:57:51 | More by Beerdy
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NCBeerFan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

06-02-2013 22:21:14 | More by NCBeerFan
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-02-2013 17:29:58 | More by montrealbcr89
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mroberts1204

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-01-2013 20:32:44 | More by mroberts1204
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-01-2013 03:09:13 | More by Geuzedad
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-01-2013 01:42:24 | More by Anonymous1
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wethorseblanket

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Reviewed from notes (Mr. Bubbler's "End of the World Tasting") 12/21/12. Thanks.
300th review.

Vintage 2011. 750ml bottle.

A: Pours a deep reddish purple with a 1" light pink head which fizzles before fading to the rim leaving a few spots of lace.

N: Classic horseblanket funk, chessy, with mild blueberry jam, some vinous notes. Somewhat sour with wood tannins.

T: Fresh blueberry and white grape. Funky with woody mold and mildly sour. Well balanced.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry, musty/dusty and fruity finish.

O: Amazing and enjoyed. Maybe overhyped? Try it and decide for yourself. Would have again and again.

05-31-2013 02:41:20 | More by wethorseblanket
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-25-2013 17:01:42 | More by ajzy
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-18-2013 06:48:29 | More by beernads
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Mayo2323

Colorado

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-18-2013 03:00:06 | More by Mayo2323
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thezoobrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2013 18:10:01 | More by thezoobrew
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

05-12-2013 20:56:26 | More by mrandypandy
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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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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-11-2013 03:41:42 | More by bigaltemple
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%

2012 Vintage, 750 ml bottle

Pours a purplish red color with a one finger pink head which fades quickly, leaving no lacing. The aroma has tart blueberries, barnyard funk, very acidic.

Tastes like tart blueberries. Acidic, and very dry. There is some barnyard funk in the taste, but not as much as there is in the aroma. The taste becomes a bit sweeter as I drink it, then goes back to being more tart and acidic. Nice and complex. Very well crafted.

Light bodied with low carbonation. Finishes dry. Very inviting and easy to drink. well worth seeking out.

05-09-2013 02:41:37 | More by hardy008
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willisar

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

05-06-2013 19:42:50 | More by willisar
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chippo33

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

05-06-2013 11:30:03 | More by chippo33
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%

anniversary beer.

A- a beautiful deep purple, light pinkish purple head. absolutely beautiful.

S- tart blueberrys, funk, tad bit of vingar.

T- a nice tart blueberry taste... follows the nose.

M- wonderful, nice light crisp carbonation.

O- wonderful beer glad I got too try it.

05-02-2013 20:18:57 | More by thegoon55
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2013 18:26:00 | More by ChugginOil
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MattKane

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-29-2013 05:06:25 | More by MattKane
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.