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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
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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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -10.4%

375 mL bottle of the 2012 vintage. Served in a wine glass at Torst.

Blabaer pours a surprisingly dark cherry red, I was expecting it to be a bit lighter. Minimal pink foam tops the beer, and does manage to stick around for a while. The nose is a good blend of an earthy, slightly musty funk, and a slightly tart berry fruitiness. Flavor wise, the beer's not quite as balanced. The brett character isn't as potent, relegated to a bit of damp hay lurking in the background. The blueberry influence is a bit muted as well, just a faint berry flavor is appreciable. In fairness though, blueberry is a pretty subtle fruit in general when it goes into a beer. The acidity is what really stands out, flashy and striking while not being overpoweringly sour. I want to guess that Cantillon uses an older batch of lambic as the base here. The body is nice and light, but I find myself wishing the carbonation had just a little more zip to it. Blabaer is a great beer, and I'm glad I got the chance to try it, but give how much more of a challenge it is to get than some other 'loons, I don't think that I would recommend this one over the others.

03-12-2013 17:38:45 | More by axeman9182
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Steve212

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2013 13:40:38 | More by Steve212
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Denoas

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-11-2013 20:35:19 | More by Denoas
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-11-2013 16:07:58 | More by Coldsnack
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 18:38:05 | More by joel66
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SourinQns

New York

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-09-2013 22:09:31 | More by SourinQns
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Googs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-09-2013 03:04:24 | More by Googs
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-08-2013 22:44:14 | More by sirsteve42
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2013 21:39:19 | More by JAHMUR
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-03-2013 17:47:52 | More by DaveHack
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deac83

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-02-2013 03:42:42 | More by deac83
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gator79

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2013 15:01:33 | More by gator79
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jaylib

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 06:11:29 | More by jaylib
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Azrael


4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-20-2013 06:07:12 | More by Azrael
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

02-18-2013 01:45:21 | More by KevSal
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BillHilly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-16-2013 03:01:41 | More by BillHilly
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Shilt

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

02-10-2013 15:12:56 | More by Shilt
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-03-2013 13:44:44 | More by Rempo
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. 2012 vintage. From notes.

Blåbær has a blue violet hue and is moderately transparent around the edges. There is not much carbonation and barely any head; there is just a small off-white cap.

The main aroma is blueberries, although the smell is not that strong. There are some tart and funky notes that give it a little more character.

The flavor reminds me more of tart blueberry skin than the whole fruit. It has that kind of hollowed out flavor to it, like there should be a more robust fruit flavor. Because of that, the flavor does not really change that much over the course of the sip and lacks much complexity. The blueberry has just a touch of sweetness to go along with its moderate tartness. There are some funky nots, and a bit of dry, oaky tannins to go along with the tartness.

The body is only somewhat sour and acidic. The lack of sweetness or real punch, combined with the light carbonation, make it feel duller on the palate than it is, with a medium lambic body. There is just a bit of dryness at the end of the sip.

Considering I was dying to try this for a long time, it did not meet my expectations. There are other Cantillon lambics I prefer.

01-30-2013 00:42:39 | More by KickInTheChalice
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aasher

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-29-2013 05:04:18 | More by aasher
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RuckusDu

Colorado

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
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mojiboo02

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-24-2013 19:34:53 | More by mojiboo02
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pokgye

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2013 19:24:25 | More by pokgye
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2013 20:01:45 | More by ncaudle
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ejyoung

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2013 16:38:55 | More by ejyoung
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.