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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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551 Ratings
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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,212
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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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

04-26-2014 18:07:15 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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coffygrinder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-26-2014 17:09:46 | More by coffygrinder
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Skrypt

Florida

2/5  rDev -55.8%

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

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2014 03:13:31 | More by opwog
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

04-22-2014 16:25:41 | More by DoctorB2B
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-19-2014 00:37:44 | More by ScottP
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PerHops

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2014 17:00:07 | More by PerHops
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-10-2014 22:03:40 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 16:48:53 | More by vissai
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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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wsnich

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-23-2014 15:01:25 | More by greenspointexas
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beefsquatch

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-20-2014 14:46:27 | More by beefsquatch
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -33.8%

03-10-2014 17:39:14 | More by rowingbrewer
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Lare453

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-06-2014 04:58:27 | More by Lare453
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-04-2014 01:50:40 | More by BUNZILLA
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OakedCanuck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

02-11-2014 19:08:16 | More by OakedCanuck
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-28-2014 22:16:40 | More by HipHopsHooray
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codysjb

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-23-2014 15:20:33 | More by codysjb
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Jpepe08

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2014 02:39:04 | More by Jpepe08
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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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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
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
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