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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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531 Ratings
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,177
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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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Foofaa for breaking out a bottle of this rare treat! This is a review of a 2009 vintage bottle.

A-Brilliant, lustrous, deep sapphire blue accented by subtle purple highlights. A thin, pinkish purple head caps the jewel like liquid and leaves spotty lace behind.

S-Gauze pad, tart blueberries and mustiness. Certainly interesting but not the most aggressively aromatic Cantillon beers I have had the pleasure of inhaling.

T-Super crisp tart blueberries with a dryness so pronounced it feels like you are trying to drink the Sahara. Tannic/oak astringency adds depth and additional palate dessication.

M-Light bodied, super dry and extremely crisp. One of the most astringent beers I have had the pleasure of drinking.

D-Whilst it is VERY dry it is easily one of the most drinkable Cantillon beers I have had. Super dry and crisp with just enough fruit sourness to help balance things out. An utterly delightful beer to enjoy slowly and savor each and every sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 21:43:34 | More by Deuane
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #500. Wow! When I started reviewing a little more than a year back, I never thought I'd get to try many of the beers that I have. This is one of them and thanks are due to Brad for hooking me up. 2007 release, batch 1 (375ml bottle, black foil)

A: As with some Cantillon beers, there's gunk under the cap. Halfway through uncorking it, the carbonation forces it out. Not bad. In my Duvel tulip, Blåbær sits a pinkish shade of crimson with a light pink head that starts off pretty big and settles to a surprisingly thick disk. Plenty of visible carbonation. No blueberry skins, though :-(

S: Strong funk with barnyard, wet hay and lemon, upon which sits the most delicate of blueberry aromas. The fruit aroma is pretty intoxicating - it's soft, beautiful and reminds me of unsweetened blueberry syrup. No sugar-based sweetness is present, just a pure fruit aroma.

T: Opens up rather bracingly sour with a ton of lemon-like sourness and acidity that really stimulates the palate. Once the funk washes away, the blueberry comes in. Soft, like on the nose, the berry character comes through with the fruitiness being expressed beautifully, while the sourness continues where the funk left off. Finishes dry, tart and long with a little bit of fruit

M: Light and spritzy on the palate with perfect carbonation, this one is pretty awesome. Acidity is a little high (think along the lines of their Kriek) but fits in well in the overall scheme of things. Great finish

D: I'm definitely enjoying this a lot, it's pretty darned easy to drink

Notes: I had a chance to try the second release from 2007 (75cl bottles, gold foil) and that batch is far superior. The funk is more restrained, the brightness of the blueberries is incredible and the palate is quite to die for. I'd give that version scores of 4/5/5/5/5 but since I got only 2oz of that (thanks, Carl!), I'm not going to review that

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 03:55:55 | More by DefenCorps
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2014 22:56:35 | More by canadianghetto
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raverjames

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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Djibouti

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2011 21:54:46 | More by kkipple
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-16-2013 12:19:44 | More by BeRanger
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HumuloneRed

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Nick for this sample!
750ml. Bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours a purple/red color with a pinkish head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma is subtle on the blueberries with more barnyard funk, wood, and citrus.

Flavors of blueberries, raspberries, funky sour cherry in there as well.

Nice balance between the sweet and sour. A well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 05:49:44 | More by HumuloneRed
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eggs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2013 19:23:59 | More by eggs
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beeruser

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2012 05:20:45 | More by beeruser
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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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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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youbrewidrink

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

01-04-2012 16:16:22 | More by youbrewidrink
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alampear

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to to brewdan for this one. 750ml. 2009 vintage I beleive it was batch 1. Poured a dark purplish-blue with a pinkish head. Very subtle blueberry aroma with amazing Cantillon funk. A little more musty basement smell then the normal barnyard from Cantillon. On the palate it was dry and light. It seemed to be more tart than sour. Mostly berry flavors with a little blueberry coming through. Extremely easy drinking for a Cantillon beer. Looking forward to having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 16:02:14 | More by alampear
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SupremePie

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

08-11-2013 15:33:06 | More by SupremePie
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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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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2012 05:30:09 | More by domtronzero
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

11-14-2011 12:50:17 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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mrkdwrds

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2014 00:14:18 | More by mrkdwrds
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle 2009 vintage batch 4
Thanx to however brought this to bobby's tasting
Consumed 3/11/2010

A: poured a dark purple with a pinkish head and some good lacing on the glass. There was also berry like sediments floating in the beer.

S: nice signature cantillion sour tartness with very light oaky notes with blueberries, cherries and other berries in the nose.

T: great sour tartness up front with light blueberry and raspberry flavors with pleasent dry acidity and hints of oak in the mixture.

M: medium body with good amount of carbonation and great berry slight dry finish.

D: really love sours and this beer has got to be one of my favorite beers by cantillion for sure. I hope I get a chance to have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 00:08:58 | More by Gobzilla
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

10-19-2012 23:17:23 | More by bauermj
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 12:43:08 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
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