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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,249
Gots: 90 | FT: 4
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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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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by tlay10, poured into a tulip.

Cloudy maroon, rosy orange at the edges. A giant pink head of whipped froth.

Intense aroma. Cotton candy, vanilla, blueberry, funky vinegar. This beer has been aging for a while; the bugs have obviously overtaken the fruit. Not that that's bad -- the funk works.

Tart vinegar slightly offset with blueberry syrup in the front. The swallow delivers a soft flash in tartness, along with lingering barnyard funk. Notes of sweet honey and maple combine at the finish to deposit a lingering blueberry muffin flavor.

Thin, light body, mild carbonation, big fizz. A refreshing drink, light on the palate, works well with the delicate flavor.

Not as world-shattering as I've heard, but a solid sour. Nice flavor integration.

Phelps, Jul 12, 2013
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KAF, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KickInTheChalice, Jan 30, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep murky blue-ish color lambic with a large enough foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of funky notes with well balance sourness and some light blueberry notes is quiet special and intriguing. Taste is a nice enough mix between some light sour blueberries with some well balanced barnyard notes with good sour notes. All elements are well balanced and provided great enjoyment. Body was quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation.

Phyl21ca, Sep 30, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is deep blue purple with a small amount of purplish head. Nose is funk-ay!! Tons of barnyard and farmhouse. Tart blueberries are present, but funky yeast and bacteria overshadow it. Taste starts off with woody qualities and funk and becomes increasingly tart. Finish is tart and dry with tannins. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. This one was a little heavier on the funky side than I expected, quite intriguing.

homebrew311, Aug 04, 2012
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
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