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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik - Brasserie Cantillon

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2,217
Gots: 88 | FT: 5
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

ddedhed, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

cwguy5, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

stereosforgeeks, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of spicelab
4.11/5  rDev -9.3%

Huge thanks to danieelol for sharing. 375mL bottle split 4 ways. Reviewed from notes.

Gorgeous crimson with a surprisingly resilient small white head which picks up some of the colouring from the beer. Abates to a collar. Looks lovely.

Nose shows delightfully honed acidity. Surprisingly modest blueberry but beautiful integration. Lightly musty, musky and tannic.

The base Cantillon gueuze is quite conspicuous. Blueberry is again mellow but seamlessly integrated. Base gueuze notes of jalapeno and lemon are well represented.

Assertive sourness but definitely much reduced compared with most other Loons. Mild tannins. Satisfying and great drinkability.

Only had about 3 oz which probably biases my rating downwards, as this seemed uncharacteristically subtle and restrained (for Cantillon), the sort of beer that takes a bit more volume to deconstruct.

spicelab, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

monitorpop, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Schooner12, Jan 01, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev 0%

2012. Thanks to Owen for facilitating this acquisition.

Pours a beautiful raspberry colour with nice white head. Glorious red as though it was made with raspberries. Nose is lactic funk, wine, blueberries, creaminess, some subdued perfume, little burnt rubber.

Taste is grapes, red wine, creamy, dried oak, almost oyster-esque decadent sourness and drying finish.

Mouthfeel is drying, oaky and champagne-y. Similar finish to most Cantillons.

This is not a let down and totally worth it. Perhaps rating a bit according to the occasion but still deserving of praise.

danieelol, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

klipper, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Rado, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

kscaldef, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Jones153, Dec 21, 2013
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4.96/5  rDev +9.5%

75cl bottle, 2007 vintage, black foil.

Shared by Brad (ygtbsm94). Thanks so much for making this happen!

This old bottle poured a nice murky purple-ish color, with the gorgeous pink head that everyone raves about. It actually had a good amount of head, considering it's age. Smell was predominantly blueberries and old, musty funk. It's awesome that the blueberry aroma is like actual berries, not some artificial stuff. Probably my favorite thing about the Cantillon lambics is that the real-fruit smells and flavors come through, even with age on them. The taste was stunning. Of course, there were loads of blueberries. I think with age, this beer has probably changed substantially, but everything was in it's right place. The bretty kind of funk was blended in nicely with the fruit, and a good lactic sourness tied it all together. I also picked up an interesting cinnamon note, which I have noticed previously in the cherry sours. Mouth feel was soft and lightly carbed. This beer is damn near perfect, and my review doesn't do it justice. Looking forward to trying another bottle, perhaps a fresh one, down the road. Drink this if you can; it is well worth the hype.

brother_kenneth, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

caguiar, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

CheftoDeath, Nov 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

dfhhead25, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

metalgdog, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

GuisseppeFranco, Nov 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

laxer8811, Nov 10, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +4.6%

2010 vintage, poured from a 375ml. Poured very hazy with a great ruby/purple color and small pinkish head. Some blueberries on the nose, musty, lots of funk. Initial sweetness from the blueberries up front, but quickly fades to a very nice sour and funk taste. Nice dry, lingering finish with a tart aftertaste. Overall an excellent blueberry lambic.

BMart, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

sphyrn, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

A - A pretty purple/magenta and brown hues. Light purple head.

S - Sharp, acrid, raspberry.

T - Nice fruit, sour bite, flavor of blueberry, raspberry and pomegranite.

M - LIght body, good carbonation and balance.

D - A nice beer. Maybe a little overhyped, but I was glad to finally try it.

srandycarter, Oct 23, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev 0%

Finally. 375 ml. 2013 Vintage (about 1 month old) bottle.

Took a tasting glass @ Borefts 2013, split the rest with some people. Cork is wet on top & has taken some of the beer in, looks purple at the bottom, this one of the old Cantillon corks. Appearance is incredible, radiant purple, red grapes, pink shades, head is incredibly radiant pink but sadly disappears immediately, this looks incredible. Smell is old musty, blueberry & red grape skins, slight berries, cork, brett, funk,… not bad. Taste is musky grape skins, blueberry skins, old musty, cork, old wine, floral, musty, funk, light tart, brett,… Very dry, finishing carb. More grape skins than blueberry, not that impressive by Cantillon standards, this is a bit like St. Lamvinus but not as neat as the better bottles of that one. I will give it a good score because it is a good brew but I have rated other Cantillon’s much higher. This is clearly way overrated because it is rare but actually obtainable, that is just it.

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

DStoked, Oct 22, 2013
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.