Magic Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 05-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
pDev:
8.46%
 
 
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10
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1
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Photo of Moses_Malone
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KT123
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Duncian
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at GAB bottle share
Big fizzy head, light lacing, hazy bright pinkish red color

Nose incredible, great funk, Cantillon lambic funk, lots of fruit to, hint vanilla, raspberry, little plum and citrus

Taste big berry, mild plum, big tartness as generic Cantillon funk, nice acidity, good funk and bacteria souring, juicy fruit, raw vanilla and tons of it

Mouth is med to lighter bod, great fizzy carb and big acidity

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Photo of xtonytx
4.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RollTide7
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 bottle consumed 8/2018

Lpf, colored but a bit darker. Ruby raspberry red. Pink head. Tons of tart raspberries. The blueberries do show nicely, but it's subtle. I'm surprised by how much sweetness the vanilla adds. This is pastry level. Very complex for a fruited lambic. Raspberries for days.

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Photo of HopBelT
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of desint
4.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.92/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SadMachine
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excited to see this available at the brewery. The raspberry and blueberry meld in with the vanilla wonderfully, like a summer dessert. However I will admit the usual Cantillon complex flowers and supporting spring farm flavors are muted by the sweetness. There is still some hay but not as prominent. Very carbonated in the body, like a soda.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy burgundy-pink with a half finger of pink head. Aroma is lively, hitting notes of raspberries, blueberries and vanilla bean. Flavor profile hits all the same notes, raspberries, blueberries, and vanilla bean. All the notes come off as natural. Just lovely brightness to it. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fizzy, lightly grainy texture. Overall, a bright, lively beer that is just splendid.

Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of aleigator
2.93/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Magic lambic from bottle at the source on 18/09/01

Pours an almost lilac to red, ember color with a small, vanishing head.

Smells of flowery raspberries, evoking a riper, fruit pulp impression with just a subtle, yet enriching note of blueberries. This gets a nice punch by the addition of wet wildberry bush, together with a dusty earth note to it.

Has a high, mineralic effervescence, which sparkles the fruits up, pushing to the edge of overpowering many flavors.

Starts to taste of a blend of very high, hindering carbonation and an unexpectedly high acidity. Into this pungent first impression, slowly the fruits, raspberry and blueberry settle in, adding a required complexity, while not being able to fully unfold. Turns heavier on the blueberries during its finish, still dominated by the disruptive first, overly acidic and mineralic impression.

Not good, actually kind of one-dimensional, due to its old school awa acidity, which makes this a piece of work. The fruits won‘t unfold properly, the vanilla isn‘t working and the beer won‘t get past it‘s initial impression.

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Photo of h_lupulus
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SippingInHolland
4.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Lou Pepe Framboise with 80% raspberry, 20% blueberry and some vanilla.

The beer poors bright red. Mainly raspberry in the nose. The taste is also mainly raspberry, some vanilla en wood. Loved it

Had it next to a Lou Pepe Framboise 2015.

The magic is a little less sour and more fruity than the lpf. However, the magic was fresh and lpf from 2015.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one had me thinking Lou Pepe Frambois balanced by a bit of vanilla. Excellent!

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Photo of duceswild
4.99/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Magic Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 28 ratings