Cantillon Blåbær Lambik | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Blåbær LambikCantillon Blåbær Lambik
BA SCORE
4.52/5
800 Ratings
Cantillon Blåbær LambikCantillon Blåbær Lambik
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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".
2015 first year with the year printed on the label and not handwritten

Added by Crosling on 04-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#125
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
800
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,537
Gots:
114
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 800 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of trafficassassin
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rudzud
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage. Honoured to share this with JLindros in honor of his newborn son. Review 2800.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly hazy blueberry juice hue with a light pink head that fades to leave sticky lacing and a thick blanket.

S - Aromas of incredible blueberry, berry skin. Excellent light funk, basement and cheesy funk, soft lemons. Really really fragrant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, tons of blueberry skin and tannins, loads of funk, cheesy basement. The acidity is nice, but the tannins are a bit too over powering.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, very clean with a good funk.

O - Overall this was a very good lambik. Excellent blueberry notes with really good funk. Excellently crafted.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to rudzud, the gem I've been trying to get for a while! 2013

Huge frothy head, pink blueberry thick head fades semi slowly with big lacing, slight hazy dark purple maroon berry juice color.

Nose is incredible! Loads and loads of blueberry, fresh blueberry and aged funky, great lambic funk, earthy tart sour funk, sour lambic tart berry skin, blueberry flesh, juicy as Hell.

Taste brings tons more blueberry, big berry skin, little bitter tannin, acidic funk, lambic acidic funk, funky wild acidic lambic tart earthy, blueberry seed, tart funk, delicious but tannins and acidic bite are a bit too much.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, good acidity.

Overall awesome, incredible but some parts could be better.

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Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shogun250
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 750ml.

Had a quarter pour side by side with a myriad of other blueberry beers. Big take away was I surprised how soft and not sour this was. Tart yes and still got that Cantillon funk. Got more berry flavor as it warmed. I've heard this beer is really over-hyped and compared to the other blueberry beers out there I still think this is a very special beer. Maybe bluberry sours in general are just not as flavorful and jammy as raspberry, cherry, apricot, etc. Proabably wouldn't seek it out again but was still a great beer to have.

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Photo of Hallsey3
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKArmstrong
4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rugbypsu
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjdc
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A 375ml bottle at Himmergiet of the 2015 Vintage. Poured into a mini wine glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy ruby red dark purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had good retention and sparse lacing.

Aroma: Blueberry, tart, funk, some acidity and lemon.

Taste: Blueberry, sour, tart and light funk.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Wow, this was just special. One of the best Cantillon offerings I’ve tried along with the Lou Pepe Framboise. It’s just too bad I missed the 2016 release in Copenhagen by two days as I would have loved to open another bottle.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich bluish, purple with healthy blueberry yogurt head. Bottom of cork and nose smells like spontaneous funk with minimal barnyard mustiness but with healthy blueberry aroma. Taste is young lambic citric acidic sourness with big tannic presence, a bit of lacto, and slight but real blueberry undertones. Mouthfeel is full but the finish is very bitter and dry. Overall, this is one of the best blueberry beers I've had but it's a difficult fruit to conquer. Age would tone down the bitterness and let the lambic base come around but would likely diminish the amazing nose and kill the fruit from the taste. Great beer but I prefer many of Cantillon's other offerings.

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Photo of maljay26
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.79/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tshanahan
3.6/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage 750ml band-aid :/

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Photo of OleDixie
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of David_Menendez
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eternal218
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The blueberry taste was a little more subdued than I expected, but despite that it's still a fantastic beer. Goes without saying that it feels pretty cool to notch this one off my bucket list - it helps to have friends who are connected!

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Photo of TychoNDC
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cantillon Blåbær Lambik from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 800 ratings
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