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Cantillon Blåbær Lambik

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blueberry lambic brewed exclusively with/for Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2005 Vintage (batch 1) - First release ever, only 50 bottles released, 75cl bottles. Gold foil.

2007 Vintage (batch 2) - The first release of 2007, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. Black foil.

2007 Vintage (batch 3) - The second release of 2007, 75cl bottles. Gold foil.

2009 Vintage (batch 4) - The first release of 2009, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "2009".

2009 Vintage (batch 5) - The second release of 2009, 37.5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "2009 II".

2010 Vintage (batch 6) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. No vintage on the label.

2011 Vintage (batch 7) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "11".

2012 Vintage (batch 8) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2007 batch 2 bottle thanks jan. Ruby pour with pink head. Blueberry and raspberry tart aromas. Very tart finish, blueberry and other tart fruit flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4574) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherry, lemon, lighter sweet blueberry, sweet tarts, and funk/must. It pours a pinkish-purple with a small pink head that eventually fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry and sour cherries. The finish has lemon, funk, citrus, and a hint light cork. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is excellent, but there are more accessible Cantillons that are as good or better.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruxellover (16) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Light bubbles pale orange slight cloudy ...had blueberries added, very nice simmetry, with fruit and sourness. Been by many times. Always a little different but always good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Thanks Ariel for your efforts, thanks Dina for sharing this one. Pours purple with a nice head, amazing aroma of blueberry, brett, delicate and complex, flavor is sourish with blueberry and barnyard, full bodied, outstanding.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (290) - - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. A huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this. Pours a slightly translucent soft reddish purple with lasting head of large off white bubbles. Deep red hues on the glass when backlit. A truly beautiful beer. Aroma is sour, tangy dark fruits, with blueberries muted overall in the complexity. Taste is amazing: fresh, sour blueberries with a lip-smacking tartness. Thin to medium body. Truly outstanding. From notes November 7, 2009.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Vintage 2012. Tart and sour with blueberry seeds and a deep almost murky fruitiness and a slight bitter twist at the end. Hyped, yes. great beer, even more so.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1207) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Good funky aroma, light fruity notes, though I couldn’t tell it was blueberry. Big funky notes. Horse blanket. Color was nice - a dirty pinky color. Flavor is over the top funk, a hint of fruit, and more funk. Very overpowering funk. It was good to try once but not worth going through the trouble to obtain again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Have sampled many Blåbær vintages over the years, fresh and aged, adhering to the old adage "fresh is best" seems to bode well most times. However, with the 2009 II, it seems age has done quite well having sampled at least yearly since and seeing an upward trajectory in terms of taste. 2010 and 11 were great fresh, and 12 was very fruity and had a welcome earthy presence. 2013 has largely been a disappointment, too much earthiness/dirt and needs perhaps a while to figure itself out. Another example of a fruit lambic where vintage makes a vast difference in terms of overall experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
I don’t see how this helps to promote lambic. I see that it helps to promote you, but that’s not enough for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen, vintage 2013 köpt på Ölbutikken. Smak och doft av fina blåbär, slånbär, jäst, skog och lingonris. Sträv, torr och kärv. Hypad men kanske förtjänar detta då här finns riktigt fina blåbärstoner.


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