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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: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bilberry (European 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 bilberries added. No vintage on the label.

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

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

2013 Vintage (batch 9) - Label indicates "13"

2014 Vintage (batch 10) - Label indicates "14"


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2016
Huge thanks to DocJ007 yet again for the crazy beer he shares with us all. 375ml bottle from 2012.

Pours deep reddish purple with a one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of sweet/tart fresh picked blueberries, the ever present Cantillon musty brewery funk, some mild lactic sourness, yogurt and finally some grains. Taste follows the same path with plenty of tart blueberries and lactic sourness up front followed closely by the must and finally the lightly chewy grains. Feel is slightly grainy quickly being enveloped by plenty of musty sourness and slight sweetness from the berries.

Overall an excellent fruit lambic. I still prefer a few of there others more but I would never turn down another chance to try this one. Glad to finally get to try it, thanks again Justin!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
375ml bottle of the 2015 Vintage.
Tried at Himmeriget, Copenhagen; 160 Danish Krone for the 375ml bottle
Excellent stuff from Cantillon & easily the best of the albeit limited selection of lambics I’ve tried so far. Starting with a nice cherry & raspberries taste, the blueberries came through strong soon after & there was plenty funk/tart too. An excellent balance & great mouthfeel, the beer had a lingering sourness that stayed with you after each sip; excellent stuff & a must try if you can find it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1108) - århus, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
duft: røde små bær en smule røde druer duft: kraftig duft. smag: frisk røde sure bær funk lidt syrlig ok øl

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
2014 Vintage. Pours deep burgundy red with a pink bubbly circumference head. Aroma is barnyard, blueberry and funk. Taste is funk, barnyard, blueberry sweet, blueberry acidic. Dry finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Taboada (704) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 19, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 12/02/2016. The best way to end my Copenhagen trip. Awesome beer!! I don´t know how to say...my first 5 score. Excelent aroma and taste. Aftertaste is heaven. Next one please!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (249) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours hazy dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma; Hay, blue berries, vinegar, apples and funk Flavour; Blue berries, apples, tart with some earth, wood and tart tones

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Deep purple, light pink head that disappears fast N: Funk, cheese, berries, menthol, "urine" in a good way!? T: Funk, blueberry, lemon, green apples O: Lost lots of the blueberry, not at all like the fresh. Still freaking awesome! Great flavours even though less of the blueberry. Awesome beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
Tap (yes tap)@Himmerriget, Copenhagen - (2015 vintage) deep dark fuzzy scarlet red coloured pour with pink head. Aroma and taste is berry fruity with blueberry prominence, ripe berry skin, fruity jammy berry fruits, funky farmyard nuances, hints of oak wood, tart fruity and delicate on the palate, lingering berry fruity finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1231) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
(15 cl pour from tap @ Himmeriget; 2015 vintage) Served at fridge temperature but left to sit in the glass for ten minutes to properly appreciate the aroma. I’ve long abstained from imbibing this beverage knowing that I haven’t really developed a palate capable of appreciating spontaneously fermented beers that well. However, this offer was too good to pass on. The glass is a small footed tulip and the colour of the lambic is difficult to ascertain as the sun has set and we only have candlelights and weak spotlights by the bar. It does look like it has a Syrah-like reddish purplish hue with a little head that is somewhat lighter. As you tilt the glass the beverage seems to draw little curtains of lace. Good retention and regeneration. Aroma seems to be mostly funk at this point at least when contrasted with the Amorosa of similar vintage in the glass next to it. The funk seems to me to have soft notes of barnyard. On the palate the beverage strikes you as bone dry with a disciplined tart expression that seems rather ’clean’ and well-defined making it rather easy on the stomach. Carbonation doesn’t seem to play much of a role here. Halfway through the glass and having swirled it once I manage to catch a hint of blueberry in the aroma but it’s elusive. To be honest 15 cl was the perfect amount for me. Enough to appreciate the experience while still leaving space to enjoy other beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (939) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
750 mL bottle. 2012 bottle. Originally reviewed 6/15/2013. Deep red, purple body. Nice white head. Collar lasts forever. The blueberry aroma comes out a lot, but it’s got a green character to it. Nice funk and acidity. Taste is also very green. Funky and a nice blueberry flavor. Graininess and sourness. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor blended into a sour bite Spritzy carbonation. Medium to light body. I hoped the fruit character would be incredible, but it’s very vegetal. Fou’Foune is better, but this is a great lambic.


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