Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 2011 vintage, generously provided by Rich. Thanks a bunch for sharing this treat Rich! No head on the pour, but it is a beautiful deep purple red in color. It is slightly hazy in clarity, it looks stunning. For being a year old at this point, there is still quite a bit of blueberry in the nose, much more than I remember when I originally tried this last year. Plump blueberries and some yogurt character. Blueberry is a little more subdued in the flavor, but is still quite present. There is also lemon rind, oak, and a generous amount of funk. Light mouthfeel, good acidity, lower carbonation, and a moderate lingering finish. One of the better fruit lambics Cantillon makes, but in term of fruit lambics I think I still prefer Fou Foune, Saint Lamnivus, and Lou Pepe Kriek.
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une belle robe violette avec une mousse rosée active, Le nez est poussiéreux, minéral et un brin mentholé. Le bleuet peine à percer dans les première gorgées alors que la verdure domine avec ses tons doucement acétiques. Plus elle s’ouvre, plus le bleuet s’exprime et l’ensemble devient alors plus suave.
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade, 2013 vintage, thanks Dedollewaitor!
Pours ruby red with a frothy pinkish head. Aroma is funky, soft citrus notes, barnyard, typical Cantillon lambic with a layer of tart blueberries on top. Taste is light tart, fruity blueberries, light sweet, medium dry with a smooth tart lasting finish. Light to medium bodied with soft small bubble carbonation.
ineedbeer (888) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from 2013.
Aroma is rather blueberry forward with background oak and barnyard funk. Medium light acidity with hints of citrus. Light phenolics.
Pours a slightly murky, purple red with a small pink head that quickly disappears to the edges.
Flavor is moderately acidic and slightly harsh. Moderate blueberry character. Light barnyard, earthy funk with a bit of oak. Light medicinal phenolic character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, definitely one of my last favorite fried lambics. Blueberries just don’t seem to work very well in beer and add an odd character to Brett funk. It does get better as my palate adjusts to the blueberry.
MikeLuke23 (82) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool, color. Very acidic. Tastes a lot like every blueberry sour I have had. The fruit just comes off to me as a weird cheesy/farty/stale vanilla thing. This is a great sour beer... I just don’t care for blueberry or boysenberry beers.
Enegaard (63) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the rating for the 2014 edition which is the best one I’ve had, the other years I’ve tried varies between 3.9 and 4.3.
Very intense beer, you get that it’s a Cantillon right away, very fruity, but not overwhelmingly so - compared to for instance the Mikkeller double blueberry, which is more like a perfect blueberry drink of fruitiness. This one has more edge, you get to taste parts of the blueberry you can’t normally taste, but in this super exposed way you can. I love this one, feel grateful it comes out in my neighborhood every year.
ThirstyBird (1704) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 bolt 2013 - thanks to Dedollewaitor! Pours a full reddish/blue color with a berry colored head. The nose is blueberry, tart sour. The taste is tart blueberry, green apples, funk ending lightly sour with fruit rounding out. The body is light and slightly oily with very fine carbonation.
Erzengel (3552) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing!! 2013er Batch.
Fruity-fresh nose with sourish hints. Very smooth and fresh beginning. Very soft. The typical Cantillon-taste is there, also blue/red fruits (in the aftertaste you can figure the blueberries out), but the sourness is very low. Tart-horse blanket aftertaste, fresh-smooth, soft and nice!!
--> Very interesting brew, but not as deep or complex as I have thought!
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby color with small pink foam. Aromas of funk, oak, must, and mixed berry smoothie. The palate is sour and acidic, with flavors of slight oak, lemon, very light blueberry, lighter red fruit, tannin, and acid. Finishes dry. I expected more blueberry in this one, but it’s still an excellent beer.
imbibehour (2) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass at Øltibukken store in Copenhagen Denmark. Vintage 2014, 375ml bottle.
Big deep ruby red color like a gem. An absolute crystal clear gem, no hints of darker or lighter hues of different colors. Shines crystal clear. A faint pink head dissolves with a little bit of suds, but even manages some carbonation while in a simple conical tumbler. One of the most impressive colors on any beer I have ever seen. Doesn’t get any better for a lambic.
Fascinating aroma. Bouquet fills with earth funky notes, slightly ashy but even more so with hints of garden mushroom and fresh tilled soil. Fruit angle is all over and surprisingly varied. Blueberries of course but also sour cherry, raspberry, even peach like fuzz which works out amazingly.
THe first sip is exquisite. While the fruit comes nicely with funky aromas, there is a great melding sweetness of balsamic vinegar to match. It’s as if it is drizzled all over a salad bowl filled with fruits of cherry, blueberry and so forth. Great funk acid tones on this, with much of the earthy bouquet matching nicely.
Everything is incredibly balanced with wild yeast taking the first notes, and fruit following with sweet acidic tones. Not quite Rodenbach sweetness but unique all it’s own. Extremely complex and balanced. The feel even for a lambic, does come off a little less impressive. Depth in malt even comes across light, but the flavors easily push through. Fun carbonation. Hinting at light seltzery qualities but never getting there from a large palate that is complex
What more needs to be said? A great lambic, probably the best blueberry beer of any style by far I have ever had. Not my favorite Cantillon, but does this get any better? No, unequivocally not even close.
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, vintage 14 @ Ølbutikken, København. Pours dark red with a small short lived head. Aroma is tart and funky, with plenty of berries, as well as horseblanket and some apple cider vinegar. Full body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is nice and fruity sourish with apple cider vinegar, blueberries and blackcurrants, as well as some funky fruitiness. Fabulous everlasting berry tartness in the finish.