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

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RATINGS: 518   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (339) - - 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 (1233) - 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 (1553) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vignale (2005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
2013 vintage från Ölbutikken. Vinröd vätska, torr, stram, lätt oxiderad och rejält syrlig med smak av blåbär, lite bigaråer och körsbärskärnor. Rätt så tydlig efterbeska som jag tycker är bra. Riktigt bra, men inte på något sätt exeptionell. Men jag kan någonstans ändå tycka att den förtjänar att vara hypad så upplevelsen att dricka den är större än smaken.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014

28/II/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - 2011 vintage BB: n/a (2014-230) Thanks to Yespr for the bottle!

Clear deep ruby red beer, big fizzy light pink head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty dirty, unpleasant smell, just a little fruity, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, very sour, funky notes, bit dirty, blueberries, tannins, sour. Aftertaste: fruity touch, bitter grape skin (probably blueberry skin then), very sour, little fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1666) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Olbutikken, shared with Hypo Luxa & a few other buddies to commemorate his leaving Japan. Best of luck in the US! Drunk from a Mikkeller tulip glass. A luscious grape red with a thick pink head. Sour blueberry, tart, musty & light fruit aroma. Incredibly tart, bitter sour with a blueberry skin flavor & Brian felt the blueberry stems caused the bitterness. It starts off sweet & tart then gets pithy, slightly bitter in the finish. This is a VERY smooth beer with a clean flavor progression. It is great but I feel it’d be better in a few years.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 2013. Bright pink, grape head. Peach, grape, cherries, a little funk, Mandarin orange juice in the can. Taste is very tart, no sweetness. Bitterness is from the stem. Needs more time to bring the tartness down. A good beer, would like to try earlier batches.


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