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

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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Backlog review, 2010 (batch 6) bottle tasted 05/15/2011. Pours deep purple, almost read, one-finger pink foam fades slowly, active carbonation. Aroma is blueberries, oak and light lambic funk, delicate. Complex taste: sweet, sour berries on the front, lemon citrus in the middle, ends dry with vinegar and oak tannin, moderate acidity, lingering blueberry aftertaste- almost wine-like as it warms. Light body, well balanced and round. Overall not far and above other Cantillon fruit lambics, but undoubtedly very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle at Armin’s, courtesy of Dave. Huge thanks for this man!!! Pour is hazy reddish-purple with a big pink head and decent lacing. Big dark berry, grape skins, cheesy, somewhat waxy, funky, doughy, red wine, oaky, light leather, and raspberry aroma. Taste is so smooth - fruity, tangy, red wine, blueberry, slightly funky, lacto, vanilla, cheesy, oak, funk, and light urine with a medium sour finish. Medium mouthfeel with high/crisp carbonation. Very well-balanced, yet hugely fruit forward and super easy to drink. What a wonderful beer and an incredible treat to try.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Truly complex lambic, tart blueberry aroma with funk, pours murky purple, big sour finish. One of my all time favorite sours.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Wow! Huge blueberry favors and great sour tart lambics. Great stuff!!!!!!!�

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
750ml Batch 8. It pours with a nice purple hue and a very nice purpleish head. SMell is funky with barnyard, spice, bluberry skin, lemon, sour, wood. Flavor is mild and subdued. Tart flavor, medium to low sourness, medium funk. Nicely balanced. VEry nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Markkind (43) - - APR 17, 2013
Amazingly complex palate. Savor each sip to get the full experience. Good bit of tart, but overall crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
Obviously I am not a sour guy, no matter how hard I try. This is dry, funky and has a ton of blueberries, but doesn"t quite tickle my palate the right way. Still its a great beer, but I preferred the mellower, more austere Mamouche to this. Couldn’t taste the rareness on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks sunevdj. 2009 vintage. Red colour with a small white head. Some lacing. Sour berry aroma. Very sour flavour with hints of berries. Sour berry aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (1724) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
Rating 1000 at the RB Japan Gathering. Thanks to Sune! I had been wanting to drink this for a long time. Maybe got a bit over excited and didn’t write much. ’Aroma lovely, fruity, lovely. Pretty sour finish. Beautiful.’ Basically the usual Cantillon classiness and sourness with a different fruit which I also happen to like. Got to be a winner. Plus you could taste the rareness...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
Hazy purple color. Blueberries, leather, funk and barnhouse. Uber sour with blueberries. Like a sour blueberry milkshake.


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