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

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RATINGS: 516   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
I’ve had the opportunity to taste this one twice at Borefts this year. This is my rating from day 1, which I verified on day two. Purple colour with a medium sized pink head. Smells fresh, sour, fruity and strawberry. Tastes some mint, sour, fresh, strawberry and cherry. Medium body and great carbo. To be honest: I’ve had sour beers that I liked better iirc, but it is top notch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3586) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Finally. 375 ml. 2013 Vintage (about 1 month old) bottle obtained in a trade with Dedollewaitor. Took a tasting glass @ Borefts 2013, split the rest with some people. Cork is wet on top & has taken some of the beer in, looks purple at the bottom, this one of the old Cantillon corks. Appearance is incredible, radiant purple, red grapes, pink shades, head is incredibly radiant pink but sadly disappears immediately, this looks incredible. Smell is old musty, blueberry & red grape skins, slight berries, cork, brett, funk,… not bad. Taste is musky grape skins, blueberry skins, old musty, cork, old wine, floral, musty, funk, light tart, brett,… Very dry, finishing carb. More grape skins than blueberry, not that impressive by Cantillon standards, this is a bit like St. Lamvinus but not as neat as the better bottles of that one. I will give it 4.5 because it is a good brew but I have rated other Cantillon’s much higher. This is clearly way overrated because it is rare but actually obtainable, that is just it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
finaly ! bottle via 77ships pours red/pink/purple-ish . good white foam , that fades very fast . smell is quite full. taste has very much cantillon funk, but not that much of the blueberrys .. i also miss the fleshy aftertaste i had in other blueberry sours...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Sample, generously shared by Kraddel @ Borefts 2013. Pours a pinkish, purple, headless beer. Aroma is tarty, blueberry, red fruits and Brett. Some oaks detected as well. Flavour is light stringent sour, very, very fruity. Very dry finish and a long lasting, tart aftertaste. Well crafted!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
37,5cl bottle. Special THX 77ships! APPEARANCE: clear red beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: blueberries, red fruits, sourness, little wood. TASTE: sour, fruity, berries, nice and sour, somewhat sweet. Decent Cantillon brew!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Beautiful pinkish/rose color, aroma of fresh picked blueberries. Taste is blueberries and a great sour funk. (2012)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
2013. Lila öl med lätt skum. Doft av bär och lätt funkighet. Smaken är även den bärig och här kommer en mer specifik blåbärssmak fram. Syrligheten är ganska lätt. Hade gärna fått vara mer framträdande.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Climber77 (21) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Had the fortune to try a bottle at Ølbutikken tonight. Oh boy, this one's delicious. I could just smell the aroma for hours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (857) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2013
En 2013 års flarra. Drar åt lila kulör. Klassiska cantillondofter med lite lagom funk. Härligt bärig men inte glasklart att det smakar blåbär. Samma noteringar från bordsgrannar på den punkten. Spekuleras i vilken sorts blåbär det kan vara och några inkl mig själv är benägna att tro att det kan vara den lite mer smaklösa amerikanska sorten. Har inte varit med om så stor hype sedan soleil de minuit. Kul att äntligen få testa den här rariteten.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChinoSkillzian (158) - The Hills, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Vintage 2009 bottle from Richard. 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.


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