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


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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"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (2952) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Bottle: 2012 vintage. 99% opaque fuchsia body with a creamy, big, lavender tinted foamy that plops itself nicely on top of the vibrant brew. Long lasting, though it leaves little lacing (if any) behind. Aroma is notably sour but not incredibly acetic to the nostrils. Jammy notes of blueberry & cherry, perhaps cherry even seeming stronger than blueberry. Tart, funky barnyard, LOTS of musty leather, notes of old, sopping wet corks left to rot & dry, an underpinning back-end lacto sourness, & plenty of damp wood left in the periphery. Taste, up-front, is full of pleasantly tart berry juice. Tart, but not overly sour. Being (relatively) fresh, however, this bottle is packed with fruit. Lovely blueberry, raspberry jam notes, also with big supporting notes of cherry & sour lemon. Mid-palate to finish shows more of the funky, complex side of the brew... Rotting wood, damp horseblanket, funky cheesecloth, & a finishing note of old leather. Gets more sour as it warms, bordering on puckering, but not quite there. Exceedingly dry finish with moderately acidic berry skins & dry wood. Though I agree some aspects of this beer may be overrated or overstated at the least, it’s still a fantastic lambic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2013 vintage, 750mL. Pours a cloudy bluish red purple. Whitish head but not much. Slight farm-like aroma but not powerful. Taste is sour but with a weird bitter finish. There isn’t much blueberry here at all. Finished quite dry. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5055) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
This one poured a pinkish yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of light funk, and lemon, really no blueberry Flavor was similar, no real blueberry, dry bitter lambic. Disappointing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1473) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to artmcd88. Poured dark blue purple with white head. Aroma of berry sour. Light carb med bod. Light sour berry taste farmy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (4414) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2007 batch 2 bottle thanks jan. Ruby pour with pink head. Blueberry and raspberry tart aromas. Very tart finish, blueberry and other tart fruit flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherry, lemon, lighter sweet blueberry, sweet tarts, and funk/must. It pours a pinkish-purple with a small pink head that eventually fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry and sour cherries. The finish has lemon, funk, citrus, and a hint light cork. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is excellent, but there are more accessible Cantillons that are as good or better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Light bubbles pale orange slight cloudy ...had blueberries added, very nice simmetry, with fruit and sourness. Been by many times. Always a little different but always good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Thanks Ariel for your efforts, thanks Dina for sharing this one. Pours purple with a nice head, amazing aroma of blueberry, brett, delicate and complex, flavor is sourish with blueberry and barnyard, full bodied, outstanding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (567) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manker (52) - 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.

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