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

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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 Tasting, courtesy of Fordest’s event. Beer #5. 2007 vintage. Poured a purplish color with a small off-white head. The aroma is big with funk, yeast and fresh ripe blueberries. The flavor features a good blueberry character set in a spicy tart-sour backdrop. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky. The finish is long with lingering tart blueberries and a bit of brett. Overall: A simple yet complex concoction. Very nice. Note: Also tasted the 2005 vintage at a later tasting by Toncatcher. I found the 2005 to have lost most of its marvelous blueberry character--and was indeed overly sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Tried at Fordest’s tasting. Bottle from fonefan on 11/14/07. Compared against Upland Blueberry lambic. Lots of funky horseblanket in the aroma. A lot less sour than the Upland, which is a good thing. Clear purple-red color. Some nice notes of blueberry in the aroma, and tiny particles floating in the beer. Dry, but an illusion of sweetness from the fruity characteristics. Tart like an under-ripe peach. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
(on bottle 2007 edit.)This beer is made up of two wonderfull components, I shall hereafter call it Jaspis, after the stone and my son. On one side; tartness to the max, mellows out tho´, plenty of funk and a dirt/stable/must aroma from heaven. On the other hand; fruityness and rouded, yet subtle, geenish and firm; blueberries right from the garden. If the two of them mingle, I can´t say, could have been more combined; but this beer is a sure winner, kudo Jeppe.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2008
from the fine folks at Ølbutikken, small bottle pours hazy ruby red with a cotton candy purple head. nice nose of tart cherry and and wild yeast is present. a rare treat. sour and refreshing, the carbonation and tartness compliment each other wonderfully. nice dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5622) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
Small bottle. Acidic, light horseblanket nose, subtle blueberries. Neon red, plentifull carbonation, crimson head. Hayish start, explosive spicy and sour berry notes, a hint cardemom. Medium body. Dry dry dry mouthfeel - like chewing the berry skin, the sparklyness helps over that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30953) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, 2007. Pours hazy reddish and with a lacing pink head. Sulphor and berry aroma, dry. Dry woody and berry fruity flavour. Very classic Cantillon sour sulphorish at first. Adds a solid blueberry smooth flavour. Gains some classic dry brett flavour towards the finish and makes me shiver. Ends with a dry woody and sourish/citric. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2008
2007 bottle from HenrikB, thanks! Purple red color. Earthy and oaky aroma with citrus and berries. Flavor has blueberries, grapefruit and some oak. Moderate yoghurty sourness. A dry out effect in the aftertaste, probably because of the oak. First class thirst quencher, but also some complexity. Very good, but the aroma is somewhat below par for Cantillon.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle shared by Mike to start off our tasting. Thanks Mike! Poured a pinkish purple hue with not much head but still a very nice soft carbonation in the mouthfeel. Aroma was lots and lots really sweet and sour berries with some typical cantillon funkiness in the nose as well. The flavor profile did not have as much pronounced blueberry as I would have thought...but still very tasty. Very acetic and tart sourness with a nice clean dry finish. Thanks again!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
Tasted 2008-03-08. Bottle of the second round of 2007. First pour is clear, last pour is very unclear. It’s deep red / dark red with a little reddish head. Aroma: Some blueberries - not much. Sour, funky and yeasty. Flavours: Acidic, funky, very yeasty. I even seem to get a little liquorice in some of the sips. Very complex and very drinkable for the style. Slightly bitter. Very tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle at the Laid Back Brussels Tasting (Feb 9, 2008)
Muddy, red-pink body with a pink fizzy head. Fair lace. Aroma is full of fruit (blueberry) but still sour with a winey woody accent. The aroma is not so complex, nor extremely well balanced (but still great). Heavily sour flavour (red fruit and citrus combined). The fruit, nor the typical Cantillon vinegary acidity isn’t very intense in this beer. Different from the other Cantillons.


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