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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 2010 Bottle @ Ölbutikken. Ruby red with a pink head. berry aroma, blueberry, blueberry, blueberry, sour, stable horseblanket sweet citrus earthly herbs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Thanks a bunch to FogDog and JDub for hooking me up with a taste. This beer rocks. Pours the color of a berry medley stuck in a blender. Kind of a purple, blue and red color. Nice. Aroma is strong sour funk and strong berries. Full of flavor and aroma with a tart berry flavor. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2009 bottle, thanks to KimJohansen for trading me one of these from Denmark. Wish I knew this thing was going to explode all over my kitchen counter, losing the first half-glass. Appearance is deep ruby red, cloudy, with a fine pink bubbly head. Some dark sediment settles to the bottom. I got excited, waiting for a wonderful plethora of fruity blueberry and serious barnyard funk, yet was let down at first quaff. Just a bit less complex and robust than I thought. Nose starts with funky cheese, light horseblanket / must, and biscuit. Where’s the blueberry? Flavor finally delivers blueberry, some cherry and a light citric character. Very balanced with smooth transitions, but overall seems to lack depth. Palate is smooth, finishing mildly tart with spritzy carbonation. Overall, a great beer that is balanced and highly drinkable, but I was expecting much more from both the blueberry and the funk. Not much of a desire to go after it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
2009 vinage shared by Justin at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom. Hmmmm, well, to start ... this thing blew up after opening. Gusher x 10. A gorgeous looking beer (I see this word a lot in its reviews, but it’s the most fitting) ... but the flavor is not nearly what I was expecting. I couldn’t pick out too much blueberry (very faint), nor much funk to speak of. This actually fairly easy to drink w/ a quickly fading sour finish. Wasn’t stomach churning by any means. Are the ratings rarity driven? Is the ’09 batch not up to par? Granted, by rating will just about match the avg, but I guess I was expecting more? Officially a let down and not worth the hassle of obtaining. Thanks bro!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle of batch 4. Absolutely gorgeous, deep purple beer with a thick sticky deep pink head. The aroma is just lovely. Soft funky acidity. Lactic with a prominent bretty funk. Less of the Cantillon house character than I would have imagined. Very fruity with a mix of blueberries and blackberries coming to the front. The palate is very soft with a light chewy acidic funkiness. Lightly earthy and spicy. The palate is soft and silky with a lingering fruitiness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle Vintage 2009. Hazy very deep red colour with a pink head. Aroma: sour & tart with blueberries and cheese in the background. Flavor: sour & acidic (but not very sour for a Cantillon beer), lemon, blueberry soup, light funk, light wood. Dry finish. Very refreshing. I could drink a lot of this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK. Bottled, 300609. Red with pink head. Aroma of berries and viengar. Flavor is blueberries, sourness and hints of spices.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Nose smells like a blueberry compote with a bright vinegary tartness. Poured a deep blood red, almost a purple hue to it, with a pink head. Taste is bright and clean, at cellar temp there is a lot of blueberry and tartness, but not sour. as it warms up it has hints of hay and becomes much more sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Fogdog is the man for opening this at the BB Bolita Release. Pours a hazy red with a pink head. Nose is lots of berry, yeast, cobweb, vinegar, moisture, and funk/ cobweb. Flavor is vinegar, sour berries, tart fruit, funk, cobweb, and dryness. Flavor levels out, and becomes enjoyable. Medium-bodied and enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
750ml 2009 bottle generously popped by hophead84, thanks Shane!! Pours a medium plum purple with a 1 finger thick pink head. We heard this one was a gusher so we opened it very carefully and had no problems. Nose of lush blueberries, Raspberries and a perfect balance between tart fruit and crisp acidity. Flavor was nice blue/ raspberry with some Brett funk on the finish. Very lively carbonation on the palate. I am seriously gonna plan a Euro vacation around the next release of this bottle, F’ing spectacular!


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