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

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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"


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with a slightly cloudy, rose body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sour and tart with nice underlying blueberry that adds some sweetness. Light bodied, crisp and dry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
very small sample unfortunately...nose was nice, cheesey, with hints of the blueberry.. the beer was cloudy like shaken blueberry juice... sour and dry, and remarkedbly smooth flavors...dryness galore...and hints of blueberry...this is so nicely dry and i love it! sourness is strong....fucking a

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle. Deep red colour with a pink head. Aroma is oak, blueberry, yeast. Flavour is oak, yeast, blueberry, citrus. Nice body. Pleasent wonderful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 75cl. @ home.

[ My Rating #4000 ].. After drinking so many bottles of this very very nice beer I manage also to make a rating of it ..
Light unclear medium to dark red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light red head. Aroma is blueberries - berry sour - tart, wood, horse blanket - barnyard, acdic. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. It is awesome .. very very nice and complex and again easy to drink and very refreshing... ;o)) (050708)
8-5-10-5-19

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear light dark red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white pink head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy berry, wood, moderate barnyard, blueberries - berry sour. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120127]
8-5-9-4-17

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle at Pre GBBF shindig at Chris_o’s. Not sure what happened to my rating of this one, I’m sure I put it on before. Anyway, as I’ve said many times before, I am not Cantillon’s biggest fan as I don’t always find their beers very drinkable due to the higher acidity than in some of the other lambics. However, some of them are good and I have Jeppe and he is a great guy, so it’s great that he got the chance to brew something there. For me the overriding aroma was very farmyardy, especially smelling it straight from the bottle. The fruit then comes through in the glass. But for me the acidity is too overpowering for my palate. Decent fruit though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle shared by Enniskillen from MRuesch; Nose of horseblanket, funkiness, and blueberries (typical Cantillon); murky darl red with a small ring of bubbles; flavor is very tart with a light amount of blueberries; finish is tart, but the body light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle from MReusch huge thanks for this brew. Very moist cork, and mild rust on the cap. Foggy light purple color, with a thin cream violet color. Aroma is light blueberry, horseblanket, sour. Taste is a tart blueberry with horseblanket, sour with lemon. Interesting brew

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
37.5 cl bottle, 2007 Vintage, via papsoe. This is one of those rare corked beers that did all the work for me opening it. As soon as I popped the crown the cork began to magicly slowly rise as if it wanted to be set free. No issues with foaming though. Pours a beautiful shade of purple-pink with a small fizzy pink head that retained as a thin covering and a small ring. Wow, the nose is just great, sour funky blueberries with lots of musty and woody notes. A little bit of stinky cheese and yogurt like funkiness. Bracingly tart and acidic, it’s hard believe that the 2005 vintage can get much more tart. There’s an extremely authentic blueberry flavor that takes center stage even with all of the classic Cantillon house character. The finish is just bone dry with lots of musty gueuze like notes of damp cellar and wood. Though the blueberries are quite sour, there’s just a little bit of sweetness up front that makes me think of chocolate covered blueberries. Medium bodied and super dry with perfect pinpoint soft carbonation and a lingering acetic finish. Overall, this beer was just excellent, the fruit was just so vibrant and fresh tasting. Very interested to try the 2005 now, but I couldn’t justify drinking 2 bottles of this beer on the same night. Interestingly I had the Upland Blueberry just last night and this thing blew it away by a mile.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2008
37,5 cl bottle - tasting with yngwie, gunnfryd and Beer_2000. Vintage 2007. Hazy brown/reddish color. Moderate, disappering white head. Aroma is lovely fruity, with sourness and oak. Flavor is sour fruit and hints of blueberry, wood, hints of smoke - «old» taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 Bottle, 37.5cl corked, 2007 vintage (batch 2). It pours an unclear, reddish body, like a blueberry juice, with pinkish-whiteish-reddish small head. There’s a lovely whiff of blueberry when pouring it, but it disappeares quickly. Then there’s the usual barnyard, horseblanket and citrus. Lovely. The flavor follows the same path of course, but the berries are more evident in th flavor. It’s really palate-cleansing, not thick and oily. Pleasant finish where the blueberries is really evident and nice. Like eating berries from the bush and having a slice of lemon to go. A beauty. Rating: 8-4-8-3-17-4. 080626

Bottle, 75cl corked, 2005 vintage (batch 1). A hazy, amber beer topped by a dense, off-white head. Slightly rubbery blueberry aroma, subtle and not very funky. The flavor has some vinegar and funk, with lemon and a nice blueberry touch. Medium body, dry. Vinegar and lemon in the finish, along with some blueberry. A very easy drinkable beer, rather lovely. 100827


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