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

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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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"


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
Yum, Yum, Yum. Can I have some more please sir, said Oliver. Definitely not a bowl of oatmeal. Elegant red hues, different from the 2005, I think we had some time back. The Cantillon tang understated, rather the blueberry muffin nose I was hoping for, was slightly there - but a nice fresh blueberry nose instead. Yes, I like this!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle via marsiblursi, huge thanks for throwing that in!! Pours a cloudy reddish/purple color with a decent sized pink colored head. Aroma is funky, oak, blueberry, plum, acidic. Flavor is bluebeery, citrus, oak, barnyard, grass, acidic. palate is medium to light bodied, mediumcarbonstion, finished massively tart and resreshing. Lip puckering. This was absolutely amazing!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Vintage 2007. Pours a very cloudy reddish colour with a small, reddish head. Very sour and delicious Brett aroma with a fruity touch. Medium body, notes of almond and marzipan while the fruitiness is rather downplayed. Lots of sour Brett accents. Acidic, astringent finish yet still amazingly well balanced. 220308

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2008
Thanks for the trading, Kim (belJohansen), I hope you enjoyed it ash mush as me :-) Year 2007: Beautiful ruby read, bubbly with short lasting pinkl head. Notes of berries, leather, wood and barn yard. Tart but not as tart as prevoius year. Dry finish. A great lambiek, though it lacks sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2008
Bottle at RBESG 07... No idea how i missed entering this one ...Deep Hazy Burgandy ... quite fizzy ... sour sharp fruit ... couldnt detect any blueberries... Just wasnt my thig

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Need re-rate this beer is perfect, a 5 indeed. 3rd Beer of the Beer Spot Tasting Sunday March 30th, 2008. Bottle via trade with Marilibusi, 2007 vintage, I brought this one. This was a fun beer to open, we popped the cap, and the cork rose on its own and flew up high, we didn’t loose a drop but it was a fun momentous opening. Pour red/pink with an off white head. Nose is sweet adn blueberry and super duper tart and really nice. Taste is full of blueberry, acidic and pucker. The taste is pure pure blueberry no fucking around like most blueberry beers. Taste is truly amazing, sweet blueberries, by far the best blueberry beer ever and probably my favorite lambic fruit I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Bottle shared by Wetherel at the Fordest tasting. Aroma of real blueberries,some lambics can taste like artifical flavors, not this one, fresh blueberry aroma. Can it really taste as good as it smells? Oh yes, it can.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
375 ml bottle shared by wetherel. Lots of blueberry aromas along with the delicious funk of a tart lambic. Flavors were serious blueberry. More blueberry on the finish with lots of tart funkiness to really give it a punch. Very very good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Vintage 2007, I had it March 08. The color is very beautiful deep red and the head is huge, creamy, slightly pink and it leaves a thick lace. The aroma is quite sour, but not quite as sour as many Cantillion, and it doesn’t sting in the nose. It has notes of barnyard, horse blanket, damp basement and all the typical brett notes. The blue berries are not found, but berries, yes. The flavour has a dry sourness, and the same notes as in the aroma are found here too. The finish is dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 2007 Sample tasted at "Spring in the new year with brett" at fordests house. A great lambic. I loved the sour funk. 2005 Sampled at the Hold em for beer at Toncatchers house. Super sour funk in this one.


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