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

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   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"


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle 2009 generously shared by JoeMcPhee: Rich deep murky ruby with a deep red head- nice looking! Insane funk in the aroma- lots of cheese character (gouda rind) and cobweb. The blueberry is not sweet, rather tannic and reminiscent of the skins. Not as citric as I expected. Very light and fluffy feel. Minerally upfront- quite fruity in the flavor. Way less tartness/sourness than I expected. Soft blueberry skins and mild lactic character are evident in the fluffy body. Light, fluffy, fruity and gentle. Not as wild nor sour as I expected it. Still it’s a great Lambic, but I want to try the older vintages now, which according to past ratings had less fruit presence and more lactic wildness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle from MaltOMeal at the Houston sour tasting. Thanks, man! Pours a deep cranberry with a fizzy body. Aroma is cranberry soda with a touch of strawberry. Flavor is raw lemon hay. Tingly mouthfeel. Tastes nothing like it smells.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
Colore rosa porpora come il succo di ciliegie non filtrato,schiuma rosea non spessa ma frizzante.Aroma di frutti di bosco, mirtilli maturi con sentori di ciliegia e mora. Il sapore è perfetto,ciliegie,limone che da acidità ricca di frutta. Perfettamente secco.Eccellente

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
2009 version. Bought for svogertur but just shared with evil stepdad. Deep red ruby color with a huge pink head. Lots of tiny tiny sediments. Cantillon yeast aroma, no doubt, with tart berries. Flavor is sour and tart with the usual dusty earth and lots of bitter berries. Great and very drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 12, 2009
Botella, courtesy of Pinball. 2009 version. Lovely typical Cantillon sourness in the aroma with berries. Cloudy deep dak red/pink colour. Very good mouthfeel. Flavour: sour, very pleasantly sour, good fruitiness, berries and a dry sour fruity finish. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
batch4 2009 vintage. small bottle shared with faroeviking. beware! the 2009 version is eager to leave the bottle, open in a sink and have glasses ready. pours deep red with a small pink head. looks fantastic but i always subtract points if the beer explodes out of the bottle. aroma is sour, berries, very sour slight leather. aroma is very good, balanced between extremely sour and berries. flavor is sour, very well blended, some blueberries, very refreshing. a great cantillon, very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Bottled sample, thanks to Todeon and andersand. Pours a beutiful purple/red color with white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of bluberries and funk. Flavour is very fruity and of course tart with berries. Quite dry, but with some sweeter notes from the berries, some earthy and grassy notes even, and a balanced funkyness. Very good stuff indeed. More balanced than their standard kriek for example - though it’s still sour, it’s not as extreme and just utterly tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2009
Batch 3 pours hazy ruby color with a thin off white head. Looks almost pink. Aroma is perfect. Blueberry, some funk, tart acidic character, and a touch more blueberry. I could just smell this all night. Medium light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Flavor had blueberry, tart acid, funk, and had a nice balance between the fruit and the funk. The blueberry flavor was a little subdued on the taste. Otherwise this has got to be one of my favorites. Thanks Brad for sharing this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
Sampled at Houston RB tasting. Thanks to Maltomeal. Hazy, light purple color. Small white head. Nose is fruity, tart, tangy. Very effervescent, lemony, tart, tangy. I didn’t get much blueberry on this one but over a very tasty and well done beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
March Houston Tasting. Thanks to MaltOMeal. Pours pink with bubbly head. Nose of tart blueberries and a touch of cherries. Flavor is sour blueberries, but it is not overwhelming like many Lambics can be. Dry, but not too dry. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.


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