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


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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
750ml bottle thanks to Papsoe. Shared at the March Houston Tasting. Pours a colorful burgundy with a pink, bubbly head. Fantastic nose of blueberries. Taste is of sour blueberries. Very tasty! Mouthfeel is medium with some sourness, but not overly so. This was very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2009
370ml bottle. 2007 Vintage. Looks like carbonated blueberry juice. Tastes of sour blueberries and candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottle. Look: Looks like watery blueberry soup. Smell: The sour sparkling wine/vineager thing dominates the aroma. But there is also lots of berries in the background. Taste: Sour beer with a natural blueberry taste. Perfect tartness in the aftertaste. Overall: Really good fruit lambic. Not too sour, not too sweet. In Sweden a beer geek would call this a "lagom sur disktrasa".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
I’ve had the pleasure of tasting several bottles ( 75cl & 37.5cl) of this fine fruit Lambik; vintage 2007 Batch 1 & 2. Pours a light to medium burgundy with slight white head! Has a pleasant tart funky barnyard aroma with a touch of blueberry maybe a little cranberry in the background. Gotta love this soft tart blueberry zest; just enough to cause the lips to smack with delight. Much less acidic and sour than some other Cantillon fruit Lambics though. The mouth feel was pleasant with some carbonation along with a perfect balance of Blueberry tartness/acidity. This is definitely one of the best fruit Lambics on the market today. Thanks Jeppe for supplying all those tasty blueberries to create such a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 09 bottle opened by Bobby. Much better looking clear purple with a pink head. Much fruitier. 750ml Bottle shared by Bobby91w. Pours a murky purple with a nod towards red. The nose is all about fresh blueberries. The flavor is they typical Cantillon lambic character turned down a notch or two. Oh, and the blueberries are rocking there too. I thought it was a bit thin. Other than that, really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7753) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Rating #900. Bottle kindly shared by Anker. Wow - cloudy reddish brown body with a dark pink creamy head. Aroma is of course very acidic with notes of blueberries and hints of dust, citrus and a little wood. The palate is very soft and smooth. Flavour is very acidic but the blueberries matches the acid very well. Hints of basement, citrus and dust as well. Must be one of the best balanced sours out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle shared by Anker. Thanks alot. Hazy red body, with a small pink head. Aroma is sour, dust, citrus, and blueberries. Flavor is sour, dry, dusty, citrus and blueberries. The best lambic i have ever tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2009 Bottle Batch 2. Pours an hazy red colour, with a medium red head. Aroma is hay and citrus, with sweet hints of blueberry and cellar. Very nice! Flavour is dry and dusty citrus and pine, with a smooth and sweet touch of fermented blueberries. Making it nicely balanced and very pleasant. For sure the best lambic I have tasted. Batch 4. "8-5-8-3-16=4.0" Like batch 2 but very fruity and with a vinous touch. Its lagging some of the cellar like and dry citrus/grape notes, due to the extra fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer5000 (5814) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2009
375ml bottle 2007. Hazy reddish body with a small, diminishing pink head. Aroma is fruity and sour like Bret. Flavor is fantastic refreshing and sour with fruit in a well balanced and much drinkable way. It’s definitively Cantillon but I don’t know if I really can taste any blueberry, but this is really great. Close to perfection.

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