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

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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A 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 blueberries added. No vintage on the label.

2011 Vintage (batch 7) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "11".

2012 Vintage (batch 8) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles.


Pundarquartis' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pundarquartis (19) - Odense, - SEP 11, 2011
Blåbær: Doft: Det första som slår mig är hur mild och subtil blåbärsdoften är, den är inte lika in your face som körsbären från dess kriek eller hallonen från deras framboise. Ytterligare känner man, utöver den traditionella Cantillon-funken med sin halm och ladugård, en jordighet från blåbæren som framhäver en del alkohol, något som gjorde mig en aning förvånad. Det är inte ofta man känner alkohol i en Cantillon tycker jag. Smak och munkänsla: Direkt känner man givetvis blåbären, mycket tydligare än i doften. Cantillonfunken jag nämnde ovan visar sig också tydligare. Därefter kommer en massa skogsbär tillsammans med lite pinje och jord i bakgrunden. Mild syra, vilket är att vänta med tanke på dess ringa ålder, med en nypa sötma som balanserar upp det hela riktigt fint. Ölen är torr och lätt och är varken komplicerad eller svårdrucken. Utseende: Mörkröd/violett med en vackert rosa skum. Har inte druckit någon öl förut med den här färgen och måste säga att den är riktigt förtjusande. Totalt: Blåbären gifter sig underbart med syran från ölen och den subtila sötman tillsammans med skogsbären gör att ölen blir en fröjd att dricka. Jag drack min första flaska Blåbær vid releasen i år och blev lätt besviken på smaken, men såhär i efterhand måste jag säga att min åsikt har skiftat. Blåbær förtjänar kanske inte all sin hype, men jag kommer garanterat köpa den nästa år trots dess höga pris, det, i alla fall, förtjänar den.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2010 750. Thanks Jeremy. Color is the inside of a blueberry. I guess amber. Lots of animal funk aroma, sour blueberry. Taste is medium sour blueberry. Good sour blueberry. Not too acidic. Solid but not worth the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells sour with notes of berries and white wine. Taste is tart berry sour with a slight acetic/vinegar touch but not much. There was an odd musty/dusty sort of smell and taste to it which wasn’t bad per se but it was certainly odd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared among friends with thanks to Dylan! 2013 Vintage. Pours a beautiful rose purple, initially clear but clouding up as the sediment in the bottle is disturbed. Small pink head with decent lacing. Aroma is Cantillon funk all the way, plus some fruity blueberry notes. Flavor is dry and funky, basement, must, barnyard, with just a bit of fruit -- less than on the nose -- some oak tannins and viscous notes as well. Lightish body.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (1445) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Yeast and heavy blueberry flavor. The aroma is sour, yet hints of blueberry. Absolutely heavenly good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. A truly mouth orgasm. Clearly the best tasting beer I had drunk at very very long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2014
Bought at olbutikken in Copenhagen, had it right there in the shop. The most beautiful aroma, forest, berries, like a great rose meets a lambik. Taste is a little bit flat compared to the aroma, but give it a few years and it is probably going to be great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark purple, nose is quite tart, light blueberry, taste is dry and sour, fruity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours deep red with tiny lacings on top. Nose is full of blueberries, funk and some light vanilla sweetness. Taste has again loads of blueberries, bilberries and some barnyard notes. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1406) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Ruby body with a medium pale pink head that slowly fades. Light lacing. Aroma of strawberry jam, rose petals and yeast. Flavour of tart red berries, rosé wine and tannins. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Interesting and complex for a 5.0% ABV beer. Not my favourite beer style though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3432) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to onkelgobber!, MAD tasting. Pours purple with a pink head. Lovely looking beer for sure. Light blueberry aromas, sourness, earthy. Taste is sharp sour, fruity. Vinous, light a sparkling, dry, fruit-wine. Interesting, glad I got to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2609) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
75cl bottle at beer nerd gathering at Appellation Wines Comely Bank, 28.08.14. Thanks to onkelgobber. Appearance - plum in colour with a creamy head that thins fairly quickly. Nose - initially wild yeast dominates the fruit which is tight like a young red Burgundy wine. Returning after an hour, the blueberries are out in all their glory. Taste - again, initially this has dry leafy tannins like a young tannic wine. There is also high acidity. You’re required to search for the fruit. Then returning after an hour, the blueberry has taken centre stage and the tight tannins have relaxed while the tangy acidity is still there. Palate - initially a tight and tannic beer with high acidity. The texture is tight and the finish is long and dry. After breathing, the fruit comes forward. Overall - recommend this is decanted to bring out the best experience.


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