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


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RATINGS: 541   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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at Franks (huge thanks to whoever brought this). Pours a hazy golden orange-pink body with thin bubbly white lacing. Nose is full of tart blueberry, citrus fruits, sour peach, fruit seeds, light jam/marmalade character and light sour bread. Mouthfeel is wonderful -soft and light-bodied with medium tartness and light acidity; notes of tart blueberry pie, fruit skins, funk, sour citrus fruits, cherry pie, light cheesy flavor and soft mineral character. This is an incredibly perfected fruit lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2307) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Une belle robe violette avec une mousse rosée active, Le nez est poussiéreux, minéral et un brin mentholé. Le bleuet peine à percer dans les première gorgées alors que la verdure domine avec ses tons doucement acétiques. Plus elle s’ouvre, plus le bleuet s’exprime et l’ensemble devient alors plus suave.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
(#1600) Bottle received in trade, 2013 vintage, thanks Dedollewaitor! Pours ruby red with a frothy pinkish head. Aroma is funky, soft citrus notes, barnyard, typical Cantillon lambic with a layer of tart blueberries on top. Taste is light tart, fruity blueberries, light sweet, medium dry with a smooth tart lasting finish. Light to medium bodied with soft small bubble carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
375 ml bottle from 2013. Aroma is rather blueberry forward with background oak and barnyard funk. Medium light acidity with hints of citrus. Light phenolics. Pours a slightly murky, purple red with a small pink head that quickly disappears to the edges. Flavor is moderately acidic and slightly harsh. Moderate blueberry character. Light barnyard, earthy funk with a bit of oak. Light medicinal phenolic character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, definitely one of my last favorite fried lambics. Blueberries just don’t seem to work very well in beer and add an odd character to Brett funk. It does get better as my palate adjusts to the blueberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeLuke23 (82) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Cool, color. Very acidic. Tastes a lot like every blueberry sour I have had. The fruit just comes off to me as a weird cheesy/farty/stale vanilla thing. This is a great sour beer... I just don’t care for blueberry or boysenberry beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enegaard (64) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
This is the rating for the 2014 edition which is the best one I’ve had, the other years I’ve tried varies between 3.9 and 4.3. Very intense beer, you get that it’s a Cantillon right away, very fruity, but not overwhelmingly so - compared to for instance the Mikkeller double blueberry, which is more like a perfect blueberry drink of fruitiness. This one has more edge, you get to taste parts of the blueberry you can’t normally taste, but in this super exposed way you can. I love this one, feel grateful it comes out in my neighborhood every year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
375 bolt 2013 - thanks to Dedollewaitor! Pours a full reddish/blue color with a berry colored head. The nose is blueberry, tart sour. The taste is tart blueberry, green apples, funk ending lightly sour with fruit rounding out. The body is light and slightly oily with very fine carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
Many thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing!! 2013er Batch. Fruity-fresh nose with sourish hints. Very smooth and fresh beginning. Very soft. The typical Cantillon-taste is there, also blue/red fruits (in the aftertaste you can figure the blueberries out), but the sourness is very low. Tart-horse blanket aftertaste, fresh-smooth, soft and nice!! --> Very interesting brew, but not as deep or complex as I have thought!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a deep ruby color with small pink foam. Aromas of funk, oak, must, and mixed berry smoothie. The palate is sour and acidic, with flavors of slight oak, lemon, very light blueberry, lighter red fruit, tannin, and acid. Finishes dry. I expected more blueberry in this one, but it’s still an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imbibehour (2) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass at Øltibukken store in Copenhagen Denmark. Vintage 2014, 375ml bottle. Big deep ruby red color like a gem. An absolute crystal clear gem, no hints of darker or lighter hues of different colors. Shines crystal clear. A faint pink head dissolves with a little bit of suds, but even manages some carbonation while in a simple conical tumbler. One of the most impressive colors on any beer I have ever seen. Doesn’t get any better for a lambic. Fascinating aroma. Bouquet fills with earth funky notes, slightly ashy but even more so with hints of garden mushroom and fresh tilled soil. Fruit angle is all over and surprisingly varied. Blueberries of course but also sour cherry, raspberry, even peach like fuzz which works out amazingly. THe first sip is exquisite. While the fruit comes nicely with funky aromas, there is a great melding sweetness of balsamic vinegar to match. It’s as if it is drizzled all over a salad bowl filled with fruits of cherry, blueberry and so forth. Great funk acid tones on this, with much of the earthy bouquet matching nicely. Everything is incredibly balanced with wild yeast taking the first notes, and fruit following with sweet acidic tones. Not quite Rodenbach sweetness but unique all it’s own. Extremely complex and balanced. The feel even for a lambic, does come off a little less impressive. Depth in malt even comes across light, but the flavors easily push through. Fun carbonation. Hinting at light seltzery qualities but never getting there from a large palate that is complex What more needs to be said? A great lambic, probably the best blueberry beer of any style by far I have ever had. Not my favorite Cantillon, but does this get any better? No, unequivocally not even close.

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