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


on tap


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RATINGS: 619   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"

mdfb79's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
From 11/05/10 notes. Had at a small tasting thanks to ygtbsm94; huge thanks to Brad for sharing this very sought after beer! Bottle is from Batch 3, 2007 Vintage. a - Pours a reddish amber color with two inches of fluffy white head that has excellent rentention and leaves a little bit of lacing and light carbonation evident. s - Smells of tart blueberry, sour fruits, brett, and oak. The blueberries aren’t overpowering, which makes it wonderful to smell and enjoy. t - Tastes of blueberry, sour fruit, yeast, and brett. Hints of oak as well, but not as much as the smell. The tart blueberries come through a little more in the taste than the smell, but again, pretty amazing. m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and crazy drinkable. A little bit tart but not too lip puckering, which allows it be be drank easily. Perfect mouthfeel. d - Wow, what an amazing beer. At 5% ABV, I feel like I could drink a whole bottle of this and still want more. I’m not just marking this up due to rarity; this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had and if you like blueberries as I do, you’ll love this one. We tried various sours at the tasting, including LeBleu and Crianza Helena and I enjoyed this one more than both of them; I came home the next day and immediately tried to trade for a bottle. Would love to have again sometime and truely worth the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Had several vintages. Nice reddish blue colour, blueberry aroma. Tart blueberry taste. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Ruby colour, medium sized pinkish head; aroma of balsamic acid, tart, barnyard, leather, acetic acid, citruses and wheat; taste is the same with sour cherry; great lambik

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
From tap at Himmeriget. reddish colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of oak, blueberries, sourness, yeast, funk, barnyard and tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5615) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2016
Sample from 375 ml bottle at Brewskival, thanks a lot! Slightly hazy bluish reddish with pinkish head. Aroma has light blueberry, funky notes, lactic, slight acetic, fruit, lemon and more funk. Taste is funky and sour, bretty notes with lactic and acetic, blueberries, red berries, citrus and slight yeast. Good stuff but a bit overrated, there are way better cantillons

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2016
2015 vintage. Deep blueberry color with a single finger head. Aroma is light and tart with hints of musty fruit. Dry finish with hints of blueberry. Nice carbonation, not too biting. Slight grain taste with lingering fruit notes. Hints of sourness, but nothing overwhelming. Very balanced. The fruit is just amazing in this. I’d like to try it fresh one day. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (330) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2016
A 375ml bottle at Himmergiet of the 2015 Vintage. Poured into a mini wine glass. It poured a slightly hazy ruby red dark purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had good retention and sparse lacing. Aromas of blueberry, tart, funk, some acidity and lemon. Tastes of blueberry, sour, tart and light funk. Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, wow, this was just special. One of the best Cantillon offerings I’ve tried along with the Lou Pepe Framboise. It’s just too bad I missed the 2016 release in Copenhagen by two days as I would have loved to open another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
2014 vintage at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Aroma is tart and sour red fruits, bretty funk, barnyard, subtle blueberries, some wood. Flavour is quite tart and medium to heavy sour. Body is medium. Complex yet easily drinkable, lots of nice funky barnyard notes besides the tart and sour berries. Maybe not the ultimate Cantillon, but quite lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a burnt ruby red color with a small rose colored head. Berry, vinegar, funk, tart, wood and barnyard aroma and flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Berry, tart and funk finish. 2014 bottle from Himmeriget Copenhagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNL (655) - - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle. Completely blue pour, light blue head. Nose is slightly sour, taste crisp with berry notes. Smooth finish, not as sour as expected. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2621) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. 2014 vintage. Pours reddish with small white head. Fruity, berries, blueberry, tartness, funky, some wood notes. Medium bodied. Refreshing, yet complex.

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