mdfb79 (8) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
vtafro (2828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 batch 2 bottle thanks jan. Ruby pour with pink head. Blueberry and raspberry tart aromas. Very tart finish, blueberry and other tart fruit flavors.
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour cherry, lemon, lighter sweet blueberry, sweet tarts, and funk/must. It pours a pinkish-purple with a small pink head that eventually fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry and sour cherries. The finish has lemon, funk, citrus, and a hint light cork. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is excellent, but there are more accessible Cantillons that are as good or better.
bruxellover (16) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bubbles pale orange slight cloudy ...had blueberries added, very nice simmetry, with fruit and sourness. Been by many times. Always a little different but always good.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at Mikkeller Bar (Viktoriagade) Three Floyds Takeover. Thanks Ariel for your efforts, thanks Dina for sharing this one. Pours purple with a nice head, amazing aroma of blueberry, brett, delicate and complex, flavor is sourish with blueberry and barnyard, full bodied, outstanding.
RussianDragon (305) - - MAY 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. A huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this. Pours a slightly translucent soft reddish purple with lasting head of large off white bubbles. Deep red hues on the glass when backlit. A truly beautiful beer. Aroma is sour, tangy dark fruits, with blueberries muted overall in the complexity. Taste is amazing: fresh, sour blueberries with a lip-smacking tartness. Thin to medium body. Truly outstanding. From notes November 7, 2009.
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2012. Tart and sour with blueberry seeds and a deep almost murky fruitiness and a slight bitter twist at the end. Hyped, yes. great beer, even more so.
OmegaX (1208) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Good funky aroma, light fruity notes, though I couldn’t tell it was blueberry. Big funky notes. Horse blanket. Color was nice - a dirty pinky color. Flavor is over the top funk, a hint of fruit, and more funk. Very overpowering funk. It was good to try once but not worth going through the trouble to obtain again.
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have sampled many Blåbær vintages over the years, fresh and aged, adhering to the old adage "fresh is best" seems to bode well most times. However, with the 2009 II, it seems age has done quite well having sampled at least yearly since and seeing an upward trajectory in terms of taste. 2010 and 11 were great fresh, and 12 was very fruity and had a welcome earthy presence. 2013 has largely been a disappointment, too much earthiness/dirt and needs perhaps a while to figure itself out. Another example of a fruit lambic where vintage makes a vast difference in terms of overall experience.
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t see how this helps to promote lambic. I see that it helps to promote you, but that’s not enough for me.
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Med ölföreningen, vintage 2013 köpt på Ölbutikken. Smak och doft av fina blåbär, slånbär, jäst, skog och lingonris. Sträv, torr och kärv. Hypad men kanske förtjänar detta då här finns riktigt fina blåbärstoner.