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"

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3228) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
On tap @ Himmeriget. Hazy reddish brown with a tiny pink head. Fruity and sour tones. Blueberries, acid nad some wood. Medium body with a nice bitter / sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (288) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Aroma of malt and fruits. Hazy reddish brown appearance with a small white head. Medium-high sourness nicely balanced with fruits. Notes of blueberry. Medium-high full and creamy texture. Great lambic.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (994) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to James, Zwanze 2014. 2013 vintage. Dark red/light purple, rose head. Aroma is sour blueberry, brett, grape, oak. Flavor is quite sour, fairly acidic, blueberry shines through. Decent carbonation, light body / fairly acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Deep purplish red, purple lacing. Blueberry, funk, some wood. Tart, fruity, and a bit acidic. Lively carb, lightish body, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (541) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
Aroma of blackcurrants, bilberries, raisins, light barnyard. Taste is blackcurrant up front, with a earthy bilberry pie kind of thing mixed up with cantillon funk. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Entering Ølbutikken july 25th 2015, just a week after the 2015 release of Blåbær, we had a tiny hope the beer was still availible. Past the table,heading for the fridge to the right, it stood there alone on the shelf. One single 750ml bottle of Blåbær. Yes! So, does it live up to the hype, or is it just a really nice lambiek with bleberries added? Deep ruby with a tiny pink head it looks beautiful in the glass. Strong sour aroma with a heavy blueberry presence. I’ve had lots of blueberry beers, brewing it myself too, and one thing common for all of them is that the blueberry aroma and taste is hard to capture in full. Not in this one though, here the blueberries shine through and taste actual blueberries, together with the pleasant funky and sour Cantillon taste. I can only can conclude that the hype is justified, this is probably the best berry beer I’ve had ever!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
On tap at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Fruity and tart smell with blueberries. Similar taste. It lacks something in the flavour profile, some depth is missing. Not as good as the hype makes it out to be, there are other Cantillons that are allot better. Still a very nice beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (721) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
At himmelriget Aroma of lambic, blueberries forest Purple nice small head Taste lambic sour cellar, fresh forest and berries Hint of bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (3828) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Pours hazy red with low white head. Aroma of blueberries, cherries, bretta, red grapes. Taste is rich blueberry tart with mellow berry sweet finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6233) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap@ himmeriget. Vintage 2014. Deep pinkish color, pink head. Blueberry smoothie, mild tartness. Flavor has blueberries, tartness. Funk. Nicely balanced. Worth the hype.

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