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


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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vjohans (482) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at ølbutikken 2015 vintage Amazing smell of blueberries and cantillon housesmell barnyard, hay, earthy, tartyhazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Simply fantastic wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2103) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2015 2015 edition. Dark red with a small pink head. Lots of blueberries and nicely balanced sourness. Some oak, must, light funk too but the berries are dominating which is great. Fine, relatively soft carbonation, quite some sweetness but all comes together well. Tasty and a lot better than I remember it. Still it is a bit too lemony sour for my taste, but the carbonation, mouthfeel and soft blueberry touch makes it an enjoyable drink.

Tried the 2014 edition a couple of weeks later. No lemony sourness and more dry which suits my taste better. Then again the berries had faded some, so not as much blueberry delight, so I guess the overall would be the same. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (705) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Blåbær street tasting 2015. Pours hazy reddish with a small pink head. Aroma of sour Berrys, blueberry, cherry, barnyard, funk. Taste is berrys, slight wood, sour, tart, barnyard, light sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1501) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Another beer I never expected to try, but thanks to the generosity of RBians here it is. Huge thanks to DicemanSTL for sharing this 2009 bottle at a tasting in May. From notes. Cloudy purple pour with a ring of white head. Aroma brings blueberry (which surprises me given the age), funk, and that Cantillon combo of feet, cheese, and diapers (perfect example here of a disconnect between the descriptors, which sound absolutely revolting, and the actual sensory experience, which was heavenly -- next time I’m going to a thesaurus to find appealing poop adjectives). Taste: Again, blueberry is still surprisingly potent. This is funky with a moderate sweetness and surprisingly smooth, rounded, refined tartness (while still maintaining its punch). Overall: Lovely. Thanks again, Dice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark purple with pink head. Aroma is blueberries, raspberries, red wine barrel and barnyard funk. The fruits remain bright for a three year old lambic, almost jammy. Taste is lactic and citric sourness, blueberries remain very present. Mouthfeel is relatively rich and medium carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (2192) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 2012 vintage bottle tracked down by Tommy, infinite thanks Tom!! Pours a nice purple like I imagined with a pinkish head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of light funk but primarily juicy berries. Taste is of blueberries as well throughout the glass and lightly citric. Surprisingly, the sourness level is just perfect and blueberries seem to be one of the best fruits for a fruit lambic. Vinous. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall an amazing fruit lambic, pretty much as good as it will ever get for me!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
2012 vintage. pours unclear bright purple-pink with a small pinkish cap, nicely lacing. fruity and juicy blueberries, chewy fruits, leathery red fruitiness, astringent wood, mint freshness, leaves, light acidity - on-the-spot, very nice flora. average carbonation, light body; dry, tart, woody and fruity-spicy finish. very solid fruit lambic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (1356) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2009 vintage bottle pour shard by Diceman. Thanks for this unexpected surprise. What a beer this is. Rating from notes. Pours a thick bright swirling purple color. If i didn’t know better I would think somebody was using water color paint in this glass. Beautiful color for sure. Huge sour cherry, blueberry, and blackberry for the most part. I pick up a stronger blackberry than anything else, even though I know what’s here. Huge sour fruit finish. Damn. Awesome beer here.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Not much to be said that has not already been said. Phenomenal. Leathery spicy brite dark fruits, blueberry slight cherry. Bret oak and funk. Balanced on all ends. Finishes with a complex dry flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (557) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep rubinred with short lasting pink head, clear and fuzzy. Aroma is yammy, blueberry, ribena, ripe berries, funk and leather, lime and slight salty cheese. Taste is very tart and blueberries all over. Sour and salty, astringent to the bone, fruity brett, funk, ribbon, redcurrant, deep and complex, oak and vanilla. Fizzy body and super dry. Yammy fruity finish.

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