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

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RATINGS: 528   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.


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4.9
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared among friends with thanks to Dylan! 2013 Vintage. Pours a beautiful rose purple, initially clear but clouding up as the sediment in the bottle is disturbed. Small pink head with decent lacing. Aroma is Cantillon funk all the way, plus some fruity blueberry notes. Flavor is dry and funky, basement, must, barnyard, with just a bit of fruit -- less than on the nose -- some oak tannins and viscous notes as well. Lightish body.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (1397) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Yeast and heavy blueberry flavor. The aroma is sour, yet hints of blueberry. Absolutely heavenly good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. A truly mouth orgasm. Clearly the best tasting beer I had drunk at very very long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5lickv1c (111) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2014
Bought at olbutikken in Copenhagen, had it right there in the shop. The most beautiful aroma, forest, berries, like a great rose meets a lambik. Taste is a little bit flat compared to the aroma, but give it a few years and it is probably going to be great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark purple, nose is quite tart, light blueberry, taste is dry and sour, fruity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours deep red with tiny lacings on top. Nose is full of blueberries, funk and some light vanilla sweetness. Taste has again loads of blueberries, bilberries and some barnyard notes. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1384) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Ruby body with a medium pale pink head that slowly fades. Light lacing. Aroma of strawberry jam, rose petals and yeast. Flavour of tart red berries, rosé wine and tannins. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Interesting and complex for a 5.0% ABV beer. Not my favourite beer style though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to onkelgobber!, MAD tasting. Pours purple with a pink head. Lovely looking beer for sure. Light blueberry aromas, sourness, earthy. Taste is sharp sour, fruity. Vinous, light a sparkling, dry, fruit-wine. Interesting, glad I got to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
75cl bottle at beer nerd gathering at Appellation Wines Comely Bank, 28.08.14. Thanks to onkelgobber. Appearance - plum in colour with a creamy head that thins fairly quickly. Nose - initially wild yeast dominates the fruit which is tight like a young red Burgundy wine. Returning after an hour, the blueberries are out in all their glory. Taste - again, initially this has dry leafy tannins like a young tannic wine. There is also high acidity. You’re required to search for the fruit. Then returning after an hour, the blueberry has taken centre stage and the tight tannins have relaxed while the tangy acidity is still there. Palate - initially a tight and tannic beer with high acidity. The texture is tight and the finish is long and dry. After breathing, the fruit comes forward. Overall - recommend this is decanted to bring out the best experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (2331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Looks the part, purple with pink head. Funky earthy aroma, very little fruit. Taste is lightly funky, wineous, earthy. Lightly sour, bone dry. Decent but lacks a bit of bang

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (366) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Drink in at ølbutikken. Pours Dark, hazy red with almost no head. Aroma has lots of Blueberry, blackberry and red grapes. Packed with fruits. Taste has both sweet and sour/dry fruit and sour vinegar notes. The blueberries are really subtile. It tastes like it contains lots of Them, but that they are unripe and rather weak in the taste. Vinous fruityness. Fairly full body and lively carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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