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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5839) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Nicht das Beste, aber ein feines Lambic mit einigen schönen Momenten an Essig und einer feinen Fruchtigkeit. Dazu recht einfach zu trinken, etwas holzig, durchaus süffig. Gut.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (5840) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle from fonefan - many, many thanks, Jan! The lambik has got a hazy brownish-orange colour with a mild carbonation and medium body. Aroma of mild vinegar, woods, leather, berries. Taste of berries, nice acid, leather, gentle fruits, nuts, wine, plaster. Well balanced sourness. Enjoyed it a lot.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (980) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 8/8-15. Bottle [2015] from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Fruity, acidic and bretty with blueberries, lacto and some wood. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and bretty with blueberries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1748) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (375 ml) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. [ 2015 ]. Fruity and bretty with berries and blueberries, lacto, sour, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and bretty with blueberries.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (74) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle 2015 from ölbuttiken, copenhagen. Sour bretty lakto and blueberry aroma and taste. Dry sour finish. A very nice Beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vjohans (512) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2176) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (791) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1522) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (238) - 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!


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