RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Dunt's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (286) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 2011 vintage, generously provided by Rich. Thanks a bunch for sharing this treat Rich! No head on the pour, but it is a beautiful deep purple red in color. It is slightly hazy in clarity, it looks stunning. For being a year old at this point, there is still quite a bit of blueberry in the nose, much more than I remember when I originally tried this last year. Plump blueberries and some yogurt character. Blueberry is a little more subdued in the flavor, but is still quite present. There is also lemon rind, oak, and a generous amount of funk. Light mouthfeel, good acidity, lower carbonation, and a moderate lingering finish. One of the better fruit lambics Cantillon makes, but in term of fruit lambics I think I still prefer Fou Foune, Saint Lamnivus, and Lou Pepe Kriek.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells sour with notes of berries and white wine. Taste is tart berry sour with a slight acetic/vinegar touch but not much. There was an odd musty/dusty sort of smell and taste to it which wasn’t bad per se but it was certainly odd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3159) - 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 (1408) - 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 (112) - 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 (2299) - 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 (598) - 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 (1394) - 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 (3371) - 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 (2574) - 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 (2333) - 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 53


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50