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

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RATINGS: 525   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 75cl. @ home.

[ My Rating #4000 ].. After drinking so many bottles of this very very nice beer I manage also to make a rating of it ..
Light unclear medium to dark red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light red head. Aroma is blueberries - berry sour - tart, wood, horse blanket - barnyard, acdic. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. It is awesome .. very very nice and complex and again easy to drink and very refreshing... ;o)) (050708)
8-5-10-5-19

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear light dark red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white pink head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy berry, wood, moderate barnyard, blueberries - berry sour. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120127]
8-5-9-4-17

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, 2007. Pours hazy reddish and with a lacing pink head. Sulphor and berry aroma, dry. Dry woody and berry fruity flavour. Very classic Cantillon sour sulphorish at first. Adds a solid blueberry smooth flavour. Gains some classic dry brett flavour towards the finish and makes me shiver. Ends with a dry woody and sourish/citric. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Celebration rating #9000. Bottled. I’ve waited the longest time to rate this beer - first time I tried it was in January 2006 - thank Jeppe, but now the beer has been released and the occasion is right. I try the 2005 and 2007 vintages side by side.

First impression is how much color it has lost from 2005 till now. The 2005 version is pinkish-orange with a slight haze and next to no head (2), while the 2007 is deep red and very hazy wiht a huge pinkish head (4). The aroma is much more alike for the two vintages; it is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, wood, stables, and berries, I find the aroma of the 2007 vintage a bit more powerful, but this is probably because of the head retention. The flavor is somewhat different - I find the biggest difference in the tartness, where the 2005 vintage is way tarter than the 2007 - and much tarter than I remember my sample from January 2006, but besides the tartness it has notes of berries - can’t really tell that it is blueberries though, wood, vinegar, hay, and barnyard - in the 2005 also some notes of fruit vinegar and stronger in the wood. I think all in all I prefer the 2007 slightly over the 2005.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Vintage 2007. Pours a very cloudy reddish colour with a small, reddish head. Very sour and delicious Brett aroma with a fruity touch. Medium body, notes of almond and marzipan while the fruitiness is rather downplayed. Lots of sour Brett accents. Acidic, astringent finish yet still amazingly well balanced. 220308

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. 2007-edition. Hazy dark red coloured with a medium sized pink head. The aroma is dominated by berries with notes of brett and wood. Light acidic flavour of berries, wood and brett. Tart finish of berries and wood. Very drinkable Cantillon-lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Bottled (rating #3000, 375ml big thanks to Jeppe for this one!). Nice bloodred colour without any bigger head. Aroma is very sour fruits, but not as much blueberries in this one as the 750ml Jeppe shared at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation (which he said wasn’t rateable). Flavour is smooth sourness along with a lot of berryishness (but I couldn’t make out the blueberries...). Almost like more red berries... Still a pleasant thing though!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19334) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Dark red, rich pink head. Citric Cantillon-style acidity dominates the nose, tart blueberries stay one step back. Unusually soft for a bottled Cantillon. Has an evident fruit component, but it would be hard to pinpoint that it was blueberries. Finishes with the regular Cantillon-style freshening acidity.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Batch 3. Pours a reddish color with a small slightly pinkish of-white head. Has a fruity tart blueberry aroma. Fruity tart berry and blueberry flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity tart berry finish wit some hints of citrus and blueberry in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 2013-08-08, vintage 2013; 37.5cl bottle, corked, 7-5-7-3-15=37
The ruby red color is cloudy, with pink head, short lived. The smell of cellar tends to show feety traits, with light berry fruitiness; interesting but not exciting (7.4 points). Nice mouthfeel, lean, with controlled carbonation; the acidity level is moderate, the fuity presence is minimal (much less than required, and with poor, moldy character); what really stands out here is the chalky astringency.
A good beer, but frankly I would always take a kriek over this one.

2007-10-28, vintage 2007; 37.5cl bottle, corked, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Huge foamy pink head that leaves below a cloudy ruby color, with a nitro-like effect. Excellent aroma, mixing in a perfect way the delicate cellar and sweat smell of a lambic with the fruits; citrus fruits too; later, the cellar and cobwebs aroma wins. Good mouthfeel, most of the carbonation is gone with the foam; the blueberry (with a flavor that is similar to the syrup, but not as much sweet) manages to cut most harsh sides of the lambic, and the result is a very vinous drink, with a limited sourness; it’s quite astringent as well. Very good, and quite original.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2008
Bottle at RBESG 07... No idea how i missed entering this one ...Deep Hazy Burgandy ... quite fizzy ... sour sharp fruit ... couldnt detect any blueberries... Just wasnt my thig


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