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


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RATINGS: 572   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"

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 Many thanks to Yesper for hooking me up with an ’07 vintage in our trade. A wonderful sour nose with plenty going on. Barnyard funk, faint blueberries, and a grassy character. Cloudy red color with plenty of head. Faint blueberry in an intensely sour body. More of that barnyard funk is present too. A smooth finish for something so tart. Second bottle. ’07 vintage. This continues to be my perfect fruit lambic. Well rounded and amazingly tart lambic body with plenty of blueberry flavor. Tastes not only of blueberry, but also possesses a vegetal flavor like they tossed the entire plant in there. Fantastic. 2009 Vintage, batch 4. A much darker color than my last two bottles, with a bit more head than usual. The head lasted a good 25 minutes, as some moron set off the fire alarmsI Very very tart with a strong blueberry flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Need re-rate this beer is perfect, a 5 indeed. 3rd Beer of the Beer Spot Tasting Sunday March 30th, 2008. Bottle via trade with Marilibusi, 2007 vintage, I brought this one. This was a fun beer to open, we popped the cap, and the cork rose on its own and flew up high, we didn’t loose a drop but it was a fun momentous opening. Pour red/pink with an off white head. Nose is sweet adn blueberry and super duper tart and really nice. Taste is full of blueberry, acidic and pucker. The taste is pure pure blueberry no fucking around like most blueberry beers. Taste is truly amazing, sweet blueberries, by far the best blueberry beer ever and probably my favorite lambic fruit I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrGGen (319) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2009
Colore rosa porpora come il succo di ciliegie non filtrato,schiuma rosea non spessa ma frizzante.Aroma di frutti di bosco, mirtilli maturi con sentori di ciliegia e mora. Il sapore è perfetto,ciliegie,limone che da acidità ricca di frutta. Perfettamente secco.Eccellente

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2010
75cl Bottle at home, Vintage 2010 (Batch 6). This is the best bottle of beer that I have ever had. I really could not find any reason to mark it down in any of the five sections. Aroma was very very funky and filled with farmyard smells. Appearance, doubt it could get any better. Taste, really fruity lambic with blueberrys lasting long into the finish. The sourness is there but its not harsh. Palate is soft and light, Carbonation is soft. Huge, massive thanks to Anker for this!!!!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
375 bottle, batch 5, thanks to alfrantzell, a generous guy and great friend! Well...what is there to say about this beer that hasn’t already been said by one person or another? The cork comes out with a slight pop, certainly not the great bang I was expecting, but nevertheless the beer is very properly carbonated. The pour is a gorgeous violet hue. The minute the bottle opened, I had a powerful rush of blueberries to the nostrils. The beer has a wonderful lactic quality to it, slight barnyard funk, and a very, very minor touch of acetic acid. Certainly, this nose is absolute perfection for a lambik, tart but not painfully so. The mouthfeel is divine, not champagne-like but also nowhere near flat. I used to prefer my lambik with a lot of carbonation, but this is just right. There’s a light berry sweetness leading the rush of flavors. The lactic tartness doesn’t come in until the middle of the palate, giving the mind plenty of time to reflect on what it’s like to taste a delicious blueberry cheesecake slice. The back of the palate is hit with the funk, the sour, and somehow, the lasting taste of blueberry. In the end, I am left wondering what else a person could possibly want from this beer. It perfectly melds rich and luscious fruit flavors with a tart but balanced palate, and it drinks really smoothly. Cantillon has reached true beer nirvana, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to drink such a (relatively) fresh and fine example.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jesperhammer (3622) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
02-MAR-2013, 2010 vintage 0,375 l bottle, @home, from Ølbutikken. Opened with Morten to celebrate a huge tax refund. I have been holding on to this bottle since release. How will it present itself? Pours slightly hazy red with lasting, lacing pink head. Aroma is blueberry, tart, gun powder - lactic, and funk. Taste the same. Mostly just pure blueberry juice. Quite full body, soft but still lively carbonation with a long tart and blueberry finish. My first perfect beer, my first perfect 5. Must seek out again:-) The perfect 5 may be influenced by the hype around the brew and/or the tax refund, but this IS the best beer I have had.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JK (5129) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 A rarity shared by the always generous Brewfiend. How the heck did you get this Brad? It pours a dark red color. Aroma of light fruit, yeast, and barnyard with some mold. Flavor combines all of those qualities with an incredible sour flavor. Very smooth. Some carbonation. Truly a work of art and I feel lucky to try it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Rating #1000. Been waiting a long time for this one- thanks Bo. Dark purple ruby pour with a one finger pink head. The aroma is simply otherworldly. Massive funk, horse taint, hay, farm, currant, and blueberry. My dear lord. Huge sour notes- lactic and acetic acids with one of the best funk profiles I’ve ever encountered. Blueberry and currant round out the fruit profile in the most wondrous way. Aftertaste of tannic blueberry skins. The palate is massively attenuated, dry, and creamy in its effervescence. The best beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tdtm82 (1313) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
Must emphasise that I don’t know the vintage but I would like to say a massive thank you to Mes for the courtesy of forwarding me his glass and also to Magic Dave for a glass I had at his tastings’ evening. Very soft acidic levels, probably the best acidic levels in a lambic I’ve ever had. Excellent balance, Good cherry-red appearance, lacing is good, tart, blueberries fantastic sour notes,, excellent bitterness, dry finish, very sour and tart and funky but what an amazing blend! This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Thank you so much and special thank you for Jean for the Cantillon experience I had yesterday.

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