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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oj83 (12) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
2010 75cl bottle. Well what can I say that everyone hasn’t already said. The beer pours deep purple with plenty of carbonation; there is enough funk and horse blanket to set up your own imaginary farm. The taste has a perfect sourness level with plenty of Bret and fresh Blueberries and a soft mouth feel. Only problem with this beer is that it goes down far to easy, you try and savour it but before you know its all gone and you are left wanting more. My favourite beer to date, massive thanks to traPISSED and Anker for getting me this one.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 750 ml 2007 vintage bottle thanks to daknole. Opened before the last Jackie O’s trip. Tart blueberries with a complete balance of funk. One of the best ive had to date. thanks man!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Shared with friends 2009 Vintage 750ML format. Enjoyed in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Dark plum and raspberry appearance. Minor line of carbonation.

S - Wow. Intense scent. Tons of blueberry. Big oakiness. Super tart nose back of the throat. Very very sweet. This smells wonderful.

T - Holy moly. This is an incredible beer. Gigantic up-front tartness with a barrel of blueberries. Nice. Just fantastic.

M - 20% carbonation on the mouth feel. Oily and slick and super tart. Very balanced dry finish.

O - 98/100. All aspects of this beer are great. I’m in love. Very nice and very enjoyable.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday! Batch 4. A: This brew pours a stunning shade of deep blue, bordering on purple, with radiant crimson hues that give the beer a brilliant appearance. Sitting atop the liquid is a thick layer of lilac colored bubbles. The head retention is something to behold. I have never seen a head camp out for this duration of time, most especially on any Cantillon offering. I’m not sure if it’s ever going to fade. S: Distinctive and easily recognizable as Cantillon. Tart fruits and barnyard funk aromas. It’s difficult to single out blueberries, though the overall aroma is fantastic. T: Sour blueberries as fresh as they can be, balanced with enough tartness to make the beer utterly slammable. Wow. This beer is just phenomenal. M: The feel is a bit on the thin side. If it was perhaps a tad thicker, maybe it could be even more tart and fruity? D: I truly wish this was more available. Definitely one of the best beers I have ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (424) - - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. A huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing this. Pours a slightly translucent soft reddish purple with lasting head of large off white bubbles. Deep red hues on the glass when backlit. A truly beautiful beer. Aroma is sour, tangy dark fruits, with blueberries muted overall in the complexity. Taste is amazing: fresh, sour blueberries with a lip-smacking tartness. Thin to medium body. Truly outstanding. From notes November 7, 2009.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Big thanks go to Rastacouere for sending over a bottle of this when he was in Denmark. 2006 vintage, bottled in 2007.

Gorgeous light purple, almost rosée colored brew topped by a pinkish head that was pretty generous for Lambic, let alone a Cantillon.
That telltale barnyard funky aroma was all wet hay and dirty stables, with a very assertive fruit character that oscillated between raspberries, rhubarb and strawberries.
Carbonation was not as prickly as other fruit lambic I’ve tried, and the fruit is definately in the forefront here, and it’s all blueberry, but the kind that just a bit unripe, when they’re sort of greenish blue. I can’t tell you if they were like that when they brewed this, but it certainly worked out extremely well. The acidity seemed somehow separated from the flavor, as if every sip came with two acts, the flavorful rush of fruit flavor, then acidity, that was drying and refreshing - sounds contradictory, but it isn’t - but was at a very sustained level, not as massive and brutal as some of the other fruit lambics. It was probably one of the most balanced lambics I’ve ever sampled. Lord knows people have tried and failed to make good blueberry Beers, but this style seems like a perfect fit. It went down insanely well, and was an absolute orgasmic match with trappist-made chocolate-dipped blueberries I just happened to have (it’s the season here in Quebec). This one is a masterpiece.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle huge thanks to Jens, rbesg07. Ian said it smells like shit, and i can see where he’s copming from but there is lots of blueberry cantillon funk also, an intresting and different aroma from cantillon. Taste is amazing so funky cantillon, blueberry is very subtile but its there to be found, my god i want as much of this as humanly possible!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Wow, the Blueberry aromas are blowing out of the bottle as soon as it was popped – 37,5cl 2007 – Beautiful deep Danish mailbox red body with a huge fine bubbled dark pink head; Incredible nose that only has one small drawback and it is a very little lack of power, there where actually more aroma when the bottle was popped (the aroma is bigger then in almost every Geuze, I just expect a lot). What there is is great, deep, complex and incredibly balanced. Danish blueberry is not a powerful aromatic berry and I guess that is why it fits so well in the Geuze, the clear soft aroma of the blueberry meat meets the sharper fruity aromas of the geuze perfectly and the earthy aroma of the small flower at the tip of the blueberry meet the barrel aroma of the Geuze perfectly. Great choice of berry, great nose; The body is perfect, a little softer and fuller then the usual very sharp body of the geuze from Cantillon, it has a great big soft small bubbled carbonation and a very clear acid bite, both a little soft from the fruity blueberry but also citric sharp, perfect; It moves smoothly into a very long finish that starts with even more blueberry aromas then in the nose, strangely enough the blueberry skin is very present here, a very mellow acid bite moves along side a little sweetness into lots of late barrel and overripe apple aromas. Great beer, so very, very near prefect that the small flaws shoudnt even be mentioned. Thanks!!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Hell yes. Bottle from Theis. Pours a deeply beautiful blood red, with a wispy head that hardly lasts a minute. Succulent, blisteringly tart aroma, great bretty notes and a decent complexity. The greatness in the flavor, though. A huge tartness is accompanied by the lightest touch of sweetness from the blueberries, and all the wonderful fruity tastes they provide. A bit puckering in the finish, with a light butteriness that makes the beer just slide through the mouth. Tastes a lot like a blue warhead. None of the harsh mineraliness that I often get from Cantillon. Amazing stuff!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonefan (34595) - 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


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