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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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"


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
2010 Bottle. With all the hype I didnt think this beer could impress. It did. Pours opaquely blue with a pink head and a funky sour nose nose. Earthy, leather, lactic sour taste. Some tart sweetness with a massive fruity body that doesnt thin out. Light to medium carbonation. Absolutely fantastic.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogp04 (21) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2010
375 ml Batch 6 courtesy of Daknole !! A: pours an amazing deep purple, with a cream and purple colored small head. Able to see through the beer when held to the light. S: smells of the distinct cantillon funk. Pure lambic all the way. Notes of lactic acid, freshly picked tart blueberries/raspberries. Musty wet hay, earthy horseblanket funk. T: similar to the smell in that it’s cantillon all the way. Tart Blueberries, lacto, earthiness, light oak, tannic blueberry skins, very vinous and similar to red wine. Finishes nice and dry. M: extremely drinkable. Not too berry sweet and not way too sour either. Great lively mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry with a great lingering tannic blueberry and sour lambic flavor. D: could drink this all day everyday if I didn’t end up with massive heartburn !

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Rating #2500! 12/17/10. Bottle shared with huge thanks to Keith (fata2683) before he moved to AZ! Nice purple and brown pour with a nice solid white head that is fluffy but goes fast. Big funky aroma with soapy fruits, tannic fruit skins, and yeast. Huge puckering sour flavor that lingers with huge blueberry skin... I’m very impressed by the sourness without huge acid and vinegar. Amazing!

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
AdamChandler (4507) - 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 (3443) - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (2784) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2009 vintage bottle pour shard by Diceman. Thanks for this unexpected surprise. What a beer this is. Rating from notes. Pours a thick bright swirling purple color. If i didn’t know better I would think somebody was using water color paint in this glass. Beautiful color for sure. Huge sour cherry, blueberry, and blackberry for the most part. I pick up a stronger blackberry than anything else, even though I know what’s here. Huge sour fruit finish. Damn. Awesome beer here.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vjohans (700) - 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

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bikeclj (18) - Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
An absolutely wonderful beer. A smooth tartness with very balanced blueberry flavor complements. It's like popping a fresh blueberry in your mouth. It dances on your tongue and makes you wish it wasn't as rare as it is. No head and lightly carbonated. This beer was and treat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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