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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   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
drowland (6765) - 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 (3521) - 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 (2945) - 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 (574) - - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (1981) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (1260) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goldorak (438) - 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 (5595) - 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!


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