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


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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"

KAME's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 Placeholder until a re-rate. Had a bottle from what I believe was March 2009, Batch 4?. Very disappointing and nothing like I remembered. Now I need to drink a bottle from the cellar (Batch 002) and hope to erase this bad memory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (231) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark purple with pink head. Aroma is blueberries, raspberries, red wine barrel and barnyard funk. The fruits remain bright for a three year old lambic, almost jammy. Taste is lactic and citric sourness, blueberries remain very present. Mouthfeel is relatively rich and medium carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (2086) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 2012 vintage bottle tracked down by Tommy, infinite thanks Tom!! Pours a nice purple like I imagined with a pinkish head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of light funk but primarily juicy berries. Taste is of blueberries as well throughout the glass and lightly citric. Surprisingly, the sourness level is just perfect and blueberries seem to be one of the best fruits for a fruit lambic. Vinous. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall an amazing fruit lambic, pretty much as good as it will ever get for me!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
2012 vintage. pours unclear bright purple-pink with a small pinkish cap, nicely lacing. fruity and juicy blueberries, chewy fruits, leathery red fruitiness, astringent wood, mint freshness, leaves, light acidity - on-the-spot, very nice flora. average carbonation, light body; dry, tart, woody and fruity-spicy finish. very solid fruit lambic.

   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.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (494) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep rubinred with short lasting pink head, clear and fuzzy. Aroma is yammy, blueberry, ribena, ripe berries, funk and leather, lime and slight salty cheese. Taste is very tart and blueberries all over. Sour and salty, astringent to the bone, fruity brett, funk, ribbon, redcurrant, deep and complex, oak and vanilla. Fizzy body and super dry. Yammy fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7578) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle - 75cl - Vintage 2012 - Nice blueberry and grape notes. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Light blueberry, some rubber, acid and funk notes. There is some other nondescript berry notes in the background as well. Blueberry really shines in the nose, but isn’t as prominent in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2015
v2014 375ml bottle at Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Red brown color with small pink head that quickly disappears. Funky fruity aroma, berries, wood, barnyard notes. Sweet, light bitter and light acidic funky fruity taste. Light to medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
375 ml bottle (2014 vintage) @ Ölbutiken, Copenhagen.
Pours clear dark red color with a very small pink head. Sourish dark raspberries and bilberries on the nose, some yeast notes and gooseberries. Flavor of bilberries and faint rose hip, some yeast and spices with earth and wooden notes. Not overly sour palate, just right, balanced and tasty, though not quite worth the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
37.5 cl bottle vintage 2014 @ Ølbutikken. Aroma has blueberry juice, earthy notes and mild grapefruit tones. Flavour has somewhat aggressive tartness and sourness in the beginning, but it fades soon to bilberry juice with earthy notes. Dry finish with hints of milk. Surprisingly mild, I expected more. Gets a bit more sour at the end of the glass.

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