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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
2009 vinage shared by Justin at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom. Hmmmm, well, to start ... this thing blew up after opening. Gusher x 10. A gorgeous looking beer (I see this word a lot in its reviews, but it’s the most fitting) ... but the flavor is not nearly what I was expecting. I couldn’t pick out too much blueberry (very faint), nor much funk to speak of. This actually fairly easy to drink w/ a quickly fading sour finish. Wasn’t stomach churning by any means. Are the ratings rarity driven? Is the ’09 batch not up to par? Granted, by rating will just about match the avg, but I guess I was expecting more? Officially a let down and not worth the hassle of obtaining. Thanks bro!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (171) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours hazy dark red with a pinkish head. Aroma; Hay, blue berries, vinegar, apples and funk Flavour; Blue berries, apples, tart with some earth, wood and tart tones

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (369) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Deep purple, light pink head that disappears fast N: Funk, cheese, berries, menthol, "urine" in a good way!? T: Funk, blueberry, lemon, green apples O: Lost lots of the blueberry, not at all like the fresh. Still freaking awesome! Great flavours even though less of the blueberry. Awesome beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (5784) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
Tap (yes tap)@Himmerriget, Copenhagen - (2015 vintage) deep dark fuzzy scarlet red coloured pour with pink head. Aroma and taste is berry fruity with blueberry prominence, ripe berry skin, fruity jammy berry fruits, funky farmyard nuances, hints of oak wood, tart fruity and delicate on the palate, lingering berry fruity finish. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1190) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
(15 cl pour from tap @ Himmeriget; 2015 vintage) Served at fridge temperature but left to sit in the glass for ten minutes to properly appreciate the aroma. I’ve long abstained from imbibing this beverage knowing that I haven’t really developed a palate capable of appreciating spontaneously fermented beers that well. However, this offer was too good to pass on. The glass is a small footed tulip and the colour of the lambic is difficult to ascertain as the sun has set and we only have candlelights and weak spotlights by the bar. It does look like it has a Syrah-like reddish purplish hue with a little head that is somewhat lighter. As you tilt the glass the beverage seems to draw little curtains of lace. Good retention and regeneration. Aroma seems to be mostly funk at this point at least when contrasted with the Amorosa of similar vintage in the glass next to it. The funk seems to me to have soft notes of barnyard. On the palate the beverage strikes you as bone dry with a disciplined tart expression that seems rather ’clean’ and well-defined making it rather easy on the stomach. Carbonation doesn’t seem to play much of a role here. Halfway through the glass and having swirled it once I manage to catch a hint of blueberry in the aroma but it’s elusive. To be honest 15 cl was the perfect amount for me. Enough to appreciate the experience while still leaving space to enjoy other beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (713) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
750 mL bottle. 2012 bottle. Originally reviewed 6/15/2013. Deep red, purple body. Nice white head. Collar lasts forever. The blueberry aroma comes out a lot, but it’s got a green character to it. Nice funk and acidity. Taste is also very green. Funky and a nice blueberry flavor. Graininess and sourness. Finishes with a nice fruity flavor blended into a sour bite Spritzy carbonation. Medium to light body. I hoped the fruit character would be incredible, but it’s very vegetal. Fou’Foune is better, but this is a great lambic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrumpyOldTroll (55) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
A nice complex fruit flavor that fades over time and is replaced by horse blanket. A solid beer and very pleasant to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertDale (4752) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos! Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small pinkish head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is fruit, tart blueberries, funk, earth, and wood. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
shared bottle, poured a deep dark red colour with a small pink head on top. sour dark blueberries, hay, rosebottle. berries, pie, barnyard, and blueberry juice, spiced yeast, citrus, lot of barnyard, earth notes, blueberries makes the base even more sour. def. not one of the best fruited cantillon lambics, bit to hyped i think

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bikeclj (17) - 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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Had many of the vintages as I used to live right by there. Usually pours a dark blue violet. Quick reducing white head. Aroma of ripe blueberries and then funk barnyard and old oak with some musty barnyard. Great mouthfeel of initial fruit sweetness then dry and tart. The finish is earthy and leathery with blueberries present.


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