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


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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A bilberry (European blueberry) lambic brewed exclusively with/for Řlbutikken, 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"

jarspag's rating

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
copestx (73) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2016
Bottles - 2011, 2014 and 2016, all had in the same vintage year. Classic Cantillon fruit lambic characteristics, with yeast, funk, lemon zest and acidic notes. Blueberry shines through differently depending on the vintage, most prominent for me in the ’16. Feels a bit heavier on the palate than other Cantillons like Fou Foune and their Kriek, which gives it its own feel. Top 3 Cantillon for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1187) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
(2015 375ml bottle @ Himmeriget, May 15 2016) Pours slightly hazed pink purple with a small pale pink head that lingers. Blueberry and currant jam, some fairly sharp lacto lemon and berry acidity, quite woody, a reasonable amount of the classic Cantillon funk, wet hay and barnyard aromas. On the palate it is really zesty lemon driven with a juice component as well. There is some tart berry character, sort of cran blueberry juice and light bodied red wine character. There’s a little horse blanket and hay that shows up in the middle of the sip but not very funky. Finish is light tart and drying with oak, a bit of berry skin, dry grass and a bit of orange peel. Mineral. Soft body and carb, smooth. Very nice fruit lambic, though not transcendent as the best fruited Cantillons are.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (906) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Rocznik 2013. Mocny aromat zagrodowy, skóra, siano, nutka słodkich jagód, octu winnego. Smak lekko kwaśny, mocno wytrawny z lekką goryczkă ziołową, cierpkie. W smaku skóra, skórka limonki, jagody, nutka octu winnego. W ustach bardzo wytrawnie, cierpko ale nie ściągająco. Posmak limonki, siana, młodych borówek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (201) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2025 bottle Pours a dark purple color with a pink head. Blueberry and currant nose. Thin mouthfeel chalky dry finish. Average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2016 A sokszor emlegetett animális illatok ezúttal számomra is kézzel foghatóvá váltak, ehhez hasonló buké valóban istállók környékén lelhető. Használt szalma, lópokróc, istálló hangulata: az alap tónusát adják a sörnek. Mindez ecetes gyümölcsösséggel karöltve, meggyes, zöldalmás, málnás, éretlen bogyós gyümölcsök jegyeivel elsimítva. Komplex ízélményt nyújt, vibrálóan savanykás zamatokkal, vad és fanyar gyümölcsösséggel, élénk karakterrel, száraz vörösboros kicsengéssel, majd egy mosdatlan utóízzel, melyet percekig elemezhetünk, s amelyre a vadélesztős ízjegyekhez nemigen szokott ízlelőbimbók talán választ sem találnak. Nem mondanám egysíkúnak semmiképpen, de némi plusz mélységet még szívesen felfedeztem volna. A felhajtást az ital körül persze megértem, de az én hazám az imperial stoutok világában van.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
coolunclesony (28) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
I never understood why this lambic should be rated among the best. It is nothing but an uncomplex sour ordinairy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark red pour with rose head. Aroma has sour yeasty notes and sweet berries. Taste is instantly sour with fresh touch of blueberries. Light body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
On tap @ Himmeriget. Hazy reddish brown with a tiny pink head. Fruity and sour tones. Blueberries, acid nad some wood. Medium body with a nice bitter / sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Aroma of malt and fruits. Hazy reddish brown appearance with a small white head. Medium-high sourness nicely balanced with fruits. Notes of blueberry. Medium-high full and creamy texture. Great lambic.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (1030) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to James, Zwanze 2014. 2013 vintage. Dark red/light purple, rose head. Aroma is sour blueberry, brett, grape, oak. Flavor is quite sour, fairly acidic, blueberry shines through. Decent carbonation, light body / fairly acidic.

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