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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 555   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"


Ljunkan's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ljunkan (530) - - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Bottled sample, thanks to Todeon and andersand. Pours a beutiful purple/red color with white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of bluberries and funk. Flavour is very fruity and of course tart with berries. Quite dry, but with some sweeter notes from the berries, some earthy and grassy notes even, and a balanced funkyness. Very good stuff indeed. More balanced than their standard kriek for example - though it’s still sour, it’s not as extreme and just utterly tasty.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (1195) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (100) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (462) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7068) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (784) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7366) - 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.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6837) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
375ml bottle @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen

2014 vintage - Pours deep red with a tiny head. Aroma of sour blueberries, earthy farmyard, some funky yeast and tartish notes. Taste is balanced, sweetish and sour with some blueberry juice notes, tart berries and funky yeast. Finish is smooth, sour and balanced with some tart blueberries and funky yeastiness. Balanced and tasty lambic. Top notch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (739) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2015
Bottle @ ølbutikken, with Lukas. Clear deep red, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, red berries, blueberries, tart, lime, . Taste, blueberries, red currant, cloud berries, lime, peber notes, tart sour, sweet strawberry notes. Dry mouth feel. fizzy. Low to medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1235) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2015
750ml bottle, 2011 vintage, graciously shared by Michael. Pours a deep ruby red color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, blueberry, some oak. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, oak, definitely some very nice blueberry flavor, tart lemon, with a blueberry, tart finish. Worth the wait.


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