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Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
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RATINGS: 550   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7248) - 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 (6725) - 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 (4504) - 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 (738) - 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 (1219) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5151) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2007 bottle thanks to mlunger at RBWG. Pours a cloudy purple with small off white head. The aroma is a strong funk, blueberry, vinegar. Thin mouth with nice tart blueberry, light funk and earth, oak tannin, held up very well, really enjoyed this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DesertDevil (619) - Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2010 bottle (thank you for opening this one, daknole). Odd phenolic aroma of burnt polypropylene tarp, mild musty blueberry, and slightly rotten wood. Pours a light violet with slight sediment. The plastic aroma carries over to the taste with wet Band-aid, tart blueberry, moldy fruit skin, and acrid smoke. Super dry finish. Sadly, this bottle is well past its prime.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnrider (19) - San Sebastian, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2015
2014 bottle, at the shop in Copenhagen. Simply delicious, funky sour barn smell from the glass, but it drinks so smoothly, you just want more. Possibly the best vintage yet?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2013 vintage. At Matt’s to kick off the new year. Pours dark raspberry rose with white head. Aroma is Cantillon funk, watery. Taste is classic Cantillon funk, watery, not much else. Not amazing. I hear the other bars are much better, but this was disappointing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5947) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle at Franks (huge thanks to whoever brought this). Pours a hazy golden orange-pink body with thin bubbly white lacing. Nose is full of tart blueberry, citrus fruits, sour peach, fruit seeds, light jam/marmalade character and light sour bread. Mouthfeel is wonderful -soft and light-bodied with medium tartness and light acidity; notes of tart blueberry pie, fruit skins, funk, sour citrus fruits, cherry pie, light cheesy flavor and soft mineral character. This is an incredibly perfected fruit lambic.


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