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

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A 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 blueberries added. No vintage on the label.

2011 Vintage (batch 7) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles. No foil. Label reads "11".

2012 Vintage (batch 8) - 400 litre barrel with 100kg blueberries added. 37,5cl and 75cl bottles.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
This was great. Courtesy of a European Santa I believe. Nose is what you’ve heard - tart blueberry, vinegar, tannin, candi sugar. Color is a very fetching reddish purple with beautiful lacy violet head. Flavor is like the nose - like a thin, tart jam. Not the peppery, mouldy depth of a 3F Vintage, but formidable yeasty age plus very good fruit.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (778) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a deep ruby color with small pink foam. Aromas of funk, oak, must, and mixed berry smoothie. The palate is sour and acidic, with flavors of slight oak, lemon, very light blueberry, lighter red fruit, tannin, and acid. Finishes dry. I expected more blueberry in this one, but it’s still an excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imbibehour (2) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Poured from the bottle into a tumbler glass at Øltibukken store in Copenhagen Denmark. Vintage 2014, 375ml bottle. Big deep ruby red color like a gem. An absolute crystal clear gem, no hints of darker or lighter hues of different colors. Shines crystal clear. A faint pink head dissolves with a little bit of suds, but even manages some carbonation while in a simple conical tumbler. One of the most impressive colors on any beer I have ever seen. Doesn’t get any better for a lambic. Fascinating aroma. Bouquet fills with earth funky notes, slightly ashy but even more so with hints of garden mushroom and fresh tilled soil. Fruit angle is all over and surprisingly varied. Blueberries of course but also sour cherry, raspberry, even peach like fuzz which works out amazingly. THe first sip is exquisite. While the fruit comes nicely with funky aromas, there is a great melding sweetness of balsamic vinegar to match. It’s as if it is drizzled all over a salad bowl filled with fruits of cherry, blueberry and so forth. Great funk acid tones on this, with much of the earthy bouquet matching nicely. Everything is incredibly balanced with wild yeast taking the first notes, and fruit following with sweet acidic tones. Not quite Rodenbach sweetness but unique all it’s own. Extremely complex and balanced. The feel even for a lambic, does come off a little less impressive. Depth in malt even comes across light, but the flavors easily push through. Fun carbonation. Hinting at light seltzery qualities but never getting there from a large palate that is complex What more needs to be said? A great lambic, probably the best blueberry beer of any style by far I have ever had. Not my favorite Cantillon, but does this get any better? No, unequivocally not even close.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, vintage 14 @ Ølbutikken, København. Pours dark red with a small short lived head. Aroma is tart and funky, with plenty of berries, as well as horseblanket and some apple cider vinegar. Full body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is nice and fruity sourish with apple cider vinegar, blueberries and blackcurrants, as well as some funky fruitiness. Fabulous everlasting berry tartness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1376) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2010 750. Thanks Jeremy. Color is the inside of a blueberry. I guess amber. Lots of animal funk aroma, sour blueberry. Taste is medium sour blueberry. Good sour blueberry. Not too acidic. Solid but not worth the hype.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (190) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Smells sour with notes of berries and white wine. Taste is tart berry sour with a slight acetic/vinegar touch but not much. There was an odd musty/dusty sort of smell and taste to it which wasn’t bad per se but it was certainly odd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3349) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle shared among friends with thanks to Dylan! 2013 Vintage. Pours a beautiful rose purple, initially clear but clouding up as the sediment in the bottle is disturbed. Small pink head with decent lacing. Aroma is Cantillon funk all the way, plus some fruity blueberry notes. Flavor is dry and funky, basement, must, barnyard, with just a bit of fruit -- less than on the nose -- some oak tannins and viscous notes as well. Lightish body.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (1519) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Yeast and heavy blueberry flavor. The aroma is sour, yet hints of blueberry. Absolutely heavenly good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. A truly mouth orgasm. Clearly the best tasting beer I had drunk at very very long time. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2014
Bought at olbutikken in Copenhagen, had it right there in the shop. The most beautiful aroma, forest, berries, like a great rose meets a lambik. Taste is a little bit flat compared to the aroma, but give it a few years and it is probably going to be great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2870) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours dark purple, nose is quite tart, light blueberry, taste is dry and sour, fruity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (674) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours deep red with tiny lacings on top. Nose is full of blueberries, funk and some light vanilla sweetness. Taste has again loads of blueberries, bilberries and some barnyard notes. Very good!


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