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


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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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"

tom10101's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (4898) - Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 28-10-2012: Bottle (750 ml) 2009. Traded by urbancaver, thanks Cam! Pinkish/red with purple reflects (the last pour was deep purple) with a small persistent white/pinkish head and good lacing. There was still plenty of blueberries in the aroma with the usual Cantillon barnyard and wild notes and hints of wood. Unlike the other ratings I’ve saw here, I found the blueberries to be more present (and fresher) in taste than in the aroma. Agressive Cantillon-style barnyard/leather taste with nice wood notes. Dry, acidic and astringent mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is the best fruited lambic I’ve tasted so far (closely followed by Saint-Lamvinus)! 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4

21-04-2013: Bottle (375 ml) 2012 vintage. Shared by Jeffo, thanks. Hazy reddish purple with a small pinkish head and little lacing. Aroma is of blueberry skin with light citris/lemony notes. Quite smooth on acidity. Taste is also of blueberry skin with some barnyard notes and a light but sticky herbal finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. If I remember correctly, the blueberries were much brighter in the ’09 vintage we had last year. It’s still very blueberry forward, but not explosive. Really a long lasting blueberry skin aroma and taste. Good balance. Very nice lambic, just not as mindblowing as I remembered. 4-8-8-4-17 = 4.1

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3332) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Entering Ølbutikken july 25th 2015, just a week after the 2015 release of Blåbær, we had a tiny hope the beer was still availible. Past the table,heading for the fridge to the right, it stood there alone on the shelf. One single 750ml bottle of Blåbær. Yes! So, does it live up to the hype, or is it just a really nice lambiek with bleberries added? Deep ruby with a tiny pink head it looks beautiful in the glass. Strong sour aroma with a heavy blueberry presence. I’ve had lots of blueberry beers, brewing it myself too, and one thing common for all of them is that the blueberry aroma and taste is hard to capture in full. Not in this one though, here the blueberries shine through and taste actual blueberries, together with the pleasant funky and sour Cantillon taste. I can only can conclude that the hype is justified, this is probably the best berry beer I’ve had ever!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5328) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
On tap at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Fruity and tart smell with blueberries. Similar taste. It lacks something in the flavour profile, some depth is missing. Not as good as the hype makes it out to be, there are other Cantillons that are allot better. Still a very nice beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malin_aiisa (642) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
At himmelriget Aroma of lambic, blueberries forest Purple nice small head Taste lambic sour cellar, fresh forest and berries Hint of bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (3621) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Pours hazy red with low white head. Aroma of blueberries, cherries, bretta, red grapes. Taste is rich blueberry tart with mellow berry sweet finish. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (5861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap@ himmeriget. Vintage 2014. Deep pinkish color, pink head. Blueberry smoothie, mild tartness. Flavor has blueberries, tartness. Funk. Nicely balanced. Worth the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Tap at Himmeriget. Aroma of citrus, lime and Blueberry. Brett notes. Zesty. Fruity. The flavours starts fruity sweet but sour and finish dry. The body is light and texture is juicy. Balanced and enjoyable. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5020) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle@himme. 2015 vintage. Dark reddy blue huey colour. Cantillon funks, barnyardy, bilberry, bit black curranty nose. Well mixed tho, isnt blueberry overpowered, rather just finely flaviured. Med bodied, soft tarty, dry, blueberry straw malty. Really nice. Like the bluedry fruityness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle 0.375l at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Vintage 2015? Colour is deep dark red with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, blueberries, some red berries and sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (2477) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Pours lovely blueberry with low violet head Aromas of tart red berries, garden branch, hints of blueberries Taste has notes of cracked garden branch, red fruits, garden branch

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (2658) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Pours dark reddish blue with a medium frothy light blue head. Aromas of blueberry, black currant, funk. Taste is fruity and quite tart with moderate carbonation and body. Yeah I kould write a lot more but this goes beyond what I can describe.

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