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

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RATINGS: 632   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"

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3.8
Pyrmir (6171) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2016
Sample from 375 ml bottle at Brewskival, thanks a lot! Slightly hazy bluish reddish with pinkish head. Aroma has light blueberry, funky notes, lactic, slight acetic, fruit, lemon and more funk. Taste is funky and sour, bretty notes with lactic and acetic, blueberries, red berries, citrus and slight yeast. Good stuff but a bit overrated, there are way better cantillons

4.2
dinkle50 (1530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2016
2015 vintage. Deep blueberry color with a single finger head. Aroma is light and tart with hints of musty fruit. Dry finish with hints of blueberry. Nice carbonation, not too biting. Slight grain taste with lingering fruit notes. Hints of sourness, but nothing overwhelming. Very balanced. The fruit is just amazing in this. I’d like to try it fresh one day. Medium bodied.

4.6
davidezdonz (550) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2016
A 375ml bottle at Himmergiet of the 2015 Vintage. Poured into a mini wine glass. It poured a slightly hazy ruby red dark purple colour with a one finger pinkish purple head that had good retention and sparse lacing. Aromas of blueberry, tart, funk, some acidity and lemon. Tastes of blueberry, sour, tart and light funk. Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall, wow, this was just special. One of the best Cantillon offerings I’ve tried along with the Lou Pepe Framboise. It’s just too bad I missed the 2016 release in Copenhagen by two days as I would have loved to open another bottle.

4.2
tricksta_p (4928) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
2014 vintage at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Aroma is tart and sour red fruits, bretty funk, barnyard, subtle blueberries, some wood. Flavour is quite tart and medium to heavy sour. Body is medium. Complex yet easily drinkable, lots of nice funky barnyard notes besides the tart and sour berries. Maybe not the ultimate Cantillon, but quite lovely.

4.2
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a burnt ruby red color with a small rose colored head. Berry, vinegar, funk, tart, wood and barnyard aroma and flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Berry, tart and funk finish. 2014 bottle from Himmeriget Copenhagen.

4
SNL (806) - - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle. Completely blue pour, light blue head. Nose is slightly sour, taste crisp with berry notes. Smooth finish, not as sour as expected. Full body, soft carbonation.

4.4
Iznogud (4034) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. 2014 vintage. Pours reddish with small white head. Fruity, berries, blueberry, tartness, funky, some wood notes. Medium bodied. Refreshing, yet complex.

4.2
brnandersen (4033) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
375 ml bottle, enjoyed at Himmeriget, Cph. 2016 "vintage". 160 DKK for this one. Hurts in a personal place... Deep, dark red colour with a thin, pinkish head. Very good looking. Fruity aroma with blueberries, wheat malts, lemons, barnyard, a sour fruitiness, vanilla. Taste is sour. Medium body with a slick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting sour with blueberries, wheat malts and barnyard. Very enjoyable, but given the hefty price tag there’s better Lambieks out there. Excellent experience, trough

4.6
copestx (227) - 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!

4.2
neongolden (1726) - 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.


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