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

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RATINGS: 623   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4297) - London, 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6843) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (491) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5981) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (6199) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3082) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3392) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GrumpyOldTroll (61) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours as a deep red with a light head. The nose is berries but it is dryer and more complex than expected.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2016
Huge thanks to DocJ007 yet again for the crazy beer he shares with us all. 375ml bottle from 2012.

Pours deep reddish purple with a one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small webs of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smells of sweet/tart fresh picked blueberries, the ever present Cantillon musty brewery funk, some mild lactic sourness, yogurt and finally some grains. Taste follows the same path with plenty of tart blueberries and lactic sourness up front followed closely by the must and finally the lightly chewy grains. Feel is slightly grainy quickly being enveloped by plenty of musty sourness and slight sweetness from the berries.

Overall an excellent fruit lambic. I still prefer a few of there others more but I would never turn down another chance to try this one. Glad to finally get to try it, thanks again Justin!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1491) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
375ml bottle of the 2015 Vintage.
Tried at Himmeriget, Copenhagen; 160 Danish Krone for the 375ml bottle
Excellent stuff from Cantillon & easily the best of the albeit limited selection of lambics I’ve tried so far. Starting with a nice cherry & raspberries taste, the blueberries came through strong soon after & there was plenty funk/tart too. An excellent balance & great mouthfeel, the beer had a lingering sourness that stayed with you after each sip; excellent stuff & a must try if you can find it.


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