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


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RATINGS: 631   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"

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2009
Aroma of funk, oak, black currant and fruit. Appearance is dark red with almost no head. Flavor is sour and sweet with taste of blueberries, tart and black currant. Thickles in the mouth. Almost no carbonation. Overall an amazing beer with complex taste and interesting mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle shared kindly by fodog. Pours a gorgeous purple/magenta with a pink head. Stunning. Nose start soft fruity, currents, light tartness and a wash of honey tinged funk. Flavor start tart, a soft sour, fruity, berries, then the tannins come in. Bretty funk towards the finish with more berry, a touch acetic and finally a solid tartness. Soft, lush, dry without loosing the soft berry flavors. Fantastic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 12, 2009
I finally got a chance to try this beer, thanks Jeppe! The beer poured a hazy, deep amber almost crimson body, dense. Vigorour head formed, vibrant pint color that receeded quickly and left a full ring on the edge. The nose was very tart, earthy and a bit of exotic fruit. The taste...tart, tart, tart! Don’t get me wrong, the taste is excellent. The blueberry notes are strong, fresh and wonderful. There is also some citrus and pepper on the tongue. If you take a look at the label, the face tells you the story of this beer. Tart yet wonderful. Well worth the effort to get it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (9010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Sample from batch 4. (7, 4, 8, 3, 16) total 3.8 (April 2009) In all honesty I thought it would both smell and taste more blueberries than it did. The beer was still good with a nice balance between the sourness and sweetness from the fruits. I must re-rate this one. The new rating is for a bottle of 2011 Vintage (batch 7) I was a novice in terms of drinking Lambic when I drank batch 4 in April 2009. The beer was tastier now, I felt more blueberries in both the aroma and taste. Someone mentioned the Swedish blueberry soup, Blåbärssoppa, I must say that was a good comparison besides the tartness that is quite spectacular in this beer. Very good beer but not as good and elegant as Cantillon Soleil de Minuit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kappldav123 (6094) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2009
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Very dark, dark red, modest turbid. Starts very, very fruity, also quite sourish. Notes of berries and elder. Sourishness is increasing, finish very intense and warming, prickly and scratchy aftertaste. Very, very good! Thanks to Todeon for the bottle!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Shared at BCTC thanks to Miver. Pours a hazy/milky pinkish with little to no head. Aroma of this wonderful sourness, funky and horsey. Some of the blueberry character still there but mostly all consumed by the wild yeast. Flavor was the same thing going on. So good yet so hard to explain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Batch 4, 2009 vintage Poured a dark pinkish red into my Cantillon tumbler. Head was a huge light pink creamy wonder. Aromas of sour cherries,raspberries,blueberries,pepper, and some leather. Perfect balance of sour and fruit. Amazing beer. May someday I drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
375ml courtesy of Fiver29 – thanks John! Pours a cloudy purplish amber with a thin tan head. The nose is barnyard dfunk, vinegar, aspirin and unripe fruit. The taste is sour lemons, red wine vinegar, tart blueberry skin and light funk. Puckeringly sour at first but that fades to a semi-sweet fruit finish. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Very good - thanks again John!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle shared by Sparky27...WOW!!! Thanks again Eric!!! 2007 vintage produced a crystal raspberry pour with a fizzy eggshell head...pink/lavender hue. Aroma is extreme barnyard, pungent lemon rind, vinegar, and funk. Flavor is tart and puckering, with no real distinguishable blueberry present. Got lockjaw with the first sip, but this either mellowed or my tongue acclimated to the sour. Definitely more drinkable as it warmed. Lively carbonation that ignited the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13889) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle. 2007. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Wonderfull red colour. Very sour barnyard aroma. Berrys not very present alas. Powerfull sour acetic flavor. Again lacks berries-notes. Long great sour finish. Oily palate.

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