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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK. Bottled, 300609. Red with pink head. Aroma of berries and viengar. Flavor is blueberries, sourness and hints of spices.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Nose smells like a blueberry compote with a bright vinegary tartness. Poured a deep blood red, almost a purple hue to it, with a pink head. Taste is bright and clean, at cellar temp there is a lot of blueberry and tartness, but not sour. as it warms up it has hints of hay and becomes much more sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5349) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Fogdog is the man for opening this at the BB Bolita Release. Pours a hazy red with a pink head. Nose is lots of berry, yeast, cobweb, vinegar, moisture, and funk/ cobweb. Flavor is vinegar, sour berries, tart fruit, funk, cobweb, and dryness. Flavor levels out, and becomes enjoyable. Medium-bodied and enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
750ml 2009 bottle generously popped by hophead84, thanks Shane!! Pours a medium plum purple with a 1 finger thick pink head. We heard this one was a gusher so we opened it very carefully and had no problems. Nose of lush blueberries, Raspberries and a perfect balance between tart fruit and crisp acidity. Flavor was nice blue/ raspberry with some Brett funk on the finish. Very lively carbonation on the palate. I am seriously gonna plan a Euro vacation around the next release of this bottle, F’ing spectacular!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (731) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle shared by fogdog at the BA Bolita release party. What a gorgeous beer. Brilliant cloudy red with a foamy thick purplish-pink head. Nose is crazy berry, with yeasty acidic notes of sourness. Light in body with huge berry notes up front before the tart sourness starts to hit you. Sour but not puckeringly so. Amazingly balanced. One of Cantillon’s best fruit beers. I was really glad to get to try this rare brew, thanks Kevin!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8148) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2009
(Bottle, 2009, purchased at Ölbutikken, Copenhagen) Deep red colour with frothy, pink head. Tart, acidic, fruity nose with earthy notes of stable and barnyard, tart hints of berries (not obviously blueberries). Tart, fruity taste with sour berries (blueberries, cowberries, cranberries) and an earthy, funky sourness. Fruit never takes over, it just contributes to the balance (as usual with Cantillon). Medium body, dry and tart with that lovely refreshing Cantillon acidity that makes it so drinkable in all its extremity. Lovely beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2009
[Bottle] shared by tytoanderso. Thanks a ton for sharing this one! Gushing bottle pours a beautiful deep blueish purple with a large, very creamy pink head. Nose is super funky with lots of brett, not a ton of berry, and hints of definite tartness. Flavor is initially fairly sour and tart, lots of acidity, some fruit that isn’t necessarily easily identifiable as blueberry, some mineral character, and hardly any sweetness. Really fantastically creamy mouthfeel, but it dries out beautifully on the end leaving a woody and fruity finish. Awesome, awesome beer, and well worth the wait!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Pours a berry red color with a pink head. Nose is berries, lactic acid, tart unripe fruits. Flavor was loads of blueberry and sharp acidic tartness. Very nice. I need more than just a taste of this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2010 Poured at CCB thanks fogdog!!! Nice reddish/pink color. White head. Aroma is fruity, sour, vinegar, wet wood and funky earth tones. Flavor is sour and fruity. Tons of earthy notes, some bursts of tart fruits, vinegar and lively carbonation. Glad I got to try this one for sure.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2009
750ml. 2009. Cold out of the fridge and this one is a gusher! Watch out!

The first thing I notice about this beer is the absolutely striking appearance. Pours an absolutely gorgeous ruby pink with an amazingly frothy bright pink head. Aroma yields loads of Cantillon funk. Earthy minerals and gravel seem to override any essence of fruit. A big sniff yields just the smallest hint of tart, dried blueberry skin. Tart and acidic for sure. Earthy, funky, dirty and leathery despite all of the fruit. Cobwebby and slightly musty basement. Flavor actually shows the fruit more than the nose. A most excellent melange of fruit, barrel and sour yeast. Not nearly as bracing in it’s sourness as Fou Foune or the Lou Pepe’s. Shows quite a bit of balance. Earthy, leafy and funky yet retains some of the blueberry skin tannins. Wonderful in it’s simplicity. Lush and amazingly creamy texture. Fully alive with flavor leading to a very pleasant acidity and a lightly tannic finish. Wow! Thanks a ton Nilkas! Beautiful beer all the way around.


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