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


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RATINGS: 635   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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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 75cl. @ home.

[ My Rating #4000 ].. After drinking so many bottles of this very very nice beer I manage also to make a rating of it ..
Light unclear medium to dark red color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light red head. Aroma is blueberries - berry sour - tart, wood, horse blanket - barnyard, acdic. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. It is awesome .. very very nice and complex and again easy to drink and very refreshing... ;o)) (050708)

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear light dark red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white pink head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy berry, wood, moderate barnyard, blueberries - berry sour. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120127]

yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, 2007. Pours hazy reddish and with a lacing pink head. Sulphor and berry aroma, dry. Dry woody and berry fruity flavour. Very classic Cantillon sour sulphorish at first. Adds a solid blueberry smooth flavour. Gains some classic dry brett flavour towards the finish and makes me shiver. Ends with a dry woody and sourish/citric. Lovely.

Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Celebration rating #9000. Bottled. I’ve waited the longest time to rate this beer - first time I tried it was in January 2006 - thank Jeppe, but now the beer has been released and the occasion is right. I try the 2005 and 2007 vintages side by side.

First impression is how much color it has lost from 2005 till now. The 2005 version is pinkish-orange with a slight haze and next to no head (2), while the 2007 is deep red and very hazy wiht a huge pinkish head (4). The aroma is much more alike for the two vintages; it is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, wood, stables, and berries, I find the aroma of the 2007 vintage a bit more powerful, but this is probably because of the head retention. The flavor is somewhat different - I find the biggest difference in the tartness, where the 2005 vintage is way tarter than the 2007 - and much tarter than I remember my sample from January 2006, but besides the tartness it has notes of berries - can’t really tell that it is blueberries though, wood, vinegar, hay, and barnyard - in the 2005 also some notes of fruit vinegar and stronger in the wood. I think all in all I prefer the 2007 slightly over the 2005.

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. 2007-edition. Hazy dark red coloured with a medium sized pink head. The aroma is dominated by berries with notes of brett and wood. Light acidic flavour of berries, wood and brett. Tart finish of berries and wood. Very drinkable Cantillon-lambic.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Batch 3. Pours a reddish color with a small slightly pinkish of-white head. Has a fruity tart blueberry aroma. Fruity tart berry and blueberry flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a fruity tart berry finish wit some hints of citrus and blueberry in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
Bottled (rating #3000, 375ml big thanks to Jeppe for this one!). Nice bloodred colour without any bigger head. Aroma is very sour fruits, but not as much blueberries in this one as the 750ml Jeppe shared at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation (which he said wasn’t rateable). Flavour is smooth sourness along with a lot of berryishness (but I couldn’t make out the blueberries...). Almost like more red berries... Still a pleasant thing though!

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2010
All 750 ml bottles at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. 2005 vintage (batch 1), courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you sir: Hazy light purple, 3 bubble edge head. Aroma caused minor palpitations which resolved spontaneously; dust, must and lemon. Taste was dry and dusty, not much fruit except for a hint in the finish. Full body. Great character and complexity. Like a classic geuze more than a fruit lambic. My favorite of the three; rating is for this bottle. 4.3 2007 vintage (batch 2), courtesy of tarhels86, on a detour from brewing with Struise, thanks! Deep purple color, fizzy pink head. Aroma is lighter and more subtle. More fruit taste, slightly less sour, with no dust or must. Very good. 4.2 2007 vintage (batch 3), courtesy of ytgbsm94, whom I can’t thank enough. Very slightly less purple than batch 2, with a faint aroma of lemon rind and not much else. Taste is blueberries, bread. Nice. 3.9

cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2008
Bottle at RBESG 07... No idea how i missed entering this one ...Deep Hazy Burgandy ... quite fizzy ... sour sharp fruit ... couldnt detect any blueberries... Just wasnt my thig

omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Dark red, rich pink head. Citric Cantillon-style acidity dominates the nose, tart blueberries stay one step back. Unusually soft for a bottled Cantillon. Has an evident fruit component, but it would be hard to pinpoint that it was blueberries. Finishes with the regular Cantillon-style freshening acidity.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Vintage 2007. Pours a very cloudy reddish colour with a small, reddish head. Very sour and delicious Brett aroma with a fruity touch. Medium body, notes of almond and marzipan while the fruitiness is rather downplayed. Lots of sour Brett accents. Acidic, astringent finish yet still amazingly well balanced. 220308

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