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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%
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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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4.4
tom10101 (6037) - Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 28-10-2012: Bottle (750 ml) 2009. Traded by urbancaver, thanks Cam! Pinkish/red with purple reflects (the last pour was deep purple) with a small persistent white/pinkish head and good lacing. There was still plenty of blueberries in the aroma with the usual Cantillon barnyard and wild notes and hints of wood. Unlike the other ratings I’ve saw here, I found the blueberries to be more present (and fresher) in taste than in the aroma. Agressive Cantillon-style barnyard/leather taste with nice wood notes. Dry, acidic and astringent mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is the best fruited lambic I’ve tasted so far (closely followed by Saint-Lamvinus)! 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4

21-04-2013: Bottle (375 ml) 2012 vintage. Shared by Jeffo, thanks. Hazy reddish purple with a small pinkish head and little lacing. Aroma is of blueberry skin with light citris/lemony notes. Quite smooth on acidity. Taste is also of blueberry skin with some barnyard notes and a light but sticky herbal finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. If I remember correctly, the blueberries were much brighter in the ’09 vintage we had last year. It’s still very blueberry forward, but not explosive. Really a long lasting blueberry skin aroma and taste. Good balance. Very nice lambic, just not as mindblowing as I remembered. 4-8-8-4-17 = 4.1


4.4
dogfish120love (1325) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Pours a reddish purple with a pinkish lacing. Aroma is blueberry skins and vinegar moderately sour. Incredible

4.5
ALIBALI (1989) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2017
Fresh Bottle. 2016. Need the older Ones :). Stunk, KellerfussWaltz und fies rund. Lambikwunderkind mit absolut blaubeeriger Tiefenwirkung 👌💋. 375ml Bottle. Shared with Rasmus & Scottie. Ca. 15 Euro. HIMMERIGET, Kopenhagen.

4.1
Iphonephan (6951) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2017
From 33 cl bottle vntage 2013 courtesy of Kermis in Den Haag. Pours a cloudy blue-tinged mahogany. Aroma of blueberry and sour grapes. Sour, and bitter finish.

4.4
sjogro (3954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 Kermis the cellar digger just levelled up! Thanks for sharing. A bottle labeled "16". Hazy dark purple with light pink head. Big sweet and sour berries, similar to (but apparently not the same as) bluberries, hay, grapes, grape most, big funk. Grape stone bitter. Moderate sweet and sour and bitter. Over medium body, very very juicy, soft carbonation, lovely stuff.

4.3
Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle shared by kermis, 2015 vintage, thanks! Pours a nice dark red with a pinkish head. Heavy on the berries but also very funky, more than I remember from previous occasion. Really deep, intense funk with a nice depth to it. Berry sweetness. Over medium sour, medium sweet. Medium body & carbonation.

4.3
Maakun (5402) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle shared massive thanks to kermis!! Deep purple with light purple head. Lots of hay, funk and horse on the nose when smelled directly from the glass, but there’s also strong bilberries from a bit further away. Taste has loads of Cantillon funk and horse, soft fruits, hay, light minerals. The berries are a bit in the background, with mostly berry skins coming to the foreground. Medium sour, light sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Very good, though not as fruity as I expected.

4.2
mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle shared. Hazy dark ruby pour with a pink head. Notes of blueberries, forest fruit, dark cherries, a lot of funk, minerals. Quite tart, slightly mouth-puckering but pretty nicely balanced by sweet and mineral notes.

4.3
witt (32) - Elsinore, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
2016 vintage. Pours beautiful dark ruby color, almost no head. Aroma is moderate sour, red fruits, hay, barn, funky, lots of blueberries in the finish. Very drinkable.

4.5
Heather_B (254) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Incredible. Smells like dark fruits and beautiful lambic mold. Looks ruby red with a small pink head. Mouthfeel is great - carbonated but not overly so. Flavor is straight blueberry juice.

3.9
Garrold (5180) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Himmeriget, Copenhagen. 2016 version. Darkest pink. Soft haze. Pale pink, foamy head settles to a thin ring. Nose has that unmistakable Cantillon cobweb fustiness. Soft, tangy, ripe red fruit. Some vanilla oak. Some new leather. Taste is dry and tart, with a light, berry sweetness. Mouthfeel is cleansing, with some acidity. Finishes dry and slightly acidic. Hint of berry sweetness hangs in until the close.


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