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Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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90
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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 55
Gots: 43 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-26-2011)
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Reviews by Bierguy5:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage, 22 oz bottle. Hazy straw color, with some tiny, fine bubbles emerging. Thin white head fades quickly, but stays at a nice ring.

Earthy, oaky nose. Some lemon zest and fruity notes. Funky, and a bit musty.

Only a bit tart up front. Lemon zest, with some drying oak. A bit earthy, but not overwhelming.

Light body, with some refreshing carbonation. Alcohol is a non-factor. Not overly complex, but some nice flavors. Well done from a younger American brewery, and in my home state!

Bierguy5, Apr 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):

LOOK: Bright golden, thin lacing

SMELL: Musty, lemon zest, medicinal, bay leaf, pepper, tart, yeast, oak, faintly vinous

TASTE: Fresh sourness, oak, musty cellar, goaty, yeast, bready, lemon, faint cider, mint, strawberries, mineral

Most brewers steer clear of naming their beer a “Lambic” due to the Senne Valley indigenous affiliation and expectations that come with it. Rivertown is obviously paying homage to the originals with their own twist. From the pop of the cork and an amazing aroma, to the freshness of sourness and oak of the wine barrels, this one is here to impress. Top notch.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

warnerry, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

olradetbalder, Friday at 01:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Skye1024, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

fo1ksguitar, Oct 03, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CBC Clerkenwell bottleshare

A: Dark orange color. Nice sized white head.
S: Lots of sourness and funky lemons. Pleasant.
T: Not as sour as I was expecting, but I did get tons of hay and funky lemons. Some mild wheat notes to balance it out.
M: Small bodied with medium carbonation. I enjoyed the dry mouthfeel. Pretty effervescent. Refreshing.
O: Very good lambic from Ohio out of all places! Very enjoyable.

standardcherry, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

MicroBeerMan1980, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

xdefeatsy, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jminch, Dec 21, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rivertown Lambic 2012 

Appears apricot hazed hue with a light white head fine streaming bubbled carbonation. Fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma light fruit hints of cherry peach I'm not sure which fruit this lambic uses, wild yeast notes excellent stuff acidic lactic yogurt notes. Flavors are pungent with tart lively acidity, bitterness from nutty earthy yeast and aged hops rolling complexity with hints of peach/strawberry Chobani yogurt dynamic yeast lively flavors great beer. Mouthfeel bone dry lively carbonation effervescent wine like great finish goes down as uber authentic lambic not like a sugar infused Lindemann, I'm in awe. Overall excellence in a bottle, these brewers are inspired keep the sour wild ale program kicking and you will be successful.

WVbeergeek, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Bizoneill, Aug 29, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

ianjsullivan, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

LucienDeRubempre, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

weonfire, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Sammy, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tylermains, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MADPolo, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a perfect straw gold, hazy and effervescent.

Very light lacing on the glass. Smell is pungent. Plenty of horse blanket here, lemon rind and ginger in the nose.

Alot of mouthwatering sourness is here in the taste. There's a crisp sour apple flavor that seems to hang on, with hints of lemon or lime pith. Very tasty.

Very dry mouthfeel, almost peppery, and very pleasing.

I wasn't sure what to expect from a Lambic done by Rivertown. I am in love with this beer. It seems to really hit the nail on the head style wise. Its very well done.

RocPorterFanatic, May 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

GimmeGumballHead, Jun 03, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.

Appearance - Pale hazy body. Not a lot of head. Thin white collar.

Smell - Lemony acidic aroma. Malty. A little grassy.

Taste - Very malty. Lemony sourness that builds. Puckering in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy for a sour. Malty. Pretty sour in the finish.

Overall - Not a complex flavor, but it's decent.

Alieniloquium, Sep 24, 2013
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Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.