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Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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very good

214 Ratings

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 54
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
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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3.88/5  rDev -3%

750 ml bottle into a brandy snifter

This is upon opening has some of that classic lambic smell, which is always a good thing. Once entering the glass it bubble up about 1/2 a finger of head before quickly disappearing into a very slim rim of bubbles. the nice golden hue of the beer is vibrant and cloudy at the same time. the aroma from the opening still last in the glass and is very enticing, which leads into the taste. the taste wasnt quite as stellar as the smell, it has a bit of watery essence at the end of the sip, that would be the biggest complaint. 1 or 2 yrs down the road i can see this developing more in the bottle. the mouthfeel was spot on for a nice american sour. overall im glad i have a second bottle and ill be seeking at least one more out. good job Rivertown, I cant wait to get my hands on the other sours from this "local" brewery.

08-15-2012 03:26:37 | More by kaips1
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

01-17-2013 03:50:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-01-2012 19:13:08 | More by warnerry
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-28-2012 23:47:54 | More by Skye1024
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-03-2012 14:01:42 | More by fo1ksguitar
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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

07-30-2013 04:07:48 | More by standardcherry
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4/5  rDev 0%

08-10-2012 22:18:37 | More by xdefeatsy
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4/5  rDev 0%

08-01-2013 13:14:54 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-21-2013 17:15:02 | More by jminch
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West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

08-09-2013 23:54:38 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-29-2013 18:05:20 | More by Bizoneill
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-12-2012 01:13:31 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2013 14:17:33 | More by acurtis
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-09-2014 14:07:32 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2014 21:34:36 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2012 05:31:46 | More by tylermains
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4/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2013 18:32:39 | More by MADPolo
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4.28/5  rDev +7%

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.

05-03-2011 21:41:12 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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4/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2013 21:27:24 | More by Photekut
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4/5  rDev 0%

06-03-2013 16:43:33 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

09-24-2013 00:17:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2012 20:13:53 | More by FalconA
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-17-2013 12:21:41 | More by hiphopj5
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one during our MASSIVE in-person trade when he came down to visit! Thanks buddy! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, lemon zest, funk, and slight tart fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, lemon rine, lemon zest, citrus, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I was really surprised at how citrus/lemon forward this one was. The funk aspect was quite nice on this one and played well with citrus however. My only gripe was that this one wasn't as complex as I would have liked, but still managed to come across as a nice brew to all who tried it. Worth trying if you can find it, and worth seeking out for fans of the style or lemony brew fans.

12-10-2011 02:45:29 | More by thagr81us
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-15-2014 23:13:04 | More by mozim
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Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.