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Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 54
Gots: 35 | 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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NW2285

Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2013 16:45:02 | More by NW2285
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-26-2013 23:01:56 | More by ncaudle
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beerslushy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-25-2013 17:28:32 | More by beerslushy
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color, topped with a thin, watery white head, leaves a bit of lacing.

S- Musty, sweaty funk, a solid amount of acidity, leaning a bit towards acetic. It smells better than I expected, there are some attributes of its Belgian counterparts here that are more present than you typically get in American sours.

T- Moderate amount of acidity, both lactic and acetic here but still leaning towards acetic. Some wheat and grain flavor, along with a bit of lemon and stone fruit.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, dry finish.

O- A very solid American sour. I've gotta emphasize though that this is not a lambic, and never could be (it also probably shouldn't invite that comparison either, which can only ever be unfavorable for itself), but besides the linguistic technicalities this is a really nice, tasty, drinkable sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 05:07:00 | More by WillCarrera
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a vast orange gold with minimal tan head

S - tons of sour and horseradishy heat. Smells fantsdtic

T - Fairly hard hitting sour horseradish flavors up front slightly watery aftertaste and finish. Great flavor though

M - medium bodied and drinkable

O - fizzes out towards the end but absolutely fantastic up front. I dont know why but I always associate a certain taste in many sours with horseradish... does anyone else know what im talking about?

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 01:00:07 | More by MacQ32
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MrsBeerGut

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2013 00:19:37 | More by MrsBeerGut
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-11-2013 23:31:25 | More by HumanParaquat
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-04-2013 00:32:34 | More by smithj4
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Hopbrizio

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-02-2013 23:46:57 | More by Hopbrizio
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-02-2013 07:53:58 | More by beernads
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-29-2013 01:42:23 | More by Lare453
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Ohio

2.31/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a tulip. 2012 vintage. Like the Rivertown Gueuze I had a little while ago, the cap came off of this way, way, way too easily. While this beer may have been flat anyway, the gueuze should not have been.

3.5 A: Mildly hazed orange brown color. No head.

3.5 S: The nose on this is sharp and acidic. Loads of lactic acid with plenty of acetic underneath. Tangy and fruity with peach and apple. Melon and some vinous notes underneath. Hay and dry woody funkiness, but it doesn't hold a candle up to the acid. Oak without much tannic astringency.

1.75 T: Wow. On the pucker-scale, this one shoots right past mouth-puckering and straight to ass-puckering. Most of the time, the first sip makes a sour beer seem more sour than it is. Your palate needs a couple sips to acclimate back to sours. This beer does not apply. It's fully unbalanced with bracing acidity and unrelenting intensity. I can feel my tooth enamel dripping down my esophagus. If you can taste anything past the acid, you might say this beer is tangy and fruity. Again apple, peach, and vinous fruitiness. Hay and oaky woodiness. It's so damn sour that I can't keep it in my mouth long enough to discern any other flavors.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Not really any carbonation. Drinks like a thick water, which is a nice mouthfeel for a lambic.

1.5 D: If I'm dead tomorrow then it's probably because I finished the bottle by myself. Wholly undrinkable, even for the most seasoned lambic drinkers. I'm not a sour noob, so I'm not overreacting. This may be even less balanced that the Cantillon Kriek I had a while back. Brace yourselves, acid is coming.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:40:40 | More by DavoleBomb
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a trade from one of you fine people last year but I have forgotten who, thanks bud! The first whiff of the opened bottle reeked of cider vinegar, uh oh. I poured a couple glasses and it was an amber orange color and while not quite translucent it wasn't turgid or anything. The aroma settled down after a couple minutes and it was less vinegar but still had an apple cider quality. Flavor was more cider, sour, apples, not bad at all. If you are judging this as a lambic you will be sorely disappointed but I do respect them for going down a difficult path. As an American wild ale its just fine. There are just some qualities to authentic lambic that Americans haven't nailed yet, maybe its the funk, maybe its the yeast, maybe its a je nais se quoi.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 17:04:43 | More by ArrogantB
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-29-2013 03:28:08 | More by cwxc818
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Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev 0%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-14-2013 06:33:20 | More by bstyle
Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.