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Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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very good

231 Ratings

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 54
Gots: 41 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

bitterbeerguy, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

CardsWinAgain, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

anteater, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

roodie, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

derekb_25, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

riemster, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

ScottyBonzai, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BDeibs, Oct 05, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt! 2010 vintage.

(A)- Pours a hazed golden yellow color. Some subtle white bubbles formed.

(S)- Quite dry but with a vibrant acidity. It oozes sour lemon head/peel. great yeasty bits amidst a potent sourness overall. Quite awesome for me.

(T)- Not as sour as the aroma foretold, but it is balanced nicely. Some wheat-like yeasty bread meets some acidic lemon rind at the end.

(M)- A spritzy carbonation level meets a light but zesty acidic lemon citrus overall.

(O)- It is definitely a successful lambic from the states. Always like to see more breweries around here try their hand at my favorite styles.

sweemzander, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

C_Roetting, Sep 30, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

SDG1070, Sep 20, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright golden yellow, no head. very bright.

S: Honey, tangarine with a dry white wine quality to it (kind of like a dry Riesling). Pungent acidic lemon with a crisp tartness. Young cherries and tart grape. inviting.

T: From the second it touches your tongue a sour funk and tart apple take over. Reminiscent of a cider. Strong yeast presence with a hint of limestone. lemon and hay round it out. A very tart finish that is quite long. Sour cherries come in with a vanilla back end note.

M: Clean and crisp with a long finish. body seems like but the carbonation is there.

O: A nicely balanced brew. Quite enjoyable. The acid and funk is there but in no way overwhelming. /91

schwemjw, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ari32, Sep 08, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 vintage. Pours lightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, oak, hay, grass, vinegar, white wine, funk, leather, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great balance and complexity of yeast and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, oak, hay, grass, pepper, white vinegar, funk, white wine, leather, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, clove, oak, hay, vinegar, grass, white wine, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast flavors with moderate barrel presence; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Lambic style! All around great balance and complexity of yeast and barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Bizoneill, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ravot, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

tobelerone, Aug 11, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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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4/5  rDev 0%

sitarist, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

stevec32, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

phishphorce, Aug 02, 2013
Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.