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Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

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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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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

AlexFields, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1684th Review on BA
Bottle to Flute

Shared with JohnBoots and JCDenver

App- A still looking buttery orangey yellow. No bubbles. Just sat in the glass. Pretty standard "lambic"

Smell- So I really feel bad for opening this after L'Brett. There was nothing exciting about this. Still, oaky and a bit of butter behind it. Slightly dry and malty.

Taste- Its a bit better than I thought it would be. Although after the L'Brett. This fell a bit short. Slightly oaky, a little lemon and butter. A small amount of oak but generally we all felt it was good, above average but not the best lambic.

Mouth- A slightly sweet and lighter medium with a medium carbonation. The residual oak and butter is a little small.

Drink- Its better than average, but not the best beer in the world. Pretty solid.

FosterJM, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Beejay
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy grapefruit color, with some nice white head that foams like champaign, then disappears like david Copperfield. There is a good amount of yeast sediment clumping up the bottom.

S: Nice with a light fruity smell, and some good tartness. A slight hint of vinegar.

T: Tart, and clean with a nice fruity accent. Notes of vinegar and berries. Oddly there is almost a touch of popcorn in there.

M: Fairly thin, with very active carbonation. Leaves the mouth with a sour punch that coats the tongue in an almost oily way.

O: Very good overall. I am proud to see the local boys turning out styles like this. I think if it were to age a year or two it would really be somethin'.

Beejay, May 01, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a white head. A light vinegar note, but still a decent lactic character. Lots of lemon peel, straw, and a decent funkiness, though mostly just must. A touch of oak and green apple. The palate is a little dull, but not awful. Good tartness with oak, green apple, lemon, and a touch of white vinegar. Not terribly complex or funky, but still nice.

womencantsail, Aug 13, 2012
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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

warnerry, Sep 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Bizoneill, Aug 29, 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kmlund, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

montrealbcr89, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

TheBishopco, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bstyle, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ravot, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

JebediahScooter, Nov 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

AgentZero, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Davepoolesque, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

phishphorce, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

roodie, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

CincySpectre, May 26, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by TurdFurgison the other night. Thank you, Eric. I'm reviewing this as an American Wild, rather than a true unblended Lambic.

A hazy straw yellow with a dense, white head with mild lacing, this looks pretty decent. Straw, grass, hay, a little sugar, white wine and a definite cidery aroma, this smells sweet and has some light fruit character, particularly white peaches. Mildly musty and sulfury as well, and as it warms up, it takes of a definite fart-like character. The palate opens tart, scrumpy, mildly cidery and very white-wine like. Not very funky, this reminds me of Batch 1 of Brute. Clean sourness, mild sharpness and with just a hint of acetone in the back, this beer has a medium-light body and a rather high level of carbonation. Drying on the finish with straw, funk and a little fruit, this is a nice, vinous wild ale.

Despite the flaws I've mentioned in my review, I felt this beer still worked, which is why my scores are a little higher than you'd expect from the review itself.

DefenCorps, May 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BDeibs, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

stevec32, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

kayakandbeer, Jun 27, 2014
Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.