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Pomegranate Lambic - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Pomegranate Lambic
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: claaark13 on 05-13-2013)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received this in a trade. Really fun story behind how this gentleman got this growler fill but here is not the place to post it. Just great story, anyways, shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a cranberry red hue with a thin head that fades leave a light halo.

S - Aromas of light musty basement, not nearly as pronounced as the peach lambic, sweet pomegranate juice albeit rather subtle.

T - Taste is nice and sour, good lambic notes of musty basement, nice pomegranate juice, lightly sweet, nice juicy fruit especially on the finish. Very bright fruit notes, good pomegranate along with nice sour acidity.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely acidic, good tartness. Nice carbonation.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer, great fruit beer with nice fruit profile.

Serving type: growler

05-31-2014 02:52:31 | More by rudzud
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missesmayi


4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light, fruity, smooth. Nearly everything you could ask for from a lambic. Colour is a rosy amber, scent is sour but not so much that it overpowers the fruity hints. Taste is near perfect, almost too sweet in my opinion. Highly recommend to any sour lover.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 10:47:47 | More by missesmayi
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IMFletcher

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 01:06:20 | More by IMFletcher
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Where the flagship ales of Rivertown provide a steady and common character, those do little to suggest that their sour program could spin off such distinctive and high quality taste. The epitome of which may be reached with this Pomegranate Lambic- borrowing the natural tanginess of fruit to accessorize the earthy sourness of that's classic of Brussels.

As soon as the nose reaches the glass, utter mouth-watering sensations ensue. High acidity spins off sour grapes, dry cider and white wine vinegar to lock the jaws and buckle the knees with even the most tentative of sips. Its earthen perfume of saddle leather, cork-like must, driftwood, attic and a tinge of yogurt waft about as its fruity tendencies take hold.

As the sourness strips the thirst from the middle palate with ease, those fruit flavors bounce off the tonuge with the aid of strong effervescence. Champagne-like in feel those white grape, crab apple, cranberry, raspberry, cherry and slightly more obvious pomegranate flavors are given their proper life. Its medium salty taste offers up the brine of the sea while white wine vinegar, dry oak and lime polish off the bulk of taste.

Its bracing acidity provides a piquant flavor and feel while sharp astringency pierces the jaws with pin-point precision. Just shy of heartburn inducing, the sourness backs off before crossing the threshold of overwhelming vinegar or acetone. Bone-dry in finish, the ale leaves the palate crisp and refreshed with only a faint echo of wheat long after the flavor has closed.

With its racy carbonation, its light amber hue shows that there's something nearly sinister about the beer, beyond its mistakenly calm color. Its carries a whole-hearted lambic flavor and feel that's rarely seen outside of Belgium. Well done Rivertown!

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 16:55:10 | More by BEERchitect
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing a never again no idea how this happened in the first place kinda beer.

Light fizzy head fades almost instantly, dark murky cranberry red color.

Nose some sour lambic, sour fruit and lambic notes, cherry like sour fruit, little sweet candy note but not syrupy or too sweet, little Pomegranate like fruit juice with touch of tartness.

Taste sour funk, nice fruit, sour fruit and pomegranate, big acidic maybe a bit high but not sure if too high, nice genetic fruit, light tart and sour like funk, little grainy malt base. Finish is sticky little flemmy, sour acidic funk, more pomegranate, sour fruit and flemmy funk, etc.

Mouth is med bod, flemmy and big acidic bite, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, not the best base lambic but a nice pomegranate character to it.

Serving type: growler

06-02-2014 03:08:42 | More by jlindros
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2014 00:21:49 | More by jkball01
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-20-2014 21:50:59 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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cmrillo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-20-2014 01:55:28 | More by cmrillo
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Hodgin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-20-2014 01:30:23 | More by Hodgin
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-18-2014 19:40:30 | More by mpayne5
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a nice bright pinkish hue, a rosy glow. (I love Sienfeld) the head was bright white, relatively thin and bubbly but had incredible retention.

The nose is sour and tangy with what I assume is fresh pomegranate. (Can't say I've ever smelled a pomegranate.)

The flavor and feel are one unit here and in the world of Sours that is typical. There is the obvious sour and tangy flavor/feel but it's never overpowering and never overwhelming. Rivertown has hit that perfect balance between the sour and fruity elements. Again, I'm not an expert on pomegranate but the fruity sweet flavor is phenomenal.

I would put this on par with some of Cantillion and New Glarus offerings. This is a home run!

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 13:14:29 | More by KYGunner
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DBCooperIII

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-17-2014 14:08:53 | More by DBCooperIII
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-15-2014 21:55:50 | More by aasher
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

10-20-2013 21:05:26 | More by JAHMUR
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NW2285

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

07-29-2013 16:43:23 | More by NW2285
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-13-2013 06:18:33 | More by HopsMatt
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

06-03-2013 14:20:44 | More by MaseFace
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

05-14-2013 11:01:07 | More by jmarsh123
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claaark13

Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Upland Sour Wild Funk Fest 2013. I had....at least 5 samples of this.

A - Light red, pinkish pour with a think white head. Looks pretty nice.

S - The fruit is evident in the aroma, a slightly tart cherry-like smell.

T - Tartness is there yet subdued, the pomegranate really dominates. I'm not sure how much de-seeded, mashed fruit it took to get this flavor, but it had to have been a bit. Slight amount of funkiness, but mostly dominating fruit.

M - Lighter to medium, very drinkable...hence the multiple samples.

O - This was really a fantastic brew and the highlight of the festival for me. I was told it wouldn't be bottled, but more people were lining up for samples before I could find out exactly why. I think costs probably had something to do with it. I would really like to have a bottle of this to compare to some quality AWA/Lambic of my choosing instead of the other stuff available at the festival. The best comparison was Upland, and I thought this was better than any of the Upland being served, which is a big compliment.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2013 14:09:22 | More by claaark13
Pomegranate Lambic from Rivertown Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.