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Lambrucha - Vanberg & DeWulf

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84
good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 17.84%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blend of two ancient and unique fermented beverages, Lambic and Kombucha. Brewed and bottled at De Troch by Vanberg & DeWulf.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-17-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

OnryAndMean, Yesterday at 08:12 PM
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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very slight tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; with a great balance of the tea and lambic character with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very nice spiced unblended lambic. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Yesterday at 11:45 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ImperialStout, Oct 10, 2014
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jeremiahoden, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

vermilcj, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Tasted incredibly grassy.

mportnoy, Sep 03, 2014
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muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
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gillagorilla, Aug 17, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

im not a big kombucha guy, so its hard to be objective about this one, which i have been looking at forever and afraid to try. surprised by its clarity, looks like champagne in the glass, clear yellow pale with a bit white bubbly head, very clean and neat fancy looking. the nose is brutal though, like straight yellow mustard, unappealing as it gets, acid and vinegar and cheap mustard. the flavor is far better, and the lambic is tasted ahead of the tea, which i appreciate. very very sour, and way more carbonated than anything else i have had from these guys. super dry and sour funky, but just too weird for me to get into or drink much of, sits weird in the belly, and now the tea really gets going. the carbonation is through the roof, and it seems to exacerbate the sourness of the beer. the flavor isn't all that bad, but i can't get past the yellow mustard nose, it turns the whole thing for me. i like the idea, and see it gaining in popularity with crooked stave and all, but it has yet to really catch on with me. maybe ill come around, maybe not.

StonedTrippin, Aug 10, 2014
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terraism, Jul 28, 2014
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Lambrucha from Vanberg & DeWulf
84 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.