Lambrucha - Vanberg & DeWulf
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3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Faintly foggy pastel lemon with an alabaster crown that is both crackly and sponge-like. The lid looks pretty good while it lasts... but it doesn't last... and it doesn't grace the glass with more than a few dots and spots of suds.
The nose is an enjoyable blast of freshly zested lemons, along with a 'just right' amount of fairly tame musky funkiness. It smells like this Vanberg & DeWulf Belgian ale will be an enjoyable bottle of beer.
This reviewer is definitely not the first person (or the 50th) that should be consulted when it comes to lambics, gueuzes and sours. That's what we have Gueuzedude for. Having said that, this blended ale is pretty good stuff if you like low-ABV, citrusy tart, faintly funky, quenching, dry-at-the-finish summer picnic beer.
Crisp and crackery pale malts don't provide much flavor or body. Lambrucha is pretty much all top notes, which include a few orchard's worth of lemons, tart apples, a small shot of white wine vinegar, and a few threads from a straw-flecked horse blanket. Not that I've actually tasted that last one.
Since I have no idea what Kombucha tea tastes like, hard to tell if it's appreciated or not. It's interesting that this is the second beer in the past 4 days (Goose Island Fleur) that has contained Kombucha. The mouthfeel is feather light and appropriately sparkly.
Even though this is not a beer that I'll bring home again (especially not at $9.99 per), it's an enjoyable taste of summer sunshine on a day when the mercury will struggle to reach double digits. Bottom line: probably worth the price for those who love the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2011 14:25:53 | More by BuckeyeNation
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