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Lambrucha - Vanberg & DeWulf

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 22
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-17-2010

Blend of two ancient and unique fermented beverages, Lambic and Kombucha. Brewed and bottled at De Troch by Vanberg & DeWulf.
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 750 poured into my Newport Storm balloon glass. A cloudy yellow pour capped with a one finger head that fades quickly.

Standing over the glass on the counter, I could smell it's funky aroma. I can't really place it. Reminds me of a berlinerweiss.

After craving something light and low octane, the sour/tart/funky taste is really doing it for me. I'm glad I picked this up today.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a glass.

A: Pours a hazy, light golden-straw color. There is a bubbly, off-white head which quickly fades to the slightest, oily remnants of foam. Spotty lacing.

S: Kombucha is very forward. Tart, funky, earthy tea combines with the brighter tartness of lambic. A little bit vegetable/grass.

T: Opens with the familiar barnyard funk and lemon tartness of a lambic. A light vinegar flavor in the mid-palate gives way to the Kombucha flavors. Earthy black tea and a citrus flavor round out the finish.

M: Medium thin with moderate but effervescent carbonation.

O: An very interesting beer. The lambic and tea flavors actually blend very well. I wish it was a little bit less sweet overall, with a heavier emphasis on funk. It could have been better if they blended the Kombucha with a funkier lambic.

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2.25/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Big head atop a clear yellow body. Nice retention.

Smell - Smells like pickles. Nasty.

Taste - Tastes like pickles, but doesn't taste as bad. Cleaner sour. Slight malt presence.

Mouthfeel - Light, sour. Good carbonation.

Overall - Really kinda gross. Not the worst I've had though.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tulip.

pours a hazy off yellow color with a pretty distinct fizzy head. bubbles last awhile and are quite noisy if you put it up to your ear. smell is vinegary and sweet with earthy aromas. it is incredibly appealing. taste is such a treat. vinegar, ginger, Belgian yeast, sweet fruit dominate the palate. quite a complex mix of flavors that come together perfectly. light bodied with high carbonation. very easy to drink.

overall I loved this one. would recommend to everyone .

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2012)

Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, CA

Gold straw with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. Leaves the glass fairly clean.

Lots of mustard seed in the aroma, along with bright, earthy, pepper character, grass, and a touch of pickle. Some acid as well. I really like the way this smells. It may not sound that good on paper, but it really comes together. Very bright and fresh aromas.

The flavor is similarly successful as the aroma, perhaps even more so. Lots of the mustard seed, pepper, and pickle character is well, and it comes together in a very refreshing, bright, quenching fashion. Some grass and some acidic sour character. Lots of kambucha flavor.

Thinner bodied with moderate carbonation.

Fantastic. This is an incredibly successful and delicious experiment.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a light hazy golden color lambic with a medium size bubbly head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light funky notes. Taste is refreshing with easy drinking tart notes with some light funky notes. Kombucha tea was harder to detect. Body was about average with good carbonation. Nice refreshing drink for summer with just the right amount of complexity.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Lambrucha from Vanberg & DeWulf
83 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.