Lambickx - Vanberg & DeWulf
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a hazy golden-straw color with a brief flash fizzle for a head and no lacing. Medium-low carbonation and medium-light body texture, has a subtle chalk powder textural nuance in the finish.
Smells of barnyard funk, musty lemon peels and granny smith apples, medium-light ocean breeze with plenty of oaken driftwood and a light apple vinegar tart acidity. Tastes of an even blend of the apples, lemons, and vinegar with a medium leathery funkiness and a hay / wooden oak tannic astringency element that frames things quite nicely. This is only a moderately acidic lambic, the emphasis seems to be on achieving a balance between the sourness, funk, and woody elements that allows each to co-star without fighting each other.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 16:46:53 | More by WastingFreetime
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4.24/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml cork and caged green bottle poured into a tulip.
6.75% ABV, Brew Year 2008, Bottle Year 2011
A - I've heard mice farts louder than the carbonation escape from the cork pull. Lambickx pours almost still with loose bubbles forming a ring around the top of the faintly hazed golden beer.
S - Waves of heavenly ripe sour funk permeate every pore of the nostrils with tart citrus rind and damp sweat sock leaving oak and biting acidity on the back end covering up what little "beer" character one might pull from this lambic; unique and classic!
T - Grainy pale malts and soda cracker barely manages to poke through the overtly funky flavor of Lambickx, traipsing across the tongue with dry oak, gym socks, and a tart finish of lemon oil.
M - Notably lower in carbonation during the pour, this single year blend of lambics has a slick feel with just a trickle of bubbles dancing down the throat as this bone dry beer finishes with a combination of tart acidity and downright sour power.
O - Vanberg and DeWulf's Lambickx is a unique drinking experience that distances itself from the other sour beers that grace the shelves. Layers of funky complexity burrow deep into this beer with tart and sour components with descriptors that would make the uninitiated sour drinker question why anyone would consume such a "beer". This blended lambic is not, for many reasons, a training wheel sour but it's a damn good beer for those who know what to expect.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 00:10:36 | More by BeerFMAndy
Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.