Lambickx - Vanberg & DeWulf
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Reviews by julian:
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle purchased from Bottleworks and shared with my friend rem5 who's visiting from NYC right now, which is coincidentally where this beer was imported to.
A: Golden yellow color with a bit of haze and minimal snow white head that quickly fades to a thin layer on the surface. Lots of visible bubbles rising from the depths.
S: Barnyard funk, musty, acidic, tart apples, earthy and just funky. Smells as good as the best of them!
T&M: Mouthfeel is very smooth. Almost creamy like in texture, if that's even possible for a gueuze. Taste is tart, lemon tangy acidity, ripe green apples, earthy barnyard funk, musty oak.
O: Slightly less carbonated than most classic alternatives, funk is well presented in the nose and rivals that from the best of the style. Taste on the other hand doesn't follow suit. Funk is not as strong as it could be, mouthfeel is too smooth for me, and general acidic twang isn't as prevalent. Other than that, this is not bad.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2011 05:25:44 | More by julian
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This Lambic is a pale yellow-gold that's not quite clear but almost. It's not hazy enough to be called translucent, even, but maybe "dusty." It builds up a small white cap to about half a finger, maybe slightly less, that leaves more like a frothy foam within a few minutes. It puts down some light patching. Some floaties are visible, and some rise with and settle into the slightly tinted head.
There's something almost like old leather in herein the aroma, lots of earthy must with a mineral aspect to it, lemon zest, an underlying tartness, straw, grass, wood and a bit of white pepper.
The flavor follows suit, plenty funky with a particularly earthy bent, while the mineral element turns toward a hint of something salty or briny, but just enough to add to the character without being "clammy," per se. There's lots of must and it gets quite dry, more hay than grass here, while the lemon juice and almost cranberry-like tart/sour aspect even it out.
At once fluffy and bitingly crisp, the medium body sits well and flows smoothly, though it's powdery dry particularly in the finish. It works quite well for a Lambic, though a hint of astringency mars it slightly at the very end.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 16:34:26 | More by Brenden
Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
86 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.