Lambickx - Vanberg & DeWulf
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Reviews by kscaldef:
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, 2009 brew date, 2011 bottle date
A: Light cork pop, a few bubbles if poured aggressively, but not much. Nice clear, golden-orange.
S: Lemony, bits of tropical fruit, some musty barnyard but not much.
T: Not very tart at all. Somewhere mid-way between lemon and orange. A bit more malty than typical. Mild bitterness in the finish.
M: Barely carbonated. Has a savory, mouth-coating aspect that's a little odd, but not unpleasant. Not as dry as typical either.
O: This is classified as gueuze, but I'm not sure that's really accurate. The bottle describes it as lambic and indicates it's aged 2 years (rather than a mix of different years). The level of carbonation is also quite low, although most gueuze wouldn't referment this rapidly either. But, despite these stylistic uncertainties, I still find this rather enjoyable. I'll probably try to find another bottle and cellar it for a couple years to see if it picks up carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 02:06:17 | More by kscaldef
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.