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Lambickx - Vanberg & DeWulf

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87
very good

333 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 19
Gots: 72 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011

Unlike Gueuze this is a blend of lambics all drawn from the same year. As such there is minimal carbonation.
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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 81
Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous cloudy goldenrod orange body with no head. Overall impression of appearance of is of a very pleasant, rustic lambic. Gorgeous. Scents of sour barnyard funk, horse-blanket, earthy aromas, hay and cider vinegar, mingled with moderately sour notes of lemon and light citrus, along with some light oak and apple aromas on the background. Overall impression of flavor is of an amazing, very traditional lambic. Wild, barnyard sourness dominates and makes this a very pleasing aroma profile, despite what you would think. Flavor begins highly sour with notes of grapefruit, lemon, lemon zest, lactic acid, a bit of oak and a sour, barnyard funk with notes of hay. Middle continues to be sour with notes of oak, lemon zest, lemon and sour barnyard funk. Finish is highly sour with notes of barnyard funk, hay, light hop bitterness, lemon, lemon zest and a bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste is sour barnyard funk, spicy phenolic bitterness and light hop bitterness. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice, traditional, highly sour lambic that is quite refreshing. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a sour, puckering, crisp feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a light beer that still feels somewhat full, quite nice. Overall this is a great sour. It fits the guidelines for a classic lambic quite nicely and is incredibly sour, complex and refreshing. Quite nice.

Photo of Enochase04
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of my_knew_craft
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Element1290
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cheesy26
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBentham
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KFBR392
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewed 2013 Bottled 2014
Region: Zenne Valley Source: Private Domain

Appearance: bright orange color with a cloudy body. Minimal head which immediately dissipated.

Smell: orange peel, pears, light pepper, and a rounded tart oak aroma jump the drinker. Lemon-lime zest opens up on the body. A leathery backbone loaded with a damp funkiness lingers throughout.

Taste: tame woodiness with a flowing bouquets of floral citrus fruits. The oak increases in intensity and tartness on the body. Palate is pulled through the ringer on the finish with a peak of tartness which leaves you pulling for more.

Mouthfeel: excellent slow progression of the oak profile throughout. Bright citrus fruits shine.

Overall: an incredibly tasty lambic. The younger beer really shows off the brighter side of lambic. A fun journey.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of craft4mike
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First taste was not really what I was expected but once I got past that I rather enjoyed it. Nice blend of oak and sour funk.

Photo of jbwimer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soupyman10
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not much carbonation, although this was expected. Copper/amber color. A few small bubbles floating on top. Sour fruit nose - nice, although not particularly complex. Earthy sour flavor. White grapes. A little meatiness. Nice, although again, little going on here besides the sourness. Relatively thin body, although fine for the style. Overall, a nice sour beer, although probably not worth the price tag.

Photo of BIll_Currie
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

new for me. outstanding flavor

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZenBiscuits
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidSomers
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
87 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.