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Lambickx - Vanberg & DeWulf

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very good

286 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 22
Gots: 63 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unlike Gueuze this is a blend of lambics all drawn from the same year. As such there is minimal carbonation.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color and almost still. No head.

Nice tart acidic smell. Apples and lemon.

Taste is nicely tart with hints of fruit in the background. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with minimal carbonation.

Overall good, but lacks complexity. Worth a try.

TrappistJohnMD, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

sneaks2210, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

wonothesane42, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Phelps
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a lambic flute at World of Beer in Tempe. This is the "Private Domain" version, which I believe came from Lindeman's.

Pale gold with perfect clarity. A minimal amount of watery, off-white bubbles clumps together before dissipating entirely. Occasionally, single bubbles make a slow, slow rise from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Funky aroma, almost smoky. There's a little cat pee, sure, along with some pungent, bretty barnyard funk. Alongside that we have wet grass, fresh-ground peppercorns and a bit of pear. Complex, balanced.

The smokiness is apparent in the flavor as well -- lots of clovey phenols. Grass again, this time fresher and more bitter. A dry, saltine cracker malt character is offset by salty tartness that lingers into the next sip.

An interesting look into how Lindemans' beers taste pre-massive fruit addition. Not the best lambic ever, and certainly pricy for what it is, but interesting nonetheless.

Phelps, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +4.2%

SadMachine, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jamison85, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of amangill
2/5  rDev -47.9%

amangill, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of captainbearcat
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

captainbearcat, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

deapokid, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kingmaker, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ncelauro
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ncelauro, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.9%

beernads, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Immortale25, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of MattLBC
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Definitely lie carbonation but a nice sourness. Color is cloudy as expected, nose is light with hints of apple. Initial flavor is medium sour with apple, finishes tart and a bit flat. Overall a decent sour for a festival sampling but not the best for just drinking alone.

MattLBC, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev +4.2%

monitorpop, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of cowboy83
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

cowboy83, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Zenne Valley Private Domain (Oak & Chestnut Barrels) Brewed 2009 Bottled 2011

A: Pours a hazy golden straw yellow in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation occasionally surfacing from the bottom of the glass and some apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of tart apple (like granny smith), lemon citrus, wood (mostly oak), and hay/barnyard funkiness.

T: Very similar to the aroma - there is a moderately tart flavor of granny smith apple, lemon citrus, and wood/oak right upfront. That is followed by lighter flavors of not quite ripe grapes and funky hay/barnyard.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not as tart or funky as some of the other beers in this style (which is most similar to a Gueze rather than a Lambic - Unblended as it is in fact a blend of lambics all from the same year). Definitely an enjoyable beer but not for newbies to the style... Well worth the price tag.

dbrauneis, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TallSaint, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

campfirebrew, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

MarvinSnyder, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of SGToliver
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Ralphs66
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Ralphs66, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of CDCNAM
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

CDCNAM, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap for The Full Pint 6th Anniversary Celebration held at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, lemon, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour lemon and funky flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but smells slightly better in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of draimegould
3/5  rDev -21.9%

draimegould, Aug 10, 2013
Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
86 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.