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OWA Ume Lambic - OWA Brewery SPRL

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87
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 02-17-2014)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this at a recent tasting.

Golden-straw color, hazy, with a cap of bubbly white head that quickly dissipated to a thin ring; minimal lacing. Aroma of funky hay, essence of lemon, with the plum coming in in a very subtle way. Good lambic taste, funk and delicate tartness, wet grass, again the plum was pretty light, almost a background flavor--this wasn't a really fruity beer, which might appeal to some and disappoint others--some savory rhubarb notes, and a hint of oak. Light-medium body, crisp and fairly dry, lightly acidic, lower carbonation. Very nice overall.

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, #0979/1000, 2013 vintage, poured into an OWA Pokal glass.

The beer pours a bright golden color, very clear though the bottom of the bottle shows some haziness, a number of tiny bubbles race to the top of the glass where a thick finger or so of white head, soapy and frothy, sits that has very nice retention and leaves big swatches of soapy lace behind. The aroma is pleasant, sweet plum, lemon peel, a bit of candi sugar and some strong musty funk and damp straw. The flavors are nice, lots of citrus zest, tart plum, white grape, mild oak and musty horseblanket. The mouthfeel is nice, lively body with crisp but gentle carbonation that coats fairly well and finishes with a sour puckery bite.

Verdict: A very nice lambic from OWA, the plum doesn't jump out, hides a bit behind the citrus, but does add some nice tartness and acts as a counterbalance to the bright and more acidic flavors that come across initially. It's definitely a bit sweeter than a typical lambic, but definitely has a sour thing going on too, very interesting, but very enjoyable beer.

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3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle best before February 2017. Poured into a Cantillon Iris glass.

Appearance: Pour a bright gold color with less than a finger of white head that dissipates to a thick ring with some wispy coating. Body is hazy but still transparent with light visible carbonation and tiny amounts of suspended sediment.

Smell: Funky cereal grain aroma with lesser notes of hay, red apple and very mild lemon. Not really really doing anything for me.

Taste: Apple, slight sweetness, wet grain, hay, maybe a hint of white grape.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lower side. Finishes semi sweet with a very light sourness.

Overall: Not sure what to make of this one. Really unlike any other lambic I've ever had. I'm not sure if this is back sweetened or maybe entirely young lambic, but whatever it is I'm not really a fan. It's not bad, but I had much higher expectations for this.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into Duvel glass.

Golden, opaque. Mostly flat.
Really tasty. Very subtle and enjoyable plum flavor, mixed with the usual (but not excessively funky) lambic notes.
Sourness is not excessive, either, for a lambic, and mouthfeel is smooth.

Expensive, but would buy again, if I could find it somewhere for an affordable-ish price.

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OWA Ume Lambic from OWA Brewery SPRL
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.