Blackberry Lambic - Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
4.1/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: On tap, poured into a stemmed tulip glass, 10oz. This was a one-off brew; it began with a Trappist-style tripel in 2006 and was aged in wine barrels, with blackberry puree added in increments over three years...this brewpub's first lambic...abv% unknown
Appearance: Dark and hazy rose colored brew, a light white ring around the rim of the glass is the only sign of head, but this is still a very natural and attractive looking beer. None of that bright fake pink crap.
Smell: Delightfully funky! This is not going to be one of those fake, sweetish type lambics, this is the real thing, with distinct Brett/Lactic character. There is a bit of sweet dark berry in there as well, quite natural smelling, but a heavy hit of the earthy, horsey wonderful Belgian yeast I was hoping for as well. All in all, very nice.
Taste: Tart funkiness is in the forefront here, as is a bit clearly-defined oak. There's a big hit of natural tart dark berry as well, though it's secondary to the yeastiness and wood. A bit of woodsy tannin on the finish as well, as well as just a ghost of mushroom/earth. Overall, this all blends together beautifully to make for a very tasty, very Belgian, fruit lambic.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, tart, and smooth
Drinkability: High; wish I knew the abv
Conclusion: This is truly an exceptional beer from this brewpub...their beers run from uninspiring to above average to tasty; this is the first awesome beer I've had here. If this is their first attempt at a lambic, bring on some more examples!
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2009 20:54:44 | More by BedetheVenerable
Blackberry Lambic from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
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