Milly's Belgium Lambic
Stark Brewing Company

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Belgian Lambic
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3.99 | pDev: 11.28%
Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

heard about this via email from a friend and when an opportunity for lunch poped up I of course was happy to drop by and have a couple of pints.

A - Pours a nice gold yellow color with a slight haze and anice white head which quickly settled to a ring around the glass.
S - tart tropical fruit, vinegar, pineapple dominate the notes.
T - Sour fruits, pineapple, sweet malts and a light tart cherry note in the back.
M - Light bodied, nicely carbonated with a light tart crips finish.
D - enjoyed both before lunch and a second pint over a cheeseburger. Had enough tenacity to cleanse the palate, but not enough sour acid to reduce the complimentary lunch manner.

Introduced a friend to this as a nice but more of a gateway wild ale. As a first time with the style he enjoyed it and went back for seconds. Worth a try if you get a chance.

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3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was as expected. Light in color with very little head.

Aroma wonderful. Lots of fruits and denotes for sure that the sour is on the way.

Taste on the other hand was not exactly what I wanted. Some lactic sourness along with a touch of sweetness but no brett influences whatsoever. Mostly vinegar tart apple unripe grape but no real horsey barnyard. Just missing that balance that makes the great lambic.

Overall it is a quite drinkable beer and I would order it every time I was there at the bar if you are looking for a sour beer but does not come close to some classic examples.

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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly fogged brown amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is bringing the standard wildness. Wood, vanilla, vinegar. Flavor brings the same. It's firm enough, but not so intense that it kills the experience. Sour is there as well of course. Feel is a lower carbonation and a sticky liquid. This is edgy, but I consider it still drinkable. Perhaps it's my continual exposure to this style, but who cares! I like. I like it vedy much.

Thanks to brewandbbq for the hookup.

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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As advertised on the Milly's website.."Belgium Lambic".
The bartender had no information on it.

Pours orangy gold with a chill haze. A whisp of white foam appeared briefly on the surface after a stretch pour. Zero lacework over a placid surface shortly after the pour and for the duration of the glass.

Cider vinegar, pineapple skin, wet hay, and lemon zest lead off the nose.
Hints of bourbon, appleskins and citrus oils follow through. Old socks and cheese rinds step forward as the brew warms. A slightly harsh metallic tinge is present also.

Light bodied, with a crisp but almost flat mouthfeel.

Sour fruits, tart-laced malt, and some bourbon start the pallet. Lemon oil, bitter wild greens, woody tannins, and drying acid follow through.

Finishes tart, with a drying citrus note, a hint of bourbon fusels, and lingering soured fruit.

Certainly not in the realm of an authentic Lambic, but pretty damn tasty regardless. The pedigree of this brew might stem from Napoleon's Exile.

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Milly's Belgium Lambic from Stark Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 4 ratings