Fresh Lambic | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DoubleJ on 10-17-2009

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yes, they brought back the fresh lambic! Growler to go from Bootlegger's itself, on to the beer:

The head forms low and fizles away to a whisper thin lace on top a body of brilliant maroon. Hmmm, I remember their first batch in July being closer to yellow in color. Now, there's no head on top, none, but the body is a looker. Lovely nose. It is tart upfront, with tart berries, tart lemon, and a kiss of blanket. Mmmm.

On first sip, it is a great thing. As I continue to drink, it remains great. Tart cherries first hit. The acidic qaulities are moderate, not heavy. Out comes apples, lemons, vinegar, and more tart berries. The oak barrel is hinted in here as well. The complexity is very satisfying, but the way the beer is put together takes this beer to the upper levels. There is no overbreaing sourness or acidity, yet the beer is jammed packed with pure tart goodness. The body is on the lighter side with an initialextra zip of carbonation. Moderately tart in the aftertaste with some vinegar character.

Originally, I came to Bootlegger's to bring home their pumpkin ale, but with this (and two other sour beers on-tap), I forgot the main purpose of my visit and took home the fresh lambic. I'd say that this turned out for the better. Tempting, refreshing, surprising. Highly recommended.

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Fresh Lambic from Bootlegger's Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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