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Lambic | Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Ohio, United States
rivertownbrewery.com

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fermented by exposing the beer to untamed yeasts and bacteria native to Rivertown Brewery, known as House Funk. This blend fermented for over a year in wine barrels.

Added by mcallister on 04-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,724
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
298
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
57
Trade:
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very good tartness, citrus with a pleasant funk. Excellent beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle served cold in a wine glass

Appearance: turbid yellow with no head at all. Highly carbonated.

Nose: very sour, lactic, lemony, funky, apricots, peaches,

Taste: spritzy, lemons, stone fruits, lactic sourness, slight acetic character, funky, slight barnyard

Overall: my first unblended lambic. Very nice beer. I'm looking forward to seeking out more of the traditional Belgian offerings to see how they compare.

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4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Giant chunks of yeast came tumbling out as the hazy golden body filled my glass. The beer gushed a little, but now after a few sips, there is almost no carbonation.

Smells pretty nice-- I'm pretty impressed with the level of oaky funk going here. There is a nice level of bright fruity notes, and a good citrusy lemon note.
The flavor adds a good tart bite, but it lacks that solid sourness that I look for.

Feels is pretty damn good-- medium-light with plenty of carbonation.

Overall-- very impressed by this one. I wasn't expecting much, but I hunted around Columbus to find this beer and I'm certainly not disappointed!

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I really enjoyed this one. I brought a bottle to darklord day last year and everyone else like it a lot too.
When compared to authentic Belgian Lambic, this beer is ok. But as an American brewed Lambic, especially one coming out of Ohio, this is superb. This is about 96% as good as Duck Duck Gooze or Cable Car... Without the hassle to land it.
In terms of a "bang for your buck" beer, this is a strong winner.

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Lambic from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 298 ratings
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