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Lambic | Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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298 Ratings
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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:
#3,754
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
298
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
4.23
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
57
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 298 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of ystazi
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceH
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rden4654
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sparty55
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donnyowens
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

tart and funky. best american version of a lambic i've tried.

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Photo of Bonis
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to fiver29 for this random bottle from a brewery I’ve yet to try: always a good thing. 750ML bottle, 2013 vintage, split with my wife while watching “Finding Nemo”. Great movie.

The first glass is clear light orange, the second very slightly clouded, with the last ounce left in the bottle for research purposes. Very close to being still. Lovely odor of green apple, lemon, choked-out citrus, with a nice shot of tartness. I like where this is going.

Rivertown Lambic is a liquid I could slip into my wife’s drunk club (sorry, “Book Club”) as a white wine & get nary an upturned nose. Tastes like a nice white without the alcoholic bite: wine spritzer, white grape juice, de-bittered lemon, soft green apple. Finishes with umilled grain and citrus: the tartness crowns briefly and gently, with a side helping of dry mouth. You can tell this is a low ABV drink, as it washes all the trail dust from the my cube away in great big gulps. Are you supposed to gulp lambic?

This is a lambic for the fourteen and younger crowd, approachable, easy-going. I could see this as a Middle Ages table beer when the water was full of cholera. Good.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
3.49/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
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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Lambic from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 298 ratings
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