Guessing this is the same thing as Foederbier. On-tap at Beachwood Brewing
The beer is a very pale yellow color with minimal carbonation or head. Really a fairly bland nose to this. Some cereal sweetness, a hint of barnyard funk, and very minimal tartness or acidity. A very light note of tropical fruit. The flavor has a heavy mineral quality to it and tastes almost salty. Kind of watery without much body or flavor to it. Not a big fan.
Enjoyed from the tap at Papago, this is my first experience with a true, unblended lambic. This keg was a leftover from an Arizona Beer Week event that demonstrated how old and young lambics are blended to create gueuzes. This Jong is an unblended lambic aged one year; the oude is the same beer aged three years. It was poured into a tulip.
Hazy straw gold in color, with my fingers behind the glass mostly obscured by cloudiness and chill haze. It clears up as it warms. A fuzzy, white one-finger head dissipates slowly, leaving a silky and stubborn top layer of film.
The nose: sweet bubble gum, wheat, some clove, a very tiny bit of orange peel. Very light and crisp, more like a Belgian pale.
More of the same in the subdued flavor. Grainy saltine crackers, clove, light bubblegum and a very subtle lactic character back of the throat. Lightly sweet before a rather dry finish.
High, pinching carbonation. Effervescent and moderately fizzy. Substantial, smooth medium body. Crisp.
Tried alongside the same beer aged three years, the difference in flavor was striking. The Jung could almost be mistaken for a subtle Belgian pale or American pale wheat ale, as it had almost no tartness. Refreshing, but not what I expected from an unblended lambic.