Lambrucha | Vanberg & DeWulf

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Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend of two ancient and unique fermented beverages, Lambic and Kombucha. Brewed and bottled at De Troch by Vanberg & DeWulf.

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Photo of nrbw23
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a light golden orange color with a bit of hazy. White head that has very little retention and leaves no real lacing.

S- Probably one of the oddest smelling beers I've had. Smells of a bit of sourness not too much at all, some fruity smells, and tea. I guess not very "beer like."

T- Again, quite odd. Not really feeling a beer here. A bit of light fruits and very tea like.

M- Light in body and fairly high carbonation.

D- Pretty different here. Glad I got to try it, but I don't think I'll ever have this one again. Its easy to drink just not my thing.

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Photo of crossovert
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml capped green bottle.

It pours a crystal clear light, bright, pinkish orange with a fizzy whie head that leaves not much lacing.

The smell is a step into the bizzare, literally the funkiest thing I have ever smelled.Pork, soy sauce, bratwurst, black pepper, lemon, berry, corraiander, curry, barnyard, funk, sourness, seriously WTF???

The taste is far less funky thank god. It is very gueuze like. But very tame compared to the smell. There is a lot of lemon in the flavor. It is really smooth there is a light funkiness, it is if you made gueuze light beer.

It is hugely carbonated, overly so.

This is one of those things that defies what is. Try it.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle by way of Capone's courtesy of Oglmcdgl, thanks for the shot.

Lambrucha has that bright yellow glowing shine that looks like a treat. On top a big 2 fingaz of loose bubbly bubbles sprang forth before retiring. No lace, but alot of rising bubs.

Smells like a lambic with barnyard musk, hay, Baltimore feet and a sprinkle of citrus off the vine. With warming the tea spreads forth but does not devour.

LAmbrucha is quite the treat, an interesting take on a lambeek, tart up front with sliced apples and some peach. The mixture of the tart and fruit came off like a DFH Festina Peche at a certain temperature. The tea comes out and I like the mix, applause. Some earthy hops in this kinda fresh bottle.

This is light stuff, light in ABV, and light in body. Very dry finish on this, I mean sahara levels. Crisp and a sharp punch of tart all around the mouth. Carbonation is high as can be seen by the eyes. Not eye watering, but mouth puckering to a extent.

I love that this is under 4%, I wish I drank more beer light like this, but a whole bottle would practically kill me, Im up for the challenge though. Lamby is tasty stuff that's worth a single bottle purchase. The tea works well with this tart young lambic, an interesting remix.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle split with onix1agr.

A- three fingers of loose billowy bright white head that settles quickly to a sparse cap. Slightly hazy straw yellow in color that shine in the light.

S- dusty funky barn yard that's for sure. Very crisp and mildly tart. You do get a bit of the tea, I drank a kombucha earlier today its kinda cool that the smell is in there.

T- mildly sour and tart with lemon zest and miniolas. Nice powdery wheat hits with some juicy green apple. Simple but nice.

M- light body and medium to high in carb. Very clean finish, nice light pucker.

D- very easy drinking mild as far as sour and not to buggy. Nice light stuff. I like it. I'm interested to see what else the can do with this idea.

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Photo of jampics2
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bottle opened by Travis at DLD. Thanks, buddy - this was a great way to start the day!!

Poured into my snifter because I didn't have any other glass. This'll do. Looks a golden yellow with tons of carb.

Smell is sour lambic funkyness and tea. Neato. This is a cool combo of smells.

Taste is dominated by the tea and some earthy funk. Lemons. Grapefruit. Barnyard hay. Hey hey hey. At 3.5% this reminds me of a tea drink more than a beer.

Mouthfeel is sparkling. A bit too much, but it was nice at 7:30 in the AM.

Drinkabiliy was good. Not great because I could see getting bored by the end of the bottle and certainly not wanting any more after that. This was pretty unique, though, and one I'm glad to have tried!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a flute)
A- This beer has a light hazy orange body with a huge carbonation of big bubbles with some dark brown floaties at the surface. The soapy white head has a fizzy sound when pouring and the head doesn't last very long.
S- The soft lactic sourness gives way to some notes of dried leaves but otherwise it is a pretty clean aroma.
T- This beer has a pleasant tartness with a mineral water taste with some soft lemon and tea notes in the finish. Tehre is a minty flavor that grows as the beer warms and a soft cheese rind that lingers. There are some grapefruit notes that grow with the tartness as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a tight fizz in the finish. D- This beer has a nice tartness that is a bit light like a sweet-tart candy more so as the beer warms. The tea blends nicely with the lambic and it will make a great beer in warm weather.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from a 750ml bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer is medium honey gold with lots of carbonation. About 2 fingers of white head pours, but is gone right away. Decent lacing.

The aroma starts off lightly sour, but then you get a big whiff of the tea, which takes over the smell. Its interesting, unique, but not great for a beer.

The tase is the same, a slight sour start then just of weird tea flavor, not what I want in my beer.

If you are a huge tea fan, you might like this, otherwise it sucks.

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Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split this with kmpitz2 and autumnaldave at Bad Apple tonight... thanks Dave!

Served into a New Holland tulip glass, there were a few juice-like bubbles that formed and quickly dissipated. The first pour had bright clarity, and the second was hazed slightly with yeast. Color was a brilliant golden orange in the light. A different bottle I had later had a fluffy head of bone white foam that rose above the rim of the glass.

Aroma seemed to change as it warmed, initially served cold there was a certain Lambic-derived lemon zest, with a dose of minerally dampness. Toward the end of the glass it resembled the kombucha more, with cider vinegar traces, and funky washed rind cheese. Musky, almost footy, but not overpowering.

Fairly tart, extremely dry in the end which was pleasant. Lemon and lime zest, clean and light bodied. Spritzy carbonation, again very light and quenching, almost seltzery. The funky aroma manifested itself late, and didn't really come through in the taste. A whole bottle would be no problem for anyone into sour ales.

This is probably the best Lambic based product to come out of De Troch, though i've never tried their Cuvee Chapeau Gueuze.

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Lambrucha from Vanberg & DeWulf
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 225 ratings