Lambickx | Vanberg & DeWulf

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf
New York, United States
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Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unlike Gueuze this is a blend of lambics all drawn from the same year. As such there is minimal carbonation.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,661
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
416
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
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Sampled from a 750ml bottle purchased at the Apex Beer Dispensary. Brewed 2008 / Bottled 2011.

A - Yellowish, golden with good clarity and no head.

S - Fruity with apples, peaches, cherries, melons and more.

T - A nice sour / tart bite but not as one dimensional as others. Some nice depth from fruit and sweetness to balance it out. I got a lot more depth than other reviews seem to indicate.

M - Smooth with a low carbonation.

O - I'm on a big time lambic kick right now so I really enjoyed this one but I can't say the price was worth more than a single try.

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Golden color and almost still. No head.

Nice tart acidic smell. Apples and lemon.

Taste is nicely tart with hints of fruit in the background. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with minimal carbonation.

Overall good, but lacks complexity. Worth a try.

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Poured into a lambic flute at World of Beer in Tempe. This is the "Private Domain" version, which I believe came from Lindeman's.

Pale gold with perfect clarity. A minimal amount of watery, off-white bubbles clumps together before dissipating entirely. Occasionally, single bubbles make a slow, slow rise from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Funky aroma, almost smoky. There's a little cat pee, sure, along with some pungent, bretty barnyard funk. Alongside that we have wet grass, fresh-ground peppercorns and a bit of pear. Complex, balanced.

The smokiness is apparent in the flavor as well -- lots of clovey phenols. Grass again, this time fresher and more bitter. A dry, saltine cracker malt character is offset by salty tartness that lingers into the next sip.

An interesting look into how Lindemans' beers taste pre-massive fruit addition. Not the best lambic ever, and certainly pricy for what it is, but interesting nonetheless.

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Definitely lie carbonation but a nice sourness. Color is cloudy as expected, nose is light with hints of apple. Initial flavor is medium sour with apple, finishes tart and a bit flat. Overall a decent sour for a festival sampling but not the best for just drinking alone.

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Note: Zenne Valley Private Domain (Oak & Chestnut Barrels) Brewed 2009 Bottled 2011

A: Pours a hazy golden straw yellow in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation occasionally surfacing from the bottom of the glass and some apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of tart apple (like granny smith), lemon citrus, wood (mostly oak), and hay/barnyard funkiness.

T: Very similar to the aroma - there is a moderately tart flavor of granny smith apple, lemon citrus, and wood/oak right upfront. That is followed by lighter flavors of not quite ripe grapes and funky hay/barnyard.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not as tart or funky as some of the other beers in this style (which is most similar to a Gueze rather than a Lambic - Unblended as it is in fact a blend of lambics all from the same year). Definitely an enjoyable beer but not for newbies to the style... Well worth the price tag.

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Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 416 ratings