Lambickx | Vanberg & DeWulf

BA SCORE
88
very good
406 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf
New York, United States
belgianexperts.com

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
Ratings:
406
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
75
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Magery
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011/2013 version.

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Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goochpunch
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed 2012 - Bottled 2014. De Troch.

Pours a still body. Very clear apple juice. Light head when poured vigorously - much like a non-carbonated Spanish cider. Smells of pale malts, wheaty grain, lemon juice, acidic funk, musty old house. Softer nose than a geuze. Tastes of grain and malt, green apple, solid acidity, but not overly sour. Dry. Awesome. Reminds me of a good cider. Light bodied and flat. That's kind of the gist of it. Tasty blend of older lambics without the high acidity and effervescence of a typical blend (geuze). Draws a of parallels with northern Spanish ciders. Delicious.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rborre321
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

No head at all. Odd funk in the nose with just a hint of oak. Flavor is just slightly acidic with an over the top off putting earthy funk that overwhelms the palate. Literally tastes like eating soil. Light to medium body. Weak carbonation. Lacks the nice dry feel you get from a good sour. Overall, pretty weak.

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Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersfan1
4.99/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great sour, tart raspberry flavor is exactly what I am looking for in a lambic.

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Photo of controlfate
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malefactor
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitze
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a gorgeous cloudy goldenrod orange body with no head. Overall impression of appearance of is of a very pleasant, rustic lambic. Gorgeous. Scents of sour barnyard funk, horse-blanket, earthy aromas, hay and cider vinegar, mingled with moderately sour notes of lemon and light citrus, along with some light oak and apple aromas on the background. Overall impression of flavor is of an amazing, very traditional lambic. Wild, barnyard sourness dominates and makes this a very pleasing aroma profile, despite what you would think. Flavor begins highly sour with notes of grapefruit, lemon, lemon zest, lactic acid, a bit of oak and a sour, barnyard funk with notes of hay. Middle continues to be sour with notes of oak, lemon zest, lemon and sour barnyard funk. Finish is highly sour with notes of barnyard funk, hay, light hop bitterness, lemon, lemon zest and a bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste is sour barnyard funk, spicy phenolic bitterness and light hop bitterness. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice, traditional, highly sour lambic that is quite refreshing. Very nice. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with low carbonation and a sour, puckering, crisp feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a light beer that still feels somewhat full, quite nice. Overall this is a great sour. It fits the guidelines for a classic lambic quite nicely and is incredibly sour, complex and refreshing. Quite nice.

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Photo of Enochase04
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
3.92 out of 5 based on 406 ratings.
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