Lambickx | Vanberg & DeWulf

BA SCORE
88
very good
408 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:
408
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
78
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Sludgeman
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of breadwinner
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not impressed at all with this one, there's an ever-present phenolic harshness floating around it, less noticeably in the nose than on the palate, where it tastes a bit like prickly soured wine. The body is too flat and slick. The palate hints at some decent sour notes but then gets caught up in those awkward phenols again. The best part about this beer is that I found it on sale for $8 instead of the $25-$30 I usually see it at. Even at $8, not something I'd revisit.

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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

Lambickx from Vanberg & DeWulf
3.92 out of 5 based on 408 ratings.
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