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Key Lime Lambic | Free Will Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
freewillbrewing.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Part of a rotating series of Lambics, using natural fruit and NO back-sweetening.

Added by jhartley on 09-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,587
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
66
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.52/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Ever wanted to drink lime flavored Lysol? Look no further! Free Will has figured it out! Shave your head, put a Mister Clean ear ring hoop in you ear, and fill up your glass. You'll be speaking Spanish before you know it, and your teeth will be spic and span, no brushing needed.

Perhaps the Free Will business plan doesn't allow/account for waste, but damned if this shouldn't have been put aside as an experiment gone bad for the sake of long term profits. With crap like this, I won't be throwing money their way again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the docket: 475mL bottle of Free Will’s Key Lime Lambic

Poured into: Innis & Gunn stemmed craft glass

S: A nearly lemonade-golden yellow, slightly hazy body spills into the glass, with only the faintest stark-white head. Tight clinging to the outside rim, consisting of small and medium bubbles. More bubbles lazily rise to the surface from the bottom of the glass.

A: Green with envy? This one boasts boatloads of limeade, tartness, and a hint of funk. Fairly one-dimensional, but very fragrant and refreshing aroma.

T: If you’ve ever eaten key-lime pie, with that mandatory meringue topping, imagine that with a spritz of carbonation and the tartness of a sour lime candy, and you have yourself Freewill’s lambic. The malt and hops are overshadowed by the puckering citrus. Crisp. Let this one warm just a tad in order to experience the subtle malty sweetness, which shows up oddly enough, on the finish. Want a little less twang? Pull air through your mouth as you would with wine, the aeration softens it up.

F: Light to medium-light. Tingly, biting carbonation does a major scrub-job on your tongue. Awesome for a hot day. Try this over a gin/vodka gimlet. Long finish that morphs slowly from citrus to just a hint of grainy sweetness that emerges on the lips.

O: Certainly tart and sour, but flavor-packed and refreshing. Noted on the website, all natural flavoring and no back-sweetening (post brewing). Perhaps a beginner or intermediate sour beer, and a definite must-try for Key lime pie lovers and sour fruit candy eaters. Warheads anyone?

Suggested food pairing: Summer salad with blood or mandarin oranges and arugula, jerk chicken, Thai, Vietnamese or Indian food, and sure, Key lime pie with a homemade graham cracker crust.

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3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.34/5  rDev -4%
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3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

7/12...pours pale white gold, lightest in bottom. Lemonade/lime nose. Hearty lime taste, heavy rind bitter. Can almost taste the pulp. Quite sour. Beats the hell out of a Bud Light Lime for sure!

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4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy light amber pour, practically still with no head. Smelled like straight up lime Jello. Tasted like liquid lime Jello with seltzer and a shot of neutral alcohol. Wasn't really terrible, they just shouldn't be calling this a lambic. One glass of this was more than enough, and it was my wife's, so I didn't even have to finish it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Key Lime Lambic from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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