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Boon Mikkeller Bar Calva Lambic (Foeder # 65)

Boon Mikkeller Bar Calva Lambic (Foeder # 65)
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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Lembeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.21%
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Editor’s note: 30 kegs of 30 liters produced for Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Only available at this location (has also been available at Brasserie 4:20 in Rome).

Frank Boon writes: This is quite exeptional, 2 years old Lambic from a 112 HL shaved Calvados cask, foeder # 65, second fill. The Lambic has 7,21% Vol alcohol and has a nice oak/calvados character with a nice hint of gentian. It has a great drinkability. We will blend it in our regular Geuze by the end of the month (September 2010).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (509) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
(On tap at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Nov 16 2014) Pours a lightly hazy medium orange with no head at all. Aroma has apple somewhere between lightly sour and tart, hints of some sweet tropical fruits, a moderate amount of calvados barrel and some funky barnyard lambic character. On the palate, tart apple and wheat to start, bit of grass, Brett type sourness, wood. Dries out as the sip goes down, wood becomes more prominent, calvados character reaches its peak. Hay in the finish, lightly tart funk on the roof of the mouth, bit of remaining calvados barrel on the tongue, quite dry. Hint of alcohol. Light but slightly chewy body with soft, sparse carb. Kind of a funny lambic, I would expect even an unblended 2yo to be a bit more sour than this. Barrel comes through pretty well, unique, interesting to try but one is enough - fairly drinkable but not gulpable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1099) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Tap @ Øl & Brød, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Fruity with tropical and light acidic notes, mango. Has a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Tap @ Øl & Brød, Copenhagen. Aroma: Fruity, mango, tropical notes, fresh, light acidic. Taste: Dito. The finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2223) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
draught at Mikkeller Stockholm. Nice smooth and medium bodied brew, thirst quenching. Fruity with light barnyard tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Tap@mikkeller. Orange hazy, Wheaty, light apple, tart, with pretty nice barnyeardy notes on the nose. Dry tart body, light maltyness, bit lacking in flavour actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (869) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Hazy golden shade with a white cap. Hint of calvados barrel in the aroma. Tastes old, musty, dry and sour. Getting some apple here too, but it felt more like a regular lambic note than a barrel influence. Nice enough without really pushing the limits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy orange liquid with a small white head. Aroma of apple, funk, calvados, lemon and grain. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of apples and wood. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Off yellow to gold slightly hazy. Small head fades slowly. Nose is bitter and wheat forward. Taste is a chewy granola bar with tree fruit, oak and absolutely no sour at all. Actually a mild tart finish. Medium body great carbonation. Nice but not at all a lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma has grapefruit, earthy tones and some apricot. No signs of calvados here. Flavour is rather leathery with gastric acid, grapefruit and some orange. Refreshing and nice, although the gastric notes do try to get me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6401) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends.
Pours clear paddle golden color with a small head. White wine like aroma with wooden notes and white grapes. Similar flavor with wooden notes and earthy notes.

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