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Buzzards Bay Barrel Aged Cranberry Lambic

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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The world’s foremost cranberry region is our very own South Coast. Thus, we had to brew this beer and indeed, we’ve been a little cran-crazy here at Buzzards Bay Brewing. We brewed a special batch of black lager and barrel aged it in a Cabernet Sauvignon soaked French oak barrel (from the Nevers region) for 12 months. During that time the lactic bacteria (already in the barrel) fermented the remaining sugar and created a deliciously dry and somewhat sour beer. We took some South Coast cranberries fresh from the bog, crushed them and added them to the brew. The cranberries added not only a delightful cranberry aroma and mouth-watering tartness, but also a wonderful red hue. Bottle conditioned, this is a very tasty, tart, South Coast rendition of the traditional lambic style. As this is a natural beverage - unfiltered, unfined and naturally carbonated, expect yeasty stuff as well as bits and pieces of real fruit to be floating around. Great for Thanksgiving! Yeah! Drink now or age for 1 to 5 years.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34443) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, wood, barnyard, brett, cherry - cranberry. Aroma is more like a flemish sour IMO. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small amber glare and a minimal head. Aroma is cranberry citric fruity and mild acidic. Smooth fruity, mellow and light citric to sulphorish into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. A brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of lacto, brettanomyces, cranberries, and malt. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of cranberries, wood, brettanomyces, malt, and a bit of lacto leading to a tart finish. Thanks papsoe for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Tart, Bretty nose, sulphurous red wine. Medium body, very dry red wine, wood and sulphur. Some Brett, licorice, tobacco, lacto and smoke. Quite sophisticated really. Ends dry and tart. 220312

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of cress and red wine. Fruity and light acidic flavour of red wine and cranberries. Tart finish of red wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is wood, some berries, semi-sour but also quite sweetish notes. Flavour is quite muvh the same, a rather wellbalanced fruit lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour funky weak caramel aroma. Fruity sour funky tart bitter cranberry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle at Chris-o’s Pre GBBF tasting and 2009 ... brown ... barnyard nose ... light sour light fruit ... little malt

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Very cloudy muddy colour thin beige head. Funky cranberry on aroma. Bit of funk bit of sour cherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of tart cranberries, dry dustiness, acetic, and faint funky barrel. Flavor of acidic cranberry, earthiness, pepper, and some damp mustiness that in turn finishes dry.


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