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Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spontaneously fermented beer flavored with natural juice of apricot and matured in oak casks.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12335) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
Bottled 25 cl (BB 10/2007)
Golden color, not much head. Sourish, sugary fruity nose, not sure if it is apricot or what. Sugary sweet, slightly earthy and acidy, hints of apricot and honey. Too sweet but not so overly sweet than Chapeau’s mirabelle or banana.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper gold color with a minimal white head. Aroma of fruit, sugar, and sour notes. Flavor is sweet, fruity, carbonated, overly sweet, with a tart sour finish. I am not a fan of this style but that might be because i haven’t sampled a good lambic yet. However it was drinkable, and not a dumper, but id never purchase another.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 Bottle. Imported from Belgium. Orange copper color, minimal head. Dried apricot aroma. Very sweet, dry flavor, not even a hint of malt or hop profile. Surprised at the low rating, I liked this a lot, though a bit weak. Wife remarked on how it tasted like new wine. I will have to venture further into the world of lambic.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Well, if you are looking for sweet, you have found the right beer. A little fake and a little too sugary for me.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
served at dancing ganesha. Sweet artifical candied fruits & candied sugars dominate the aroma. An orangish pour w/ a rocky white head. Palate is slightly fizzy and blah. Flavor is way over sweet someone spilled bad sugar in the batch. Just not good.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2005
Bottled. Way too sweet, way too artificial. I’m sorry, no real describing or feeling rating this time.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Note: Sampled while suffering a severe SMS syndrome. (Single-Malt Scotch) First impression was a startlingly sweet artificiality in the aroma. Like those horrific sugared dried fruit bits that taste mostly like preservatives. Not a bad looking pour...The flavor was really putridly sweet and fake. I KNEW it couldn’t have been the tumbler of Scotch on an empty stomach that made me pass out!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Crimeny, but this was sweet - and not really in a good way. It looked okay, a hazy orange-yellow with a frothy white head. It smelled like candy that the confectioner imagined might be what apricot tasted like, except that he had never had one before. The flavor was a heavily sugared fruit-like thing, way too sweet. It had a sugary finish, and I was glad it was over.

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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Lightly hazed dark golden to tan color. Small dense dark cream colored head. Heavy cling peach aroma. Trying to find some malt but only more jam and some light honey. Sweet and smooth on the palate, somewhat surprising with the spritzy sound in my ear. Sweet mild peach, but tending more toward apple flavors. Now this isn’t a bad cider, but a lambic? Get out of town. Actually would rate higher as a cider.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2005
Tasted 27/06/2005. 250ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington. Yellow gold with a tight white head that is small and slowly disappears. Bubbles hang in the glass giving a rather still appearance. Apiricots, sugar, a little sourness and a hint of the apricot stone all on the nose. Sweet with a very mild bitterness, almost like you’re sucking the apricot stone. A touch of sourness in the sweet finish. Light-med mouthfeel with a strange tartness at the back that irritates the back of the nasal passage slightly. Another desert beer, OK this time.


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