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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lambic-style ale aged in oak barrels with pinot noir grapes.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Reddish pour, with an off white head. Quite sour, mild funk, cherry, lemon, berries, oak, and some biscuit. Not really a lambic, but a tasty sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Hazy red body with medium sized white head and spotty lacing. Vinous pinot noir grapes, cherries, mixed berries, musty wood, a lactic quality, and a touch of earth and cinnamon. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, assertive acidity, and a invigorating finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle care of Ryan with some brahs. Pours ultra hazy red with medium sized top. Notes are sour and lactic fruits, mostly grapes but a lot of misc berries in this one also. Smaller flavor of wet wood, light barn, and earthy grains. Light to medium in body. Impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5332) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a deep amber hazed out body with white lacing. Aroma is funky tart fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of super fruity tart. Simple straight forward and great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Slightly blood orange red, sweetish cherry fruit character. Touch of cherry, pineapple mint, vague maybe biscuity malts. A bit of sour lemon candy character in the tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy reddish color. The aroma is a bit funky, fruity, vinous, minty, cheesy. Sour mouthfeel, very lemony, some berries, but not the complexity of a real Lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
750mL bottle, pours an opaque dark ruby red with a small off-white head. Nose brings out loads of earthy notes, dark grape skins, and cheesy funk. Flavour brings out loads of grape skins, cherries, earthy notes, and some funk. Not exactly like an authentic lambic, but pretty damn close. Quite funky, complex, and elegant. As damn near a true lambic as an American lambic can be. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Reddish colored pour, off white head. Funky and sour up front, cherries, grapes, lemon, earthy flavors. Yeast, wet hay. Damn right!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
A- pours a murky ruby red copper with some brown edges. Light red head that does not linger. No lacing. S- strong yeast and cheese funk with some red wine tannins, oak, farmhouse must, horse blanket, and blackberry pie filling. Some sourdough, grapefruit, lemon curd, yogurt culture, jam, honey and vanilla. Some chemical notes. M- light to medium tacky body with a medium acidic and tart palate. T- butter, blackberry, grape tannins, oak and vanilla up front. Middle brings in the yogurt and sour cream. Musty and some fresh grass. Ending is efficient and bitter, plus it brings along some wonderful lemon. Zinc, sugar and butter too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Served in a de Garde tulip. Alongside with Vin Lee, by far my favorite of the day. Again, very nice grape presence. Intriguing complexity with barrel, grape, ripe red fruits, and a lingering acidity. Dry funk. Very nice.


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