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De Molen Fris & Fruitig Morellen Lambiek Bordeaux Barrel

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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Bodegraven, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
FRIS & FRUITIG MORELLEN LAMBIEK BORDEAUX BARREL Fruit Lambic – 5,6% vol. Each flavour component plays so beautifully off each other that it is like watching a well done stage play. A pair of characters would present themselves on your palate and trip delicately around your senses.With each unveiling, new complexity was found and a new sensation. Subtle, refined, delicate, nuanced.


princesslala's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
princesslala (131) - - AUG 15, 2010
This poured a rusty reddish pink. It had the flavor of strawberries on the verge of becoming over-ripe, and it smelled like teryaki sauce. I think it would be nice with Asian food or salad.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
bottle shared by julienhuxley, thanks bro! pours cloudy/murky dark golden, red tint, with a small light beige cap showing minimal retention and lacing. prunes and cherries, light to medium acidity, bretty - no funk per say, very spicy, oak - seems more american than french - bourbon-esque, hint of sweetness - cherry meat. lively to average carbonation, light to medium body - seems a tad heavy for stated abv, relatively dry bretty and grassy-spicy finish. decent balance. more of an american-sour than a netherland-french one. tasty but sort of miscellaneous.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2028) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Pours hazy salmon with low off-white head. Aroma is of fruits, berries. Taste is of fruits, sourness, acidity. Palate: Light-medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Soft, subdued, but still good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1515) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a hazy red with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of vinegar and fruits. Taste is lightly sweet, fruity and offers the same acetic acid you sensed earlier along with some trace acetone. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high, prickly. Overall a good sour but nothing mindblowing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Almost clear pinkish-amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of oak, vanilla, fruits, light wine, cheese and mint. Taste is also oak forward with winey notes,a touch of mint, vanilla, moderate sourness and cheesy presence. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Light spiciness from the oak in the finish. Decent fruited sour. Not the most complex, but it’s still tasty and relatively enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Pink orange pour with white head. Aroma is acetic, really cheesy, menthol. Taste is tart, light acetic notes. Palate is light bodied with med carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Artisanal fruit beer with real sour cherries and matured on Bordeaux barrels. Short-lived, light beige head, colour dark red. Aroma of sour cherries, cranberry, lemon zest, caramel, hay, wood, red wine. Sour attack at first, overwhelmingly fruity, hay and sherry, becoming softer and more sweet throughout the palate, but finishing in a ’new’ acidity, woody, not too sharp. Wonderful beer and I am not a great amateur of fruit beers - but I think the use of the term ’lambiek’ in the name is a bit exaggerated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
Tap @ Mikkeller. Hazy maroon red pour with a small pinkish head. Aroma is heavy on brettanomcyes, lots of plum and reddish fruit meat. The brett is very dusty, lots of leather notes, and there is a rather noticable note of bourdeaux barrel. Dry oak, spicy bourdeaux, very funky. The funkiness is complimented by the fresh fruitiness. Lovely. Taste is pretty much like eating a perfectly ripe plum. Some acidity and bretty funkiness in lines of plum zest, and lots of sweet fruit meat in the taste. The brett is heavy, still. The bourdeaux provides a spot on spiciness that blends in fantastically with the other elements of this beer. Drinkability is through the roof. Fuck, this is good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Murky reddish brown with no head. Aroma is sour and acidic with notes of cherry. Taste is light sour cherries, port wine, plums. Long aftertaste. Medium/light body, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3058) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle @ Monks CafÈ Wallingatan. Pours hazy brownish ruby with a very small pinkish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is slightly fruity sweet and sour with cherries, burnt sugar, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dark grapes, lemon zest, hay, barnyard, dry soil and hints of sherry. Taste is very tiny fruity sweet, sour and fruity with sour cherries, lemon juice, hay, lemon zest, horse blanket and hints of bread, wood and burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly tart, slightly smooth and medium bodied. Finish is dry and tart with sour cherries, lemon juice, hay and dry soil. Not very lambic like but still a quite good sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5744) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Bottled at Wallingatan Dark reddish amber. Fruity and sour aroma with cherries. Pretty sweet flavour with tart notes. Red fruits; red currant and some leather.


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