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Dieu du Ciel Lambec aux Framboises

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Formerly brewed at Dieu du Ciel
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed in March 2004; fermented in oak barrels with Cantillon yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle at 10th anniversary party at DDC. Pours a hazed murky light purple violet, with no head. Aroma is tart funk, bacterial, acetic, red wine vinegar, fruity raspberry and almsot flemish red gone wrong with the sourness. Flavor is earthy tart funk, mineral from the rasp and seeds, wood, dirt, big sourness, tart acetic acid, laco, stinky funky blue cheese, and almost a raspberry yogurt flavor in the middle- finish is back to the big big sour aceto funk. Very sharp metallic sourness. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours a murky, reddish brown color with almost no head. Interesting acidic aroma of raspberries. The flavor is funky, acidic and fruity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<b>In short: </b>An insanely acidic, tart, dry and somewhat fruity kind-of-lambic
<b>How: </b>Bottle 375ml at brewpub 10th anniversary party
<b>The look: </b>Murky red body with barely any head
<b>In long: </b>Like with their cherry lambec upon opening the bottle the nose is initially funky but it is short-lived. Quickly the funk turns into intense acidity, not quite as acidic as their Cherries Lambec I had just before but still very extreme, even by lambic standards. The raspberries flavour doesn’t come through that much, it’s somewhat fruity but it is mostly very acidic and very dry. Tart to the max. Sparse carbonation. Impossible to take big sips, a true sipper, nobody can humanly drink that stuff quick enough to get drunk, and unfortunately I didn’t just drink the Lambecs at DDC 10th anniversary party, I apologize to all the girls (and guys?) I tried to make a pass on.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2008
DDC. My first purchase of the day. Bottle. Dark blend of red viscous raspberry. Huge vinegar sour raspberry. Loads of lemon funkiness. Overwhelming at first sip maybe a poor first choice for a thirsty man.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 My Bottom Line:
Raspberry seeds and lemons explode into punitive, gum-drying acetic acidity, numbing the palate and reducing drinkability in this overeager P-Lambic.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A wispy ring of foam sinks into the muddled pale red.
-I was told this was blended with some of their Witbier, so some of the spiciness might have come from the blend.
-I would have liked the raspberry character to be more lush. On the other hand, I find the lemony fruitiness to be a tad too much.
-A lactic touch roams within; could be the Witbier?
-The carbonation is relatively low and is made of prickly but sparse bubbles.

Bottle at the brewpub.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2008
Bouteille verte de 375 ml vieillie 4 ans dégustée lors du party 10e anniversaire du Dieu du Ciel. Arôme: Odeur de foin et de framboise avec une pointe de vinaigre balsamique. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Saveur: Goût acide légèrement citroné. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût acide et sûrette. (Rating #1956)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
375mL bottle @ DDC 10th Anniversary Party. Pours a hazy, ruby-red color; thin head formation with patchy lacing. Balsamic-laden raspberry notes, solid acidity, plenty of funk and complex tartness in the aroma; a touch messy but pleasant. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pleasant amounts of tart, solidly acidic red raspberries, light citrus, and mouthwatering red fruits; jaw-clenching tartness at the back of the mouth; nicely dry, but underdeveloped and messy at the core. Lengthy, dry finish: tart citrus, red fruits, lasting funk and acidity.


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