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Lambickx (Wambeek, De Troch)

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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ichtegem, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambics are truly the “wines” of the beer world. With wine one speaks of “gout de Terroir” because the land so influences a wine’s flavor. With Lambics, one must speak of “gout de Tonneau SM“ because each cask (tonneau) produces a lambic that matures and tastes different. Blending these Tonneau is such an art that there exist independent Geuzestekkerij (blenders) who buy young Lambic then age and bottle it under their own name.

Lambickx™ is Vanberg & Famille’s brand of hand-selected and blended lambics. Every Lambic with the Lambickx™ name is made from casks personally tasted and chosen by Don Feinberg, one of the first importers of Belgian beer to America and founder of the first Belgian-only brewery in the U.S. Don chooses his Lambics for their complexity, brilliance and drinking excellence both by themselves and as exquisite accompaniments to food.

Barrel Type: 275- & 600-liter French Oak

Number of Bottles: 2000

Region: Wambeek

Source: De Troch


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8908) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle... Mostly-clear golden pour with no head. The musty, funky, fruity bouquet is an interacting collection of aged cheese, oak, lemon, aged hops, mild barnyard funk and whispers of fresh apricot and pluot. Medium-bodied with no more than trace carbonation. The flavor is tart, but more focused on funkiness and balance than sharp acidity. Nice earthiness and fuzzy stone fruits flanked by stale hops. Lengthy, tangy, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, brett, wood, fruity. TASTE: sour, fruity, wood, starts of very sour but fades away very fast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1218) - BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks travlr! Orange colour, white foam. Aroma of green apples and lemon.Tart with light bitterness in the finish. Typical nose of the other lambics from De Troch. Decent geuze, nothing exceptional.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Bouteille 75cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Travlr. Anno 2011, bottle #2479. Dorée, sur un col quais absent. Arôme au bouquet de moût, suret avec ce bouquet typique de lambic avec ici la seule version valable de DeTroch, qui est plus connu pour ses infâmes lambics fruités. Du bouquet je sent qcq notes fruitées notamment sur le citronné. Palais est légèrement aigrelet, suret, poussiéreux avec un léger fruité citronné. Cuire avec un lambic moyen. Ok, mais rien de spécial, et plus une bière ’gimmick’ pour faire vendre aux US. Je n’aurai jamais payé les 26$ de cette bouteille.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1486) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a small tan has. The smell is citrus, funk, yeast. The taste is citrus, funk, tart and somewhat dry ending. Light body, effervescent carbonation. Nice stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3594) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to travlr! Hazy golden. Nose is slightly sweet funk, very balanced, lemon. Tastes mellow, flowery, nice balances, touch sweeter wheat, lemon, high sourness in the finish. Airy. Really excellent, crazily better than the regular sour De Troch geuze that you can get in BE. Would be nice to see some of the in BE.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7326) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Unclear yellow color, small white head. Aroma and taste are moderate to heavily sour, sharp, sour unripe fruits, sour green apple, tart. Aroma is more balanced, taste is too sharp for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle @ Bruce’s. Picked up at someplace like WW in Charlottesville. Gold pour with a small white head. Lemon sherbet, soured yoghurt. Some white grape. Some honeycomb and pollen. Tilled summery field. Light body, active carbonation. Lightweight but pleasant enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at the Sour Fest at the Cajun Cafe. Pours an orange haze with a one finger head in a small flute. Aroma of fruit (oranges, mangoes) and some funky barnyard. Taste is fairly the same with the citrus fruits and light wild yeasts for the funk. Not very sour. But refreshing on a hotass June day in Florida. Low carb, light body. Fruity finish with funk.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2238) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Had on draft at the trappist. This is very interesting. It finishes with the same flavor profile of a West.coast IPA. Mango, tropical fruits, citrusy. This is very fruity/juicy and easy drinking with a soft malt character and a balancing acidity. Amazing. Not much funk and no carbonation.


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