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Lambickx (Wambeek, De Troch)

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

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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Poured an clear is orange color with aromas of bar yard funk, light peach some wet oak and sweat. Flavors were the same, over the lambic flavors too much for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
On tap at The Trappist. Pours golden with a nice white head and a fruity aroma. There is a very dry sour fruit flavor that sticks to the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle at Jackback, thanks to LKS, 06/03/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is tarte citric fruit, damp straw, bitter mandarin, citric sherbet work going off, lemon rind. Taste comprises tangy bitter orange, mandarin, apricot, light must, citric rind. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit closure. Solid work, easy drinking lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13336) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Very hazy gold beer, residual white head. Light crisp palate, dry. Tart gueuzey lemony sourness and a touch of Worcester sauce. Light crisp finish. Pleasant enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to the L-dogg. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small beige head. The nose is fresh, funky, must, fresh, barnyard, orange peel and a touch of cat-litter. The taste is tart, acidic, apricot, peach, grapefruit, barnyard, damp wood and sherbet with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, crisp, tart and earthy. Rather drinkable stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Ryan and Casey Liquors, MA. Pours mostly clear yellow-gold with a fine, white foam head. The nose has some wet grass and rindy lemon. Light sweet flavor with oily grass, lots of musty grass, slick lemon. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nice lemony tang to finish, some grassy bitterness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750ml bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Brewed 2008, bottled 2011. Shared at a hotel bottle share after the last Jackie-O’s release. Bottle opened completely silently. Clear golden orange color. No head. Yeah, little to no carbonation. Not bad though. Medium to bigger body. Nice flavor. Good lamb icy funk. Socks, sweat, everything you’d expect from that. Moderate sweet taste, nice light sour. Enjoyable stuff. Very light carbonation (near-flat) doesn’t ruin this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm - thanks again, Chris! Brew year 2008, bottle year 2011. Pours a clear gold color with no head. Notes of lemon, cheesecloth, dry grains, earth, oak, and plenty of funk. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a flat, tart, acidic mouthfeel. The aroma really worked for me but the mouthfeel was just a little too flat overall for me. There was some debate about how the flatness was intentional, which I understand, but this was flatter and thinner than others in the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at Mugs Ale House Belgian event (where it was mislabeled). Lots of tart lemon & a dash of grapefruit. This was a mix of several lambics from this producer. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, little to no head. Aroma funky but not overbearingly so, an almost medicinal woody character. Body surprisingly quiet, coppery notes in the finish, which is brief. Interesting but not my cup of tea.


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