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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

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RATINGS: 85   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart fruit, floral and funky notes. Tastes of stone fruit, lemons, tart notes, light vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Golden. Aroma of barnyard (some manure), fruitiness and a bit of oxidation. Sour flavor with barnyard, lemon, vinegar and some oak. Medium-bodied, flat. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (510) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours a clear golden color. Nose has some vinegar and oak notes to it. Taste is definitely sour, peaches, grapefruit. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"i thought this was cool. light and efervescent, yet complex and tasty. Teaish and lambic, but not like any tea i’ve ever had. a unique creation i’d get again if it were cheaper and available."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Pours unclear yellow , no head . Smell is funky , oak , sour . Taste is sour , sharp , apples , much funk , balanced , intense . Dry , lemon , very nice !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
5/VII/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a, brewed: 2011, bottles: 2013 (2014-718) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle!

Clear light orange beer, small fine laced white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dirty, brett, cellar, some chlorine again. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, lemony, bit funky, wood notes, orange peel, tannins. Aftertaste: spicy, alcohol, very sour, lemony, bitter touch, some vinegar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2336) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Still golden color. No head. No lacing. Corky earthy aroma. Slight funk. Taste is earthy citrus and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9493) - 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 (1989) - 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 (1574) - Ghent, 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.


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