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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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RATINGS: 92   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (556) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours hazy golden with almost no head. Farmyard, orange, banana, pepper, bready aromas. Light body, low carbonation, smooth. Moderately sweet, medium sour, grapefruit bitter finish with some pepper and funk. Very complex and hard to describe.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Grabbed this a few months ago in Massachusetts. Cork opened up with a small pop but nothing severe. Enjoyed 2 ways in a Gueuze tumbler at 40F

A - No head at all, maybe a few bubbles. a hazy yellow gold appearance.

S - Very egg-forward, lots of peach, lemon and fresh cut apple with a great tannic cognac quality

T - This is incredibly sour. Lemon forward, the finish is like a rotten egg or moldy grapefruit. Very sour, wheat heavy, sharp acidic fruits and a rush of balsamic vinegar at the finish that lingers for a while

M - Thick, under-attenuated, very sour and almost no carbonation

O - This is a big disappointment. It could be an off bottle so I’ll grab one more (for science) but I’m not happy with it.


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4204) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Some carb to this, dry and lightly funky, interesting, muted compared to other lambics, I liked it

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (504) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pale yellow with little to no carbonation. Aroma of funk, barrel, and lemon. Flavor was rather funky, oaky, nicely tart, with lemon notes. Finished very dry and slightly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at POUR. Nice sour-funk nose, Brett, lactic, oak. Leather and dust. Mild citric rind. Medium amber hazy with thin white head. Medium-light body with medium-light carbonation. Starts tart and lactic, with Brett and oaky notes. Fairly smooth with tart funky notes but not overly strong in sour character. Astringent salty-sour finish with mild lactic bitter after. Tart, refreshing but could use more carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange with no head, aroma of brett, green tea, sulfur and horse blanket, flavor is sour with lemon, leaves, green tea and horse blanket, medium bodied. Great

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours tarnished gold with no head. Aroma of sweat sox with something suggesting dessert. Med body. Flavor is oaky, mildly sweat sox with citrus. Very smooth. Has a certain bite. But it’s smooth oak and fruit with earth and horse blanket start to finish. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2442) - 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 (6534) - 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 (649) - 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.


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