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Lambickx (Wambeek, De Troch)

Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle at Avenue Pub. Pours a yellow gold with small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, cheese. Medium body, funky, leather, cheese, light tartness, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (404) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours a clear a light amber color with little head despite an aggressive pour into a tulip. Aroma is grass, hay, sweet funky cheese, skunk (green bottle)(still pleasant), light citrus (lemon), weak vinegar, and a smell that is dusty in nature I haven’t had before. Taste is sour and vinegar at the front but weak enough I didn’t pucker at all, then lemon, citrus, and grass follow in an extremely clean manor, and a very dry flat finish. Overall I’m sure it was better before being bottled in a green bottle and shipped to the US and the time it took for me to grab it off the shelf. Still impressive blending though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2458) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
ABC Dutch Summer Tasting. Sampled from bottle kind courtesy of Maakun. Near clear yellow golden with thin white head. Hay, grain, wood, lactic, cobwebs, cellar, light cheesy rubbery funk. Quite sour at first, becomes quite mild soon after. Medium body, minerallike texture. Mild mouthfeel but more sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Maakun. Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, light funk, a little vinegar and grassy notes. Flavour is above moderate sour. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle shared at only Dutch day of summer tasting. Hazy golden with small white head. Lemon, dry cellar notes, dust, light lactic notes, funk, soft vinegar, dry white wine. Medium sour and very light lactic sweetness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8632) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the Dutch summer tasting. Very thin white head. Very hazy golden pour. Light sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2016
As far as lambick go, this was pretty disappointing. Generally flat, from the aroma, to the main body. The funk is is vfar too subdued for what I was hoping for today. And really expensive. One-time buy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2016
Growing on me, but not a style that will ever be one of my top ones. Pours a hazy straw with no head or apparent carbonation. Aroma is sour old cut grass. Taste is sour and tart. Grasses and lemon. Would drink again. Would not seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (793) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAR 4, 2016
ws by Bitterbill:  4.3/5 rDev n/a look: 3.75 smell: 4.25 taste: 4.5 feel: 4 overall: 4.25 First pour is a clear light gold colour with a small head of foam. No sound was made after I popped the cap and removed the cork. Big sourness grips my nose buds with every whiff. No fruit sourness that I can detect. It’s all a wine like vinegar like sour. The taste is big sour. Again, there’s a lot of winey vinegary tartness that explodes on my palate along with the woody notes from the French oak. And of course, the finish is ever so dry. More carbonation than I thought it would have after hearing zilch when I removed the cork. Not in excess by any means. I have 1 other beer from this brewery so when I saw this, I had to give it a go. I am glad I did. Label says Brew Year 2013 Bottle Year 2015. 2118 Bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
750ml bottle. Brewed in 2008, bottled in 2011. Hazy golden yellow in colour, little head, no lacing. The aroma is fruity, lemon citrus, grassy. The flavour is tart and quite sour, lots of lemon citrus, bretty. Finishes long, dry and tart.

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