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


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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: 650 liter, oak and chestnut

Number of Bottles: 5333

Region: Zenne Valley

Source: Private Domain

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Tasted on 7/9/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe in early 2010. Pours hazy orange with an average, fizzy white head that quickly recedes to very thin lace. The nose is really classic, complex gueuze, with plenty of lemon, white wine vinegar, funk, and a touch of popcorn and vanilla oak. The flavor has all of the same qualities as the nose, and is nicely sour, but lacks a bit of the depth and complexity that make up an absolutely top tier gueuze. The body is medium and tannic with average, but stinging carbonation, and a long sour lemon and white wine vinegar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells of lemon and cold steel. Very lemony flavor, with notes of vinegar and dust. dry finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4548) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2016
Soft golden orange pour with some haze and one finger of off white head. Very nice aroma with soft fruits, peach/apricot, light phenolics, grassy barnyard notes. Moderate acidity with a forward funkyness and grassy character. Soft stone fruit and a touch of citrus. Lightly earthy. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and crisp tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3186) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at home bit of secret celebration for secret matter. Orange pour small soapy filmy head. Nose is decent lambic funk. Tastes of light honey, white wine, light cheese, earthy mushrooms. Touch of carbonation and lingering finish. Fairly good not sure why I hadn’t picked a bottle sooner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of oak, fruit and tart. Taste is oak and a subtle tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Juice like-doesn’t have a lot of tartness expected from This style beer. Easy to drink, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Bouteille de 750ml. J’aime l’étiquette. Un liquide doré pâle qui ne mousse que très peu. Un nez très agréable où l’aigreur n’est pas dominatrice. Une bouche presque soyeuse pour une gueuze, les notes aigres sont agréables. Très réussi malgré une texture qui ne se démarque pas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4610) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
75 cl partagée avec Yan, célèbre pistolero. Blond liquide sans mousse et sans bulles ou presque. Nez de sésame, de fruits (banane, citron), de funk modeste mais très plaisant, doux. Au goût, acidité contrôlée, allongement délicieux des fruits, graines de sésame, foin et paille poussiéreuse. Corps huileux sans véritable mouvement. En finale, agréable aigreur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2832) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl green 2011 bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is dry, medium/light body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is subtle tartness and some oak. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5374) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma is tart/sour fruit, quite musty and a hint of spices. The flavor is fruit, malts, complex sour/tart notes, very light graininess and a mix of earthy and slightly sugary sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1144) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2016
LambicX is my introduction to the aged Lambic. (I haven’t knowingly consumed one this old, anyway.) While I’ve heard they mellow out with time, I wasn’t ready for how much the sourness was softened. While there was some leftover tartness, it was much more redolent of green grape than vinegar or citric acid. In fact, that vinous quality kept coming up in my mind during the tasting. The smooth body and subtle tropical notes reminded me a lot of a semi-sweet white wine like a sauvignon blanc. Some light tones from the oak, too. While I tend to love the extreme acidity of these polarizing beers, trying something like this was a real treat. Still, I’m doubtful I’d brave that price tag, again.

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