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

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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: 650 liter, oak and chestnut

Number of Bottles: 5333

Region: Zenne Valley

Source: Private Domain


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2633) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4619) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. I gave it to Trevor for his birthday, but he shared it with me on mine! Slightly cloudy orange-yellow. No head. Stunning deep fruit, lots of complex wood, lots of funky white wine yeast. Delicious. Sweet, delicious round tart. So drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Big, big thanks to Matt for this gem. Orange/copper pour. No head at all. Nose is earthier than the flavor, which is more acidic. Mild citrus rind over dusty barnyard funk. Fuzzy, with a light grapefruit finish. Great balance. The word that comes to mind is "authentic." Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Hazy honey golden, thin white head. Grapes, hay, herbs, grassy, rubber, dusty cobwebs, funk. All flavors seem muted, watery. Light sweet, light sour, light bitter, light minerallike saltiness. Medium body, little watery but good flavors. Like this, just less impressive than some of the others, but very enjoyable and sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at THT thanks to jtclockwork for the trade! Slight hazy copper golden with some bubbles and a light thin film. Quite some funk, light rubber, mineral water, gooseberries, cobwebs, quite some grains too. Light sour and bitter with very light sweetness. Almost medium bodied and almost flat. Pretty decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11010) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared at THT thanks to Maakun. Hazy dark golden with a very small off white head. Aroma of citrus, dry cellar funk, rubbery notes, light oak and ligt malty notes, Flavour is light sour and light to light moderate sweet. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8993) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the May THT. Thin white ring head. Very hazy golden pour. Funky aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3447) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3639) - 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.


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