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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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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: 650 liter, oak and chestnut

Number of Bottles: 5333

Region: Zenne Valley

Source: Private Domain


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Hazy golden no head, no lacing... A little cheesy, lightly lemony, tart ish, decently funky, light lacing... Medium body, light for a tart lambic... Not bad at all


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6559) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Rattle n Hum as Lambickz Gueuze 5.7%. Nose of grapefruit, leaves, funk, leather. Cloudy dark golden color with lace. Light tartness int eh flavor, lemony, quite sweet. Leather, hay, tobacco, a bit of smoke. Decent, but lacking. Too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Refreshingly funky. Grassy, lemony, barnyard-y. Quite carbonated but not overly so, the pucker hits just right and was thoroughly enjoyed..............."

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber from a PUB’R capo. Pours turbid gold with minimal white head. Nose is amazing: super tart fruit, lactic acidity, really on a Cantillon level here. Tastes tart, but nor nearly as tart as Cantillons, witha very earthy and funky and yeasty flavor, a lot of fruit, apricot, mild pear, and a very smooth finish. This one was very good, and not so tart, but rather very smooth as it warmed. Just incredible. My only beef is that it is perhaps a TAD slightly under-carbonated for this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3453) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle . Pours unclear blonde , small white head smell is way more sharp and intense than the other version , less funk . Taste is sour , brett , very dry , some butter . Tastes diluted . Low carbo . Not intense enough to be concidered a ’ real ’ geuze . Ok , but nothing more .

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2014
750 ml, no carbonation, completely flat, lots of cheese and barnyard flavors, smell is really bad taste is disjointed and all over the place. Definitely a crapshoot style and this one is crap.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft. Pours with minimal head, golden color. Aroma is slightly tart with some barnyard. Flavor is slightly tart with a honey like malt sweetness. Not nearly as sour as I thought. Some light cheesy notes going on as well. Ok but definitely would like more sourness to it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eruizgarcia (206) - - MAY 15, 2014
I did not like this. Might have been a little better on a super hot day, bit taste is too sour, like lemon peel, and very funky. Almost like vinegar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1780) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft @ Aromas in Athens, GA. Nice little surprise after a looong day of drinking. Surprisingly very little carbonation. However, the nose and flavor showed lots of barnyard funk. Sourness, earthy, horse blanket funk all over. Slight acidic, but the funk is all over. I wish the carb would have been higher to deliver a more welcoming palate. Probably lost .4 just due to this issue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Bottled sample. Slightly cloudy yellow in colour with no carbonation. Aromas are of lemon curd, grass, and a bit of funk. Lots of mineral notes on the palate, along with lemon peel and white pepper. Not overly acidic, but the funk is still there. Similar to Cuvee Renee, but without the carbonation. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Pours a clear gold on tap with just a thin ring of clear bubbles around the top. Aroma is sour funky must and barnyard hay. Taste follows with a clean finish, not overpowering, well balanced. I suppose I?m more of a fan of the American over the top style, bit this is nice, a bit expensive though.


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