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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Aroma is cheese, sour fruit, and just plain funk. Flavor starts like a cider with lots of fruit, and finishes with sour funk. OK, but honestly I just don’t get this style.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3939) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle, shared. Gold-amber pour with a few sparse bubbles of white foam. Aroma is funky, mild cheesy notes, oaky, light winey aromas. Taste is tart, light lactic and citric acidity. Palate is dry, very light carbonation (almost flat). Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle shared by Eric Teusink. Aroma is fruity tangerine and funky yeast. Flavor is cheesy funk and a little bit of fruit. Finish is a little metallic and a little awkward. Really interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Sample tasted at Casanova Liquors. Pours cloudy golden orange. Aroma is funk and lemon citrus. Taste is similar with dry wine like finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow to orange with no head, pleasant aroma of lemon, green tea and horses blanket, flavor is sulfuric with metal, lemon, brett, citrus and dried leaves, medium bodied, Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4913) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Interesting lambic with some light bretta. Light aroma of cheese and some grapefruit. Pours hazy light orange without any head or lacing. Low carbonation. Light sour finish. Some bread yeast reminiscent of Berliners. Tap at pizzeria paradiso Dupont.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy orange. Lovely aroma with barnyard, mustiness, citrus and oak. Sour flavor, fruity and oaky, musty, with citrus, barnyard. a bit of sweat and a slightly astringent bitterish woody finish with a light metallic hint. Medium-bodied, flat. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from west Lakeview liquor. Pours a cherry red with no head. Aromas of tart cherries, funk, grass and acidity. Very complex. Sour cherries up front dominate the taste with the funk holding the tartness on the palate. Just clings. Oak and nutty flavours coming out of the barrels. Cherry tart coats the palate. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7192) - 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 (6649) - 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 (8343) - 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.


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