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Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
LambruchaTM is a blend of Lambics we select and Kombucha brewed to our specifications. For every batch of LambruchaTM, we must taste and select the Lambics we want to use with the Kombucha produced for us. Lambic and Kombucha are naturally varying products so blending is the essence of how LambruchaTM is made. The Kombucha and Lambic used are living yeast beverages. To our knowledge this is the 1st time 2 living yeast beverages have been combined to create a third, different beverage. For this reason we think LambruchaTM is a truly new drink that combines elements of both Kombucha & Lambic. LambruchaTM is bottled for us by Brj, De Troch, Wambeek Belgium.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
A thin white film quickly fades away, leaving a glassy surfaced, hazy pool of glowing, golden-orange liquid. There is no lacing, and the carbonation appears to be almost nil. The aroma is quite unique, showing notes of tart apple, tangerine, and lemon, with both citric and lactic acidity. There’s a lightly cheesy, yeasty funk, along with hints of white grape skins and wild scuppernong. The nose rounds out with some fresh cereal sweetness, along with notes of dusty cinnamon and herbal white tea. Not all of those complexities play themselves out in the flavor, but the lacto-citric acidity is certainly there, as is the light cereal malt, crisp lemon, and floral-herbal spicing. The stuff is pretty darn tasty, and the light, sharp edged body is about as refreshing as it gets. A light tingle promulgates the lemony acidity throughout the mouth. Damn, surprisingly good. A perfect summer beer for Florida. Fans of Berliner Weiss, lambic, and tea alike will enjoy this stuff. 3/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, at Novare Res, Portland, Maine. A hazy, pale golden beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is fresh and lightly fruity, with some lemony sourness. Lemon, some funk, leather and barnyard in the flavor, it’s tart, thin and pleasantly carbonated. Long fruity and lightly sour finish. Very refreshing this one, quenching and quite flavorful. 150609

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Novare Res Bier Café, Portland, ME
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, funk, barnyard and som fruitiness. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long light funky and sour finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4811) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2015
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of pickles, some sourness, light malts, and hints of oak. Flavor the same with a very interesting blend. Average texture. A really unique beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6247) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with medium frothy offe white head. Aroma smells like a sandich and pickles. Medium mouth with pickle flavor and vinegar.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Clear golden with a thin fizzy white head. Odd aroma thats vinegaresque with a sour earthy leafy aroma that I wasn’t too keen on. The flavor was fine, a bit tart and bubbly with a semisweet leafy flavor thats sour and slightly lemony with a medium light body. Glad I got this on sale because if I paid $11 for this I’d have been upset.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3534) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Slightly hazy shiny yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tea, herbs, light tart notes. Tastes of tea, tart notes, light floral notes, citrus, lemon lime, herbs. Medium body with a dry finish. Interesting blend and works fairly well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4616) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey in D.C. Pours a hazy gold with a bubbly off white head. Herbal, minty nose. Flavors of lemon. Tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3493) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very slight tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, green apple, hay, straw, grass, herbal tea, wheat, leather, oak, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; with a great balance of the tea and lambic character with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very nice spiced unblended lambic. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, herbal tea, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4725) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured a golden color with aromas of funk, hat, light resin and some light fruit. Flavors matched the aromas with a light mushroom flavor. This was an odd beer to drink, not overly sour, just something different about it.


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