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OWA Ume Lambic

OWA Brewery SPRL
Brewed at Brouwerij De Troch

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Bruxelles, Belgium


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Limited to 100 bottles. Ume is a Japanese plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Angenehm säuerlicher Antrunk, mild fruchtig. Die Säuerlichkeit wirft leichte Essignoten auf, sehr rund, unauffällig aber gut. 10/13/11/12/9/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3356) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
375 ml bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden with white head. Aroma of plums,, barn and chlorine. Taste has lots of plums, barn, manure and minerals with a malty backbone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled March 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two-finger thick, pale, just off-white colored head that leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The beer is a light amber color that shows a clear, orange-tinged, straw-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma is funky with an earthy base note underlying a bright, floral plum note. Notes of dried hay, ripe green tropical fruit, tart plum flesh, a definite mustiness, and a lightly phenolic character that doesn’t quite get to plastic like, or medicinal are each noticeable. There is a bit of cat-pee, as well as a rounded grain character that touches on soda crackers, but definitely accentuates the dried straw like character.

The beer is solidly tart up front, and even picks up a bit of a harder, puckering sourness towards the middle and finish. Floral plum notes move to more fruit-laden, ripe plum notes that has nicely tart flesh. Funky notes of mustiness, light cat pee, a bit of woody character, and even a light muskiness. The beer is pretty dry, though the fruitiness brings out a touch of perceived fruitiness in the finish. There is a nicely prickly carbonation to this beer which plays nicely with the light fullness that this beer has. A woody character seems to get a bit more expressive as the beer warms up (almost more in the nose than in the flavor).

This is much better than I was expecting; it is a solid, pretty darn traditional tasting Lambic that has a nice, but not over-powering plum expression to it. I have had some really good Lambic from de Troch in the past, and it is good to see that they can still do a traditional style of the product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Big thanks to my man Charles for sharing this!!! Turbid red wine colored pour, small frothy white head. Nose and flavor bring huge ume, plum, and fig character, with definite funky tartness. Much sweeter and more spritzy than something like Tilquin Quetsche, but it’s unique and delicious even in its lack of complexity. To me this ventured the furthest from traditional lambics in its tartness out of the 3 I’ve tried. Still, yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4507) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
A fine white head on top of a really lovely looking beer. Nice unclear shining golden color. Inviting sour, fruity and some vinegar in the aroma. Pleasant acidity. Pleasant moderate thick body. Fresh bitterness and a balanced sourness. Solid stuff. Fresh and easy drinkable. Smooth flavor. Fruity. Some vinegar. Mild sour.
[Bottle from Systembolaget Web order, Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@Basunen: tydlig syrlig men även en tydlig doft av honung. Smaken är halvt syrlig men med en söt underton. Udda men god. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (162) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Pours hazy orange, one finger white head dissipating quickly with a lasting ring on the surface. Aroma is funky, some horse blanket, a subtle plum note. Taste is a bit sweeter than expected initially before a good lambik taste with tartness comes along, rhubarb, now the plums get more room, ends dry and funky with plums. Medium body, soft to medium carbo, sticky dry texture. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Corked bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash; 5.5% ABV
The ume aroma is very strong, with fruit pits. The flavor is quite sweet with some ume.
Nice but the Lambic character is too light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2076) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a white head. Fruity, funky aroma, plums, prunes, citrus, orange peel, earth, hay. Semi-sweet, medium body, low bitterness, blanced CO2. Funky, sour, fruity taste, plums, prunes, orange peel, Brett, earth, lemon zest. The plums work really well with the funky, sour notes in the beer, but I would have peferred it withlower sweetness. Very nice, nevertheless. (014-06-29)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4278) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Umame, plum and a light sourness. Cloudy gold with a good white head. Plum tartness and a creamy long finish. Decent and not to over the top.

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