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OWA Yuzu Lambic

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OWA Brewery SPRL
Brewed at Brouwerij De Troch

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Bruxelles, Belgium

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common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using Japanese Yuzu (lemon). The base lambic is blended with lambic matured 1-2 years in wooden barrel. After that, matured 1 year with selected Yuzu and second fermentation in the bottle, same as champagne yeast. Produced by Japanese brewer Leo Imai in Belgium. Limited to 200 bottles.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2028) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy blond with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, floor wax, lemon, ginger. Taste is of citrus, mandarines, sourness, wood, ginger, lemon. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very good. Refreshing. The lemons are just outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (962) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with no head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, yeast, wheat, grains and wood. Flavor is sour with notes of wood, citrus, yeast, funky wood and herbs. Very soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1519) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Pours a hazy golden and is topped by a small white rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is really funny and reminds you both of lemon pie and floor cleaner. It was definitely a discussion item. Anyway, weird but good. Taste is of fresh lemons, limonata, oranges and a little funk toward the end. It is moderately tart and really refreshing. There was a slight bitter ending to it that must be from the fruits themselves. Body was medium, carbonation low but still present and texture oily. Overall a nice fruited lambic, I just wish the yuzu was a bit toned down but it made for a fun tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. 37.5cl bottle from trade. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is acidic and funk, with notes of citrus peel, tart berries, salty water, earth, tangerine, yuzu, soap, perfumy. Taste is medium acidic and light sweet with notes of citrus peel, wet soil, wood, funk, orange peel, yuzu skin and lemon soap. Finishes acidic and perfumy, very tart and dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Really good lambic

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle 0.375l taste sample with tdoreck at Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it orange color with small white head.Taste and aroma is bitter of lemon peel, not so sour, for me this is good for people who doesn’t like Lambic style.Good thing to start to love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kr1zz (149) - - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Bottle from De Hopduvel. The yuzu taste was stronger as I thought it would be. It was nice but it’s not my most favourite taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (677) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2014
Pour at Ölrepublik Gothenburg. Light lemonade nose, some sourer stuff albeit light, some dust. Taste is pure radler - with a bit of mustiness and grit in there. Some light pot pourri to finish, perfumey. Very little sourness. Light. Very refreshing but lacking complexity. Liked it though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Dan (big thanks). Aroma is lemon pledge, bitter rind, and slight plastic. Pours light blonde and super bubbly fizzy with a nice lingering haze. Taste is lemon zest, lemon household cleaner, dishwasher detergent, rubbermaid, and a light barnyard. It’s a shame the citrus translates as a detergent more than a fruit but ultimately wasn’t gross. Just not what any of us felt like drinking at the time. meh?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and lime with ginger marinated pear. Fruity and light acidic flavour of citrus peel and lime and a hint of cinnamon. Acidic finish of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1257) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma is just straight up with lots of yuzu fruit, candied peach, wild and funky notes, moldy oak, mandarin and floral notes. The taste is sour and dry with notes of yuzu, mandarin, dry wood, peach and some more funky notes in the back.


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