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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Unlike conventional ales and lagers, which are fermented by carefully cultivated strains of brewer’s yeasts, our award winning lambic beer is instead produced by exposing it to the wild yeasts and bacterias that are native to the Senne Valley, of Brussels, Belgium. It is this unusual process involving over a year of fermentation which gives this beer its distinctive flavor: DRY, VINOUS, and CIDERY, with a crisp sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle (2011 vintage drank in 2015): Poured a hue golden yellow color lambic with small bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of light green apple notes with some tart notes and light vinous undertones. Taste is also dominated by tart green apple notes with some vinous notes, light oak and light funky ester with a thin finish. Body is thinner then I was expecting with OK carbonation. Not bad but doesn’t have the depth of the top Belgian lambic producer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of lemony, vinous, barnyard funk. Tastes tart sour apple barnyard funk. This one was a little flat...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice lambic bretta with citrus and some cracker. Hazy, tangy, good balance overall. Bottle shared at a tasting a while back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle share at Tom’s house. Poured a somewhat cloudy tan-orange with no head. Aroma is light cheese funk, some popping citrus like lemon and orange, hints of vinegar. The taste is fruity up front with citrus and some peach, acedic acid, light yeast funkiness on the backend. Not terribly in depth. But for a domestic lambic not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle pour at Travlr’s Mini Bottle Share gathering. Cloudy gold with small white head. Some funky citrus rind, notes of flora and spice. No polish. They should probably try blending this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Bandaid aroma. Flavors of fermented alfalfa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, diacetyl, butter, lemon rinds. Sour flavour, butter candy (those old fashioned Dutch ’yellow butter waffles’), fudge, funky notes. Finish butter candy, citrus, lemon zest. Not very complex, and a bit heavy on butter for my liking, but decent and with some balance. Not bad at all.
(from 75cl bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2015-1063) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear pale blond beer, creamy small aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit fruity, spicy, bit dry, funky touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, lemon rind, some grapefruit, funky touch. Aftertaste: lemon rind, funky, very soft, nice but not very complex. Very curious about how an Ohio brewery exposes their wort to the wild yeast and bacteria (not bacterias) from the Senne Valley. Dumped a bottle of Cantillon and a bottle of 3F in their, I suppose, except I would’ve expected a better outcome then. :p

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4658) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Lambic 2013 a cloudy gold with a tart, bready and mild. The taste is oak, spice, soft bodied. An ok beer but very mild for anything calling itself a lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Anno 2013. Dorée, léger trouble, col blanc se dissipant rapidement. Arôme au bouquet rappelant un cidre de pomme, le tout sur un funk modéré et pointe de malt. Palais est sec, léger fruité, pointe de funk avec un léger fruité, le tout gardant cette impression de cidre sec. Je peine à y trouver le lien avec un lambic. Reste assez monodimensionnelle.

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