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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Collected Works tasting. Nice authentic lambic aroma. Pretty lactic and horsey and lemony, bordering on gueuze in terms of the nose. Flavor has some pervasive grape juice sweetness, like Welch’s. Solid acidity but the grapiness is too forward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
8/25/13. 750mL bottle thanks to BlackIPA! Hazy golden orange pour, mostly on the orange side, with a small khaki head that sticks and laces pretty darn well. The aroma is lighter than expected but I still dig it. Subtle creamy vanilla intertwines with oak, tropical fruits, a touch of funky wild yeasts, and small hints of citrus acidity. Light flavor as well, mild funkiness with vanilla and oak, a hint of doughy caramel, a touch sweet, a bit of tart acidity and a hint of a metallic aspect. Not bad. Lighter than one would hope, a touch sweet, but tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 vintage. Pours lightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, oak, hay, grass, vinegar, white wine, funk, leather, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great balance and complexity of yeast and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart apple, lemon, pear, grape, clove, oak, hay, grass, pepper, white vinegar, funk, white wine, leather, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, clove, oak, hay, vinegar, grass, white wine, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast flavors with moderate barrel presence; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Lambic style! All around great balance and complexity of yeast and barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Light cloudy gold color with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is vinous, citric and floral. Flavor is great- not overpoweringly sour, but has nice tart apples and grapes, with a mellow creamy oakyness at the end. Very low carbonation with a oily, waxy mouthfeel. Pretty good overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at the "Ken says its not sour enough" tasting! It pours hazy gold with a quickly dissipating white head. The nose is mellow, hay, floral, wood, faint must and soft fruit. The taste is lightly tart lemon, earth, hay, floral, sherbet, tart apricot/peach, pomello and mild acidity with a dry, clean finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Smooth, well balanced and rather drinkable stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3841) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
750 ml. 2012 vintage. Cloudy golden pear color with a small spit of cream on top. Aroma of tart cherry, caramel, and light hints of oak and vinegar. Tastes the same, plus some old apple peel, grape must, and a touch of bubblegum and wheat. Light-medium body is balanced and has low carbonation. Overall a good American take on the venerable style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
26th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Tasting. Thanks to Paul. Hazy gold beer, little off white head. Very light and semi dry palate. Super light sourness. Touch of dried fruits. Dry finish. Fine but (and I can barely believe I’m saying this) could be more sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1867) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Refrigerated 75 cl 2001 vintage brown bottle poured into a tulip. Pours slightly hazy yellow with medium white head. Little lacing, medium body, little carbonation, and nice tart aroma. Taste is nice tart, some oak, and some fruit. I like this even better than their blackberry lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Paul, 26/06/13. Hazed yellow blonde with no head. Nose is sour apples, tarte fruits, lemon rind, woody notes, musty, tangy orchard fruit and light smoke. Taste comprises bitter lemon scrapings, funk, grass, musty fence postm apple skins, tarte white grapes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit finish. Solid enough affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to Paul. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is golden syrup, some buttered brioche. White grape. Hints of brett, dried cheese. Some lemon. The taste is more mild brett. Some lemon and cantaloupe smoothie. Only moderately tart. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, very easy drinking. Nice.

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