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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Slightly reddish pour into tulip with pink white head. Aromas of tart bramble fruit. Taste is light Raspberry and cherry with a tart dry aftertaste. Really refreshing and crisp in flavor.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dal9000 (182) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
2012 vintage in a 1 pint 9.4 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale bronze with a rapid fading foam. Starts slightly sweet with a quick change to slightly sour. I appreciate the difference in a lambic and I so wanted to like this but it's just not for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7212) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Solid american sour ale. Nice funk, it is a bit sweet, but it is also light and effervescent at times.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Light golden body. Fizzy white head. Aroma of overripe/slightly rotting fruit, barnyard, apple, lacquer, brett. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Sour apple, grape taste along with notes of brett, horse blanket.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage. Been holding onto this one for a year or two. When I removed the wrapping from the top, I was surprised to find how saturated the cork was. Actually, it was the wettest cork ever. Broke in half as I pulled it out, and not in a dry way. Really wet and squishy, so strange. When I finally got the second half of the cork out, it made a loud pop, and gushed a bit. Head eventually fades to nothing, though. Medium-plus body, lighter, soft carbonation, more dry texture. Aroma is kind of just like wet laundry, or wet socks. Flavor is a lot better than the aroma, though. Oaky, tart, woody aroma. Kind of musty, but not in a bad way. Actually, the smell gets a lot more tolerable after it sits for a bit, and I take a few sips, getting used to it. I’ve never had a beer from the unblended lambic style before, so I’ve got no reference to compare this to... It seems like something might be off here (especially considering the state of the cork), but I can’t say for sure. I actually ended up drinking the whole bottle almost entirely on my own without really a problem, though. It’s really intriguing, and the more I got used to it, the more I didn’t mind it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured a hazy, pale copper with a thin white head of foam. The Aroma is all sour and yeasty. Fruity and sour in the taste with a lighter mouthfeel. Really nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 13, 2013
Thanks to Jason for sharing! Pours cloudy dull honey color with slight tan ring. Smell is tart fruit, mild vinegar, citrus. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, vinegar and a bit of artificial sweetener. Light body with a hint of effervescence. Overall interesting but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
Style 71 of 72. Hazy organic honey color with a small quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of old orange peels, funky yeast and a sense of the old world. Taste as with most lambics is a trait that comes after aroma and mouthfeel, specifically tartness. Yes there is flavor, a mild citrus and bread, but the initial tartness shocks the taste buds and the dry finish completes the process. This is a good beer and I appreciate the work and effort that went into it, especially the style, I just think this is an elementary lambic and it needs to up the umph in regards to funk and tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2013
Thx! to Jason for this one. 2011 Vintage. 75 cl, bottle split @ ‘t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Apparently made with bacteria from the Senne valley and aged in wine barrels. Bottle is whisky-style with wine bottle decorations. Pours a murky golden with only some brief white bubbles, much murkier than any Belgian counterpart. Smell is nice horseblanket, def. Belgian-style, feel familiar, quite a bit of lemon sourness, light vinegar and lactic touches, some malts,… Tate is sour lemon, tart, BE lighter horseblanket, somewhat overpowered by the lemon and lactic sourness, light yoghurt sourness, taste is a touch watery, light vinegar, malts are there, light white wine and oak,… I think this is comparable to the BE stuff, def. some lactic touches which you won’t find here. Body is much fuller than any of the local examples, some malt substance,… Probably dealt with some infections. The owner didn’t like it all that much but I did. Thx.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. The folks at the Rivertown boot has been telling festival goers that this would be opened at 2pm. By 2pm there was a massive crowd in front of the booth - I’m happy that many Nashville beer fans appreciate lambic. Rivertown impressed me again with a well-done lambic. This poured with a huge head, even on the tiny sample I received. Aroma is lightly sour and contains a nice dose of funky fruit. Flavors are a little peppery and dry. Really nice stuff.


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