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Who makes the best American "Lambic"?


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Schroppfy 2360:13
Originally posted by levifunk
Yea..except for the first year, its been a blend of at least 2 different ages. Thatís a geuze.


bottle log says batches, not necessarily that they are of different ages. Reminds me of the commercial description here
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/cantillon-cuvee-des-champions/39256/
even though we call that a Lambic-Gueuze here on RB...
4/2/2012 6:34:14 PM

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radarsock 972:50
Didnít Captain Lawrence make a few Lambics -- or were they primarily labeled as "Sours"? Anyway, I did find a chili lambic (or something) from CL in the database, however Iím not sure how successful it was when it came out. Anyone?
4/2/2012 6:35:14 PM

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levifunk 12:
Originally posted by Schroppfy
Originally posted by levifunk
Yea..except for the first year, its been a blend of at least 2 different ages. Thatís a geuze.


bottle log says batches, not necessarily that they are of different ages. Reminds me of the commercial description here
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/cantillon-cuvee-des-champions/39256/
even though we call that a Lambic-Gueuze here on RB...



Look at the dates in the brew date column.
4/2/2012 6:39:49 PM

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cbfobes 2334:26
Recently had Upright Fantasia, simply amazing, I would love to snag a bottle of this stuff.
4/2/2012 6:41:48 PM

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Schroppfy 2360:13
Originally posted by levifunk
Originally posted by Schroppfy
Originally posted by levifunk
Yea..except for the first year, its been a blend of at least 2 different ages. Thatís a geuze.


bottle log says batches, not necessarily that they are of different ages. Reminds me of the commercial description here
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/cantillon-cuvee-des-champions/39256/
even though we call that a Lambic-Gueuze here on RB...



Look at the dates in the brew date column.


Got cha, thanks. I thought that was the case but spaced I guess - Iíve only owned several bottles of the damn beer over the years!
4/2/2012 6:49:07 PM

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MrRomero 1976:112
Originally posted by 502Flavors
Originally posted by MrRomero
Originally posted by 502Flavors
Originally posted by MrRomero
I was wondering who would say Upland first. They are horrible.



Hahaha ya. I woukdnt call them horrible, but the following and ratings that they have for their lambics has always boggled my mind. I should probably delete my ratings of the ones i had, but wont be spending the money any time soon to rerate. I do remember the beers very vividly though. There are farr worse attempts, but they certainky ahouldnt bare the word "lambic" on their label. But, that sam adams cranberry joke bottle is always out there baring the name. That stuff really is an awesome bad joke.
I was pretty drunk that night if you recall.


Me too. You also have the noble honor of being the only rateberian i have ever met
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Damn, still? I set the bar high.
4/2/2012 7:23:11 PM

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arrogantb 1402:
Beatification and Isabelle Proximus are really the only two Iíve had that actually tasted similar to gueuze. Duck Duck Gooze was nothing like a lambic.
4/2/2012 7:31:41 PM

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levifunk 12:
Do we know if allagash brews a lambic for the coolship series?

Was upright fantasia a lambic?

We need a term to distinguish american lambics from the generic sours...

So far we have russian river, new glarus, upland, southampton, lost abbey...any others?
4/2/2012 7:37:54 PM

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Originally posted by levifunk
Was upright fantasia a lambic?

Once again, what criteria are you using? It had no wheat (but neither does Cantillon Iris), but it did use aged hops (which Iris doesnít). Lactobacillus and brettanomyces were pitched and it wasnít spontaneously fermented. It also didnít taste lambic like.
4/2/2012 7:48:19 PM

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craftycarl21 2251:72
Not the best, but another consideration:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/rivertown-lambic/142646/
4/2/2012 7:48:59 PM

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