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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic-style ale aged in oak barrels with pinot noir grapes.

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3.2
beerplace (2040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
750ml bottle at Kump's during non-Belgian lambics tasting. Pours a quite pale purple with a weak white head. Aroma is funky, slightly fruity, with some car exhaust notes. Same taste with a high level of acidity. Meh.

3.8
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Pre-Borefts 2017 Tasting ] - @ Brouwerij Kwartje, Frederikstraat 837, 2514LZ Den Haag, Netherlands.

[ As De Garde The Archer ].
LIght unclear medium red yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, tart, berries - fruit - grapes, funky, leather. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, berries - fruit - grapes, dry, funky, leather. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170920]
8-3-8-3-16

4.1
MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
At Pre-Borefts tasting. Aroma of raspberry, oak, cherry and red wine. Taste has oak, vinous grapes, tart, soft raspberry and a nice softly acidic fruity finish Very good.

4.2
SinH4 (6259) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle, rating #5500. Hazy reddish color with white head. Aroma is yoghurt, earthy, leathery, red wine grapes, barrel. Taste is tannic, barrel, woody, leathery, a touch yoghurt. High carbonation, unfortunately. After stirring the carbonation out, I gave a 4 in palate - so without that, but would be a 4.1

3.8
Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle @ Pre-Borefts tasting. Hazy red color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is red fruits, tart, citruspeel. Tastes about the same: red fruits, tart, grapes, oak lightly. Quite nice this one. One of the best I've had from De Garde I think.

4
Maakun (6434) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Shared at pre-Borefts tasting, thanks for sharing everybody! Hazy dark reddish pink with light pink head. Quite some funk, leather, tannic grape notes, hay, light oak, soft yoghurt. Massive dry grapes with a touch of berries and quite some tannic notes. Under medium sweet, sour and tannic bitter finish. Medium bodied with a touch of glue in the finish. Quite nice.

4
sjogro (4734) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Sampled from bottle at pre-borefts tasting. Unclear pink/reddish with thin white head. Sweet raspberry, grapes, fruitstones, woodglue. Quite sweet and sour with moderate bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very rich fruitiness, quite nice stuff!

3.6
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
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Bottle shared at Pre-Borefts Tasting, The Hague '17. Clear red with a small ring white head. Aroma of bretty funk, vinous notes, oak barrel and tart grapes. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle at the pre borefts tasting. Pours hazy pink, nose is funk, horseblanket, grapes, cinnamon, taste is similar, some jammy fruits, long funky finish.

2.7
bartlebier (4123) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2017
70clish (1PT9.4oz) bottle (bb:NN) kindly & freshly hauled&shared by BA-beersnake on Freiburg Deluge Aug2017 tasting, merci! - - This must be a very young bottle that may or not mature with age. Deep burgundy mauvish pour, little to no bubbles and head. - Aroma: ay, there’s the rub: I’ve had young De Troch lambiek that had this unadorned ring of enterobacter on its way to become more streetwise earthy funk, and the brewers warned me about it. A sulphury-earthen fog dampens the fruity aroma underneath of the tart pinot noir, a smell all too familiar in the Spätburgunder terroir of our tasting. - En bref: c’est de la merde qui reçoit le nez là, and it can’t just be that an Old World nose picks up on it where new World noses are already ablaze with amazement.., Fizzy Brausepulver underneath that. Is this a finished product? - - Flavour & Palate: reminiscent of Cascade Brewing’s instant young oaky vitamin tablets, with an instant acidity that feels aggressive on the enamel - especially compared with the gently sedate young 2016 3F Golden Blend earlier in the tasting. Funky grape juice and vitamin tablet in the onset, while the enterobacter from the aroma starts to develop more cheesy and leathery mature accents. There is some red wine depth to the grape taste as well, but the acidity feels "neon" and young, blaring at the enamel, the palate and the stomache. Whey lacto coats the uvula in the finish, dairy accents. Has this entirely fermented out? What does it do with some age in the botte? - - - Sipping a recorked 15cl leftover from the tasting as I enter this rating 2 days later, and most of these initial observations remain, with only the vitamin tablet acidity subdued a bit. Leathery accents and more depth on the wine taste, but still that finished lacto-whey stickiness and young cheese that my palate is sensitive to. - I’d rather invest in a Spätburgunder Barrique and blend it with my own Girardin lambiek at this point. - Educational in a transatlatic tasting, with probably lots of potential given more time to come to its mature age, like many US "sours". - Compare: Bokkereyder for a milder mature version by a young lambieksteker, using proper oude lambiek.


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