Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Lambics are truly the wines of the beer world. With wine one speaks of gout de Terroir because the land so influences a wines flavor. With Lambics, one must speak of gout de Tonneau SM because each cask (tonneau) produces a lambic that matures and tastes different. Blending these Tonneau is such an art that there exist independent Geuzestekkerij (blenders) who buy young Lambic then age and bottle it under their own name.

Lambickx is Vanberg & Familles brand of hand-selected and blended lambics. Every Lambic with the Lambickx name is made from casks personally tasted and chosen by Don Feinberg, one of the first importers of Belgian beer to America and founder of the first Belgian-only brewery in the U.S. Don chooses his Lambics for their complexity, brilliance and drinking excellence both by themselves and as exquisite accompaniments to food.

Barrel Type: 275- & 600-liter French Oak

Number of Bottles: 2000

Region: Wambeek

Source: De Troch

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2017
2013 brew 2015 bottled from Jevin. Thanks!

Once we finally get the damn cork out of the bottle, we get a slight puff and a hazy straw-colored pour, decent head. Amazing, amazing aroma. Funk: massive musty cellar and pepper and old cheese, mild hints of latrine. Tart but not at all overwhelming in acidity, even at the first sip. Beautiful lemon and...what?...lambic flavors. Amply but not over-carbonated. Absolutely delightful to be once again drinking real high-end belgian lambics instead of US copies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle opened up at the 2016 Ottawa Year-end Gathering. Not going to be a useful rating, although really are any? Said I would directly quote Sylvain - "its not baaaad, laaaaa, cherry, tart, sour".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman (1228) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2016
On tap at York River Landing, Maine. Blend of same-year (3 year?) lambic. Its an interesting blend, with a big, bold barnyard funk aroma. The taste is a bit lacking, though, with a limp flavor of grain and cat pee that doesnt live up to the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
A dark reddish copper lambic with a thin white head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity cherry malt with tart character, acetic notes, light Epsom salts, very nice and complex. In mouth, a nice tart sweet fruity mix of cherry and light lactic notes, acetic notes, Epsom salts, light Brett, very nice and complex. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1970) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle, brew year 2011, bottle year 2013 (Region - Wambeek, Source - De Troch), 5.75% ABV. Served in a Prairie Artisan Ales lambic glass (tumbler style), the beer pours a dark gold color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention is decent, and theres a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like vinegar, earthiness, wood and funk. It tastes like vinegar, white grapes, wood, funk, lemon, and some grain. Good amount of tart flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it finishes dry, and its also easy to drink with a low amount of carbonation. I thought this was an enjoyable lambic, glad I got to try this one. $21.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3212) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
At Mikkeller bar. Golden orange pour with white head. This is basically vinegar water with cheese funk. Not that sour though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3602) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Refrigerated 12.7 green bottle (600 litter barrel) corked and capped. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is tart & earthy, medium/light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is tart and earthy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Appearance: Brew year 2013, bottle year 2015, 2436 number of bottles. Slightly hazy yellow, pretty flat.
Aroma: Very tart, lemon, soil.
Taste: Very, very tart, lemon. I guess some tart fruit. Not for me, sorry.
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 375 ml, NOK 75.00
Info: 25/9-2016, BB: ??/??-????

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2016
375mL bottled in 2015, drunk 9/16/16.
Bright, golden-bronze body is topped by a medium-sized, white head showing moderate retention for the style. Good clarity, sediment left behind.
The primary notes I get from De Troch are cork, leather, strong mineral, very light must/wool blanket and a hint of cheese. Theres some fruitiness there, as well, though its not intensely full of green apple, like Boon. So it smells ok to me, but its just such a far cry from the bright, fruity, band-aid-laden brett of 3F and controlled, yet intricate funky brightness of Cantillon, to name the best. I suppose it has its merits, but its not my cup of tea. There is some light malt/wheat character in there, as well, adding light honey/caramel. A touch of powdered sugar/vegetal character but not too heavy/problematic. No alcohol noted.
I find it fares worse in the mouth, with more sweetness (not artificial, though there is some very light saccharine) than Id care for. Rather simplistic, with cork and mustiness not matching up to the great lambic houses very well, in my opinion. Kind of vegetal/sugary on the finish, with very light oak suggestions and lots of fruitiness. Carbonation is fairly engaging, natural, at least. Ehhhh....its ok....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1587) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle. Pour is cloudy gold with small white head. Aroma and flavor are funky, lemony, and Earthy. Finish is a bit sweet and confusing with bready mineral notes.

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