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Brewed by Brouwerij Strubbe
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ichtegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambics are truly the “wines” of the beer world. With wine one speaks of “gout de Terroir” because the land so influences a wine’s 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 & Famille’s 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: 650 liter, oak and chestnut

Number of Bottles: 5333

Region: Zenne Valley

Source: Private Domain

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Tasted on 7/9/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe in early 2010. Pours hazy orange with an average, fizzy white head that quickly recedes to very thin lace. The nose is really classic, complex gueuze, with plenty of lemon, white wine vinegar, funk, and a touch of popcorn and vanilla oak. The flavor has all of the same qualities as the nose, and is nicely sour, but lacks a bit of the depth and complexity that make up an absolutely top tier gueuze. The body is medium and tannic with average, but stinging carbonation, and a long sour lemon and white wine vinegar finish.


4
Fujimo2000 (170) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Pours golden copper with a quickly receding white lacing. Tart wheat and grass taste with a slight sour finish. Very nice

3.7
ABUSEDGOAT (2759) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is basement, funk, moderately sour, some dust, yeast. Medium bodied, moderate sourness, very drinkable, pleasant.

3.7
Mesjasz (1521) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Butelka, dzięki Jef. Aromat pięknie dziki, sporo skóry. Smak umiarkowanie kwaśny, lekko octowo słodki. W smaku już nie tak fajnie jak aromat, skóra i lekko ocet winny.

4
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle shared by Matthew prior to the Pat Metheny concert. Many thank yous. Light orange body with a soapy white head. Aromas of mineral funk, citrus. Authentic lambic character. Tons of well water and mineral character. Super funky. Delicious.

3.2
Atom (2453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2012 750mL bottle pours a copper orange with a minimal white head. Sweet aroma, oak, horseblanket, vinous. Taste is bitter, flat, sour. Lacking tartness and not very lively. Lack of yeast on bottle tells me this wasn’t refermrnted and didn’t age well.

4.3
ametras (1628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
375ml bottle. Hazy orange with a foamy white head. Flavors are funk, apples, lemon, yeast and oak with rubbery notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.8
markducommun (1116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at The Oath in Tarrytown. Cloudy yellow orange, minimal head. Funky, very strong barnyard smells. Bright cherry. Fairly tart, dry. Lighter body, long finish. Clean. Excellent.

4.3
luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. I gave it to Trevor for his birthday, but he shared it with me on mine! Slightly cloudy orange-yellow. No head. Stunning deep fruit, lots of complex wood, lots of funky white wine yeast. Delicious. Sweet, delicious round tart. So drinkable.

4.1
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Big, big thanks to Matt for this gem. Orange/copper pour. No head at all. Nose is earthier than the flavor, which is more acidic. Mild citrus rind over dusty barnyard funk. Fuzzy, with a light grapefruit finish. Great balance. The word that comes to mind is "authentic." Love it.

3.9
sjogro (4146) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled from bottle at THT May. Hazy honey golden, thin white head. Grapes, hay, herbs, grassy, rubber, dusty cobwebs, funk. All flavors seem muted, watery. Light sweet, light sour, light bitter, light minerallike saltiness. Medium body, little watery but good flavors. Like this, just less impressive than some of the others, but very enjoyable and sessionable.


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