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Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New batch in 2016, 37.5cl bottles.

LambruchaTM is a blend of Lambics we select and Kombucha brewed to our specifications. For every batch of LambruchaTM, we must taste and select the Lambics we want to use with the Kombucha produced for us. Lambic and Kombucha are naturally varying products so blending is the essence of how LambruchaTM is made. The Kombucha and Lambic used are living yeast beverages. To our knowledge this is the 1st time 2 living yeast beverages have been combined to create a third, different beverage. For this reason we think LambruchaTM is a truly new drink that combines elements of both Kombucha & Lambic. LambruchaTM is bottled for us by Brj, De Troch, Wambeek Belgium.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Frunky bretty aroma with some citric lemony notes. The flavor is tart and refreshing, with bretty, minty, and lemony notes, and a lingering funky finish. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle from Binnys south loop. Pours a hazy orange amber with a pillow like white head. Very nice funky brett aroma with a hint of citrus tea. Very light bodied with a fine soft carbonation. Flavor of pale belgian malts, herbal iced tea, and lemon that transitions to a tart and acidic finish. Watery on the palate, but in a good way. Sort of a lawnmower beer for sourheads.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. Bright white soapy head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Sour peach aromas. Tart with upfront summer fruits turning to a sweet tea in the middle before a dry, crisp tart finish. Much better than expected.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Sampled from the bottle at The Map Room, Chicago: July 2010
a careful pour produces an almost two finger thick, pale white colored head that quickly falls. The beer is a hazy, gold hue. Wow, what an interesting nose, it actually smells like kombucha, that strangely sweet and tart character, with some tea infusion in the aroma. There is a fruitiness to the nose that reminds me of kiwi for some reason. The nose reminds me more of kombucha than Lambic, though there are a lot of similarities between the two. A touch of mushroom aromatics, a definite acetic edge that is just barely noticeable in and of itself, but definitely spices up the aroma of this beer (perhaps even being responsible for the fruit like aromatics.

Very light and effervescent feeling as it hits the tongue, it doesnt have the texture of a typical Lambic. It is nicely tart, in a light, refreshing sort of way. The finish reminds me of kombucha (with that tea infused flavor), not surprisingly with some lactic acid lingering on the palate as well as some light apple notes, and even light kiwi. While the tartness is mostly lactic, there are some soft other acid influences, that are just barely noticeable; this seems to be mostly acetic, but I wouldnt be surprised if there were some other secondary acids contributing to the mix.

This is certainly an interesting combination, despite the similarities between kombucha and Lambic, I feel that the former dominates the flavor and aroma profile of this blend. Perhaps this is due to the simplicity of the lambic that was blended in. This is extremely light and refreshing and this definitely goes down quite easily on a warm summers day. This last and the fact that it is an interesting use of kombucha are the main selling points for this. Worth trying, but I cant seriously see myself getting this again, but I am also not a huge kombucha person.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Capped 750 from Half Time. Pours very hazy light gold with a 2 finger foamy white head. Aroma strongly suggests mustard and vinegar. Break out the dogs!!!!!!! Near full bodied with very coarse, foamy carbonation. Flavor starts suggesting sour lemonade, then suddenly goes on to spicey mustard - then more citrus. The mustard nose never leaves. This is very unusual. A mustard sour wit? Pretty good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Holy shit!!!,! The aroma is barnyard funk lemon and the distinct bite of cambuvha tea. A mild sweetness. Hazy brown body. The body is pure lambic tart and funk with barnyard and other nasdties. The finish is all kambucha. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3824) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2010
750mL bottle, a mix of De Troch lambic and kombucha, had to get it. This beer was a perfect thirst quencher on a hot NY day when I had to walk from the Broadway-Lafayette station to Andys place. Popped this open and tasted and said "ahhh" inside. Not uber sour or anything but showing the nice aspects of De Troch lambic as seen in the Cuvee. Lots of tart and lemon. I drink a fair portion of kombucha, so I think I can taste it a bit but I may be fooling myself. Appearance is super cloudy golden. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Tartness sits around for a little while in the throat. I like this beer and would drink it again for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle. Very clean aroma, slightly herbal and medicinal. Very clear with a pinkish hued color. Very clean and neat taste. A nice blend of a lambic and a unsweetened tea. Not sour in really any sense of the word. Fairly carbonated. The tea flavor really doesnt come through extremely strong but is more like a tea you would get at a chinese restaurant with a lambic twist. Decently carbonated but the head quickly dissapates.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6036) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle shared by willblake. Poured an ugly hazy orange bodywith a medium foamy bright white head. Aroma is sour and funky with notes lemon, tea and cork. The palate is perfect with a medium body, average strength on the carbonation and a crisp refreshing finish. Flavors of lemon and funk upfront and tea towards the end. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle shared by Eugene. Interesting that this is made with De Troch lambik, as my experience with unblended De Troch at WSF was less than stellar in the very least. This has a nice, clean tartness, some some cardamom and spices, tart lemon. Mouthfeel is light, silky, good heft but very low carbonation (which manifested itself in very large, quickly popping "soda-like" bubbles upon first pour). Sourness is gentle, tea-like, kind of muddy. I dig this.


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