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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer is typically fermented in a very calculated, controlled manner with pure strains of brewers’ yeast. Our award winning lambic beer is instead fermented by exposing it to the untamed yeasts and bacteria that are native to our Brewery. We affectionately call this unrestrained, wild amalgamation our House Funk. This blend is unique to Rivertown and this unusual, spontaneous process, involving over a year of fermentation in oak wine barrels, is what gives this beer its distinctive flavor; dry, funky, vinous, and cidery, with a crisp, sour aftertaste that will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
Style 71 of 72. Hazy organic honey color with a small quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of old orange peels, funky yeast and a sense of the old world. Taste as with most lambics is a trait that comes after aroma and mouthfeel, specifically tartness. Yes there is flavor, a mild citrus and bread, but the initial tartness shocks the taste buds and the dry finish completes the process. This is a good beer and I appreciate the work and effort that went into it, especially the style, I just think this is an elementary lambic and it needs to up the umph in regards to funk and tartness.


3.9
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to jsquire: Poured a hazy yellow with a white. Aroma very funky. Taste is tart and funky. Very surprisingly good since I wouldn’t have know about them if it wasn’t for Jeff.

3.5
ehaak26 (557) - - DEC 12, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Very dry and vinous. Almost too tart, but very enjoyable.

3.6
Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle (2011 vintage drank in 2015): Poured a hue golden yellow color lambic with small bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of light green apple notes with some tart notes and light vinous undertones. Taste is also dominated by tart green apple notes with some vinous notes, light oak and light funky ester with a thin finish. Body is thinner then I was expecting with OK carbonation. Not bad but doesn’t have the depth of the top Belgian lambic producer.

4
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of lemony, vinous, barnyard funk. Tastes tart sour apple barnyard funk. This one was a little flat...

3.5
solidfunk (9017) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice lambic bretta with citrus and some cracker. Hazy, tangy, good balance overall. Bottle shared at a tasting a while back.

3.7
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle share at Tom’s house. Poured a somewhat cloudy tan-orange with no head. Aroma is light cheese funk, some popping citrus like lemon and orange, hints of vinegar. The taste is fruity up front with citrus and some peach, acedic acid, light yeast funkiness on the backend. Not terribly in depth. But for a domestic lambic not bad.

2.8
DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle pour at Travlr’s Mini Bottle Share gathering. Cloudy gold with small white head. Some funky citrus rind, notes of flora and spice. No polish. They should probably try blending this.

3.7
Iphonephan (7017) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Bandaid aroma. Flavors of fermented alfalfa.

3
Martinus (4610) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, diacetyl, butter, lemon rinds. Sour flavour, butter candy (those old fashioned Dutch ’yellow butter waffles’), fudge, funky notes. Finish butter candy, citrus, lemon zest. Not very complex, and a bit heavy on butter for my liking, but decent and with some balance. Not bad at all.
(from 75cl bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

3
tderoeck (9978) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2015-1063) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear pale blond beer, creamy small aery white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit fruity, spicy, bit dry, funky touch. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter, lemon rind, some grapefruit, funky touch. Aftertaste: lemon rind, funky, very soft, nice but not very complex. Very curious about how an Ohio brewery exposes their wort to the wild yeast and bacteria (not bacterias) from the Senne Valley. Dumped a bottle of Cantillon and a bottle of 3F in their, I suppose, except I would’ve expected a better outcome then. :p


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