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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   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 blackberry 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 and over 45 pounds of fresh, whole blackberries per barrel, is what gives this beer its distinctive flavor; semi-sweet, funky and vinous with a crisp, tart aftertaste that will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
This beer is a bright orange color with a medium thick pristine white head that dissipates gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of berries, wheat and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of raspberry, wheat, oak and yeast. The finish is moderately tart with an oaky and fruity aftertaste. Pretty good overall.


3.8
mR_fr0g (13475) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 for Cloin's 20K Tasting, 13/09/2017. Many thnaks to Colin of r this one. A hazed amber orange coloured pour with a loose light pink head. Aroma is jammy sweet, raspberry sweet, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, raspberry, blackberry, spicy tangy finish. Paalte is semi sweet and atnagy. Spicy finish. Good.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (20609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle split at my 20K, from an IP trade with me old mucker ... Joe Muck, Lambic from Ohio - who knew? 13/09/17. Murky orange to red with a decent off white covering. Nose is tangy red berry, spice, musty wood, shades of damp alleyway, hay bale. Taste comprises sharp blackberries, funk, wood must, damp straw, light citric strike, berry pips, stale bread, grains. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok fruit lambic but some way from top draw.

3.8
Scopey (15668) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle at L42 thanks to Mr 20kay. It pours murky orange - amber with a small white head. The aroma is musty, funky, musty, musty, oaky, vanilla, icing sugar, berry skin, fruit compote and bake well tart. The taste is crisp, dry, tart, blackcurrant sorbets sugary, funk, lemon- lime, sour candy, Granny Smith apple, light acidity, minerals and sour pineapple with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and quaffable.

3.9
valpoaj (755) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Tap pour at local BA Tap Takeover - orange-gold pour with a moderate white head - aroma is funky, but sweet and full of berry notes - a bit of wine character is notable as well. Pretty solid, as the berry feels authentic on the nose. Flavor is puckery sour - this kicked a bit harder than expected (not in a bad way) - the blackberry flavor is quite strong and enjoyable - very vinous - just a roller coaster with this one, as it is quite sour, but not one-dimensional in any way. Palate seems appropriate - quite mild carbonation...solid!

3.7
edgallow (4471) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2016
22 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head . Aroma of berries and sour. Taste is very tart berries and yeast.

3.9
Ferris (16494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Funky acidic notes with nice Berry. Clear gold orange with a decent white head. Sweet, fruity and funk. Interesting lambic and pretty well done,

4.2
RickTheRick (949) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Un liquide pêche à l’allure trouble est surmonté d’une mousse qui s’esquive très rapidement pour disparaître complètement en un clin d’oeil. Les fruits explosent au nez et sont appuyés par des effluves boisés bien présents. Un peu de foin, propre au style, est également ressenti. L’acidité est bien sentie en bouche, quoiqu’un léger sucre résiduel vient l’atténuer légèrement. Très fruitée et vineuse, un peu de bois, une bière très satisfaisant dans laquelle je ne fondais pas de très grands espoirs, mais force est d’admettre que c’est délicieux.

3.5
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma - spiced wheat, Boo Berry, lactobillus yeast, and dried white fleshed fruit. Appearance - the body is a Mikado yellow. The head is not large, around 1/4" and white. The head settles straight away. Taste - nice tart splash of blackberries. There is a bit of Boo Berry marshmallow dust like flavor. There is a big dose of lactobillus yeast sour. There is some spiced wheat also present. Palate - body is on the light side of medium, the texture is vinous, the carbonation average, the finish sour/tart and white flesh fruit dry.

3.5
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2016
750 mL bottle shared with Doug. The pour is a nice bright ruby orange color with a thicker bubbly white head and no lace. The aroma is pretty interesting. It's definitely not as sour as I was hoping. There is a lot of fruit and a heavy funk. There is a hint of wine and some nice big fruit notes. I can't really get over the funkiness. The flavor is good. There is a big fruitiness up and a nice wineyness to go with a funky barrel. It's not bad at all. The barrel is throwing me because it's both winey and fruity at the same time. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a decent carbonation and a lingering fruity sour finish. It's good, and definitely not what I was expecting.

3.5
smith4498 (3673) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Pours clear light amber color with almost no head. Sour blackberry aroma with some oak, wine, and funk. Mouth puckering sour berry flavor with some oak, vinegar, wine, and funk. Medium body with no carbonation, totally flat.


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