92 Pêche Lambic, Brouwerij Lindemans (Belgium). 4% ABV (9/09)
Deep old gold color. Sweet aromas are reminiscent of sweet and sour sauce drizzled wontons and peach soda and follow through on a zesty entry to a very tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with nice depth and a sprinkle of floral talc and loamy earth on the piquant, slightly astringent finish. A very approachable lambic.
91 Raspberry Lambic, Upland Brewing Co. (IN). 6% ABV (9/10)
Murky red amber color. Sourdough yeast, raspberry bush and cacao-shell aromas. Very tart and crisp with a dryish medium-to-full body. Vibrant and penetrating berry skin acidity on the long, mossy mineral -accented finish. Very true to style and food affined.affined with all foods?
88 Persimmon Lambic, Upland Brewing Co. (IN). 5.8% ABV (9/10)
Cloudy yellow gold color. Intriguing aromas of papaya bread, persimmon and floral white tea. Vividly tart with a dryish medium-to-full body. Nice raisin toast and citrus marmalade notes emerge on the lively finish. A nicely approachable take on the flavored lambic style.
87 Cherry Lambic, Upland Brewing Co. (IN). 6% ABV (9/09)
Pretty copper penny color with a wispy head. Aromas of buttery coconut caramel toffee, yeasty pastry dough and light orange vinegar follow through on a bright entry to a dryish medium body with buttery caramelized lemon notes and a tangy, taut cherry pit and nut -accented finish. A nice, appetizing sour beer to serve with sweet and sour pork.
87 Kriek Lambic, Fegley’s Brew Works (PA). 6.7% ABV (9/10)
Lightly hazy copper color. Cherry butter, sherry vinegar, butted nut bread aromas. Tart and crisp with a dryish medium body, touch of sour cherry yogurt, lemon peel and grassy on the zesty finish.
86 Samuel Adams American Kriek, The Boston Beer Co. (MA). 7% ABV (9/11)
Garnet copper color. Bright aromas and flavors of cinnamon cherry danish with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy cherry butter and apple turnover -accented finish. A pleasant fruity, crowd pleasing sipper.
84 Apple Lambic, Fegley’s Brew Works (PA). 6.7% ABV (9/10)
Amber color. Burnt sourdough toast, grilled apple and charred nut aromas. Very tart and laser like with a dry medium body. Crisp, mowed grass -accented finish.
80 Raspberry Lambic, Six Rivers Brewery (CA). 7.2% ABV (9/11)
Bloody red color. Aromas and flavors of buttered rice, Playdoh, and tart dried raspberries and cranberries with a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with hints of soba noodles, clay and rice sack on the tart, earthy, barky finish. Very different and not very balanced.