94 Cuvée René Oude Gueuze, Brouwerij Lindemans (Belgium). 5.5% ABV (9/09)
Lightly hazy golden amber color. Bold aromas of sour citrus, mossy earth and musty attic follow through on a laser-like entry to a dry, very tart medium-to-full body with great precision and purity. Finishes with a nice lash of somewhat nutty, neutral oak flavor and tannins. A brash, but elegant Old World lambic.
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.
87 Cherry Lambic, Upland Brewing (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.
84 Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic, The Boston Beer Co. (MA). 5.9% ABV (8/08)
Buttery melted brown sugar on pumpernickel toast and faint berry jam aromas follow through on a round entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with yeasty caramel cookie dough and cranberry sauce accents. Finishes with a quick, tart buttery cranberry caramel sauce fade.