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.
93 Cuvée Renée Gueuze Lambic, Brouwerij Lindemans (Belgium). (8/07)
Rich, old gold color. Yeasty sourdough, salty toasted nut, baked lemon and barnyard aromas. A rich, frothy entry leads to a vinous, dry medium-full body of tart lemon rind, nuts, wheat toast and muddy hay flavors. Finishes with a long, tart citrus rind and mineral fade. Very well structured, with laser-like acidity for the table. Serve with bloomy triple cream cheeses.