“For this Artista Zynergia project – we went to work with Hanssens Artisanaal. Hanses is one of the last remaining lambic blender in Belgium. Oudilis is our interpretation of a “Belgian style Gueuze” with a slight tweak. No two blends will taste the same!“
Appearance: Golden yellow complexion and a heavy haze. Minimal head and what’s produced quickly collapsed. Hardly any lace as we go.
Aroma: There’s one major difference between the 2 best Lambic brewing countries in the world – Belgium and USA – with the latter being slightly more boisterous. The classic stonefruits jump out initially i.e peach, apricot and green mango along with strong notes of oak, candied lemon, sour apple and white grape. Quite a strong funky-ness happening as well. Brilliant.
Flavour: She comes on pretty sour. Some white vinegar and acidic lemon with the gorgeous peach and apricot in the back seat. Candied lemon and lime, white grape, French oak and then sherbet late in the piece. Real zingy finish with plenty of funk and wheat grains on the outer.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, sharp, acidic. Mild-medium body. The pucker rating gets an easy 4/5. Only 5.2% ABV as Lambic’s traditionally are.
Overall: That’s a damn fine drop, and quite a complex one too. The bottle says it’s a blend of 2 year old Lambic and Berliner Weisse aged in Chardonnay barrels for 8 months. We get every bit of it. Outstanding.