“Spontaneous beer brewed in the traditional “Methode de Lembeek.” Cave aged in oak 1-2 years.”
Appearance: Bright and glowing orange complexion with no head formation. A very fine collar around the rim is as much froth as we’ll get. Some dotty lace here and there but it’s pretty much absent. As to be expected.
Aroma: Brewed in the Lambic tradition and it’s immediately apparent as the strong wafts of sour apple, lime juice, horse blanket/barnyard, black peppercorn and a sweaty funk meets the olfactory’s. There are some milder wheat grains, orchard fruit and apricot accents but it’s mostly about that brilliant musty and sweaty funk it has going on.
Flavour: Oh yeah…the sourness punches hard upfront. For a 5yo Sour it still packs a lot of heat – sharp citric acidity, sour grapes, vinegar, manky/sweaty funk and barnyard with hints of woody tannin, apricot and bretty earthiness in support. Excellent carriage into the grainy, white wine-like finish which goes the distance.
Mouthfeel: Light on, acetic, crisp and mineraly. Mild-moderate body and a nicely disguised 7.5% ABV.
Overall: Wow! Who the hell are these guys and how have we only just heard of them? This was our first entry from these Oregonian masters of wild ferment. As good as any Lambic you’d get from Belgium. Very impressive.