Saturday, April 28, 2018

De Troch Framboise Lambic

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Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 23F Fruit Lambic

AROMA: Huge authentic raspberry aroma; almost identical to jam so it implies sweetness. Sourness is evident with a clean lactic character, though raspberry imparts a tartness as well. The wild character from the base lambic brew is quite subtle and obscured by the fruit. No hops (none needed). 8/12

APPEARANCE: Hazy maroon/garnet hue (27-34 SRM). Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. 3/3

FLAVOR: As with the aroma, the raspberry is the driving force to the palette. Flavor is a delectable jam or pie-like taste; authentic and sweet but far from cloying. The raspberry along with the microbiota impart a light tartness on the finish. Sourness is fairly low, as is the authenticity of the lambic/gueuze base brew. The raspberry character comes from the addition of raspberry juice rather than fresh, frozen, or puree fruit. There is a subtle oak character. The actual malt and wheat at the core are tame flavors as well with just a slight bready flavor. No hops (none needed). 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Very refreshing in the mouth with a lovely tart acidity in the aftertaste without any astringency. Highly drinkable and sessionable at 3.5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: While delicious, the fruit infusion method is not traditional, and the base wild character is a bit too obscured. Not wholly to spec, but enjoyable. 7/10


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