Lambic with muscat grapes, one of the latest additions to Lambiek Fabriek’s range; bottle shared with my girlfriend. Medium sized, moussy, dense, off-white, opening head retaining well around the edges, initially clear deep vermillion robe with coppery glow, hazy further on. Aroma of oak wood (very prominent) and grape seeds, fried tomato peel, red plum, sandpaper, rosehip tea, bergamot even, cassis, tree leaves, glazed beetroot, hay, hints of ‘freshly fermented farmland’ here and there. Tart onset, very fruit-juicy with very prominent homemade grape juice effect, paired with flavours reminiscent of apple juice, cassis and persimmon; very effervescent, spritzy, almost lemonade-like carbonation with lots of minerality to it. Yoghurty lactic dryness in the middle, bready underbuilt, but this ‘bottled and carbonized’ grape juice or grape lemonade effect continues, with added grape skin and grape seed tannins in the finish, where strong herbal elements of dark green tea, rosehip, bergamot and moss emerge too. Woody and earthy aspects join in, but both the herbaceousness and the grape juice effects remain dominant, the latter even adding a bit of sweetness to a softly tart main flavour. Very unusual for a grape lambic: much less vinous than I am used to, as if indeed bottled grape juice from a can was used and the grapes were not really fermented in the lambic, and adding totally unexpected cassis and rosehip flavours. In spite of this odd character, however, I did find it refreshing, fascinating and tasty, even if it took a while to get used to it – I am only wondering how this one will evolve over time…
Medium pink head, irregular, over fully hazy purplish terra cotta beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Red fruit, horseblanket, more grapey than vinous. Exotic flowers. Both fruity and perfumey. Alternative skincareproducts upon lambic-y horseblanket/farmyard. Precarious, but just-successful lambic. Grapes added - but tasting more as of blackcurrant & billberry. Only light acidthinning and -burn, fruitslickness unmistakable, medium carbonation. A very distinct, unusual lambic. Lambiek Fabriek keeps making daring and pleasantly surprising blends.
Pours unclear purplepink. No real head. Scent is mild petrol, funk, very mild lambiox, fairly mild grape character. Very easy and light, rose wine style. Taste is a bit more interesting and intense though. Sharp lactic acid, mild funk, raw grapes. Some tannins, earthy, malty finish. Interesting beer.
Clear reddish purple colour with quick fading head. Aroma is fruity and very floral. Fruity sharp taste. Very perfumed. Fruity, not winey. Would like to try again when older.