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Style: Lambic - Unblended
 
Style Information
An unblended Lambic is a very sour beer that is difficult to find outside Belgium. The color should be pale lemon yellow, with a notable cloudiness. The aroma should have an intense sour tone, with a notable acidity. Malt sweetness should not be present, and hop notes should also not be present. The taste should be equally sour, with notes of green apples, citrus rind bitterness and a "barnyard funk" taste from the Brettanomyces yeast. Some would describe "barnyard funk" as hay, leather and grassy characteristics. The feel should be very dry and light bodied. ABV is 5% to 6%. IBUs are very low, at 11 to 23.

From Wikipedia:

"Unblended lambic is a cloudy, uncarbonated, bracingly sour beverage available on tap in only a few locations. Generally three years old. A bottled offering from Cantillon named Grand Cru Bruocsella can be found outside of Belgium."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
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Top Consumed Lambic - Unblended
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Iris by Brasserie Cantillon18
2. Cuvée Des Champions 2003-2004 by Brasserie Cantillon13
3. Mamouche by Brasserie Cantillon9
4. Lambic by Rivertown Brewing Company7
5. De Cam Oude Lambiek by Geuzestekerij De Cam4
6. Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru by Brasserie Cantillon3
7. De Cam Oude Geuze by Geuzestekerij De Cam3
8. Jonge Lambik by Brasserie Cantillon1
9. Cuvee Du Van 89 by Brasserie Cantillon1
10. Rare Vos by Brouwerij Girardin1

Top Reviews Lambic - Unblended
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Oude Lambik by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen94
2. De Cam Oude Lambiek by Geuzestekerij De Cam88
3. Cuvée Des Champions 2003-2004 by Brasserie Cantillon87
4. Iris by Brasserie Cantillon86
5. Phunky Duck by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company86
6. Cuvee Du Van 89 by Brasserie Cantillon86
7. Jonge Lambik by Brasserie Cantillon84
8. Lambic de Hill by Iron Hill Brewery - Media84
9. Bruocsella (1900) Grand Cru by Brasserie Cantillon83
10. Lambickx De Troch by Brouwerij De Troch80