Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lindemans Pomme Lambic

This is a lambic, or spontaneously fermented sour beer, that undergoes a secondary fermentation with apple juices.  It is from the Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium.  It is imported by Merchant du Vin of Tukwila, Washington.  Under the foil is a bottle cap, under the cap is a cork.

The beer is 3.5% ABV and pours a dark honey golden with a bit of orange.  There is a large amount of fine, champagne-like carbonation.  There is a head of pure white foam that leaves thick and dirty lacing down the glass..  The aroma is apples, both sweet and tart, massive in a green apple Jolly Rancher kind of way.  There is also golden toasted grain and lambic sourness.  The taste is a mouth-exploding combination of sweet and tart apple fruitiness, along with an earthy, sour note from the lambic.  Although there are aromas and flavors not unlike Jolly Rancher candies, there is also a depth and complexity at work.  Excellent.

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