In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Vanberg & DeWulf LambicX Private Domain

Aroma: “Aroma is a bit subdued overall but acidity up front with some subtle peach, apricot, and strawberry fruit following. Light pear, moderately strong pineapple, with a leathery, earthy, tobacco edge.”

Flavor: “Fruity notes of peach and apricot, a touch of strawberry, some lemon zest, moderate tobacco and other earthy notes. Light, sharp, dry Brett horse/hay funk helps to dry the beer out in the finish. Slight acidic tartness in the middle, but finishes with an orange/ grapefruit-rind type bitterness. Carbon- ation is lower than most.”

Overall: “Straightforward but well exe- cuted with a nice, approachable tartness and acidity. Could benefit from more body or higher carbonation to accentuate and support flavors. Great fruit notes through- out. Nothing was over the top, but the beer had good complexity among the fruit, sour, bitter, and sweet characters.”