Brewery: Land & Labour
Style: Lambic – Gueuze
Other Notes: A blend of 1 & 2 year old spontaneously fermented beers
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Spon: 2 year blend is our lambic-inspired spontaneously fermented beer. Brewed with a traditional turbid mash & boiled for several hours with aged hops before being cooled overnight in our coolship. Each beer has had a spontaneous ferment in wine barrels where it remained as it evolved & matured for up to 2 years. This blend is assembled from barrels brewed on the 8th April 2018 & the 9th March 2019. Bottled on the 23rd November 2019. Released in May 2021.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7
Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a best before date of 23rd November 2029. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention that eventually settled to a nice cap while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funky, earthy, oak, lemon, with some light vinous notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, white grape, vinous, lemon, apple.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Flavour felt a bit simple, as despite getting interesting funk and oak in the aroma, there was a distinct lack of it in the flavour. This being a 1 and 2 year blend, perhaps adding some 3 year old beers would help and improve it.