Category Archives: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends

Tilquin x Rulles Cassis Rullquin

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin x Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of mixed fermentation, the Cassis Rullquin is made from the fermentation of 160 g of blackcurrants by liter in a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune and 1/8 of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 16th March 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a slight purple tint, with a two and a half finger fluffy tanned head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, damp wood, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, very light roast, with notes of apple peel.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, green apple, dried cherry, coffee, caramel, oak, with a very light roasty note.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This worked well as the cassis blended well with the brune and in my opinion was an improvement over the original Rullquin. Drinks really easy and is enjoyable.

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Tilquin x Rulles Rullquin

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin x Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: 2019-2020

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of mixed fermentation, the Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune and 1/8 of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

My rating: 4-
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2019-2020, and a best before date of 12th March 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a copper hue and a very nice two finger beige head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, green apple, dried cherries, light roast, cocoa, caramel, and a slight hazelnut nuttiness.
Taste: Tart, green apple, grapes, vinegar, dried cherry, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, with very light roasty notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was blended well with interesting aroma and flavours, and was enjoyable to drink.

Kerkom Reuss

Brewery: Brouwerij Kerkom
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: Lambic Blend Sour Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Natural top-fermented beer, blended with old Lambic, unfiltered, and fermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 7th April 2025. Despite all my carefulness, the cork still felt like exploding out, and it was only by some luck that I didn’t spill the bottle. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, funky, oak, green apple, brett, light citrus zest and notes of pepper.
Taste: Light to moderate sour, brett, funk, citrus zest, green apple, and a soft caramel touch.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable and easy drinking with some nice Lambic characteristics.

Lervig x Oud Beersel Skogen

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri x Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Country: Norway
ABV: 6%
Style: Lambic (non-Lambic Blends)
Other Notes: Norwegian forest ale & lambic blend. Adjunct – spruce shoots

Brewer Description: (from website) Once again we are collabing with our good friends at Oud Beersel, this time we wanted to bring some of the Norwegian nature into the beer. Norway is full of fjords and forests, Skogen meaning forest what a better way to do this than to add some fresh Spruce shoots (Granskud) to a farmhouse ale and we have blended it to Young Lambic from Gert, we then aged the whole beer on red Zinfindel barrels for 6 months.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 1st April 2024. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, tart, oak, lemon zest, candy, green apple, with light herbal and floral notes.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, lemon zest, green apple, vinous rosé, toffee, funk, brett, herbal, and a light floral finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little watery, with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: It felt a little watery at times for me, but otherwise, it had some interesting aroma and flavours.

Lindemans x Varenbroek Goyck

aka – Lindemans Goyck (beeradvocate)
aka – Varenbroek Goyck (ratebeer & untappd)

Brewery: Brouwerij Lindemans x Brouwerij Varenbroek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic blends)
Other Notes: a fine blend of ‘Toots’ & ‘Lindemans Lambic’

Brewer Description: (from bottle) ‘GOYCK’ is a blend beer from a top fermented beer ‘Toots’ and a beer of spontaneous fermentation ‘Lindemans Lambic’. The bottle refermentation with ‘Brettanomyces’ gives the final beer a unique taste and aroma! ‘GOYCK’ refers to the old notation of the name of our beautiful village. A village and a beer of ‘Pajottenland’ to be proud of!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on April 2018, with a best before date of April 2025. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but eventually settled to a very nice fluffy thin replenishing layer while leaving good lacing.
Aroma: Brett, damp wood, zingy, citrus rind, lemon peel, apricot, peach, straw, with floral notes.
Taste: Funky, brett, musty, apricot, peach, citrusy, lemon zest, grass, with a herbal and floral finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable blend of beers that is refreshing and great for a hot summer day.