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Old 08-02-2004, 01:11 AM
Lew Bryson
 
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I participated in a lambic tasting today in Baltimore, set up by Tom
Cizauskas of Legends, Ltd. We were in two groups, a mixture of beer, wine,
and food people, tasting 10 lambics each -- gueuze, unblended, and fruit --
completely blind. I don't even know how many lambics there were; we didn't
get the same ones in each group. I had to leave before full results were
promulgated, but some interesting raw results were given out. My group was
mostly beer people (self-selecting, we just happened to sit together); our
second-lowest score went to Frank Book Kriek (we thought it was too sweet,
not very complex), which was the one ranked highest by the group with almost
all wine people. Our two favorites were Cantillon Lou Pepe and Hanssens
Kriek, and I don't believe the wine people liked either of them. Can't wait
to get the rest of the results.

Great tasting, very well handled, and intense in the discussions. We
generally agreed on things in the beer group, though Steve Frank (another
writer, from Mid-Atalantic Brew News) and I tended to want more hardcore
stuff in the lambics. I've only done two tastings similar to this; my first
"serious" tasting back in 1992, with 12 gueuze lambics, and the Monk's
all-lambic dinner some four years ago, with 11 lambics. Excellent
opportunity, and my thanks to Tom for inviting me. I hope to write this up
for Ale Street News.

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:35 AM
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How was Drie Fonteinen rated? That is my favorite
Lambic these days...basically talking about the Gueuze,
as their fruit lambics are pretty hard to find lately.

Bill Coleman

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"Lew Bryson" wrote in message
. com...
I participated in a lambic tasting today in Baltimore, set up by Tom
Cizauskas of Legends, Ltd. We were in two groups, a mixture of beer, wine,
and food people, tasting 10 lambics each -- gueuze, unblended, and

fruit --
completely blind. I don't even know how many lambics there were; we didn't
get the same ones in each group. I had to leave before full results were
promulgated, but some interesting raw results were given out. My group was
mostly beer people (self-selecting, we just happened to sit together); our
second-lowest score went to Frank Book Kriek (we thought it was too sweet,
not very complex), which was the one ranked highest by the group with

almost
all wine people. Our two favorites were Cantillon Lou Pepe and Hanssens
Kriek, and I don't believe the wine people liked either of them. Can't

wait
to get the rest of the results.

Great tasting, very well handled, and intense in the discussions. We
generally agreed on things in the beer group, though Steve Frank (another
writer, from Mid-Atalantic Brew News) and I tended to want more hardcore
stuff in the lambics. I've only done two tastings similar to this; my

first
"serious" tasting back in 1992, with 12 gueuze lambics, and the Monk's
all-lambic dinner some four years ago, with 11 lambics. Excellent
opportunity, and my thanks to Tom for inviting me. I hope to write this up
for Ale Street News.

--
Lew Bryson

www.LewBryson.com
Author of "New York Breweries" and "Pennsylvania Breweries," 2nd ed., both
available at www.amazon.com
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Old 08-02-2004, 04:47 PM
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Lew,

Thanks for the post....excellent. You almost turned up my breakfast with the
thought of wine snobs with their sour puss's from the lambics. Oh the sight
must have been horrific.

Dave
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:29 PM
Lew Bryson
 
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Lew,

Thanks for the post....excellent. You almost turned up my breakfast with

the
thought of wine snobs with their sour puss's from the lambics. Oh the

sight
must have been horrific.


Well, the food person we had in our group was mostly a winer, and to be
fair, she held up fairly well. The fun thing was that only the beer people
had the guts to note the "whiffs of aged pigshit" and "barnyard aromas."

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"Bill Coleman" wrote in message
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How was Drie Fonteinen rated? That is my favorite
Lambic these days...basically talking about the Gueuze,
as their fruit lambics are pretty hard to find lately.


Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.

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Old 08-02-2004, 07:48 PM
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Lew Bryson wrote:



Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.


Lew, if you want an event where you can taste all the lambics, head on over
to Belgium for this:
http://www.protocolpraktisch.be/ngden.html
I'll be there, along with a lot of other Lambic Lovers.....Cheers, Chuck C.

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:13 PM
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On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 19:29:56 GMT, "Lew Bryson"
wrote:

"Bill Coleman" wrote in message
...
How was Drie Fonteinen rated? That is my favorite
Lambic these days...basically talking about the Gueuze,
as their fruit lambics are pretty hard to find lately.


Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.


That's really stretching things to call De Ranke Kriek a "lambic."
They don't actually blend a lambic, they buy some from elsewhere and
blend it with their own house-brewed ale and, of course, the
cherries. It's a bit like comparing Reinaert's "Flemish Wild Ale"
to an actual lambic; it has some characteristics that make it similar
to one, but it isn't one, just the same.
--
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:40 AM
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"Oh, Guess" wrote in message
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On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 19:29:56 GMT, "Lew Bryson"
Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.


That's really stretching things to call De Ranke Kriek a "lambic."
They don't actually blend a lambic, they buy some from elsewhere and
blend it with their own house-brewed ale and, of course, the
cherries. It's a bit like comparing Reinaert's "Flemish Wild Ale"
to an actual lambic; it has some characteristics that make it similar
to one, but it isn't one, just the same.


I'll pass that along.

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Old 09-02-2004, 10:43 PM
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Lew Bryson ) wrote:
:
: I was invited to this tasting, not running it. Talk to Don about De Ranke, I
: don't know what the situation is with their Kriek. And I haven't seen Drie
: Fonteinen in five years.
:

Well, now I think I might have something in my possession to trade for
some Perkuno's Hammer.

Why don't you come out for the Pizza Port 12 hour Belgian fest and bring
some Perkuno's with you -- I'll hand over some nice Drie Fonteinen in
return.

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Old 10-02-2004, 02:07 AM
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"Bill Benzel" wrote in message
...
Lew Bryson ) wrote:
: I was invited to this tasting, not running it. Talk to Don about De

Ranke, I
: don't know what the situation is with their Kriek. And I haven't seen

Drie
: Fonteinen in five years.

Well, now I think I might have something in my possession to trade for
some Perkuno's Hammer.

Why don't you come out for the Pizza Port 12 hour Belgian fest and bring
some Perkuno's with you -- I'll hand over some nice Drie Fonteinen in
return.


There's a lot of reasons to go to San Diego...but I'd rather go to Belgium
if I have to spend 6 hours on a plane!

--
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:25 AM
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Check out

http://drink.to/grotedorst

for a lambic tasting the day before the Zythos Bier Festival next month.

What caught my eye...

Girardin oude lambik cubitainer 10 liter EUR 20.00

But how to get it home

Fred Waltman
www.FranconiaBeerGuide.com

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Old 10-02-2004, 02:26 PM
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Chuck Cook wrote in message ...
Lew Bryson wrote:



Drie Fonteinen was not in the lineup. It was 20 from Lindemans, Boon,
Hanssens, Cantillon, and De Ranke.


Lew, if you want an event where you can taste all the lambics, head on over
to Belgium for this:
http://www.protocolpraktisch.be/ngden.html
I'll be there, along with a lot of other Lambic Lovers.....Cheers, Chuck C.


Hey, I'll be there, too. What was your name again?

Fred.
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"Fred Waltman" schreef in bericht
m...
Check out

http://drink.to/grotedorst

for a lambic tasting the day before the Zythos Bier Festival next month.

What caught my eye...

Girardin oude lambik cubitainer 10 liter EUR 20.00

But how to get it home


With a bit of luck there's a handle on that cubitainer!
I advice you to buy "two" of them, makes perfect balance :-)
Cheers,

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