Written by Cresant Smith
Rivertown Brewery is north of Cincinnati OH. They offer a full line of beers and several seasonals including a traditional lambic. This 750 mL 2011 bottle had a deep golden body that was rather clear.
The smell was fruity – fresh pear and strawberries. There was a small amount of basement-like dankness. Even a little Sweet-Tart candy. Lots of nice aromas in this one.
The flavor was full of puckering sourness with a nice woody and drying finish. The brewery website says this one was aged in port oak wine barrels for over a year. Only 7 IBUs, bu with enough tartness to make this one shine. There was modest carbonation and medium body. All of the elements work well here. Very easy to drink, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a regionally brewed lambic.