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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Cantillon Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Cantillon Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".


lilannie's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Aroma: honey, flowers, some earthiness and mustiness
Appearance: slightly murky brown, small white head, little lacing
Flavor: lightness, light tartness/sourness, some grass, hay and barnyard, lite brown sugar
Palate: lite tartness with some fruit, slightly lactic aftertaste


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet malt, funky and tart bacteria with vinous notes and subdued walnuts. Flavor is initially tart and acidic lemon with light malt and a light sweetness and a dry finish. Light body and soft carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Sample poured from the ceramic jug at Cantillon. Poured hazy yellow and uncarbonated. Slightly funky, acidic and tart. No sweetness. It was very educational to taste this alongside the older lambics. Fantastic experience!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1008) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2014
From stoneware jug at Cantillon. Still, hazy, wheat, funk, tart. Really tasty, happy I got to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
27/IX/14 - on tap @ Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1158) Thanks to Benzai, fonefan and cgarvieuk for sharing today’s beers!

Note: funny, after almost 5 years of intense beer rating, visiting tons of Belgian beer festivals, having visited the brewery about 5 times, I ultimately have to turn to a Dutch beer festival to finally drink on the the last missing Belgian straight lambics on my list.

Little hazy yellow to orange beer, small irregular creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sour, fruity, cherries in a jar, bit funky, woody, bit chemical. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sourness, very refreshing, bit lemony, dairy, touch, little bitter, orange and lemon rind. Aftertaste: nice sour, grapefruit, little bitter, funky, woody notes, nice bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1776) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Poured from a ceramic jug at Cantillon at the end of the tour. During the tour, I watched the guy fill up two large plastic containers that had taps in them. He said he hoped they would last the day. this beer was slightly hazy and Amber in color. No carbonation. Sour funky and good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (836) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
From jug @ Cantillon. 9 months old. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Light funk, sweet apples, lemon and stable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5082) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
From the jug at Cantillon in October 2014. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of funk, some green apples, lemon, light vinegar and wood. The body was light and the finish dry. It was interesting to try such a young and very fresh Cantillon at the Brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (346) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Pours hazy light yellow with some fainted lighter hues. Thin shortlasting white head. Aromas of sour green apples, lots of vinegar and some yeast. Pretty vineous aswell. Taste is tart apples up front, some vinegar and some stable-like notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6471) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2014
[9/27/14] Jug sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2014 in Bodegraven. Hazy golden. Funky aroma with barnyard, sweat, fruits and a bit of floral notes. Sourish funky flavor with barnyard, oak and some citrus. Flat mouthfeel. Great and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Smells of vinegar with hints of apples and white wine. The taste is at first an acid kick, followed by a delayed fizzy explosion. Exciting, very unfamiliar. Hard to judge beers in this genre.


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