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


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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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Drank at the bruery. 18 month old. Good stuff! Pours almost clean amber with almost no head. Aroma is just clean! Very rural and tart. Moldy oak, leather and weak barnyard. Really natural and nice aroma. Taste is gentle and tart with notes of citrus, oak, weak vinegar and a nice dryness. No carbonation suits this beer. Very romantic and idyllic beer to drink year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (809) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 18 months old at Cantillon. Dark golden with no head. Deep grains with very bitter lemon peel, follow by a sour slightly acidic fruitiness and a strong bitter woody finish. Didn't expect it to be so bitter, but this is pretty good for a non carbonated beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3389) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
From barrel @ the brewery. Pours slightly hazy light amber with barely any head at all. Clear, vinous aroma with touches of yeast and dust. Moderately dusty onset, leading to intense vinous notes and estery touches. No carbonation. Lingering vinous aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (827) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap as Single Barrel 1-Year Lambic at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Golden colored with no head. Bit spicy and fruity and extremely sour. Intersting, but I’m not sure I’d order another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ CASK Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Golden orange, flat as flat can be. Scent of kumquat and sourdough. Taste is a citrussy sour, not as funky as a gueuze but more brisp and refreshing. Short finish and aftertaste. Worth a try but not earth-shatteringly complex like a blended lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2747) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Tap. Pale golden body with a small white head. Aroma of brett, barnyard, funk and caramel notes. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carbb. Sour arom that ends up dry and tart. An excellent Lambik.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Verres, de casks, au ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske et à la brasserie. Arômes typiques de Cantillon, beaucoup de pamplemousse blanc et de paille. Robe blonde et légèrement trouble, effervescence très faible et peu de mousse. En bouche, on trouve de très belles notes de lambic portant surtout sur les agrumes (écorce de pamplemousse). Légère présence boisée. Finale très sèche présentant une acidité citrique et lactique d’intensité moyenne. Excellent, fort probablement mon vieux lambic préféré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A- golden yellow with no head. Looks very similar to apple cider. S- wheat, lemon, tangerine, sourness T- stars very wheaty and sweet and moves into bitterness that rushes over the tongue finishes with waves of sour, sweet and bitter M- no carbonation, medium bodied D- very interesting and multidimensional beer. More of a sensory experience through sour, sweet and bitter than it was complex in flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manker (47) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Cask @ Moeder. Chessy butter covered popcorn with brett, barnyard, grapes and apples. mild sour and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
At quintessence. Golden-orange colour with no head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet, fruity and malty taste. Light to medium body.

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