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


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Green apple and nice cedar stale hop aroma. Dry crisp champgne like and sour Sauvignon blanc character. Some oak in flavor and so dry and refreshing. Great style and brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Sampled at the Cantillon brewery, Brussels. Sample was 16 mounths old. No head. Solid golden color and almost perfectly clear. Wood, pepper and stable aroma. Dry and a bit tart. The taste is like a mix between still cider and dry white wine but with a small bitterness. Fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Old wood wet towels and huge light fruity tart aroma. Taste of tart cherries and lemons with background of wood and yeasty gym socks. In a good way of course :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
Sample at La Soirée des Brasseurs. Clear golden with no head. Aroma is cheesy, barnyard and a definite woody presence. Lactic tartness is pungeant, wood and some lemon. Nice palate, very dry and no carbonation, you really can appreciate Cantillon’s lambic. Drinks very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4186) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
From 18 month old barrel at Cantillon. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma heavy acidic, wood and hops. Flavor heavy acidic, light sweet, woody and bitter, ending dry. Light body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1010) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(18mo from ceramic jug at the brewery, July 25 2015) Pours slightly hazy medium gold with no head. Aroma has tart crabapple, cider and white wine vinegar, wet basement and mulch, some wood, old hops come through a bit with hay. On the palate, moderately acetic, apple vinegar and skin, a little citrus, maybe underripe peaches, oak fairly prominent towards the finish. There are dried leaves in the finish, softly medicinal, funk is dry and dusty. Aftertaste dry and lightly bitter, light bodied. Pretty damn drinkable unblended lambic, maybe a bit more time to get woody would be nice. Think I actually prefer it to the regular gueuze though, in small pours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at the brewery . Dry nutty light body. Tart and vinuous. Fanastic Lambic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Had at the brewery after the tour. Straight from the barrel. Mild funk, vinegar. Oaky. A wonderful experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Nice really golden color. Bubbly white head that soon vanish. Funky tart green apples, some vinegar and oak in the aroma. Medium body and a quite flat carbonation. Nice balance between sweetness and acidity. Sour tart green apples, fruity, vinegar and oak in the flavor. Not the best from this brewery, but quite nice a summer evening.
[Bottle (16 months) from a trade with Martinus]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (536) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Sample in Cantillon Brewery. Hazy orange color, no head. Aroma is aciduc, lemon, wine, fruits, funk. Taste is medium sour, dry. Taste of lemon, wine, rich and complex. Aftertaste dry and tart.

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