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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - FEB 12, 2013
Golden color. Sour "bretta" and fruit aroma. At taste is light sour and also bitter, medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (952) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Served on-tap at Churchkey on Zwanze day 2012. A - Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a small half finger tall bubbly white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all down the glass. S - Smell is pretty muted until it fully warms up. Hints of funky cheese, damp oak, basement must, some lemon zest and a dash of vinegar. T - Starts off with a big sour kick that fades as quickly as it hit you leaving behind hints of lemon zest, musty funk, dry oak and a dash of booze burn. Finish is funky with a moderate amount of dryness, doesnít stick around too long tho. M - Light with very light carbonation. Its has a tart feel but it doesít linger for very long, allowing it to be consumed quite easily. O - I feel like this is exactly what an unblended two year old lambic should taste. Sure its a little rough around the edges, but thats why its perfect for blending and fruit additions. I am glad I got to try this, I look forward to having it again one day, hopefully a little closer to the source.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1146) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Draft at Churchkey on Zwanze Day. 2-year old lambic. Light, straw colored amber pour, completely still. Aroma is sour malts, lemony, buttery barnyard funk, mild grapefruit. Taste is lightly tart, lemon and grapefruit chewiness, vinegar and barnyard. Medium light palate, smooth almost creamy feel. Nice lambic, great funkiness, balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rarbring (1715) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2012
Overall: What should one say, itís Cantillion.
Note: On-tap at Mikkeller Bar. Reviewed 2012-12-01.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at Novare Res Bier cafť after the yearly Zwanze release. This is 2 years old. (really needs to be older) Poured a clear golden body with a small ring of lacing from nearly no head. Aroma is funk with Vinegar type sharpness. Rotten wood. Real acidic. This really needs to sit for much more time. With an unblended this was WAY too young for me. Funk, vinegar and moldy basement isnít something Iím going to reach for. This was only my 2nd unblended. I love Iris however, that was a 5 year old bottle. This would need to be about that old or older to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Golden burnt orange. Huge horse blanket nose. Citrus and lemons and very grassy Moldy and intense. Living the apple cider vinegar wet grass and pears. Totally still and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2 year old. Tap at Churchkey. Grapefruit and lemon nose, very juicy, light cheese and yogurt. Taste is quite sour, lots of funk and cheese, light acetone sweetness. Acetic acid finish. Body is slightly flabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours an inert orange brown with little carbonation. Aroma has some funky barnyard and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Flavor is dry woody and lemony. A bit if funk with lots of tartness. Just a hint of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for Zwanze Day 2012. 2 year. Clear light orange pour with no head. Nose and flavor marked by notes of sharp lemon acidity and bite, cheesy and earthy funk, and beautiful woody character. No carbonation but really nice tartness. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6793) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Ón tap. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. Acid, barnyard and leather all the way. Great!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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