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


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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".

orangesol's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (984) - 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, doesn’t stick around too long tho. M - Light with very light carbonation. Its has a tart feel but it does’t 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Cantillon lambik on tap at Moeder it was a fairly clear gold with a soapy white head. The taste was sharply sour and metallic giving me lemon tartness in the finish but I felt it needed more age. Jonge 3 while a few days later at the brewery I had the 18 month old version - it was way way better. It was a bright clear gold. The taste was lightly tart with a bit of the horsey Brett. Oude 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4011) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at cantillon (18months)
bright hazy amber gold with Sharp lactic and lemon juice nose. Soft, sour, earthy, low brett, lacto driven. Thin, flat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at cantillon, apparently straight out the barrel, 18 months. Pours clear golden, nose is light funk, oak, taste is tart, funky, little sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (98) - 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 (1744) - 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 (4110) - 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 (804) - 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 (2817) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at the brewery . Dry nutty light body. Tart and vinuous. Fanastic Lambic

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