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".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Cask at GBBF with in the face with the leg of a barstool tasting. Alround rating: Alround awsomeness, i was in a dilema over between this and the guirardain lambic. However the aciditidy iof cantillon stopped it from being yee haa awsome. Id love the both at any one time. Outstanding. A pleasure to have been in its presence.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 Bruxellensis. 3 years old. Very intense aroma. Honey, grapefruit, lemon, wood. Oaky flavor. All what I found in the aroma comes back with the same complexity and intensity. No carbon, off course, totally flat. Close to perfection. Cask @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Tasted april 2011. Vinegar and oak in the aroma. Soda, loads of oak, lemon and honey in the flavor. Clear cellar notes. Very interesting lambic, not as good as the best Iíve tasted. But I leave the rating as it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1064) - LATVIA - NOV 22, 2014
Glass at brewery. Clear golden colour without head. Winey aroma. Soft sourness followed by mild bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mackeon (150) - - MAY 6, 2015
Over two years old, great lambic. Very sour, very complex nose and a long, long finish. Fantastic beer, one of the best geuzes around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21406) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
[Draught at GBBF, 2 years old] Dark yellow, flat, almost clear. Cidery, vinegary citric barnyrad aroma. Light but firm body, distinctly sour, but not as mindogginly sour as some of the bottled Cantillons. Complex and just wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (22802) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Draught@GBBF2007, 2 years old. Slightly hazy yellowish golden colour with minor white head. Aroma is wooden, very sour and slightly appleish/apricotty. Flavour is wooden, sour fruity and really pleasantly balanced. Refreshing and very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Draught: Served in a Cantillon shaker: No head, hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of horseblanket, wild yeast, some wood, some old flowers, hints of soap, hay and a sprinkle of something like honey. Flavours of light tart, grapes, wood, wild yeast, cheese, light white pepper touch, some smooth dryness, subtle bitterness, light herbs and a sprinkle of something malty... Aftertaste is tart with wood, cheese, wild yeast and grapes. No carbo, light watery mouthfeel and texture and a medium to full sublimely balanced body! Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4332) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 On draught at the Moan and Dove 2/25/05. Served in its own glass at approx. 50-55 degrees. 2002 vintage.
Finally! Iíve been looking for this beer for some time now and it was a wonderful sight to see it in front of me at last. Lightly hazy, soft yellow and light peach-fuzz colored body with no head. Seems it has lost its luster, if it had any to begin with. Aroma of light apples, moist hay, light barnyard notes and an easy-going sort of mild cheesiness. The flavor, at first, seems relaxed and there is no sour punch at the beginning, but the yeastiness grows on the palate towards the finish and the palate grows accustomed to it quite easily. Light notes of bacteria mixed with some honey and perhaps some tart, tangerine-like flavors. Halfway through the glass, and I donít even realize it. Wow, this is an easy-drinking beer! Hints of carbonation grace the palate, not sharp or prickly, but large, airy bubbles add a light feel to the body. Slight wateriness at the end. A very relaxed and agreeable lambic.
I think in heaven, this is served as a daily session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sampled from a 250 litre wooden barrel at Brasserie Cantillon.
What an experience! We visited the brewery in Brussel and after the compulsory tour we asked for the unblended lambic. Van Roy senior wasnít sure what barrel to let us sample and had to call Van Roy junior. After a fairly long converstation he took us up to the barrel room and knocked open a barrel which showed as not beeing ready. "It is sick" he told us when we asked what was wrong with it, but he also insured us that it would be great in 3-4 month time! He then tried another barrel which showed in excellent condition, poured some into a large metal bucket and from there to our impatient tasting glasses.
Poured a hazy golden beer with no head of course. Fresh and delicious aroma with woody and grapefruity tones. Nice and sour without beeing too tart. Dry and woody flavor with taste of the large barrel and a sharp and fresh grapefruit note. Without carbonation. This was definately the right beer at the right time and at the right occasion. Easy drinkable and simply excellent!

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