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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


Leighton's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13019) - London, Greater London, - OCT 8, 2012
Keg at CPK, London. Two-year old version. Pours clear gold, no head. Good tangy nose, hints of butter, bread, grass. Light sweet with some sturdy sourness, light apples, grass, light tangy fruits. Light bodied with very, very fine carbonation- itís almost flat. Very clean, tangy finish, some mild tart berries, light grassy hops. Itís a tasty well nuanced beer. I actually donít get much the distinctive, grassy/earthy Cantillon character, but itís still good stuff.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2015
0,3l on tap @ Pikkulintu, three years old. Pours clear pale golden with no head. Aroma is very sour malts. Flavor is sour malts too. No carbonation. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1025) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
At antwerp bierkunske, tingling carbonation, tart, funky, wheaty, complex yet drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Glass at the brewery. Pours clear gold with small, fizzy edge bubbles. Aroma is earthy, farmhouse, and lactic bacteria with stale hops, lemon notes and an old oak character. Flavor is tart and puckering lemon and lactic acidity, oak, stale hops and a dry finish. Light body and nearly still.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts 2014. Pours clear dark golden with no head. Aroma is dusty, dank, wood, light funky and a little tart fruity. Flavour is light moderate sweet and acidic. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (931) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Cask @ Moeder Lambic. Clear golden pour with tiny lacings on top. Lots of funk, lemon, hay, wheat and some vegetables. Nice and refreshing!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AngelVanDick (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2014
goldish yellow, hazy, no foam; complex aroma, lots of fruits, mostly grapes, apples, citrus; high sourness, lightly sweet and bitter, dry in general; light body, thin feel, no carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (551) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2015
1.5 years old (sorta medium old) at the brewery. Orange color with no head. Funk and wood in the aroma. Dry and light. Sourness is held back. Not too complex, but just good. Decent amount of bitterness in the Flat carbonation. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
Gold, slightly cloudy pour with no head or fizz. Winey, funky, barnyard aromas. Taste is winey, sour. Call me a bloody savage but itís just not my cup of tea.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (672) - LATVIA - NOV 22, 2014
Glass at brewery. Clear golden colour without head. Winey aroma. Soft sourness followed by mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1036) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Glass at brewery. One year old blend. Flat head, quite hazy. Aroma is straw, citrus and light of wood. Gives a checimal feeling in the mouth, leaving a layer for a second. Taste is sour with a sense of nail polish.


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