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


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RATINGS: 242   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".

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14674) - 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- it’s almost flat. Very clean, tangy finish, some mild tart berries, light grassy hops. It’s a tasty well nuanced beer. I actually don’t get much the distinctive, grassy/earthy Cantillon character, but it’s still good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
On tap@bluebox as 100% lambic bio. Pours deep golden. Aroma if malt, lemon , fruitiness, some floral notes and sour grapes. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2017) - Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2015 Cask @ brewery, 18 months old. Pours a hale orange with no head. Aroma is barnyard, some appleskin. Taste is more appleskin. Not too sour, no carbonation. Not too pleasant really. 7-3-7-3-13

Cask @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, vintage 2011. Pours a hale orange with a large-bubbled head. Aroma is sourly fruity, barnyard, some appleskin. Taste is sour, perfumey, barnyard, lavender perfume. 8-3-8-15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
From bottle (I think) at GBBF. Thanks! Hazy orange, still, no real head. Aroma is dirty and lemony, dried apricots, tangy sourness. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is apples, lemon, dry and sour, punchy sourness with a tangy, boozey, harsh finish. Bit acidic for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3429) - 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 (4200) - 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 (7290) - 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 (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 (1763) - 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.

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