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Girardin Jonge Lambik

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Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Lambik until the age of about 6 months (on oak casks) is considered young (Jong in Dutch) and traditionally sold as such. The difference in flavor and palate between both Jong and Oud is substantial.

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 "Girardin Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Girardin 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".


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (933) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
@ De Cam, Gooik. Orange colour, white foam. Complex funky aroma with notes of green apple and citrus. Sour with light bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (440) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu à la pompe en 25cl, Jolie couleur ambrée et avec un col de bulles (pas de la mousse) car non gazeuse grosse attaque sur la pomme acidulée et une continuïté sur le chêne, excellent

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2013
Un lambic appréciable même par les non-amateurs. Bon après ça reste une bière acide, sans bulle et sans alcool ou presque ;)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours a clear orange with an off-white head and some lacings. Sweet and bitter with a medium tartness. Aromas of grass and grapefruit. Also some earthy yeast notes with some brett and hints of barnyard. Long, very bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap
Beer number two was a unique style that is also one of the main reasons I traveled all the way to Belgium. It’s hard to pin down beers like this as there are not that many in the wild. Still, to try it side by side with the final product gave some insight into the transformation that takes place with time.

Aroma / Appearance - The flat bronze body had no true head or carbonation but was also a bit murky. The smell of a young scotch that has just taken on a sweet edge rises from the glass along with polished bronze doorknobs. Caramel undertones glue it together.

Flavor / Palate - Sherry and sweet caramel taste like drinking some sort of dessert wine. The heavy mouthfeel clings to the mouth’s corners. The finish might be short lived but adds a sugary bite. I wouldn’t want to drink this all the time yet it is an experience that everyone should have at least once.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (1895) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Draught at Grote Dorst. Clear light copper liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of apples, light funk, red berries, wood and light port wine. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of apples and light sugar. Medium bodied with no carbonation. Nice, one of the better straight lambics I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at Dag Van De Kriek 2013. I said goddam! This is really tart and funk to the top; horseblanket, gutter, pipi de chats, musk. It has it all? The other of All Funks

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(draught) pours a murky deep golden colour with a small white head. aroma of barnyard and shrimp, black pepper, yeast, driftwood and bolognese sauce. flavour is mostly the same, very sweet, with heavy notes of herbal hops, green tea and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of cheese, funk, young cheese, malts and silage. Quite sweet flavour, caramel, light cheese touch. Finish cheese and light tart.
(Draught from a plastic 5L container @ Brugs Bier Festival 2013, Brugge, Belgium)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1890) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bag-in-a-box. 5.0%. Pours a clear golden with no head. Aroma is tart, with notes of wood and faint vanilla. Tart to sour flavour with light apple notes, dry wood and light hops. Vineuse. Finish is tart/sour, bitter and dry with a slight perfumy note and a light vanilla overtone. Overall well-balanced; rather mild and not as our as expected; easy to drink. 17.11.12.


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