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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3727) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

Pours reddish orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of tart fruits, malts and sourness. Taste of tart fruits, malts and mild sourness. Finish is fruity and slightly sour. Not as sour as most lambics, but still quite tasty and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6142) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of sour fruits, grapes, nettle, barnyard notes and some rowan berries. Flavour of rowan berries, grapes, sour fruits, lemon and some yeast. Nice sour palate, dry fruity finish.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5630) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar
Aroma is light with earthy notes and some slight sourness. Flavour is sourish with farmshouse aroma, some manure, earthy notes and lactic acid. My first jonge lambic - and a nice one. And refreshing. Surprisingly, close to their oude lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Tap @ Mikkeller bar. Pours clear Golden with bubbles and fading head. Grapefruit, leather and Brett. Dry and tart. Refreshing and Really fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
On tap at Mikkeller. 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
traPISSED (102) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2012
This is not really for drinking purposes when at 10 months but its great for blending! Very bitter and not too funky at this age but its great to see what this can do with age. I bottled some of the 2010 brewing season at 10 months old to see what happened to a bottled Jonge and after 9 months conditioning the carbonation is really picking up while the bitterness is drastically dropping off. The funky Brett notes have also begun to develop a Gueuze like quality!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
#1341 draught; nose is decent stale urine, barn yard, gun powder, later white wine, feel is watery, carb Is medium, taste is sweet bile, some sour grapes, little cucumber, then velvet acidic finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Again a strange fact that this, together with the 2y and 3y old lambic will be a nice Girardin Black label. Bitter lambic, too young off course, still much going on in this one. Very interesting one for blending though.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Sweet cola on the nose with hints of coconut. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. Cola sweetness with hints of funk and traces of sourness. Very sweet and fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours orangish brown with zero head. Nose is pears and gummy bears. Not much else going on. Flavor is sweet and transitions toward slightly bitter in the end. Not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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