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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Draught @ De Rare Vos, 22 Marktplein, 1703 Schepdaal, Belgium.
Unclear hazy - murky medium orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate barnyard, leather, apple, overripped apples bitter sharp. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter, and sour notes with a average to long duration. Bitternes is like cold acrid tea, ala homemade ice tea. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is flat to soft, IMO not harmonious. [20090531]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
From tap at MikkellerBAR. Pours clear and golden orange with a shortlived head. Aroma is acidic and mild apple fruity. Vague malty too. Mild acidic, citric and light fruity to a mild malt base. Acidic and dry finish, clean and crisp - not overly sour. Vague malt presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30746) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. An orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity with light notes of wood and grapefruit, as well as hints of vinegar and metal. The flavor is sweet - yet acidic, and with notes of vinegar - the sourness runing along the sides of the tongue. Great mixture of sweet and sour - a great sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Light acidic aroma of carnyard and white wine. Fruity and light acidic flavour of hops and barnyard. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small bubbly head. Aroma is very sweet fruits with some wooden and appleish notes. Also some vanilla and mild sourness. Flavour is quite sweet frutiy sourness with some slight stinging notes in the finish. A lot easier than the oude lambik.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
[Draught at GBBF] Hazily golden. Fresh citric nose with some barnyard. Lemon juice on a soft malty body, light sparkling, notes of grass. So refreshing, yet complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19534) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2009
Draft @ De kiek, Vlezenbeek. Pours a hazy orange color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a fruity slightly hoppy grainy aroma with some earthy hints. Fruity malty bitter hoppy flavor with some oaky hints. Has a fruity malty slightly hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2010
7th May 2010. Draft at the Mikkeller bar - Copenhagen. Clear brown beer. No head. Light dry palate. A little sour. A trace of glue. A splash of orange. Not bad but I’m not a huge Lambic lover.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Tap at Jans 50th do ...hazy amber ... bubbly white head ... yeasty barnyard funk nose ... soft mellow barnyard funk ... bright sharp tart ... not for me... thanks to 3/4 for the proof reading

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Hazy amber color. The aroma is sourish, a bit puckery, lemony, with a hint of vinegar, some grass, light apples, but no Bretts; it reminds me some sour ciders, lightly earthy.
The low carbonation allows to appreciate a rounder mouthfeel; it’s unfortunately served a bit too cold; good flavor, dry malt, nice blend of wood and cobwebs to complement the front, while the late flavor features a nice blend of lemon and bitter orange peels, bitterness and light astringency.
As usual from Girardin, a soft Lambic, not extreme like others, but quite dynamic and with a good degree of complexity: highly drinkable.

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