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


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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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Draught, Beersel, Hotel Centrum, May 2005. Virtually no head. Body is hazy light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeast (barnyard). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Not very aromatic or sour, quaffable but not very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2011
2/07/2011 on tap @ Oostendse Bierjutterij (2011-298)

Clear orange beer, no head. Aroma: cheese and dairy, bread, bretta (very little). MF: medium body, no carbon. Taste: medium sour, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: bitter (chemical/medicinal). Great disappointment given the fact that the Girardin Geuze is one of my all time favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7454) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
At Aarschots Bierfestivn on March 23, 2008. (Draught) Clear deep golden color, small white head. Some butterscotch, also acidic vinegar, mostly sweet scent. Sour tart cherry and stable taste. Some butterscotch but mostly sour aftertaste. Smooth almost flat mouthfeel, virutally no bitterness.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2303) - 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.

   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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
2 weeks old (now that is jonge lambik!) sampled directly from a wooden barrel after a very fun and educational 1½ tour around the brewery!.
Unclear orange colored with lots of sediments and no head. Grain and orange juice aroma, very unfermented in its scent (I’m not surprised!). Flavor is of grainy orange juice as well with a somewhat biding rancid character from the unfermented wort. Definately drinkable, but more interesting than actually good. According to the brewer this is how lambik should be drunk! A very nice beer experience!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
Beer was infected. Hazy light amber coloured beer. Almost no head. No carbonation. Buttery sweet aroma. Sweet full palate. Finish is sweet though a little bitter. and special herby touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
Nice and fruity. Grape, apricots, oranges, not too tart but perhaps a hint of "cellar"

   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.

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