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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
Darker amber coloured ber, no carbonation nor head. Light oaky, yeasty buttery aroma, maybe some light infection? Full palate. FInish is sweet sour combined, some more heavy dought touches. Not bad, but i suspect an infection of the beer in this case.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Clear golden with nearly no head. Sourish apples hits the nose along with barnyard and wood. Flavour was sourish with sour apples, wood, hay and leather accents. Finished slightly sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1329) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Mikkeller bar. Tap. Clear rosé colour with no head. A true sour lambic with a nice palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2010
Tap @ Copenhagen 2010. Clear golden color, no head. Flowery aroma, slight hoppy, tart. Not that sour taste, but quite soft actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
2 months old when sampled. Pours unclear, dark amber. Smell is earthy, erthy vegetables to be more precicely . Taste is sharp, sour, perfumy, twisted sour-sweet touch , with an ending that is still pure wort. Definetly way to young when sampled, but apparently it is the base of something great since I love the old one...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6908) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6904) - 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 (9190) - 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

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