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


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RATINGS: 116   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Keg @ Mikkeller Bar during CBC week. The pour’s deep brown raisin color with a tiny white head. The nose is vinous funk, cheese and lemon peel. I get some funky fermenting straw and armpit. There’s also light notes of sherbet and yeast. The taste is light vanilla and oaky wood. Lemon rind, butterscotch. The finish is light semi-yeasty. The body’s smooth and very nice, easy sweetness punctuated by nice strong woody flavors. Overall, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2829) - Oosterzele, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 (There exists young - under 1 year- and old lambic. The one tasted is young - just so) Clear amber-orange colour. Virtually no head. Nose of grapes, sulphury, lactic acid, sour apples, barnyard. Some sweetness left: grape-y, even sultana’s. Not dry - medium-bodied, like a sweet sherry. Fruity, sweet lambic with a nice balance, but quite uncharacteristic for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34210) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Cask at Koekoek. Orange with no head. Light bodied with fruity tastes but some bitterness. Very drinkable-especially as a summer beer. Unique

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1447) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2007
Tumbler poured from a 10-liter plastic jug at Delices et Caprices in Brussels. (Thanks, Pierre!) And man, what a thirst-quenching treat. Dull, hazy copper color with two bubbles on top. Faint aroma of grapefruit, honey and earth. Flavor had a touch of sweetness like iced sun tea, big, dusty grapefruit backdrop. Mellow, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6062) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
[Tria Fermentation School] Poured a still, lightly hazy, dark amber color, leaving no head or lace on the glass. Aroma of oak, light tobacco, toffee, some chocolate?, a bit horsey, with some cobwebs as well. Taste of oak, nuts, light caramel malts, vanilla, floral hops, and an unrounded, sourness that seems to have not been honed yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7553) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2010
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, apples, earth and barnyard. Flavor of grapefruit, earth, hay with a dry wooden finish. The sourness was mild. A refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours cloudy orange golden colored with a nice small and dense egg white head. Aromas of citrus fruit, mild spice, green apples, wood and berries. Mild and clean flavor with notes of apples, grapefruit and earth. Tasty and very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9185) - 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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