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


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RATINGS: 117   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6447) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7693) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a chunky lacy head. Aroma of strong tart fruits, leather and strong lemon. Flavour of tart fruits, grapefruit, wood, leather and grapes. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a sharp citrusy finish with loads of grapefruit. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1686) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu à la pompe en 25cl, Jolie couleur ambrée et avec un col de bulles (pas de la mousse) car non gazeuse grosse attaque sur la pomme acidulée et une continuïté sur le chêne, excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
A "young" lambic. Hmmmm ... as is the case of most Girardin products, I have decidced on recent evaluation, diacetyl. I will attempt to avoid my natural disinclination toward diacetyl when evaluating this product, because, at least it wasn’t even close to being as nearly overpowering as it was in other beers.

Which is to say ... I rather liked this brew. Orange. No head. Fuinky aromas ... some -- nay, quite a bit of diacetyl -- tending toward acetylaldehyde (a definite,sour, green apple taste here). Tanins in the nose and taste -- particularly a "retronose". Leathery. Somewhat lemony, but I suspect that perception was an "influence" of nearby tasters. ;) Nice palate -- not cloying, semi-dry ... medium-full bodied. Whole = > sum o’ parts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5543) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
GBBF - 2006. Draught. Woody acidic aroma. Quite soft. Vinegar with edges of balsamic sweetness. Depths of lingering shifting flavour. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Golden coloured. Sour woody aroma. Oaky sourness to taste but enough residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th Aug 09. Clear coppery amber. Soft, only slightly sour aroma and taste. Orangey flavour with a smooth sourness in the corners of the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle at Koekoek
So mj/2-2/3/acrdzr/nutlick enjoys the heck out of. Hmmm. Pours a dense, muddy amber with a nose of funky feet fresh out of gym socks, moldy brie, and garbage can melon. Flavor is raisiny funk and cheesy cantaloupe with artificial sweetener sprinkled liberally. Thick mouthfeel. One of the most bizarred beers EVER. Every serious beer drinker should at least smell it. You ain’t smelled nothin’ like this before...

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