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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2577) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Draught at Grote Dorst. Clear light copper liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of apples, light funk, red berries, wood and light port wine. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of apples and light sugar. Medium bodied with no carbonation. Nice, one of the better straight lambics I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3080) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Cask obviously. nice bright orange w/ a little bit of dark accents. Nose was sweet and had a cheap hard candy nose just a little bit of oak Oily and sweet finish. I was told this one was 2 months.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6587) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 On tap at the Hotel Centrum, Beersel 25/4/08. Amber coloured with no head. Tart aroma with a touch of fruit, caramel and wood. Some sweet malt came through in the flavour before the tartness returned in the finish. Different and oddly refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22026) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14387) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Tap. No head. Color is golden amber. Aroma and taste are nice and sour, with fruits and flowers. Nice and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6706) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
On tap at Mikkeller. Pours deep golden with a small white head. The aroma is fruit, acid and citrus. Light grape fruit notes. Among the acid and citrussy flavours light caramel shows. Ok balance but still young.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8244) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Tap at WOSF’10. Sour grape seed malt aroma. Hazy amber with slight head. Sweet-tart grape seed and floral flavor - nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4776) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
On tap @ Mikkeller bar. Hazy dark orange body with almost without no head. Acidic aroma with vinegar, cellar notes and barnyard. Flavor is quite intense sour without being to overwhelming acidic. Fruity, funky, crisp with a hint of rubber. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
2010-08-02. Hazy orange body, small foamy white head. 3+ Sharply sour initial taste, lemon and grapefruit seeds. It is quite sour, but not quite Cantillon sour, muted pale malt undertones. 7+ Aroma is a bit odd, sweat socks and a bizarrely funky character that I can not quite define, bit of yeasty funk. Bit weird, but not unpleasant. Average palate is zippy/effervescent. Very solid, but I do not love it. FONEFAN Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2011
Enjoyed from tap@Centrum Hotel, Beersel. A layer of tiny blond bubbles atop a hazy orangey-amber body. Smell of barnyard and sourish apples. Notes of plums and cherries. Taste is fruity, mostly apples and lemon shell. Light sour and acidic, yet with some noticable residual sugars underneath. Vanilla notes. Softly carboneted. Quite rounded in the mouth. Dry, sourish-fruity, faintly bitter fade.


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