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Girardin Oude Lambik

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


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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The original brewed Lambic. Letting this beer age for 1, 2 or 3 years and mixing those for fresh Lambic makes a Gueuze. A Gueuze is also bottle conditioned which gives it carbonation. The Lambic however is complete flat without bubbles. Available only in draught form.

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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djkatt (2) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Tap @ Koelschip (Mikkeller & Friends) Well-balanced, but uneventful. Good all round lambic, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Draught koelship. Pours amber with a little head. Very smooth and pleasant brew, taste of grapes and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (645) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
At koelship Clear, Amber, white lasting head Aroma of bread, syrup Taste bitter, little sour. Lack fizzyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (3083) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Draught at Koelship. Clear golden amber colour with a thin, white head. Tart, fruity aroma with citrus fruits and tart fruits. Taste is lightly sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes dry and tart. Excellent non-blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14739) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Klares goldenes Bier, kein Schaum. Geruch fruchtig, kaum säuerlich, leicht holzig, Vanille. Geschmack mild holzig, Käse, leichte würze, gut!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (2183) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Golden color with no head. Aroma is cheesy funk, hay, . Taste is cheesy, fruity apples, slightly warming, barrel character. No carbonation. Oily, full bodied, but still sorta dry. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (622) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Tap at in de verzekering tegen de grote dorst. Initially bubbly head, quickly fading no carbonation, oily orange gold colour. Aroma of butterscotch, some apple, light vinegar notes. Taste is oaky, caramel, grassy, light sour notes, dry finish. Oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
(Exact age unknown, on cask @ Grote Dorst, Nov 15 2015) Pours clear dark gold with a few light bubbles. Nose of citrus, crabapple, oak, musty attic, leather, rather Bretty. Flavour begins with a mix of orange peel and nuts, maybe some light pit fruit, along with a moderate wood and cellar character. That builds towards the finish, becoming increasingly dominated by medicinal old hops and extremely tannic wood. That bitter woodiness carries on and on long into the aftertaste. Fairly light bodied and flat, just the right side of watery. I like the core of this but it came across as a bit of a wood bomb, I’d like to try it younger. The rather fruity promise was rather hidden by the almost tongue scouring finish. Still good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (6954) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours gold with a white head. Fruity yeasty aroma and taste, light malty, lemony, bretty and sourness on the palate, acidic, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10384) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Box lambic @ Bill’s 40th. Served slightly chilled. A bit hazy yellow appearance with a thin white head. Lightly funky, somewhat tart, lemon, dust, mild cheese. Kind of earthy and bland. Not on the same level as Girardin Black Label.

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