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Girardin Oude Lambik

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

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (470) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1012) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5784) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10312) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (518) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
Aroma of apple, pear, grain, oak, dust, slight barnyard, light grain. Taste of apple juice, with an oaky vanilla touch to it, a big earthy and a bit hop bitterness still left, quite darker and mustier flavors quite complex, and suits better blended with a more refreshing citrusy lambic, big hop aftertaste with a flowery note. A bit oily which notes that this lambic probably isn’t very old - around 1.5 years i’d guess on average, also it still has clear hop bitterness and light head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Clear dark golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of sourness, yeast, fruit, leather, and tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3661) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2015
From box at the Barrel Cellar for Bills 40th. Thanks man!! Pour is clear golden with no head. Super funky, cheesy, urine, some biscuit, horse blanket, sweet tarts, and lemony aroma. Taste is cheesy, lemony, waxy, bready, urine, funky, and oaky with a lightly sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with no carboantion. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1194) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Tap @ Taphouse 24/10-15. Fruity with some brett, also light acidic. Body is light to medium, the finish is dry and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2138) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 151024. Fruity and light acidic, light bretty with woody notes, flat, light to medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (247) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Tap @ taphouse copenhagen. Pours a semi hazy bronze like beer with a flat head. Fruity some brett and sour with some sweet hints. Semi dry fruity finish.


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