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


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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".

NosirIwont's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2161) - Aalborg Vestby, - NOV 17, 2012
Bag-in-a-box. Pours a clear golden with a small head. Sweet aroma with a somewhat soft sourness. Quite mild, but nice. Flavour is bitter and sour with slight notes of wood. Finish is a lingering dry bitterness with hops in the background. Overall quite mild for a lambic, but very drinkable. Nice. 01-05-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
0,5l on tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours cloudy amber with a low soapy head. Aroma is sour malts. Flavor is earthy sour malts and vinegar. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4223) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 24, 2015
cask at bier circus
typical bright golden orange of girardin but flatter, mustier, more damp cellar-like, dry, clear, clean acidity

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (7733) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
On tap at Grote Dorst. Pours clear orange with no head. Aroma of cheesey funk, Parmesan, old socks and light fruit. Flavour is light sweet and light moderate sour. Above light bodied with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Golden, hazy pour. Big white head that quickly falls. Little lacing. Nice lemony funky aroma. Taste is a tart lemony note with some notes of leather and straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Gravity at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber with a thin bubbly head. Aromas of lemon yoghurt, red fruit. Taste is light sweet, apple, light sour. Tannin action over the teeth. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours clear amber, nose is cheesy, toffee, light funk, taste is dry, sour, horseblanket .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8075) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Cardboard canister @ Gastropub Tuulensuu.
Pours clear dark orange color with no head. Aroma has rowan berries and some funky earthy notes, some yeast too. Flavor is fruity with some apricot and faint peach, a bit yeasty with some green apple notes too. Medium sourness, decent though a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
Draft at the Grote Dorst in Eizeringen. Foamless and completely flat without carbonation, as is custom in unblended lambic; more or less clear, warm orange blonde colour. Complex, demanding but very fascinating, estery, animalistic and woody aroma, sweet blue grape, redcurrant, old furniture, bitter honey, lemon peel, manzanilla, rosewater, yoghurt... Almost mead-like ’fermented honeyish’ onset adorned with lots of fruity esters, but expectedly more ’noble’ and sedate than in the young lambic Girardin; soft but persisting tartness, more a fluffy lactic acidity than sharp and biting lemon acidity, very complex, fruity finish with a big drying oakiness, light bitter, dryingly sour and very quenching. Clearly a good representative of Girardin’s quality label, this is the most ’aristocratic’ of the old lambics tasted last Sunday in Pajottenland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (2020) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Tap @ BierCab, Barcelona, 16/06/15. Pours orange with no head. Aroma is somewhat sour, some vinegar. Taste is somewhat sour with vinegar, appleskin, light bile. Rather underwhelming. Juice-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1124) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours clear amber, no head. Caramel, some tartness, wood in the aroma. Wood, caramel, sour, earth in the flavor.

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