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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1890) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2014
Out of a bag in a box, huge thanks to my man Grant for sharing some of this with me! Slightly hazy, light amber pour with mere bubbles in terms of head. Nose and flavor are extremely pleasant, with hints of unripe peach, wood, and deep, dark earthen funk. Barnyard and hay as well. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at t’ Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Deep golden colour. Utterly flat. This is a deep sour, not so much light and fruity. Tastes woody, hint of caramel, heavily sour. Very complex, although my beer tasting vocabulary is struggling to back that up with examples. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Complete flat without bubbles. Orange in colour. Very Clear. Very Fruity. Yeasty. Sour fruit/tart; grapes, apples and grapefruit; puckering. Some acidity. Notes of barnyard, dry white wine and wood. Refreshing. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
10L cask at home, from the brewery, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, no foam. NOSE: some brett, grains. TASTE: very decent beer, nice and dry, sour, wood, little like a very dry white wine, but some sweetness there as well. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark, nearly brown, no carbonation to speak of. Straw, grapefruit, and wood are the smell. The taste finished on.. hops? Oak? Surprisingly bitter. Someone told me in broken English something about dry hopping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at Grote Dorst. Toffee nose, caramel and funky cheese with honey. Very shocking. Golden bronze color, flat. Light body. Very strange flavors of butterscotch, cheese, leather saddle, very funky and interesting, and it really grew on me, but the sweet toffee was a huge surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
GBBF 2013. Clear orange/copper color, no head. Sourish fruity aroma, rubber, vinous, tart, grapes, leather, floral, some apples. Really sour flavor, rubber, grapefruit, leather, raisins, apples, tart, sourish, fruity, grapefruit, horse blanket. Sour fruit finish with grapefruit, hay and some apples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2013
@ bierhuyske . pours orange, bit hazy, smell aint that intence. some apples, some sourness. taste is sour, apples, has this ’ thing ’ to it . its not 100 % flat to me, it has a bite to it ... aftertaste is very fleshy, organic. almost bacon, wtf ? thats sooooooooo nice !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2013
RBESG 2013, tap @ Bierhuyske, Antwerpen. Clear copper colour, no head. Nose is sour cherries, citric, light vinegar. Flavour is light sour, fruity, vinegar, fairly dry. Bit of hay and barnyard. Dry finish. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at Grote Dorst, pours a clear copper with only a few bubbles of white head. Always difficult to describe the aromas of these unblended lambics, as there aren’t so many for a point of comparison. There are notes of wet cardboard, and some leather. Flavour is similar, with wet cardboard, leather and a touch of barnyard. Not the best of the unblended lambics I’ve had, but certainly drinkable. Decent stuff.


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