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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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".


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harvey (40) - Milano, - SEP 5, 2005
10l Bagbox. No foam, no carbonation. Amber coloured. Incredibly both drinkable and complex in aroma and flavour. Apple juice, old white wine, woody notes, cheese in the nose. Plus much other stuff... Non as sour as I expected. Leaves the mouth clear to drink it again and again, so the 10 liters bagbox is the right packaging for this nectar! Lovely.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2672) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6634) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Cask at the hanging bat. Pours clear amber, nose is cheesy, toffee, light funk, taste is dry, sour, horseblanket .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7955) - 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.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3401) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1924) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1104) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1757) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bartlebier, many thanks Franck! Fut de 10L! Couleur orangée sans mousse. Nez de caramel, note butterscotch, légères notes aigres. Gout de caramel, note butterscotch avec aigreur de vieilles agrumes et fruitée. Super.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 22, 2015
10L pack shared by Bartlebier thanks. A copper bier without head, nose is on almond, aroma is sweet, bitter grass notes, nice butterscotch notes, light caramel, light apricot, a smooth and not sharp lambic, easy drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bastarda (225) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
kindly shared by bartlebier @ (home)brewtasting 05/15; nose of honeycovered serrano ham, tastes a lot less sweet than that: a tiny hints of ham again, some oak/vanilla, some very subtle honey and malty notes, with an astringently dry sherry edge finish.


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