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

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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".


marchcow's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2009
From the cask at Bier Circus in Brussels. Not carbonated, sour ciderish aromas and flavors with some citrus. Very nice, drinkable, and refreshing. This one was listed as an Oude Lambik on the menu.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Orange colour with small white head. Fruity, apple, brett aroma. Sweet, fruity, brett and acidic taste. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Shared at Darkness day. Pours golden clear no head. Some funk and fruit. Taste some fruit. Different than normal lambic of course. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (209) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
On cask at Grote Dorst. Clear blond with some bubbles. Aroma is fresh wheat, oak, caramel and nuts. Taste is green apple, citric tartness, caramel malt. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Well made, drinks amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Catching up on beers from August. It was a fun trip, and I had a great time meeting all you Minnesota RBians. Thanks to Caleb for sharing this. Anyway, from notes, which read: "Amber, cherry, cheese -- nutty, totally like an aged Gouda. Tastes the same. Sweet, salty, cheesy. Slick, oily medium body. 3.3" Turns out my notes suck. This rating will stand until the next time somebody shows up with a 10L bag of lambic to share, and I can do this properly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2362) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Clear orange. Fresh apple like aroma, bit weak. Taste is not outspoken, small cider like green apple taste. little sour. Good. (Antwerpen 201409)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
August 3. Cask at Grote Dorst. Pours clear golden/amber with small, quickly dissipating, white bubbles on top. Aroma is tart apples, barnyard, grain, oak, black pepper, Taste is tart and fruity, dry woody earthy notes. Finish is light/medium bitter, oak and fruit. Smooth oily medium bodied with almost no carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
From Caleb’s bag. yes, this beer came from a bag. A little yeast in the aroma. Smells like an aged gouda, and tastes like a salty cheese as well. Dry, but probably the least sour lambic I have ever had. This is actually very disappointing. Caleb suggested they might not use the best available beer for the Belgium in a box sales.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Older 37,5cl bottle - on cork till 2012. Murky unfiltered haze dark gold. Beautiful airy head. Lactic tart, sour, old lemon, soft brett. Round full body, low carbonation, soft soft soft. Amazing aging process happened here, on a relatively small amount of time (4 years?).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1725) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Clear golden amber pour - thanks CLevar! Cheesy and slightly fruity nose. Low carbonation. Slightly bitter and funky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Sample shared by Caleb from a 10 L bag. Clear orange pour with no head (uncarbonated). Cheesy and light fruit aroma. Lactic. Somewhat drying. Some cereal grains. Nice.


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