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

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RATINGS: 222   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".


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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hamirubi (203) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2015
10cl sample at the Zythos Beer Festival (Leuven, April 25th 2015). An orange funky lambic. Very sour, almost no carbon, a very old taste - even dusty. It takes some sips to get used to this sour brew. It becomes nice - some sourness, some sweets, brett yeasts - but it is not my favorite unblended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Cask at Delicies, Brussels. Deep golden with white head. Aroma is sour, funky, apples, grapes, barn and clear brett notes. Taste has apples, medium acidity, some lactic notes, lots of funky brett notes and a fairly sharp bitter finish. Pleasant!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1693) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Sample at ZBF 15, poured a flat dark golden to more Amber colour, notes of hay, Apple, dust, vinegar, lime, grapefruit, lemon Peel, malt, oak, bit weak aftertaste. These guys made a very bad impression

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (9670) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Sampled @ ZBF 15. Clear golden color, small off-white head that disappears quickly. Smell and taste sort of sweet - sour brett-ish, quite dry, dry applepeel with a hint of tart. Hmm ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at Zythos Beer Festival 2015, Leuven - BE. Color: hazy and cloudy amber beer with no carbonation and small white ivory foam. Smell: sweet domination, bread and caramel. Notes of vinegar and wine. Taste: sweet and caramel taste with good balance of sour like red wine. Aftertaste: sweet sour. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (458) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 7, 2015
On tap at BierCaB, Barcelona. Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head. Aroma of lemons, horse stable, hay, vinegar. Taste sour, dust, slightly bitter. Thin bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1598) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
From bottle at Poechenellekeller in Brussels 15.02.15. Clear dark golden. White head. Sour aroma and taste, with hints of dried fruits and pale berries. Well-balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10547) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
At the Bier Circus. Pours clear amber and mostly still, light fizzy off-white bubbles at the edge. Aroma is cheesy bacteria, light sweet malt notes, sugar, lemon acidity and stale hops. Flavor is cheesy hops, acidic bacteria, lemon, earthy yeast, light malt and a dry finish. Light body and nearly still.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
Cask @ Bier Circus. Fresh and smooth. Nice sour body, nice wood with moderate sourness. Very smooth and round, nice full bodied. Nice fresh sour wood in the aftertaste, round and smooth. Not much horse blanket there, but great and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour out of pouch, big thanks to Caleb for the pour! Hay golden-orange pour with white head, aroma is some lemon, biscuit, some vanilla into a nice funk, oak, touch of grainy, cereal type notes with a hint of spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, earthy funk into a slight hint of oak, slight tart fruit notes, finishing slightly tart, slightly funky.


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