Lindemans Jonge Lambik
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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   ABV: -
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Unblended lambic, max. 1 year old.

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 "Lindemans Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Lindemans 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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Draught. Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is barnyard, earth and some sourness. Flavour is sour wood and at the same time sugary sweet. Also some grassyness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Very hazy orange golden body; Very weizen beer like aromas, actually exactly as a bad simple a little to simple German weizen, yeast, clove and banana; Soft texture. slightly lactic sour, flat body; It finishes medium sour minty harsh, like a mint the with to many leaves in for way to long, the like harsh, very unfinished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
Draught at weekend of spontanious fermentation. Hazy golden coloured with no head. Aroma of wheat and fruits. Sweet flavour of fruits, wood and wheat. Tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Draught @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Optal. Hazy orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is light acidic, light toffe, smoke / wood. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Feels young .. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2007
8 months old tasted from draft at the beer festival ar buggenhoud on 27/5/2007 A young but still nice tasting lambic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2007
Draught Fully hazy orange-ochre beer, no trace of a head. Very slightly smoked, like a lightly smoked German beer from the lagertank. Sweet, liquorice, hay, garden herbs aromas. Worts taste, very young, cloverflowers; surprisingly little sweetness in the taste, rather grainy (milk-ripe wheat). On the lips, however, already some lemon. Reasonably full-bodied, a bit chewy, ending drier and lighter. Typical young, even worts-like lambic, exhibiting both signs of "usual" beer, as from spontaneously fermenting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2007
Tour de Geuze 2007, draught at brewery. Superb full bodied lambic, tart but not sour, really refreshing. Amazingly competent given that it seems 99% of this breweries beer is fermented in metal conicals with a spade full of wood chips for flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 This lambic was about a year old, so I’ll rate it as jonge lambic. Litre swing top bottle, poured by the friendly brewer from one of his wooden casks. Faded orange color, absolutely no head. Light citrus and raspberry aroma. Very pleasant but not as assertive as many other lambics. Medium bodied, but still a touch of wateriness. Very soft taste with just a touch of sourness. Citrus rules, but there are also other flavors. Some wood, milk, butter, grapes, raspberry. The complexity is there, but there could be a touch more character. Nevertheless a treat and a really great beer. Sample tasted in august 2012: Vinegar in the aroma. Traubenzucker. Sour, sulphury flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2005
Draught No head off course. Murky, orange body. Nose of earth and smoke. Moderately acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish (quite flat). Lightly bodied, lightly astringent.

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