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Lindemans Oude Lambik (Loerik)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is a special release from Lindemans. These are bottles which were intended to become Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, but they lacked to start a second fermentation. The contents is a 2 years old lambik (1994) blended with a 1 year old lambik (1995). It is a 1996 vintage and was released from the brewery in 2006.

Most of the bottles were exported to Sweden (Systembolaget) and sold as "Lindemans Oude Lambik". Some of them stayed in Belgium. This beer can therefore also be tasted at Heeren van Liedekercke. It is named "Lindemans Loeierik" over there.

Because of the blend this is not the same as "Lindemans Oude Lambik".

If you had a draught version, then you should definitely add a rating for "Lindemans Oude Lambik".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (9914) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/20/15] Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw. 2000 bottle. Clear golden. Very oaky aroma with lemon, funk. Sour flavor, very oaky, lemony, with cobwebs, some apple, leathery funk. Quite light-bodied. Great and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle of the 2000 in DHVL. Clear golden with a small pale head. Aroma is baked apple & peach cobbler, plum, honeycomb, sherry. Medium-light bodied, tart on the palate with a fruity sweetness and a wood finish. Taste is sour peach and apricot, apple cider vinegar, sherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5203) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
Pours dark blonde, small white head. Smell is very fruity , soo much apple. Taste is rather sweet, apple , some candy. Some age signs , bu nowhere near what you think of 15 y. Only mild aspects of sourness. Beautifull, but not as sour as expected. This is hood in another way .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
(backlog) 2000 Bottle. Golden pour with light white head. Lactic, sweet, spice, leather, cheese aromas. Very low carbonation. Flavor is tart but not over puckering, nice funky and tart fruit lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Heeren van Liedekercke, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: lactic, wood, citric, fruity, little sour. TASTE: lactic, wood, dry, little bitter, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out wood, medium barnyard funk, and a little horse blanket. Flavour is very well-balanced, with medium funk, some barnyard, a little leather and wet wood. Extremely well-constructed, with a soft palate. One of the best Lindemans product. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Clear bright golden/orange with a small bubbly ring of white foam. Aroma is very lemony forward (almost like Ice tea), some funk, light sweetness, cheesy notes and hay. Taste is also super lemony with light funk, nice fruitiness and some cheesy notes. Light body. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. Nice quenching Gueuze, but not super complex. Tasty and drinkable. Very different from Gueuze Cuvée René.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
Crimson gold. Great color 1 finger big bubbles. Metallic sulphur and egg white nose. Taste is sweet and not terrible. Sweet, lemon, light metal, thin, very dry and a bit like black tea. Very refreshing on a hot day anno 2000 bottle @ DHL

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle at DHVL. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is herbal, cherry, a tad medicinal, citrusy. Taste is sour, tea flavors, quite leafy, a bit of mint, light gastric acidity. Palate is dry, light prickly carb, dry finish. Nice gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle received from Marc. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pours a flat muddy orange in color with a few bubbles forming around the edges of the glass. Nose is floral and pretty oxidized. There is a little fruitiness to it as well, maybe some sherry character from the oxidation. The oxidation shows less in the flavor, bright taste with a good amount of fruitiness. Some light cardboard on the finish, but very muted. Dull mouthfeel, good acidity, no carbonation, and an enduring finish. This beer is fucking AWESOME!

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