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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: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
#2150. 2000 Vintage. Did most of a 75 cl. bottle@ DHL. No label. Does anyone else even have this one anymore? Bright orange pure lambic appearance, some white head, great for pure lambic, the head looks a bit like mouldy. Nose is huge dust, musty cellar, tart rotting lemons, fermentation, musty, vintage notes, really old non-prime lambic. Taste is mellow musty, rotting cellar as well as sweet cellar, tart lemon, smallest hint of honey, rotting vintage notes, very old Lindemans lambic (dig the young one way, way more), end of the bottle has the taste od mould somewhat. Lambic body feel. Old, possibly too old with these hardcore notes but still very, very enjoyable lambic. Don’t think that this is the best that Lindemans has done so far, that 20th Anniversary blend is mighty fine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle,thanks to Doug. Great old sour beer. Very dusty, mushroom, citrus, lemon. Thanks for sharing this Doug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle graciously shared by Anders. Pours with a murky yellow hued body with relatively low carbonation. Aromas are musty, strawberry, rich funk, medium acid. Flavors are estery, strawberry, musty, lightly sweet, decent acid, cobwebs, funk. Lower carbonation. Feels quite old and delicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2000 bottle at DHVL. It pours clear amber, with a fluffy white head. The nose is pleasantly sour, ice tea, apple, pear, melon and light vinegar. The taste is puckering tartness, sour lemon, faint ice tea, floral, Assam tea, undertone of earthiness, white grape skin, apple and pear, with a tart finish. Medium body and no carbonation. Nice level of complexity and soft mouth-feel. Smooth, well balanced and highly drinkable. The best beer Lindemans have produced hands-down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
May 13, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc & mabel. J&K’s green corked and caged 750ml bottle. Hazy/cloudy amberish gold with smallish frothy white head. Dry and funky acidic aroma, a real nose hair curler - barnyard, wool, dessicated oak barrel and lemon juice with lemon drops in the background - ymmmm. Taste - wowzer, so easy to drink, a great sweet/sour lemon acidity, not too aggressive, dry and only slightly alcoholic - simple, very nice. Still mouthfeel, acidic, sticky, tingly in the finish - it’s mellowed out nicely and so, so easy to drink. Sure wish I had more of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7426) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to my Belgian hookup Ayrton! Many thanks man. Pours a super cloudy orange color with a small white head that is persistent. Lots of caked yeast on the side of the bottle. The cork was quite solid. A rich superb dusty aroma of pure dusty gueuze with loads of cobwebs and lemons, oranges. Not quite as deep as Millennium but damn awesome. The flavor is more sour and fruity than dry and funky, a thin palate, zesty at times, loads of life in this brew. Lemons throughout, lots of wood and hints of lactic tartness. Very good, excellent in fact. An honor to try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
This was a great surprise pour at Woodshop. Hazy apricot colored pour. Aroma has lots of tropical fruit, mango, melon, dry yeasty notes. Lots of tart stone fruit in the flavor, sour, fruity, wonderful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Blonde. Honey, dust, apple and mango in the aroma. Remains of oak. Sweetish flavor with some lemny sourness and oak. Granny Smith apples. Has thinned over the years. Pleasant sour aftertaste with pineapple and mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5877) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Edo at the Heeren van Liedekercke. Clear golden color, no head. Aroma of barnyard, hay, some residual sweetness. Relatively sweet for a lambik (ofcourse, it’s a Loerik), yet again good lambik qualities of barnyard. I don’t prefer the sweet tooth in a lambik, but it suits the beer fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL shared at Woodshop 7 thanks to anders37. Huge whale thanks for this gem. Thank you Anders! Pours a deep, full haze orange. Minimal foam. Nose is sugary melon, cantaloupe, durian, jackfruit. Taste is very light and super clean like Girardin Fond Geuze Bierpallitiers. Heavy nectarine skin, tannic fruit skin balance peach and apricot sugars. Finish is mega zippy, lactic, and tartaric. Very quenching, refreshing. Delicious. Delicate rather than aggressive. Loved it.

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