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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: 93   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4518) - 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 (5590) - 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 (310) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2013
Huge Thanks to Danko for sharing, and thanks to Skrubbe for the second and the third bottle!. amazing Lambic/Geuze/Loerik! nice berry aromas, tastes towards the recurrent berries and some stone fruit! this is very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8104) - 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 (2829) - 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 (7917) - 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 (12507) - 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 (6375) - 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 (8400) - 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!

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