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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottled at Woodshop 7, from Anders. Very interesting fruity nose, with pineapple, peach and almost tropical fruits. Very funky flavor, not so sour, with very nice fruits again approaching tropicality. Very nice, and quite unique fruit flavors for a lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2000 vintage 750ml bottle shared with shadesofgray and bucketboy + friends at Capones... thanks to Wim for the bottle - June 2, 2012

A: Murky orange body, no head, just a few stray bubbles around the edges. A few stray streaks of film left after each sip.

S: Delicate, aged lambic profile: must, oak, wet hay, cheese, and sweat. Didn’t really have any citric character. More of an unblended lambic than a geuze.

T: Like the nose, a deep funky character with all of the expected funky notes of a decade+ old lambic. The dominant note is a wet, musty woodiness. Rounded out by a touch apple fruitiness and trace of enjoyable oxidation (traces of cardboard like notes)

M: Medium to thin bodied, nearly still as this didn’t really pick up any carbonation. Gentle acidity, with a delicate sourness and just the slightest bit of puckering tartness.

O: Old lambic/geuze is one of my favorite things, the musty/funkiness is so much more complex than a fresher lambic, this was no exception. If this had a bit nore citric and spicy notes to it, it would have been that much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (778) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Share of a Bottle at Capone’s. nose is mild with acetic acid , brown malt and funk, first sip is very similar, finish is not as tar as expected but amazingly smooth

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy pale amber, small head. Distinct acetic sloeberry and cobweb aroma. Some sweetness, concentrated vinegary acidity. Medium bodied and very soft with low carbonation. Intensely flavourful with sweat and old raspberries, cobwebs and vinegar. Light salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pour is a golden apple juice color with a creamy off white head. The nose has a faint dusty brett note, some apple juice like aromas and sweet apricot with a bit of syrup in the nose. The taste has dusty cob webb, light cellar musk, very juicy and a bit syrupy and sticky. Apricot, peach, rather sour in the finish. Fruits are tight and bright, light body, soft on the tongue, gentle carbonation, semi dry and puckering sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (4128) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of omhper. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours golden with a fluffy white head that doesn’t leave any trace worth mentioning on the glass. Smell is sour and funky with lots of hay, raspberries, citrus, sweet apples, farmyard and leather. Taste is very sour with tons of raspberries, hay, grass, green apples, lemon juice and clear farmyard notes. Mouthfeel is intense and tart. Finish is tart with fresh raspberries. If this is Cuvée René that failed to undergo a second fermentation I wonder where all the raspberries came from. Intriguing and very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
Courtesy of omhper. Pours cloudy copper amber with a nice bubbly off white head. Aroma is sour, raspberries, cellar, stable, sweet, so well balanced snd good. Flavor is sour, cellar, unkel, raspberries, dry, fruity, tart as hell. Excellent. Finishes sour rart and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
big thanks to Alex for sharing. Pours gold with white head. nose funky geueze, vinegar, hay. flavors are really funky, lemons tart but easy drinking, good stuff, smooth and holding up well. awesome surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle, DHVL. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small froth of white foam. Not quite still looking. The nose is all funk and cobwebs with almost zero acidity, some slight cheesy notes. The flavor is very nice, super funky and dry with a bit of hard minerals, incredibly dry on the finish. Still a nice body with just a light touch of carbonation, bone dry. Very nice beer, in an even nicer place to partake of it in.

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