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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: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - 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_ (4553) - 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 (4306) - 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 (3917) - 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 (5910) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 31, 2011
75cl bottle at DHVL vintage 1996. This was the first bottle me and oj83 ordered and it didn’t let us down. Poured with a one finger head. The beer was light golden in colour and very light on the palate. Just a hint of carbonation! The taste was slightly oxidised but it was nothing major. Lots of fruits and citrus going on. This is a very easy drinking beer that would be enjoyed by most.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
1996 lindemmans loerik. Thanks to alex for sharing. 750ml vessel.. Pours a semi murky cinnamon orangey brown with a thin film of solid white head that concentrated at the edges of the glass, er cup... Surprisingly very vivid and vibrant lambic goodness with a funky supporting profile... Flavors are much of the same with a nice solid genuine lambic base, a light green apple and grass come through towards the finish. Light on the carbonation. 9/4/8/3/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Transparent gold, frothy white creamy head, small bubbled and with moderate lacing. Flavor of age, a mixture of rind and old sponge, with light melon and strawberry elements from faint acetic. More rind, honey dew flavors, large cobweb and dust in the dry, sticky finish, bit green there in the contrast with lemon and wheat. Very nice overall, just a bit all over the place.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21641) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle at DHL shared with MrChopin plus 2. Clear golden color, solid white head, solid lacing (not bad for a lazy one!). Aroma of dusty, sweaty lemons. Taste is dusty grapefruit, with a deep, sweaty sourness. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
[3728-20110513] Big bottle. Flower petals yeast aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Delicious yeasty flavour is simple and straight-forward and I want some more; it’s sour but has a wonderful balance of something yeasty that is almost sweet at first. Medium body is yeasty and fairly sour. I could sit around all night just smelling this. 10/4-/9/5/18) 4.6
Overheard: "WHOA! I swear this is older than I am! Just give me pitcher of this."
(From DHVL; w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)

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