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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: 96   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".

caesar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6686) - Bunnik/Utrecht, - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (5868) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle, massive, massive, massive, massive, etc....thanks to Brian for tracking this down and trading for it and then offering to bring it. Wow, talk about beers you never thought you’d have a prayer to try! Shared on 10/8/16.
Wonderful condition, actually showing a moderate amount of carbonation at this point, the yeast/bacteria having perked up, as it goes. Deep, copper-bronze-golden hue as is characteristic of Cuvee Rene. White head showing light retention. Good clarity.
Brings me right back to the hayday of Cuvee Rene. It’s still a good gueuze, but recent vintages are nothing like the best late 90’s and early 00’s I’ve had. This one recalls the glorious horseblanket, light cheese, big brett fruitiness and light apple, strawberry, pear qualities. Throw in some moderate lactic character, no alcohol or flaw and you’ve got yourself a beer in wonderful shape and probably easily drinkable for many years to come.
Soft, tightly carbonated texture with malt and wheat providing additional softness and light honey. The brett fruitiness outdoes the lactic sourness and there is a plethora of light band aid, horseblanket, dried hay and other various barnyard qualities. Cellar mustiness quite reserved and as it warms and breathes, the big fruitiness continues to emerge.
To me this seems like just another fine vintage of Cuvee Rene (which is, after all, exactly what it is), so nothing particularly weird/interesting/different here than if you’d opened a great 1998 or 2000 Cuvee Rene. But still every bit as nice as those.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle thanks to 4lo. Grana Padano share - pours gold white head - nose/taste of farmhouse horseblanket, orange rind, funk, lemon - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3546) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle shared by 4lo. Thanks Brian! Hazy, golden orange body with a thin cap that quickly fades to nil. Dank, musty funk, basement. Age has served this beer well. Super silky on the palate. Notes of strawberry, lemon, and kiwi. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1861) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle at DHVL. Aroma is very earthy and herbal with a light woody note. A light spiciness to it with moderate oak notes. Light acidity. A touch of citrus and a light cork note. Pours a fairly clear golden color with some copper hues and some orange with a medium small, thin white head. Flavor has a light sweetness with some light caramel and butterscotch notes. Some medium light oak notes. A nice herbal character with some earthiness and a bit of wood. Low bitterness. Medium acidity with light citrus and tropical fruit notes. Nice herbal, earthy notes that add a touch of spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a better beer than I was expecting. The beer is still lazy, but has great woody and earthy notes. A bit of a cork note, but not corked. Since I can’t try the Cantillon Loerik I thought I would drink this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9236) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
Sample at the Heren van Liedekercke courtesy of Kermis vintage 2000. Very thin ring white head. No carbonation. Clear copper pour. Still quite tart

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
2000 Bottle shared at DHVL. Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is slightly floral, with a nice light dank cellar funk, citrus, tart fruits, wet dog, a little cheesy and a light minty note. Flavour is moderate sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (12204) - 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 (2463) - 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 (6394) - 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 (6743) - 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.

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