Lindemans Oude Lambik
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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Only available straight from cask at the brewery or in a very few traditional pubs in the direct neighborhood of Vlezenbeek.

Attention! This is not the bottled 1996 vintage to be found in Swedish Systembolaget or in speciality shops in Belgium. If you had "Lindemans Oude Lambik 1996 Vintage" or "Lindemans Loeierik", then you have to enter a rating for "Lindemans Oude Lambik (Loerik)".

Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Lindemans Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Lindemans Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

caesar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, - AUG 4, 2012
Fresh from the brewery, served in 10 L jerrycan. Only slight hazy golden color. Aroma of barnyard, hay, still some ammonia-notes in it. Quite dry. You can note the resemblances between old and young lambik, but the older one is definitely more improved and matured. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
(On tap as "Lindemans Flat Lambic, 5.5%" @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Oct 30 2015) This seemed to be oude lambik on character despite having a fair bit of carb, maybe gas mix from the draft setup as that’s what it felt like. Poured a lightly hazy medium orange with a small white lingering head and some spotty lace. Aroma has a sweet caramel core, sulfurous wet forest floor funk, lemon and orange, oak is woody but still somehow fresh, with lots of cut grass and leaves. The palate has berries, orange, lemon, green apple, light cider vinegar, a bit of lactic yoghurt builds later on. Lots of oak and even light vanilla in the finish. Funk is kind of weak but present, earthy barnyard character. Light to medium body with that unusually high frothy effervescent carb, must be from the gas setup or some changes in the keg after tapping. Not a bad lambic at all, maybe a bit weak on the finish and not crazy complex or funky, but nice balance of wood, fruit and grass notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
[9/20/15] Cask at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst in Eizeringen. Cloudy golden. Aroma of funk, cobwebs, cellar, and a buttery touch. Rather dry flavor, sourish, with a light sweetish hint, citrus, funk, oak. Quite light-bodied. Very nice and refreshing, but still a bit too young.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4738) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015
On tap at Ölrepubliken, 2 Jaar Lambiek. Hazy golden orange with white head. Aroma is complex, malty, some sweet notes, grain, funk, light tart and sour notes. Taste is medium sour, lactic, grain, malt, grapes, slight dry fruity notes and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
1.5 years old, at the Lambic museum. Hazy dark gold with no head, classic lemony nose and body, faint hints of cheese, simple and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3909) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Tap@tuulensuu. Golden hazy, light orange. Wheaty malty npse. Some peach, ripe pineapple. Yeastyness on nose. Tart dry finish. Pale malts, light funk, farmhouse straw. Bit dull, more horse after a white though, but overall dissapointing.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Tap @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a hazy, opaque, light orange with a fairly large, white head. Aroma is bile and sour. Taste is sour, appleskin. Short aftertaste. Not very mouth puckering. Light with strong carbonation. Good drink, but on lambic scale not very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
On draft at Toer De Geuze 2015. 2 years old is what I was told. Orange with a foamy head. Weardly enough it’s containing carbonatoin. Little bit of lemon, tarty sour, misses the big taste of other lambieks I’ve had earlier this day (Timmermans, De Cam, Oud Beersel). Certainly not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4282) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma if green apple, brett, white wine. Sour flavour, lactic acid, green apples. Sour finish, lactic acid, buttermilk, green apples. Nice, refreshing and balanced.
(from draught @ the brewery, Tour de Geuze 2015)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours slightly hazy orange, white head. Tart, farmyard aroma. Tart, funky, apple flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregus (569) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Beczka; barwa z?ota zamglona. Piana do?? bujna. Aromat s?odki, owocowy, cukru a nast?pnie kwaskowy. W smaku mocno kwa?ne, sciagajace, kwasku cytrynowego, pestkowy. Ciekawe.

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