Oud Beersel Jonge Lambik
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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Beersel, Belgium


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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 "Oud Beersel Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Oud Beersel 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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 From a bottle at ZBF 2007. Thanks to mes for procuring this one. If the Oude Kriek didn’t quite seem the finished article, this certainly wasn’t. Hazy straw colour. The aroma didn’t have a huge degree of farmyard but there was a herbal, almost grassy character with a minty antiseptic undercurrent. Quite restrained acidity on the palate with more herbaceous elements. Soft mouthfeel (for a lambic), with a distinct sweetness. Unusual, but interesting, and not at all unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Draught. Golden coloured. No head. Unclear. Fresh sweetness with a delicious underlaying sourness. Is quite tart and has some woody and barnyardy notes. Flavour is woody as well. Earth and barnyard. Great souness. Is quite mild on the palate. Has a grassy and woody sour end. I like this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
A Mes rate: Sneaky serving at ZBF thanks to Gert pulling out a plastic drinks bottle from the back of his stall. Cheers mate. Totally flat as you would expect, nice colour though. Apples all the way. Quite sour (as in off) apples in the nose. Almost rotting vegetation. Thankfully the taste is better. Sweet and tasty. A wonderful palate clearer and very refreshing after the days drinking we had. Kinda like cleaning your teeth with beer. Ok that sounds bad, it was good honestly. Odd stuff, very young. Not sure what else to say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Draft pour
Consumed at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Opstal, May 2006

Very raw nose, sweet and sickly, slightly grassy, smells like brewery wort... very young and raw smelling, which I guess is somewhat remarkable. Uncarbonated, very sweet, like nothing but drinking boiled and cooled wort. Weird. Not repulsive, but not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Draught. Pulpy orange body with a tiny, bubbly ring of head. The aroma is very ripe, yeasty, apples, pear, and banana fruitiness. Not particularly drinkable, IMO. It’s very sweet and underdeveloped. Sampled at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation on May 28, 2006.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Totally unclear golden body; Sweet malty wooden nose; Marsh like sweet sticky sugary body, with only very, very little sourness; Into malty, wheaty long finish. Not really ready!!! But very nice to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2006
Draught of course at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Aroma of banana, peach and nutshells. Cloudy, almost no head, no lace. Banana flavor mixed with pear, peach and nutshells in the finish, very sticky. This really needs some time to mature. Too young and therefore fruitjuice like to enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2006
Very young lambic from the reopened Oud Beersel brewery, draught of course Fully hazy orange, no head. Spring flowers, wood and freshly cut plywood, lime tree flowers ( lindenbloesem ). Very dry, again lime blossom, lime tea. Very light, and somehow, it doesn’t taste finished, needs absolutely more ripening. I cannot yet take the "gueuze" and "kriek" seriously as from the new brewery.

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