Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Lambik until the age of about 6 months (on oak casks) is considered young (Jong in Dutch) and traditionally sold as such. The difference in flavor and palate between both Jong and Oud is substantial.

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

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NosirIwont (2535) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bag-in-a-box. 5.0%. Pours a clear golden with no head. Aroma is tart, with notes of wood and faint vanilla. Tart to sour flavour with light apple notes, dry wood and light hops. Vineuse. Finish is tart/sour, bitter and dry with a slight perfumy note and a light vanilla overtone. Overall well-balanced; rather mild and not as our as expected; easy to drink. 17.11.12.

Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
Clear golden of color with a small head. An aroma of wood, wet cellar, bitter apples, wet dog and horseback. A flavor wet paper, wet dog, sour apples, wet cellar, old barley and sour notes.

brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Flat orange pour with a few small bubbles on top. Really musty and oak forward with a lot of grass. No perceivable tartness, a bit of apple, and some mild funk and malt sweetness. There is a rather pronounced bitterness on the palate. A light malt sweetness, some oak, apple, and very light earthy funk. No tartness to it at all. Really odd and not terribly enjoyable.

TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2012
Draught. Pours a deep straw, slightly cloudy, with a thin, white head. Funky aroma, apples, hay, straw, brett, citrus, earth. Dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, low CO2. Sour, tart taste, wheat, brett, citrus, earth, quite spicy. (2012-04-12)

jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Keg @ Mikkeller Bar during CBC week. The pour’s deep brown raisin color with a tiny white head. The nose is vinous funk, cheese and lemon peel. I get some funky fermenting straw and armpit. There’s also light notes of sherbet and yeast. The taste is light vanilla and oaky wood. Lemon rind, butterscotch. The finish is light semi-yeasty. The body’s smooth and very nice, easy sweetness punctuated by nice strong woody flavors. Overall, very nice.

Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Amber with a creamy white head. Lots of wet hay, citrus fruits and of course a big, dry, oaky sourness on the tongue. A level of sourness I could easily live with, but might leave me wanting more. Very refreshing.

lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a chunky lacy head. Aroma of strong tart fruits, leather and strong lemon. Flavour of tart fruits, grapefruit, wood, leather and grapes. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a sharp citrusy finish with loads of grapefruit. Great.

tiong (7306) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

Pours reddish orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of tart fruits, malts and sourness. Taste of tart fruits, malts and mild sourness. Finish is fruity and slightly sour. Not as sour as most lambics, but still quite tasty and well balanced.

olio (10290) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours hazy amber color with small head. Aroma of sour fruits, grapes, nettle, barnyard notes and some rowan berries. Flavour of rowan berries, grapes, sour fruits, lemon and some yeast. Nice sour palate, dry fruity finish.

laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar
Aroma is light with earthy notes and some slight sourness. Flavour is sourish with farmshouse aroma, some manure, earthy notes and lactic acid. My first jonge lambic - and a nice one. And refreshing. Surprisingly, close to their oude lambic.

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