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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Tria fermentation school. Poured mostly flat with a nice clear tawny body and nice legs on the glass like a nice scotch or port. Aroma is wierd- and almost has a freshly cooled wort sticky sweet smell to it which was almost disturbing since I have never encountered that before in any beer- some light tartness as well along with a bit of barnyard funk- flavor is much more tart than the aroma let on- and I swear I noticed way mroe acidity in the jonge lambic than the oude lambic served immediately after this one- I hope they didnt fuck up the order. Flavor is nicely acidic, yet still has a bit of sweetness, but that fresh wort is only in the nose so that has gone- good farmhouse and cheesy breett funk with a nice lactici sourness in the end some mildewy woody corkiness that I get from cantillon spongy cork. Not overly sour, just nice and refreshing. I havnt had too many jonge lambics but this was pretty good.

3.9
Pinball (12329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
tap at mikeller bar clear light brow / golden, no head milld sour aroa, beerryish. dry flavor is pretty sour, not acd, no vineagra, red berryish, leather, refreshing, red grapefruity. supernice lamibc.

3.9
thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours light hazy amber with a few bubbles on the surface. Aroma has barnyard, lots of red apples. Quite zesty. Low, slightly flat carbonation, wonderul dryness to it. Super tart flavour, oaky, sour, apple zest. Elegantly fresh and quite flowery in feel. Very delicious.

3.9
jackl (8423) - 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.

3.9
JefVerstraete (3636) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
@ De Cam, Gooik. Orange colour, white foam. Complex funky aroma with notes of green apple and citrus. Sour with light bitterness in the finish.

3.8
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2007 (There exists young - under 1 year- and old lambic. The one tasted is young - just so) Clear amber-orange colour. Virtually no head. Nose of grapes, sulphury, lactic acid, sour apples, barnyard. Some sweetness left: grape-y, even sultana’s. Not dry - medium-bodied, like a sweet sherry. Fruity, sweet lambic with a nice balance, but quite uncharacteristic for the style.

3.8
Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. An orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity with light notes of wood and grapefruit, as well as hints of vinegar and metal. The flavor is sweet - yet acidic, and with notes of vinegar - the sourness runing along the sides of the tongue. Great mixture of sweet and sour - a great sipping beer.

3.8
bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Cask at Koekoek. Orange with no head. Light bodied with fruity tastes but some bitterness. Very drinkable-especially as a summer beer. Unique

3.8
JoeinDahlem (1597) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2007
Tumbler poured from a 10-liter plastic jug at Delices et Caprices in Brussels. (Thanks, Pierre!) And man, what a thirst-quenching treat. Dull, hazy copper color with two bubbles on top. Faint aroma of grapefruit, honey and earth. Flavor had a touch of sweetness like iced sun tea, big, dusty grapefruit backdrop. Mellow, refreshing.

3.8
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
[Tria Fermentation School] Poured a still, lightly hazy, dark amber color, leaving no head or lace on the glass. Aroma of oak, light tobacco, toffee, some chocolate?, a bit horsey, with some cobwebs as well. Taste of oak, nuts, light caramel malts, vanilla, floral hops, and an unrounded, sourness that seems to have not been honed yet.


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