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


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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The original brewed Lambic. Letting this beer age for 1, 2 or 3 years and mixing those for fresh Lambic makes a Gueuze. A Gueuze is also bottle conditioned which gives it carbonation. The Lambic however is complete flat without bubbles. Available only in draught form.

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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KristofHuyck (5) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2018 does not count
Bought a bag-in-box at the brewery. When poured it as a gold-copper color, with no carbonation at all. Aroma is woody (oak), apple, barnyard and funk. Taste is tart apple, caramel, malt and funk.

CanIHave4Beers (4291) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2018
From what I assume to be a bag in a box at La Fleur en Papier Dore, They were out of Oud Beersel Oude Lambik & had replaced it temporarily with Girardin Lambik, I had assumed it was the Jonge Lambik... looking at the note in the description here "drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation" nails this beer & makes me think it belongs on this entry. Belgian Admins change if needed.
Pours perfectly still with a deep golden color.

The aroma is hay & mild funk with a bit of clean malt character and a touch of lactic yougurty stuff.

The flavor is dry and has a distinct maltiness to it, almost toasty really. There is a lot of wood character to it and a touch of bitterness. It's mildly tart in a very lactic way. Far cleaner and very unique from what I am accustomed to in a lambic.

mike_77 (7529) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2017
Golden colour with thin soapy head. Aroma is dry and sharp with some grape like sweet sourness. Some farmy funk too. Flavour is milder. A bit light bodied. Low carbonation.

twickham96 (3) - USA - SEP 25, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Bottle at Mikkeller in Aarhus. Very earthy but smooth. Carbonation is strong but not a overwhelming.

Lowenbrau (4933) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2017
Keg @Grote Dorst, Eizeringen. 15-08-2017.
Milder than the ones we had before this one in our Grote Dorst session. Smooth and enjoyable, of course sour, but more balanced than in other examples, Easy and good.

tricksta_p (5725) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2017
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Aroma is grainy with straw, soft fruits, green apples, wood, musty and earthy notes. Lightly funky. Mildly sour with an unexpected dry bitter flavour. Decent, not what I expected, not bad as a beer but not anywhere near what I want from my Lambic.

MarcoDL (5689) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2017
Draft at beertemple. Aroma of tart horseblanket, old grain and oak. Taste has dry tart, horseblanket, oak, brett, grassy herbs and a watery finish. Solid, not the best.

charlotte (5533) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2017
Tap clear golden colour With No head.Aroma of acid vinagar and Wood,feels a bit weak by style and also a bit sweet.

DroolYeast (1955) - Odder, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Tap. Aroma is light funk, citrus and lactic acid. Clear golden, no head. Taste is moderate sour and dry. Light body, dry feel and light sour finish.

sjogro (5537) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
Tap at de Koffer as Unblended Oude Lambik. Clear deep orange with white ring head. Grain and dough, apricot, sugar and alcohol. Moderate sweet and light sour and bitter. Thin body, slick and supple, no carbonation.

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