Lindemans Oude Lambik (Loerik)

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
DISCLAIMER:
This is a special release from Lindemans. These are bottles which were intended to become Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, but they lacked to start a second fermentation. The contents is a 2 years old lambik (1994) blended with a 1 year old lambik (1995). It is a 1996 vintage and was released from the brewery in 2006.

Most of the bottles were exported to Sweden (Systembolaget) and sold as "Lindemans Oude Lambik". Some of them stayed in Belgium. This beer can therefore also be tasted at Heeren van Liedekercke. It is named "Lindemans Loeierik" over there.

Because of the blend this is not the same as "Lindemans Oude Lambik".

If you had a draught version, then you should definitely add a rating for "Lindemans Oude Lambik".

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4.6
TheBeerGod (6254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Immy. Thanks Tim! 1996 vintage. Label states 993 of 1042 and has 11643-01. Not sure what that exactly means, though. Hazy gold. Soft spotty white head. Aroma is GODLY! Barnyard, wet wood (cedar?), cat urine, sweat, damp earth, funky yeast, and very sour fruit. Taste replicates and expands these. More mouth-puckering fruit, lemon juice, wet wood, earthy dampness, funky yeast, hay and sweat. Bit of cheese as well. Body is bone dry and rather acidic and as mentioned before this is mouth puckering. Very faint carbonation and borders on flat, but that’s how this is really supposed to be! Ends with more sweat, sour fruit, funk, wet wood, and earth notes. Very tasty and I feel privileged that this was shared with me.

4.7
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Immy at 6th Richmond Gathering. Medium to light hazy amber. Aroma was lightly of sour apple, some faint cedar, and horseblanket. Flavor is sour, and otherwise matches the aroma. Bit of cheddar shows up as well. Really well balanced, very nice carbonation, thoroughly enjoyed this one. Complex and sour without making your tongue completely twist. Delighted to be able to sample this rare treat. For me, the highlight of the tasting.

4.2
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2008
Complements of Immy. 1996 bottle. 11643-01 bottle 993 of 1042. Great tartness, light Granny Apple aroma. Urine colored body. Amazing lemon bitterness (like a Lemon Warhead). Smooth/clean ending.

4
Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 Bottle shared by Immy. Thanks! Bottle 993. Mustard colored with the wispiest hint of a head. Funky/musty aroma. Very well balanced sour taste. Green apple, olives. Very nice.

4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2008
Complements of Immy. 1996 bottle. 11643-01 bottle 993 of 1042. Hazy orange body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet very tart aroma, light fruit. Light puckering apple aroma, light tart. Light body with medium high carbonation.

3.9
fonefan (50762) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle @ Heeren van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw, Belgium. [Vintage 2000] Clear medium orange color with a small, frothy / fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is berry, sour light berry, raspberries, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, acidic and light bitter, acetic with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (141207)

3.9
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from the wonderful Heeren van Liedekercke.
Beautiful golden brown colour. Totally clean and with a wisp of lacy film head. Unusual seedy and pithy lambic aroma with an almost framboise fruityness and really mellow gueuze underneath. Flavour is just starting to show signs of age. Slight artificial sweetness to it. Strong notes of lemon. Possibly just a little oxidised with some papery stuff appearing. Great sweet and sour finish. Love the fruity notes. So very fruity. In a blind tasting you would swear this is a fruit lambic. Ends up very yeasty, due to the bottle conditioning not working? Totally flat but strangely spritzy. Feels lovely in the mouth. Jolly good stuff.

3.7
MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle (cell phone rating). Amber with off white head. Aroma of raspberries with a fruity sourness as well. Flavour is sweet berries, only a hint of sourness and quite fresh. Thx Engelsmann!

4.3
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
bottle. it has a golden color with no head:) there is a nice fuity aroma. the taste is great with slightly dryness and wood. nice qual as well.

4.2
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Red with à small head. Bottle fron 1996, thanks to omhper. Lovely raspberry flavor, sourish, sour, nutty, sweetish. Raspberry flavor, sourish, fruity, sour, rubber. Long fruity sourish finish. Wonderful!!! (Söderbärke 2007) 7/4/7/4/151996 vintage. Somewhat hazy golden color, small head. Sour, sourish aroma, woddy and sweetish with fruity notes. Sourish fruity flavor, citric, woody, some vinegar.


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