Jong | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by oglmcdgl on 08-21-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of womencantsail
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guessing this is the same thing as Foederbier. On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

The beer is a very pale yellow color with minimal carbonation or head. Really a fairly bland nose to this. Some cereal sweetness, a hint of barnyard funk, and very minimal tartness or acidity. A very light note of tropical fruit. The flavor has a heavy mineral quality to it and tastes almost salty. Kind of watery without much body or flavor to it. Not a big fan.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Phelps
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the tap at Papago, this is my first experience with a true, unblended lambic. This keg was a leftover from an Arizona Beer Week event that demonstrated how old and young lambics are blended to create gueuzes. This Jong is an unblended lambic aged one year; the oude is the same beer aged three years. It was poured into a tulip.

Hazy straw gold in color, with my fingers behind the glass mostly obscured by cloudiness and chill haze. It clears up as it warms. A fuzzy, white one-finger head dissipates slowly, leaving a silky and stubborn top layer of film.

The nose: sweet bubble gum, wheat, some clove, a very tiny bit of orange peel. Very light and crisp, more like a Belgian pale.

More of the same in the subdued flavor. Grainy saltine crackers, clove, light bubblegum and a very subtle lactic character back of the throat. Lightly sweet before a rather dry finish.

High, pinching carbonation. Effervescent and moderately fizzy. Substantial, smooth medium body. Crisp.

Tried alongside the same beer aged three years, the difference in flavor was striking. The Jung could almost be mistaken for a subtle Belgian pale or American pale wheat ale, as it had almost no tartness. Refreshing, but not what I expected from an unblended lambic.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at kraftworks. This is a young lambic.

A- comes to me with a small fizz of white. Pale straw yellow in color with a slight hazy.

S- faint wheat and a bit of honey sweetness. Just a beginning touch of funk.

T- wheat and candy sugar with a lite must and dust thing coming on. Some orange peel and coriander.

M- mid to lite in body with a mild but bright carb. Rather dry finish.

D- first time with a young lambic and I'd say it really opened my eyes to the blending process. Tastes like a wheat beer with an infection starting.

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Jong from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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