Oudbeitje Lambic | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Oudbeitje LambicOudbeitje Lambic
BA SCORE
3.74/5
493 Ratings
Oudbeitje LambicOudbeitje Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,710
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
493
pDev:
16.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
50
Trade:
6
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Photo of chrismattlin
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very dark orange, almost red, with barely a touch od translucency to the body. The head is a mix of spritzy and foamy that actually holds up pretty well and leaves just a bit of spotting behind.
This has some funk, and plenty of sourness, but the main element is vinegar. I don't get much strawberry at all, though it does peek through. It's mainly sharp, particularly in the flavor. A bit of must underlies this brew before it gets a bit salty along with the sting. The fruity note that does come through is that of just-ripening strawberries. It does have an astringency that, strangely, remains without building up.
There's just a lot more apple cider vinegar than strawberry, and it doesn't integrate as well as a truly great lambic.
There's some movement to this beer, but it's also quite harsh. The vinegar stringency definitely stings in the feel as well as the taste. It's crisp, and consistently so, and while not exactly smooth certainly more than I would expect. It's the very opposite of cloying, going so dry as to almost take moisture away. It's interesting, for sure.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraJosh
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleigator
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow color, nearly no foam.

Smells like used baby-daiper, very unpleasant at first, but if, against better knowledge, you are still willing to take a deep breath, you will find very well hidden flavours of ripe strawberries, beneath a tart, fruity load of brett defined sourness. It is even possible to detect a sweet hint in the overall sourness, resulting from the strawberries.

Taste is incredible sour, dries out the tongue immediately, but still leaves some space for a decent strawberry flavour. Begins as sour as it gets, then stawberries come up, adding a lot of fruitiness, which then transforms into a tongue stinging fruity bitterness. It is hard not to cringe at that particular point, still, the beer is unexpected nice, due to its enjoyable, refreshing complexity.

Fantastic, dry tartness paired with sunny, stingy fresh strawberries, leading to a chewy mouthfeel, with an enormous sour aftertaste, which leaves the palate slightly dazed, but very satisfied.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _RL_
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brabander
1.84/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is simply not my style and that is why this beer getting such a low rating. Had it and now trying to forget it...

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Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SStein
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wdf210
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zxtwou2
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottled Feb 2013
Poured with no head a murky orange
Smell is quite sour and fruity with a little vinegar
Taste was very disappointing. like burnt popcorn soaked in vinegar.
Mouthfeel was alright, although completely flat

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a slightly hazy light orange.

The aroma has green apple candy, tart, lemon, and heavy stinkiness of stale hay and urine.

The flavor follows with the green apple, but is not as tart. The vinegar and funk follow through. The beer has decent complexities, but the lack of carbonation on this flat beer was an issue.

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Photo of simoen
2.16/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

niet mijn ding echt wel zoet en de geur is niet aangenaam

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Thesoundandthefury
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of Budinetz
4/5  rDev +7%

Bottles April 2013 notched on bottle.

Definitely notes of strawberry and sour lacto. Pretty awesome flavor, nice nose, great color. Would definitely get this again.

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Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Oudbeitje Lambic from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 493 ratings
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