Lambic Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Beer Topics' started by Michigan, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Michigan

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    This is the place to discuss all things Lambic. callmemickey has put together a great resource to reference HERE. This thread is aimed at discussing your love for lambics/geuzes, posting pictures, sharing stories, etc.

    I'll start.

    This was the best beer I have ever had
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    I am strongly in the Drie Fonteinen Geuze camp. I think they're the best overall.



    And Tilquin sucks. Don't buy any. Send it all to myself or MordorMongo for proper consumption disposal
     
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  2. Bill

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    I had a bottle of quech tilquin that was super good, might age quite well.
     
  3. MasterCraft

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    I like lambic, though my wallet does not. Recently had my best lambic-centric day yet at Spuyten on Zwanze Day.

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    I did enjoy Zwanze, but it was definitely my least favorite Cantillon of the day. Fou Foune and LP Kriek blew my mind.

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  4. stupac2

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    I love lambic. Over the summer I designed and built special shelves to hold my lambic on its side while still being earthquake-proof (this is a bit old, they're considerably fuller now):

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    (Ignore all the Bruery stuff in there, I just buy too much of that).
     
  5. Michigan

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    No porn allowed in this thread
     
  6. stupac2

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  7. franch

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    i am strongly (and lonesomely) in the cantillon gueuze camp, and i don't really like tilquin. my favorite gueuze is probably crianza helena. i haven't yet had blauw, but i will soon!
     
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  8. Michigan

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    What is it about Cantillon that you like so much?
     
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  9. Hanzo

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    Going to have to go with Fou Foune as my favorite of all time.
     
  10. I don't remember if I asked this on BA, but why angled downward rather than upward or flat? Any particular reason? Never seen that before.
     
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  11. beerindex

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    My favorite to date has been the De Cams Oude Lambiek. But now that I finally have a trade set up for Blaeber, I expect that to change.
     
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  12. stupac2

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    Because the geometry is such that it has to be angled downward. I don't think it actually matters so I do what's easy, doing anything else would have been difficult.
     
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  13. stupac2

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    Blabaer is widely considered worse than more readily available fruit lambics. I wouldn't put it in my top 5 Cantillon fruit lambics.
     
  14. Gotcha. My thought was just that the lees would then settle in the elbow/neck which is probably not ideal, but now that I look at it it's probably not actually angled that much.
     
  15. franch

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    i prefer the lemon/citrus 'bright' flavors to the cheesy funky flavors.
     
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  16. franch

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    100%
     
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  17. Treebs

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    I opened up an Oude Lambiek from 2003 a couple months ago that was absolutely delicious. It was flat, but it didn't detract from it at all. It was so damn funky.
     
  18. Michigan

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    I hate to agree with this... but I do. Blabaer was something nice to try at a tasting, but I would never trade for it. Especially considering what it takes to get one.
     
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  19. claaark13

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    I see you're laying those down. I guess we can finally be friends.
     
  20. claaark13

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    The best use for fresh Cantillon Gueuze is as follows, in no particular order:

    1. Put fruit in your glass, pour gueuze over fruit, let sit, then consume happily
    2. Age for 10 years
    3. Blend with your favorite citrus-forward IPA to taste
    4. Reluctantly drink when you're low on 3F and Tilquin
    5. Tell backfat it's better than Hanssens