Lambic Discussion Thread

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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.
Yeah I don't think that would happen, but I'm not super concerned about it.

Also, if anyone wants the plans for those racks, let me know. I had it posted somewhere on BA but I should probably move it over here.
 
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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.
Agreed - I gave up too much to get one, but it was fun to have as a centerpiece for a massive sour tasting I held about a year ago. I'd take FF, LPF, LPK, St Lam all over it easily.
 
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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
FT: OG ISO: Classic Gueuze
 
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The lambiek special is probably in my top 5 lambics. If it was 'rarer' people would shell out serious monies for it. I havent ordered the framboise but really need to get on that...

Has anyone tried the OWA lambics? The cherry blossom one sounds pretty interesting.
I was considering snatching some on my last euro order, but they got pretty bad reviews on RB. Still wanna try the yuzu though.
 
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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
Yes.
 
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I think for 10 months out of the year, lambics (or similar styles) are my favorite style. The other two months, I like big ole stouts and porters, but lambics are a close second.

Anyone else get wicked (sometimes painful) hiccups when enjoying these fine, Belgian treats? Sometimes, a well-timed Tums helps. But fuck sake, sometimes I feel like I need to go to the hospital.
 
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I'd mention my favorite lambic but then all you fuckers would snipe them up, leaving me and claaaaaaaark13 with no more.

Hint it isn't Cantillon, or that silly Hanssens backfat is always carrying on about.
 
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The lambiek special is probably in my top 5 lambics. If it was 'rarer' people would shell out serious monies for it.
I had one sometime recently that was pretty off. I agree in general that De Cam is underrated (probably because it doesn't get any US distro), but I've had more "what the hell went wrong here?" De Cam bottles than any other lambic producer, despite drinking way less of them.
 
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I had one sometime recently that was pretty off. I agree in general that De Cam is underrated (probably because it doesn't get any US distro), but I've had more "what the hell went wrong here?" De Cam bottles than any other lambic producer, despite drinking way less of them.
Man that's too bad. I've had it 3-4 times in the past 6 months (thanks Totoropanda and GrumpyOldTroll ) and it's always shocked and delighted me. Consistency and longevity might not be De Cam's strong suit though. The 2000 Oude Geuze we had recently was pretty bland.
 

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