Category Archives: Lambiek Fabriek

Lambiek Fabriek Young & Wild Fontan-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Lambic – Gueuze

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Gelimiteerde blend van zelf gebrouwen lambieken van spontane gisting. Ongefilterde blend van twee jaargangen, niet gepasteuriseerd.

(translated to English) Limited blend of self-brewed lambics of spontaneous fermentation. Unfiltered blend of two year lambics, not pasteurized.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in May 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and eventually settled to a fluffy cap while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, oak, lightly tart, apple peel, white grape, brett, musty damp wood, with grapefruit notes.
Taste: Sour, oak, funky, brett, green apple, white wine grape, damp wood, with notes of lemon and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking, but I prefer the regular Oude Geuze Brett-Elle more.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Black-Belle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with black currant (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in June 2020, with a best before date of bottled date +5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy deep red colour with a two fingered very light pink fluffy head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a very nice fluffy cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, lemon zest, funky, damp hay, oak, blueberry, with only light notes of black currant.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, lemon, blueberry, blackberry, light funk, woody, and much like the aroma, only light notes of black currant.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Absolutely loved the look, and flavours were good, but black currant didn’t come out as strongly in the aroma or flavours as I’d hoped for.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Pluri-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.1%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with a fine berry selection (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating:
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in August 2020, with a best before date of bottled date + 5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy pinkish orange colour with a two fingered white head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a nice fluffy cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, lemon zest, light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, mixed berries, with strawberry really coming through. Lemon juice, oak, and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours are quite subtle, as the fruit and funkiness while there, seemed a bit toned down compared to other fruit lambics. Having said that, I still found it enjoyable.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Muri-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Unique unfiltered blend of self-brewed spontaneous fermented lambics, aged in oak barrels and macerated with blackberries (+/- 300g/l).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in August 2020, with a best before date of bottled date + 5 years. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy pinkish orange colour with an almost two fingered fluffy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Berries, blackberry, farmhouse, dried sweat, funky, floral, lime.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackberry, funky, farmhouse, damp wood, with a splash of lime on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Slight creaminess, medium bodied, with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable and easy to drink as the fruit and funk were balanced.

Lambiek Fabriek Juicy & Wild Muscar-Elle

Brewery: Lambiek Fabriek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Unieke blend van zelf gebrouwen lambieken met hergisting op de fles, die een maceratie kende met de nobele Muscaris druif, geteeld in Belgie. Dit product is puur, ongefilterd en niet gepasteuriseerd.

(translated from Dutch to English) Unique blend of self-brewed lambics with refermentation in the bottle, which was macerated with the noble Muscaris grape, grown in Belgium. This product is pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottled in January 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but eventually settled to a thin replenishing fluffy cap.
Aroma: Sweet, grapes, Gewürztraminer, honey, apple peel, lemon zest, funky, oak, with peppery notes.
Taste: Lightly sweet and sour, grapes, lemon, green apple, and a light funkiness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Second time trying, and this bottle seems even better than the first. Reminds me of sweet white wine, but not the dessert kind and it’s also got a light sour tang to balance out the sweetness. As far as lambics go, it doesn’t feel too complex, but the taste is my thing and it drinks really easy. This would be an interesting one to age.