Category Archives: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic Blends)

Lindemans x Varenbroek Goyck

aka – Lindemans Goyck (beeradvocate)
aka – Varenbroek Goyck (ratebeer & untappd)

Brewery: Brouwerij Lindemans x Brouwerij Varenbroek
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic blends)
Other Notes: a fine blend of ‘Toots’ & ‘Lindemans Lambic’

Brewer Description: (from bottle) ‘GOYCK’ is a blend beer from a top fermented beer ‘Toots’ and a beer of spontaneous fermentation ‘Lindemans Lambic’. The bottle refermentation with ‘Brettanomyces’ gives the final beer a unique taste and aroma! ‘GOYCK’ refers to the old notation of the name of our beautiful village. A village and a beer of ‘Pajottenland’ to be proud of!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on April 2018, with a best before date of April 2025. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but eventually settled to a very nice fluffy thin replenishing layer while leaving good lacing.
Aroma: Brett, damp wood, zingy, citrus rind, lemon peel, apricot, peach, straw, with floral notes.
Taste: Funky, brett, musty, apricot, peach, citrusy, lemon zest, grass, with a herbal and floral finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable blend of beers that is refreshing and great for a hot summer day.

Loterbol x 3 Fonteinen Tuverbol

Brewery: Brouwerij Loterbol x Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 9%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic blends)
Other Notes: Ratebeer shows it as 90% Loterbol Blond and 10% 3 Fonteinen Lambic blend.

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Mengeling van Loterbol Blond en 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaan hergist in de fles. Niet gefilterd.

(Translated from Dutch to Engilsh) Mix of Loterbol Blond and 3 Fonteinen Lambik. Spontaneously re-fermented in the bottle. Not filtered.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle (grey/silver cap), 2017 vintage, with a best before date of end of 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention, but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funk, brett, light tartness, apple, grape, and maybe a splash of candi sugar and notes of citrus.
Taste: Lightly sour, citrus zest, apple, grape, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a bitter finish with some boozy notes.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The lambic doesn’t come through as much as I hoped, but then again, I read that it was only 10% blend. I think overall it was interesting, but not really my preference especially the somewhat stronger boozy notes than expected.

Methode Goat Abrighost

Brewery: Methode Goat
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (non-Lambic Blends)
Other Notes: Lambic blended with 1 & 2 year old Fantôme Saison. 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle) 1 & 2 year old Fantôme saison with 1 & 2 year old lambic and 2 varietals of fresh apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.46
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle at Koelschip, 2018 vintage, bottled in January 2019. Poured into a stemmed white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Apricot, stone fruit, vanilla and oak.
Taste: Light sour, tart, apricot, oak, light vanilla, floral and slight pepper on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice apricot and stone fruit aroma and flavors are balanced by oak and vanilla.