Thanks to my buddy, Fuj for bringing all of us together for this awesome Lambic tasting. There were 10 of us and I was added to the group last minute when another participant couldn’t make it. Albany is 3 hours away from me so I got up at 9AM and arrived around 1PM @ Fuj’s and we wrapped up the tasting around 11:30PM which was great. I left and was home around 2:30AM.
Everyone brought a minimum of 75 ounces of Lambic, we tried to eliminate overlap and every 375ML had to be doubled up so there was enough for everyone of every thing we were pouring. I especially liked that we had a Fou Foune 2013 and 2011 side by side and a Belgian & Shelton Brothers bottling of 2009 Lou Pepe Gueuze. Overall, it was a great time.
Highlights were the Schaerbeek cherry lambic side by side comparisons and as always, Armand’s Oude Gueuze kicked ass over every other gueuze we opened that evening. Always a winner in my book.
Now for some photos: More are on Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjackson/
The fridge before the madness began
Solid line-up from the evening
Upland Sour Reserve Batch 3
2 Trillium Shirts
Many pounds of meat, charcuterie and 125 hot wings
2008 Schaerbeek Kriek from 3F
2012 Schaerbeek Kriek from Hannsens
Timmerman’s Oude Kriek w/ Schaerbeek cherries
2009 Lou Pepe Kriek w/ Schaerbeek cherries
Lou Pepe Gueuze
Lou Pepe Framboise
We made our own Friendship Blend using equal parts of Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Batch 6 Beatification and Coolship Resurgasm
We got a 10 liter bag of Girardin Oude Lambiek
2013 Lambickx Kriek
Fuj emulsified some raspberries in the Girardin Lambiek for flip-cup
2013 and 2011 Cantillon Fou Foune
De Cam Kriek Lambiek 2009
De Cam Framboise Lambiek 2009
2013 Mega Blend. I was hoping we could do a 2009 and 2011 as well as those have aged really well but 2013 is just too new right now…
Intense Red is far better than it was a year ago. A lot less cough syrup like
This is the 2013 Quetsche tilquin. Still tasting great!!!
This was a great tasting. I checked my Untappd Check-Ins today. Wow, lots of of toasts. Holy crap.