Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber colour, white head. Aroma of brown sugar, quite tart, caramel and overripe fruit. Quite sweet, light sour flavour, quite some caramel. Sweet finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks Vincent!)
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thx. to Vincent / Belgbeergeek // 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // copper / amber coloured with not much of a head // aroma / lambic dominates over the sugar. Girardin lambic clearly noticeable, lemon tartness blended with a definetly present but not overpowering candy sugar // taste is sour lemon with some mellow malt=like elements, light barnyard funk, touch of spices, hint wood and that bitterness that some lambic’s can have with a clear layer of partially eaten candy sugar running through it, almost musty // mellow, softer carb. neat in a style that I have mixed feelings about even if I like it
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl Bottle@ RBBSG, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Amber coloured beer with a small white head and no carbonation. Light sour, short grainy hinted aroma. Medium to full palate, smouth and little sweet. Finish is sweet fruity. Rather sweet with a light grainy sour herby sweet balanced hint to it. Not bad.
Rasmus40 (15974) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Willems. I drank this in memory of Jan Girardin and all the wonderful beers I have had from Girardin the past few years. Hazy orange with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark sugar, wood and pepper. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 160812
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek.
Ambrée, col fin blanc.
Arôme garde ce profile lambic avec ce bouquet sucre brun, le tout ayant une pointe plus avancée de houblons et herbes.
Palais reste dans le style faro, légère, sucré sur qcq notes aigres / lambic. Note pomme caramel avec au fini une pointe d’épices et d’aromates.
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
19/VI/2012 - 75 cl bottle from Geers or De Hopduvel (not sure) @ John’s place - BB: ? no indication on cork (2012-639)
Clear amber to red orange beer, nice irregular white head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, bit metallic, lime juice, ripe pears and plums. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: sweet start, sugary, some caramel, ripe cherries, bit sour, lemony. Aftertaste: sourish, caramel, some hop bitterness, lemony. Not bad. Would have never guessed it’s a faro. Is it?
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Hill Farmstead second anniversary party courtesy of someone, but I can’t remember who. So whomever you were, thanks. Pours an amber ruby with a medium sized white head. Musk, acid and funk on the nose. Medium bodied, very lactic, but rather soft. Funky, musk, lots of sweet toast on the finish.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. musty old fruit, a touch vegetal, some light leather and faint sour cherry sourness. not bad, but not particularly great either. doughy malt backing with a touch of raw sugar. no trace of girardin black-esque lambic to be found. okay.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper with a thin foamy white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of funk, some earthy hints, some fruity elements, some residual sugary splashes. Tastes acidic and semi sweet with some moderate fruity undertones and a funky finish. Not bad.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl green bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a minimal off-white head. Foam dissipates quickly. Aroma is funk and caramel, with spices and flowers. Taste is miedium acidic, with sour and funk. Notes of burnt suger and slight booze. Some wood and a hint of vinegar as well. When warmed up, this beer almost recalls a flemish red, like a mix o lambic with a 30% of flemish red. Thin in body and little carbonation. Not bad, definitely interesting.