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Girardin Framboise

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Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1475) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
375ml bottle. Reddish colour, pink foam head and aroma of raspberry jam, funk. Taste is sour, fruity raspberry, citric rind, barnyard. Sharp mouthfeel, medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, tart lingering finish. Nicely drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigtaster (735) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
From bottle in snifter. Intense blood red color small white head around edges. Raspberries, apricot, lemon. Delicate on the pallet, moderate sourness, sparkling carbonation, fruit and sour lingers for a while. Some hints of funk as it warms. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Tasted on 3/13/15 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle, big thanks to Churney for picking this one up. Pours hazy dark red with a thick, lightly pink tinted head that slowly recedes to thick, messy lace. The nose is full of fresh raspberry jam, a touch of green bell pepper pyrazine, lemon peel, and light funk. The flavor is tart lemon, tons of fresh raspberry puree, light bread malt, and light funk. The body is fairly light with lively carbonation, and a long, tart lemon, and raspberry puree finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1142) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Gedeeld met nikos. Paarsrode kleur met licht roze kraag. Bubblegum cassis en zweet en een afdronk met een hopbitter. Body medium.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3105) - FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Red hazy. Sweet raspberry, slight seedy, vanilla on nose. Creamy. Dry, tarty with sweet jammy flavours. Some hay malts, bit lacking in intensity, but not too bad though. Bit stale also, malts feel washed out, watery flat. Like the slight tart and clean flavour. Nice, but below average framboise (considering girardin’s track record).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (151) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a red colour, pan flat. Perfumed aroma of fruit and some mustiness. I shared this with Mrs FH and she likes these kind of beers: she thought the aroma was of cigars, much like the taste. I can see where she is coming from, the initial sweetness is there, then a sharp and sour aftertaste. Some fruitiness, then that cigarness again. OK overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2015
Very nice and smooth rasberry lambic. Good palate, not too sweet, beautiful colour and nice sour finish. Not as good as cantillon but very pleasant and well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (314) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Raspberry sour taste. Dark red color, small head, good finish. Curiously.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1149) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Light ruby with small pink head. Dough, raspberries, red berries, cherry pits, light yoghurt, hay, yeasty. Light sweet with earthy dry finish, with some woody bitterness. Medium bodied with slick feel and very dry at the end. Interesting stuff, quite different from other fruit lambics.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (326) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Dark ruby red color, very little pale pink foam. The smell is almost too raspberry-like it seems chemical. The taste is sour and raspberry. The carbonation decays a bit quicker than hoped for, but it still is okay. It is a tiny bit boring for a spontaneous fermented beer. Nevertheless, this is an awesome beer.


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