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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours a clear red with a pinkish white head and an aroma of fresh raspberries with notes of honey, vanilla and cream. The flavor is fruity with off-course loads of raspberries and a tart, dry sourness coming after that. Sour but not overdone and certainly not too sweet. Just really well-balanced and delicious. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Nice aroma of sour raspberries. Good flavor of rasperries with a well dosed amount of sourness. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Itís not amazing but still, itís a good fruit lambic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
375ml bottle. Slightly hazy red with a big white head flecked with pink. Tart raspberry aroma with some yeastiness. Flavour began with some sweet fruitiness before a dry acidic finish. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
I knew I loved Giradinís kriek, but hunting the Framboise never really came to me. I did not enjoy it as much, but as I should have guessed, it was a highly competent fruit lambic confirming Girardinís superiority in the sweet fruit lambic category in my mind. Unclear reddish pink appearance with a lasting head that is barely paler. Well extracted raspberry flavour is straightforward and pure enough. Its counterpart of acidity is polite, yet frank enough to ensure a limited sweetness impression and pushing the drinkability through the roof. Minimal wood undertones also show up in the second half while the vigorous carbonation cleanses whatever sweetness is left away and invites to the next sip. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Raspberries offer sweetness and tartness to this polite and effervescent paragon of simplicity. This is an absurdly drinkable Fruit Lambic meant for summer terraces and late afternoon apťritifs.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy pinkish red glow.
-The finish is dry and a little tart, promoting once again some of that authentic raspberry fruitiness.
-When compared to Drie Fonteinenís Hommage and Framboos, you can notice quite rapidly that the Girardin does not have the same objectives.
-The fluffy and active carbonation is reminiscent of some farmhouse ciders.

Bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
Aroma:good raspberry aroma... Appearance:clear red-pink good lacing head... Flavor:sweet sour raspberry....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle from Bier circus - Brussels: Pink unclear with a off white head & fine lacings. Fruity, sweet, sour & inviting aroma. Taste is the same - again a pleasant sour touch making it balanced & fresh! Sticky end!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle at Beermania in Brussels, cellar temp. Strong raspberry aroma, very one dimensional. Sourness is light, but Iíll be god-damned if this isnít absolutely quaffable. This was nearly gone before I even thought to rate it, and it was tough not to say fuck it and just kill off the last of the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11468) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Red colour. Powerfull wonderfil raspberry aroma.. Moderate bitter and slightly acetic flavor. Strong raspberry notes. Not at all sweet, just fantastic. Oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy ruby body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet raspberry syrup. Flavor of raspberry syrup; sweet upfront, then finishes somewhat tart.


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