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

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
Beautiful pink head on a red and deep orange body, beautiful laces; Deep complex nose, very pleasant but could be a bit more up-front, super balanced mix of sour, sweet, fresh, age. It has raspberry, orange, wood, sour and dry notes, very, very pleasant; The body has a very special texture and carbonation, that melts together with an oily feel with out being the least sticky and still staying super fresh, quite full, a little sour and a very little salty; Into a very long finish where the aroma is super mellow and flows out softly, the acidity is very pleasant and stays very long. Super, super, super beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
Brown-pink colour. Strong fruit aroma. The taste is a blend of fruity sweetness and tartness with a sharp bitter edge. I thought it was delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours a red-brown body with an off-white pinish head. The aroma is very flowery with notes of raspberries and oak. Flavour profile tends to be more of a straight fruit beer as the wheat and bretty character are mostly non-existant. There is lots of juicy fruit but the carbonation is quite high and not pleasant. Purchased at Streekproductencentrum in Halle, Belgium on May 11, 2006.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 7, 2006
The best Framboise Lambic I have had. It smells like sweet but annoying fruit. Tastes like cheese cake with framboise mermelade. Very nice, It is extremelly good. BUt I thought it was a velle veu.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 23, 2006
Pours a dark reddish brown. Extremely pleasant raspberry aroma spreads around the room. Taste is woody and tart, rather dry but still nicely fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Clear orangey red with a small head after the initial flooding when the bottle was opened. Overpowering sweet raspberry aroma. The flavours are slightly more complex, still sweet with lots of raspberry, but drying out towards the finish with some woody and tart notes. Quite fizzy. Rather good, but light-years away from their black label oude geuze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with a pink head. Sweet aroma of raspberries with notes of wood. Light acidc flavour of raspberries with notes of wood.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 (Bottled. 03/2006) IMHO, this is the best of the Girardin lambic products (excluding the usually exceptional black label gueuze). Perhaps it is just because it goes so darn well with chocolate mousse. A big rasperry aroma with all the hints of the barnyard one craves from a lambic lacking any of the diacetyl notes that were predominant in other recently sampled Girardin products. A great, hazy, pink appearance. Wonderful notes of rasperry in the flavor with understated brett and lactic notes that work to accetunate a complex maltiness. A wonderfull example overall. (03/2007). More notes ... this time around, even the Framboise was a diacetyl bomb -- in both the aroma and the taste! Still goes well with chocolate, but it’s rating definitely came down ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2006
Three months over time, I don’t know what effect this has on a beer like this. The colour is light red-pink, with a small pink head. Sweet-sour raspberry aroma.Full bodyn with a light sour touch in it. Finish is rather sour with some sharper touches. At the end lasts a dry and pepery finish and some cork touches. The raspberry don(t come back in the taste. Afterall not a bad one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
I have a strong penchant for raspberries, so any brewer advertising the fruit generally gets my attention. After a long day walking around Amsterdam, I decided to enjoy something easy at In de Wildeman. When I say ’easy’, I mean in no way to insult Girardin, but generally fruit lambics are less challenging in complexity and that was just what I was looking for. The pour yielded a clear red tea color with a light film of white cream dissolving to a milky ring around the flute. To the nose, fresh raspberries stand out - an aroma of real fruit not syrup. Cherries and strawberries are also apparent and together with the raspberries vividly remind of a fruity yoghurt. Light brown sugar provides some balance and additional sweetness. The flavor is straightforward but delicious with almost the sole taste of raspberry jam and strawberries. As it wraps around the tongue there is a slight syrupy texture that smoothens out on the back of the palate while the perfect carbonation tingles at the tip. Some sourness produces a smiling finish that could have been more pronounced. Refreshing and flavorful.


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