bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pink color, no head. Raspberry aroma. Good lacing. Not very sweet, some raspberry flavor, but not on the foreground like Lindemans or Mort Subite. It's a permanent fight against the raspberries and the lambic. Raspberries are first, the lambic dominates the middle, then the strawberries fight back in the aftertaste. Exciting beer but not the best Girardin can offer.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I can admit that this isn't the world's greatest concoction--I almost would appreciate having two beers, one a plain lambic and the other a pure fruit essence like a Lindemans, neither do I think this is deserving of substantial criticism. First sip hit me with sourness, although it is overall pretty subdued relative to a Cantillon. Nice off-red color and good head, wonderful apertif, raspberry tickles on the palate. Enjoyable for what it is, no obvious faults.
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goe biertje dat smaakte in de zomerse hitte van de dag; Zeker de moete om een te proeven!
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red colour with a nice light red head. It is quite sparkling. The raspberry aroma is very natural. The flavour is very refreshing and nice. It is surprisingly sweet, but still far from Mort Subite, BelleVue, De Troch etc. The wonderful complexity of Girardin Gueuze is present in the background. A truly briliant thirst quencher.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mine was a little corked. It is clear that the ingredients in this beer are totally natural. Absolutely no artificial add-ons at all. Pure quality and a nice thirst quencher. Nice complexity between the sweetness and the sourness in this brew.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale red colour, rosy. No head. Nose of raspberry jam, and somewhere an aroma which you usually hang in your smallest chamber, after seeing it advertised on ITV by a skipping housewife. Taste : raspberry jam again; including slight acidity, fruit acids, fruit sugars and pectines! Very flat, some stickiness - from the pectine? Aftertaste is raspberry flavour again. Disappointing. Could be so much more, with just a bit more lambic character (and somewhat less... perfume, let's call it)
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a strong note of fresh raspberries.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The least of the Girardin brews...lacks the commanding sourness and barnyard complexities of the others. Even so, very good.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of raspberry sirup. Sweet with a very long finish. A little bit too sweet for me.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sparkling beer, almost no head. Aroma of raspberries. Quite sweet taste, raspberries, green apples, slightly sour. A little too sweet for my taste, but a nice refreshing beer.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 Had this in some park on a warm summers day in Brussels. Very nice and refreshing, but in contrast to the gueuze, it was quite sweet, but still tart enough and slightly sour enough to be passaable, and passable it is, lots of rasberry flavour, a little earthy, i just wish it were a little less sweet.