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

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
I knew I loved Giradin’s 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 Girardin’s 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 (8957) - 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 apéritifs.

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 Fonteinen’s 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 (3027) - ste-catherine, 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 (15230) - 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 I’ll be god-damned if this isn’t 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 (12656) - 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 (12565) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
Pours clear red with small pink head. Sweet and sour aroma with natural raspberries. Same goes for the flavor that also has some earth and tart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Dark red colored, hazy appearance with little white head. Rich aroma with strongly sweet raspberries, sourness also present. Still too sweet and raspberry for my taste. Medium bodied. Flavor is better with milder sweetness and raspberries, sourness is also in better balance. Some wooden tone in aftertaste. Easy to drink lambic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10524) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle… Hazy ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. Raspberry Jolly Rancher-sweet aroma with lesser notes of black tea and simple syrup. The flavor offers up good balance although it does lean slightly toward the sour. Good fruity sweetness and moderate bitterness. Nothing sharp… pleasantly dull around the edges. Medium-bodied with an abrasive mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Sweet and tart finish.Thanks to boboski for supplying the bottle!


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