OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rasberry red clear colour with small fading pink head. Strong sweet rasberry and lighter green apples sour aromas. Light bodied but still plenty of flavour, rasberry mainly of course, but there is enough lambic character there to still make it interesting. Palate and flavours moderately well balanced across the sweet-sour considering the strong sweetness in the aroma. Light clean dry finish.
leaparsons (7495) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red in colour with quite a sparkle. Not as sour as the Cantillons of this world which I prefer. Still commendable and a nice change from other beer styles.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very clear red-brownish lambic with an obvious aroma of raspberry. Very few bubbles, no foam formed when pouring. A slightly bitter taste with a winish finnish.
Belgik (72) - Sterrebeek, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin fading pink-white foam, the brew is a ruby-red color with few fine bubbles.
Intense and good raspberry aroma with some winelike impressions, very fruity.
Raspberry flavor with fruit rather than sweetness (there is no sugar added, says the brewer). Rather simple and unidimensional fruit flavor almost fully masks the ’lambiek’ character.
Too much fruit, too little beer, and lacking in complexity.
omhper (18350) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red. Rather dry with sweetish aroma of very ripe raspberries.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 23, 2001
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber colour, pratically no head, very strong raspberry aroma, sparkling, acid and sweet, sour finish
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 20, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice red colour with few foam. It has a deep and quite disgusting raspberry nose. Very sweet, looks like raspberry syrup in mineral water. Definitely too sweet for my taste.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2000
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The sweetest of the Girardin beers (unless they have a Faro I don’t know about), but bear in mind that sweet is a relative word. The fruit flavours do begin to drown out some of the earthy lambic complexity. Thankfully, there is plenty to spare.