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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Cork Marking 0205... Poured a ruby, garnet color with a medium sized pink head and light lacing on the glass. Buttery brett, vinegar, and sweet cherry aroma. Sweet dominated this, though a fair amount of balancing tartness is there as well. Cherry and light raspberry finish. A smooth, easy drinking kriek. Thanks Mads.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2004
This one works for me. Mild, a touch of sourness, a drop of sweetness, well balanced. And ofcourse..the cherries were there..!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottled. Purchased at Hop Duvel in Gent. Cloudied magenta with a foamy pink head. Nose is soft cherry with light spices, wood and some hints of sugar. Taste is sweeter cherry flavors along with light wood, yogurt (lactic) notes and spices. For some reason this seems really Christmasy of holiday-like. Maybe kind of like Quelque Chose. Body is light and only mildy tart with almost no acidity. Finish is cherry pits, some sucrose and light hint of cherry cheesecake. Seemingly a dessert lambic!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2004
This was a rather shocking bright pink colour and had a most unexpected toffee aroma. Settled down on the palate to reveal clean, citric, fruity and tart elements, but not that sour. I’ve tried a number of fruit lambics and have invariably found I enjoyed the straight lambics and gueuze from the same producer more. This one was no exception. A bit of a disappointment. Bottled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2004
Dark ruby red, thick pink head. Sweet black cherries in aroma with notes of wood and lactic acidity. Lot’s of black cherries in flavour. Hin’t of maringue, oak with a subtle tartness. Full and natural. Rich fruity aftertaste with traces of oak. Quite good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004
Ruby red, with a nice tan/offwhite head. Aroma is intense cherries, a litle oak with just a whiff of the bretanomyces components. Taste is of cherries, and have surprisingly litle sourness. The aftertaste is quite long, and thats where the horse blanket materializes itself. All in all, A kriek worth the effort, but still a bit from perfect

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
Reddish brown color with a beige head. The taste is a fruity sweetness with some cherry notes. Has a light sourness which really balance the beer out. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2005 Bottle bought in Belgium. 375ml & corked, served in a Girardin glass. Dark pink, fluffy off-white head. Clean aroma, light cherry and not much else. Interesting first sip, heavy on the cherry, almost like fruit yoghurt, but it’s never too sweet. Light dryness, but not too tart, sourt or acidic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Beautiful Burmese ruby hue. Lasting crimson-tinged head. Blackberries, unripe pineapple and grassy stems in aroma. Nutty tang, lots of moss and top-notch pie cherries bursting with juice. Almost chewy but definitely not dense. Love the brets.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Rusty orange. Sherbety, sticky light pink foam. Perfumey aroma laced with leather, brett, matchstick, and tangy cedar. Rich essences of musty wood coupled with sour, slightly medicinal cherries, raisin, and minerally cherry stones. Feathery carbonation. Somewhat expansive. Moderately sour with iron and rich cherries chased by a delayed spike of brettanomyces and tannins. Musty oak, minerals, and cherry stones add lots of firmness to the body, drying it out and amplifying the irony tartness. Relatively low acidity, as well, with just enough lemon zest astringency to impart some roughness to the body. Subtle pale malt huskiness helps thwart the medicinal flavors. Finishes semi-dry, yet very full, with waning brett and heightening medicinal notes. With a more assertive husky pale malt and leathery brett character and a pinch more dryness, this would somehow manage to be even more stunning.


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