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

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (376) - Bedfordshire, - MAY 5, 2014
Nose is cherry, lactose, a little wheat; very underwhelming. Taste is green apple leading to cherry; there are some suspiciously syrupy notes in the middle. It has some nice oaky tones, with citrus in the finish. It’s nothing to write home about.


1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Experiment_Ale (992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
At the hotel de la Plaza in Brussels with Kimberly and Taylor in the hotel room. Pours dark rose red with white layer of head. Aroma is medical gross nasty off flavors, I’m not sure if it is acetone, or pedio or idk. Some fruit comes through, but yuck. Taste is more gross off flavors, and maybe some cherries. Gross,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1023) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
The ’oude kriek’ from Girardin, with medium off-white head (not too pinkish - usually revealing no cherry extracts have been used) and deep ruby red colour, hazy. Very fruity nose with obviously lots of cherries, seems sweetened a bit, sherry, sour cream, yoghurt, not as complex as their oude geuze. Taste has the same fruitiness, again making a sweetened and thus lightly compromized impression, lambic funkiness rather restrained, losing some of its complexity but still sufficiently sourish to stay authentic - though clearly not as authentic as the krieks from Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen or De Cam. Which makes this a good introduction to the style, I suppose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (83) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Copper/redish color, cloudy. Aroma of cherries. Good balance between sour and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (781) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Muddy pink. Not much head, but this is acceptable in this style. Fine and refreshing aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. Similarly fine taste and aftertaste, perhaps with a hint of raspberry bonbons. Well balanced with very high drinkability, but not very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost clear pinkish with a small pink creamy head. Aroma of fresh light bitter cherries. Fresh and inviting. Taste is also fresh sour cherries, with prickeling carbonation and mouthfeel.Decent fruity pleasure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (288) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Aroma: Fruity, cherries. Taste: Dito + fresh and acidic. The finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (939) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
shared 75cl bottle with a friend. poured a hazy light red colour with a slight pink coloured head. taste of sour ripe cherries, sweet fruity syrup, oak, weird beer. it;s to sweet for a kriek lambic. it’s got a lot of that candy sweetness. where is the classic girardin geuze in this beer

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jorn69 (900) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Fruity with cherries, acidic, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry and acidic.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Dark red with a small pink head. Faint aroma, cereals and cherries. Taste is as above. Thin body, high carbonation, dry. Short dry tart after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Light ruby colour with little to no head. Smells sour, dusty, cherry. Tastes sour, fruity, fresh, cherry. Good carbo, light to medium body. Delicious kriek


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