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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unblended lambic with cherries.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Brilliant rose red in color, cloudy with minimal head, just bubbles. The aroma is big on cherry and funk with a little bit of butteriness. No butter on the flavor fortunately. Huge fresh cherry notes and only a little sourness. A bit sweet actually, and slightly medicinal. Medium-bodied with very low carbonation. Only a touch of acidity. A solid but not outstanding kriek in all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
From the barrel at Bier Circus in Brussels. Pours a hazy, bright ruby red with some spitty white head. Nose is mild, certainly because of the cask, sweet, candy, light funk, floral. Flavor is sweet, cherries, candy, only light tart, lemon rind, light malt. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Really easy to drink. Lacks the complexity of other krieks but it was pleasant to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (276) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 9, 2011
Woow! It seemed fabulous to me. It has been offered to me in a small quantity at Le Bier Circus by the boss. I could appreciate it particularity. Sweet and sharp well balanced together. Red coloured without froth. Very impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdmmb (504) - USA - DEC 11, 2010
At the dag de lambiek from 2010 young lambic. Very fruity. Excellent all round taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2010
I was told this was made with Jonge lambic, and that seemed to be in line with my take on the beer. The nose was lightly sweet with lovely fresh cherries, and a touch of almond from the stones. It was mostly dry with light sourness and a touch of funky cheese to go along with the sour cherry pie.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Clear red pour. Lots of funk and barnyard on the nose, almost a manure like aroma. Some cherry. Cherry pie flavor with tons of barnyard. Lightly sweet. Moderate sourness with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
From barrel at Bier Circus.
Appearance : Red no head.
Aroma : Sweet cherries, syrupy and tart. Not very sour. A bit barnyard and funky. Cough syrup.
Taste : Light sweetness, light barnyard. Cough syrup.
Overall : The straight lambic that I had just before was better. This wasn’t bad but maybe it is to syrupy/cough syrup. Not much character either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
7th March 2010. Hazy red beer - a little mauve tint to it. No head. Just a little carbonation. Fresh cherry - morello. Gets a tiny bit sour before the dry finish. Simple stuff but slips down easy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2010
From the tap at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst; July 2010
Ah, my first Lambic after an over-night trip across the pond. The beer arrives with a surprisingly large, one-finger thick, large bubbled, pink tinged, light tan colored head that must have been violently produced as this beer is quite flat. The beer is a pretty, ruby-red, brilliantly clear color. The aroma has a sour, non-descript sort of fruitiness to it at first, but starts to become distinctly cherry after a short time. Musty background notes are joined by hints of acetone, a definite mushroom character, some tea like aromas, some woody oak aromatics as well as a hint of smokiness.

The beer is room temperature and quite flat as it rolls across my tongue. There is a touch of sweetness here that brings out some of the cherry flavors; in fact this does have a nice cherry-fruit flavor to it. It is only very lightly tart with mellow lactic notes at this point (definitely on the soft side for a Lambic). As should be expected, the beer is very light bodied and eminently quaffable. The funkiness here is pretty mellow and there is also a touch of tannic oak character to the finish.

In the end this is a mellow Lambic, with a soft cherry character and it is very quaffable. Due to the heat, the proprietress has said that this was served a touch warm, but I am definitely still quite enjoying this and it is likely a touch more flavorful because of the warmth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2010
Tasted 30.05.10 with friends at WOSF’10. Clear, pinkisch red color, with very little pinkisch shine head. Aroma bit sweet, apple juice like. Medium body. Taste bit sweet, cherries, and sourness.


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