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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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House beer of Cafe-Restaurant De Rare Vos, Schepdaal, Belgium.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4664) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2006
On tap at De Rare Vos, Schepdaal. Hazy, deep amber colour with a small, off-white head. Complex aroma of citric fruitiness and that definite geuze character. Flavours start a little sweet, then develops towards citrus to finish woody and dry. A truly great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 On tap at the Rare Vos. Aroma of cherries with faint citrus and fainter brass. This is an aged blend of lambic and faro than ends up fruity and refreshing. Deep reddish-copper color, thin head. Very refreshing, tempting to gulp. The blend of sweet and sour adds complexity instead of canceling each other out, thankfully, and the fruit adds further character. Cherries are strong before the musty, mature finish you expect from a Girardin gueuze. One of a kind, worth the drive if you’re visiting Brussels.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Draught, at the pub of the same name. Ruby red, pink head. Taste is sweet, sour and bitter at different stages of the sampling. More prominent hop profile than most. Interesting and unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9835) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2008
Draught @ De Rare Vos Schepdaal. Is this beer a lambic, partly, yes. It is more like a flemish brown mixed with lambic, sort of a Jack Op. And a very good one! Strong aroma of caramel, wood and a hint of cherry. Sweetish, sourish caramelly flavor. Thin, with citrus and wood in the finish. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Draught @ De Rare Vos, Schepdaal 1703, Belgium.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate old brune apple, sweet and sour, caramel notes, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. Very refreshing. (240508)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
tap at rare vos. pours a lightly hazed amber with bright orange highlights and a large frothy dirty white head. leaves some intricate lacework on the glass. good lookin beer. aroma of earthy brown sugar, mixed berries, and yogurt. taste is silky dry cherries, toasted bread, complimented by some nice yogurt sourness. well made. strangely, the fruit-lambic combo comes across almost like a hoppy pale ale fruit beer. unique. interesting. nice balance. pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
Draught @ Rare Vos in Schepdaal: Amber coloured. Quite clear. White dense huge head. Acidic and quite fruity and sweet in the nose. Definately sugar added to this beer. Reminds me a little of Faro, which isnt so special given the fact that this beer is a blend of lambic, gueuze, faro and a forth ingredient from Girardin (Jacob Löwenlunds theory is that its the Ulricher Pilsner). Is well balanced and sweet with an acidic and light sour note. Medium bodied. Ends on a quite fruity note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
Draught at Rare Vos Schepdaal. Pours a clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sour, burned sugar, and a somewhat spicy maltyness. Taste is refreshingly tart, rather swet. light bodied and a sweet aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2010
Yesterday with Pierre ans William on tap @ Restaurant De Rare Vos Schepdaal. Strange almost clear red-amber color, with little offwhite head. Aroma sour-woods, sweet touch, fruit. Medium Body. Taste a blendid thats sure, sour, and sweet, with part of lambic, bit wood dry finish. Good. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Tap at Rare Vos. It pours deep amber, with a reddish hue and thick white head. The nose is hay, floral, some tangy dark fruit and zesty grapefruit. The taste is tangy fruit, raisin, cherry, redcurrant, melon, apricot, floral aspect, rose water, pith and wood, with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Lowish sourness, more tangy really. Well balanced and pretty drinkable. More hop presence than I was expecting, but I enjoyed nonetheless. Unique.


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