Alesmith (10) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle. Beautiful hazy pink head. Blackberries, citrus and jam on the nose. Very well balanced with moderate carbonation and a medium to light body. For me it has the right amount of sour and has a very crisp dry finish, making it exceptionally drinkable, definitely very moreish.
Overall this is an excellent lambic that i’m glad I had the chance to try. It’s all the more impressive for it being a first brew from these guys, hopefully there is more to come from N&R in the future!
77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx. to Tim // saw this one announced a while back but than I saw the number of bottles and distribution.... // luckily I got to try this, yay // unlabeled bottle only number (somewhere in early 200’s I think) written on cap // dark red berry coloured with little white head // mmm. nose is full of berries, rich, tad sweet berries with some nice barnyard funk, hay, enjoyable sourness, delicious lemon lambic // lightly bitter, naturally sour berries, good quality younger Girardin lambic, lemon, tart, hay, nice horse blanket goodness, berries well integrated, tad disolved, zesty, light wood, light wine touches, more towards end // high, enjoyable carb. yummy
JK (4238) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
RBSG 2013, thanks to Bobby for sharing this one. Light red color. Sour acidic aroma. Flavor is very sour as well, with lots of berry flavor. Girardin sourness and flavor accentuated by the wine and fruit. Excellent beer. This was probably the best beer of the weekend.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Super fruity with loads of funk. Barnyard, horse blanket and leather. One of my highlights of the night.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at my 30th Birthday tasting, from a 3 Fonteinen tumbler. Thanks Adam! Pours hazy deep pinkish red, thick dark pink head. Great lacing. Nose is blackberries, raspberries, pencil lead/graphite, big gentle leather. I’m stunned by how feminine this is, reminds me more of Framboos than anything else. Flavours of berries - lots of berries: Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and maybe just a hint of currant. Funk is present and correct, but not overwhelming. Spectacular balance. Loved this one!
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by t0rin0 at RBSG. Pour is a light red, almost pink. Acidic aroma, flavor matches. Fruity (raspberries?) and sour, but not overly tart or mouth puckering. Just a really a nice beer.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to the cad. Cloudy red orange with lasting pink head. Vegetal fruit and farmyard aroma which is so good its frightening. Perfect in mouth but the swallow and finish are sublime. So drinkable its ridiculous. Spectacular.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at my CBC birthday, London. A big thanks to Tom for providing us with this beer. It pours a light, hazy red with a creamy foam head. Aroma has some berries, poo and grass. Light to medium sweet flavor, very tart with sharp berries, mild sour sting, some earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, stinging fizzy carbonation. Dry, berry fruit finish with lots of grassy bitterness. Lasting tart berries, light earth and grass. Very, very good beer overall.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brought by me to a tasting, thx Alan for trading !
Head: gushing/huge, sticky /pink
Colour: light watermelon
Smell: Berries, gueze, bitter, sour, awesome fruity fragerant combined with that nice typical Girarding aroma !
Taste: clearly noticeable girardin flavour mixed in an awesome flavour of berries, very fruity, nice sourness level not overly fruity, very balanced, end is dry, awesome !
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle shared by Bobby - holy crap this is awesome. Sour and tart, but in control. Rich and bold. Heck yeah this rules!