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

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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
Cask, New Oxford, Salford. Deep cherry red colour with a good sized pillowy light pink head. Quite a looker. Sour cherry aroma with a healthy dose of barnyard funk.. Flavour is gently sour and there is a lovely subtleness here which is quite enchanting. Vinuous with notes of wood and almond. Just loads happening to tantalise your taste buds. Top class.

2.9
Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
Red coloured and clear. Light red head, mostly lasting. Acidic aroma, fruit, cherries, lactic acid. Flavor is mostly acidic. Dry and astringent.

3.4
TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
Bouteille verte de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de cerises avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est rouge. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises légèrement sucrées avec une pointe citronnée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sucré. (Rating #2768)

3.5
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2009
A nice red color with a 3 cm pink head that settles into nice lacings after a while. The smell is milder and more gentle than expected. Obviously, here’s plenty of cherries, but they are accompanied by a prominent smell of fruit yogurt. Notes of fermenting fruit and a hint of tart apples. Some grass and wood. The smell is actually quite weird. It’s not bad, it’s just not what I expect from a fruit lambic. The taste is better, though. However, the taste is also somewhat weak and easygoing, and it lacks a little complexity. Cherries with both sweet and tart edges dominate. Every now and then the cherry flavors goes a little candy-like. Some notes of grass and a somewhat sharp wheaty maltiness. Mild funky brett note. A hint of vanilla. The finish is tart, but far from being ruthlessly sour, with mineral flavors, some sweetness and lingering cherry notes. Medium body, not very sparkling mouthfeel. Nice dry finish. A good beer, but not great. The beer has a nice blend of tart and sweet flavors and it is very easy to drink. But it’s slightly too gentle and lame to get me really exited. It lacks some complexity. Still tasty, though. Serving type: bottle (Copy of old Beer Advocate review)

4.3
gunnfryd (14807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle. Red colour with a pink head. Aroma is sour, yeast, cork, oak, cherry, vanilla. Flavour is sour, yeast, hint of sweetness, cherry, oak, vanilla. A really nice beer.

4.1
eManu (544) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2009
Pours a hazy deep red color with a light pink head. Aroma is very fruity and with some oak. Flavors are sour fruits, cherries with oak and a hint of vanilla. A little acid and dry finish. A very nice ballanced old style Kriek, one of the best and true Kriek, not overly sweet and light fruit taste.

3.6
saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Nice pink head with excellent duration. Color is ruby. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, fruits, malt and citrus.

3.9
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2009
375 ml bottle. Brownish red colour. Clear. Medium-sized whiteish pink head. Cellary and acidic aromas with a delicate cherry-like almond aroma. Not that sour once it enters the mouth. Quite mellow and gentle in fact. Notes of leather. Very nice flavour. Surprisingly balanced. Gets drier towards the finish. A great beer.

3.2
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours clear and blood red, with a tall head of spongy, bright pink foam. A wet wash leaves some splotchy, jagged flares of lacing behind. The aroma is bright with ripe, juicy cherry, showing sweet-tart and simple, if not overly saccharine. Lacking in funky tartness, i smells almost more like a simple fruit beer than a true lambic. Flavors too fall short in sourness, focusing primarily on sugary cherry, with distant hints of wood and vanilla showing on the back end. Medium bodied and lively on the tongue, the palate is overly sweet and sticky for the style. Decent at best, this is not my type of lambic.

3.5
fiulijn (20370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012
2012-05-06, draught at Fairbar, Århus, 7-5-7-3-14=36
Beautiful ruby red color. Mild and harmonious aroma, with some cherries, cherry stones, sugar. Smooth mouthfeel; some impression of cherry syrup and grenadine, pomegranate, light strawberries; the acidity is very moderate, and it seems even less evident than the mild astringency. It seems more alcoholic than it really is.
An easy Lambic.

2009-08-28, corked bottle, 37cl, bb 0706 (whatever it means)
Cloudy red color; persistent head. Out of the bottle, immediately an aroma of cherries; it gets lighter and later there is just some aroma of wood. Aggressive mouthfeel, tart and acidic, very lemony, but never exceeding, and only with a vein of cherries. Tart final. Rough but solid, not much fruity, for tough drinkers.


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