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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
House beer of Cafe-Restaurant De Rare Vos, Schepdaal, Belgium.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pours a dark golden amber, transparent, creamy off white head and a lot of lace. The nose offers sweet caramel and candied fruit with a touch of a metallic twang and some light cherry behind. The taste is a little more put together, still very sweet. Notes of lemon zest and some lightly soured cherry on top of caramel and candied sugars. Lighter body, soft on the palate and very creamy. Decent carbonation and a semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Hazy light amber, small bubbled white head that reduces quickly but leaves considerable lacing. Grainy nose has dust, toast, and yeast, considerable sweetness, and a bit of souring citrus. Flavor is sweet, more faro like with the grainy, offset sourness, derived mainly in citrus, but the grain is too spicy even for that and so the malt is too evident. A blatant contrast that doesnt work well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23340) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Sampled July 2010, from the tap at Rare Vos
This arrives with a frothy, one-finger thick, pale, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a red, brilliantly clear color that shows a dark amber sheen to it. This smells of caramelization, somewhat beery (not very Lambic like), has a hint of tartness to it and somewhat fruity with a berry like character that comes through softly. This is interesting, if a bit industrial smelling somehow.

The beer tastes nicely tart as it first hits my tongue; it is very refreshing and maybe even has some hop character to it. It finishes with a slight bite that is a mix of hop bitterness and carbonic acid. This is somewhat sweet tasting, but this is pretty well balanced by the soft tartness. This is very cool and refreshing on this muggy, hot day. The texture is somewhat viscous and has a light-medium body.

I really wonder how Girardin makes this beer, it is likely a blend with a bit of Lambic in it and some caramel color; quite weird in some ways, I am really not quite too sure what to think. In the end this is a bit simplistic, but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3272) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42642) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2010
From tap at Rare Vos. Distinct malty aroma with a light barnyard note. Fruity and nice malty flavoured. Citric, light sourish. Nice malty and lingering fruity. Lingering citric. Light caramelish to breadish note. Somewhat a hybrid between faro and flemish bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2009
Draft @ De Rare Vos, Schepdaal. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty carame land brown sugar aroma. Sweetish malty candy sugary flavor with some fruity hints. Has a fruity malty brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
Clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma had sweet malt, caramel, brett and cheese. Flavour had sweet and sour malt, caramel, sour berries and brett notes. Finished sourish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pyx (16) - Kbenhavn V, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
Tap on Rare Vos. Dark amber with high off white foam. Very thin aroma. Fresh taste of fruit and brown sugar. Light hoppy end.

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