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Girardin Kriek 1882 - Brouwerij Girardin

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BA SCORE
83
good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-28-2002

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3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boy
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of simoen
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of smakawhat
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass. Mild pop off the cork. From notes.

Scarlet red body, with a bit of cloudy opaque character but not hazy. Brown to light tan head with a clean appearance. Some interesting spotty leg wet like lacing as well.

Interesting kriek aroma. Mild cherry like notes with some pepper tartness. Mild acetic notes and hints of menthol mint as well, with funky quality sort of dominating.

Palate hints more towards cherry cough drop candy a bit on first sip. A real nice herbal tea like quality on the mid palate, which gets stronger on the aftertaste. Solid tartness bringing a bit of pepper and mild red wine like vinegar quality too, but a thin body slightly becomes distracting.

A unique tasting kriek though and one I would have again and can enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%

I brought this bottle back from Brussels, shared with Alex enjoyed from a tumbler chilled, review from notes.

The color is deep red with pink head and fine bead. The smell has a slight stone fruit intensity with mild medicinal phenolic with fruity so cherry it almost seems artificial. The feel has moderately carbonated and medium body with moderate sourness and juicy tangy essence.

The taste is excellent with juicy cherry and gentle sour flavor with mild sweet flavor in the finish with a cherry pie type sweet/sour juxtoposition. I consider this an above average kriek, not the best I enjoyed from Belgium but very good in its own right.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Belgium on my last trip there with PurpleCloud.

Nice rose color. Poured with decent head that eventually dissipated. This was a good kriek but I was expecting more tartness in the body and finish. Definitely not cloying and tons of cherry taste but needed a bit more 'snap' for my taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of peensteen
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pinkish-red colour, ring of pink-white head, light lace as well. Smell is lots like cherry juice at first, some sugar coated cherry sweetness, underlying musty notes, funky with some cheese like qualties, lactic notes as well. Taste is a mix of sweet and sour cherry, lots of fruit comes across, starts off with sweet cherry before acidity and tart fruits come in and add some drying points to keep this from going off the rails in terms of sweetness. Medium spritzy carbonation, medium body. Overall this is quite nice but a bit too sweet to be in the realm of top tier fruit lambic, still something I could have several glasses of throught the course of a day.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Girardin Kriek 1882 from Brouwerij Girardin
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.