Girardin Framboise - Brouwerij Girardin
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3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
2009, 375 ml into a Stillwater stateside saison wine glass. Close enough. This beer is dingy and kind of pink / red, its almost gray if that makes sense. Forms a decent head, no lacing.
Aroma is sweet like raspberry candy.
Not really sour, mildly tart in the back but nothing really happening at all. Its boring, with only a mild sulfur note and some raspberry sweetness up front.
OK, its gets more sour the more I drink it, I'll bump it up slightly.
09-24-2010 01:07:30 | More by drabmuh
United Kingdom (England)
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
Again, perhaps a bit too sweet, this one still packs some tart acidity, quite smelly earthy nose, which is always an incouraging sign, but the framboise i think is a touch to prominent, fairly complex, and nice to drink, nothing to special.
09-28-2002 18:16:05 | More by rastaman
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
This beer has the most important element in it, which isn't a chapter in this kind of reviews: drinkability. That's why I could buy it more often if I will find it.
The looks are great. The head is very nice, so I don't understand people who say it isn't much.
But except drinkable, does it offer more? I'm afraid not. The smell has some raspberry, but quite tiny. Very little funk. The taste isn't too sour, nor too sweet, but...too thin. Almost watery.
Combined with some overcarbonation my conclusion is that this is a drinkable beer, but not very impressive.
03-09-2012 21:37:35 | More by Filosoof
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
A nose with a touch of acid marked raspberry. A winey acidity, but much more acidic than wine-worthy of the great lambic that provides firsthand raspberries that melt on your tongue but soon acidity takes over with a return vinous offering both brands raspberries and touches of cork. A good lambic, which gives pride to the fruit and acidity.
05-05-2010 18:13:04 | More by ThaCreep
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
A: Medium red body with a bit of pinkish hue to the edges. Thin pinkish-white head which quickly receded. Only the slightest hints of lacing at first before completely vanishing.
S: Smells like sweet raspberry jam. A little leather. Some generalized sourness tips it's hat.
T: The raspberry jam-like character is still there, but it shifts from a more sweet rendition in the nose to a tarter, lightly sour version. Just a hint of oak, and some leather. No funky notes.
M: Medium-light bodied, with a soft, gentle carbonation which leaves a slightly thin spot towards the finish. Light tartness in the finish.
D: Tasty, and somewhat unique in that its not a massively tart framboise (lou pepe or rose de gambrinus) nor is it medicinally sweet (lindemans or boon). Worth a try indeed.
09-18-2010 00:32:56 | More by callmemickey
4/5 rDev +9.6%
biergotter club brew/tasting 2007. biegaman brought this one over recently and we didn't quite get to it, so we pulled it out as our final beer of the night. a great way to end the tasting. thanks jan!
37.5cl bottle, corked and caged. cork shows 07-07.
pours deep pinkish red with a bit of haze. a nice fairly dense white head forms, dropping slowly and leaving spotty lace behind.
aroma is great. sour cherries. funk. lots of raspberry. bit of sweetness.
taste is great. low bitterness level. lots of raspberry. light sourness. bit of funk. touch of sour cherry. just enough going on to keep it interesting, but nothing too crazy.
mouthfeel is good. medium-high carbonation level. medium body. fairly dry finish.
drinkability is good. balanced and nice. nothing crazy complex, but a very nice beer.
11-12-2007 19:06:32 | More by grub
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Brew club beer tasting, end of the night capper provided by biegaman from his Belgium trip.
Pours a clear reddish orange, thin off white head forms, settles down to a thin ring and layer leaving behind some decent lacing. Smell is nice, fresh raspberries, hay, grass, some caramel, light funk/barnyard, lots of fruit, oak, neat. Taste is similar, lots of fresh fruits and raspberry, sour barnyard funk, hay, grass, some bready malt, more fruit, very fresh sour finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, very smooth and drinkable, nice fruit character. Thanks a lot Jan!
02-12-2008 02:53:53 | More by Viggo
4.05/5 rDev +11%
served in a RR 'tion glass. thanks to jason for bringing this back from belgium for me. batch D x 2011.
pours a deep pink and light ruby. light pinkish head with some light retention.
mainly fresh raspberry on the nose. a light sweetness.
very raspberry dominated. not much else. a very slight tartness but not much. although this is fairly one dimensional, the raspberry is quite good. not overpowering in any way. there is a faint hint of dry oak around the finish.
a mild tingle from the carbonation. sweetness across the mouth. dry finish.
this is good, not really sour at all, but good. id drink this again for sure.
06-24-2011 02:22:05 | More by hooliganlife
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
Thanks to hopdog for breaking this goodie out at the tasting...
Appears a transparent pink-toned red with a small white cap that slowly fades into a small cloud spirals. Light lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of cran-raspberry juice with freshly mashed berries that are evident from the first inhale. I found it to be really quite addictive.
Taste is of creamy vanilla, fruit punch, and rasperry with cranberries resounding in a slightly tart flavor.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, vinuous, and semi-dry on the finish.
04-02-2007 16:12:52 | More by weeare138
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
375ml bottle into a Girardin goblet at Moeder Lambic St. Gilles.
A: Deep scarlet, clear body, and a voluminous, persistent pink head. Great lace. Fantastic.
S: Huge, ripe, tart raspberry. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else required.
T: Raspberries dominate throughout, starting out juicy and getting more bitter and seedy toward the end. Some light, grassy funk joins in as well. Very tasty, but a little weak in the end.
M: Creamy, lively, and a touch thin. Pretty good.
O: While I preferred the Kriek 1882, this was another fine fruit Lambic from Girardin. I'm rather puzzled by the relatively low overall scores this beer has gotten - I have a feeling if the label said "Cantillon" instead of "Girardin" it would rate significantly higher, as I think it's every bit as good as some bottles of Rose de Gambrinus I've had (granted, when that beer is at its best it's stunning, but only one out of 4 bottles I've had of it has blown me away). Anyway, tasty Framboise.
04-04-2012 16:19:03 | More by woosterbill
4.25/5 rDev +16.4%
Bottle: The bottle opened with a large POP! Poured a bright red/pink colored beer with a huge head with excellent retention. Carbonation is very strong and aroma is comprised mainly of sweet raspberry. Taste is very refreshing with a very good taste of raspberry (not too much sweetness though) and tart. I appreciated the fact that the acidic part was well covered and wasnt taking too much place. Overall, this was a very refreshing drink that I wouldnt mind trying again on a hot summer day.
06-29-2004 15:47:48 | More by Phyl21ca
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
12oz bottle, sampled at the Brugge Bear in Brugge, Belgium. This brew was a deep reddish colour reminiscent of blood. The aromas are all fresh raspberries, seeds and all. The base is malty and full of oakyness and lambic funk. This is one hell of a Framboise! The taste is a raspberry explosion with plenty of mouth puckering acid, and oaky complexity to back the whole thing up. The mouthfeel is creamy and acidic as all hell and the drinkability is awesome. A great framboise! One of the best (if not THE best!)
03-30-2004 21:19:22 | More by francisweizen
Girardin Framboise from Brouwerij Girardin
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.