Girardin Kriek 1882 | Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Kriek 1882Girardin Kriek 1882
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 09-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
13
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Photo of DucksFan16
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

06/26/2017, in Bruges, Belgium.

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Photo of desint
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 375ml corked and caged bottle. The cork had the words Diam AX 2017 and the number 01 on it, which I think I’ve worked it out to mean Batch A, bottled in January 2016. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipates quickly while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Cherry Lifesaver hard candy. What this means is cherry, almond and lightly artificial, although this aroma is right up my alley.

Taste: Sour cherry and grapes with an interesting hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: The aroma was wonderful, and while the taste didn’t quite match up to the aroma, it was still great to drink.

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Photo of Foley67
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle (2015 vintage I believe) poured into a matching Girardin tumbler appears ruby red in color with a pink stained head.

Aroma contains a solid amount of natural cherry character smelling minorly medicinal akin to luden cherry cough drops. Slight mineral character also present.

The taste of this is kind of like if you took a bunch of cherries directly from a tree, juiced them and then extracted all the sugar leaving just a sense of what the cherry pits and skin taste like without any sweetness. It is very natural feeling but lacks complexity. There is a bit of mineral/seltzer water feel to this along with a base beer that is very boring in comparison to unfruited girardin lambic. Minimal funk/sourness just a basic lactic tartness with earthen minerals and slight herbal bitterness.

This is medium to lighter in body with modest carbonation. A great cherry flavor that is watered down with a carbonic bite. Pretty effortless to drink a bunch of this but for the cost I would much rather have their black label geuze.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Rootz, The Hague. Ruby pour with a white pinkish head. Cherries, lambic funk.

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Photo of aleigator
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a saturated ruby red color with a pinkish, stable head.

Has aromas of sweet, jammy cherries with a jogurt tartness to it, also featuring a dusty stone pit quality.

Offers a soft, sprizzy mouthfeel, revealing a subtle stone minerality among its refreshing tartness.

Tastes of an aqueous softness, cherry stone pits and unripe cherry pulp, together with a bright acidity. Leafy, old hops add to the tartness with a subtle dryness, creating an intriguing interplay with fruity, sweeter turning cherries. Finishes utmost soft on the tongue with a refreshing, bubbly carbonation and matured, ripe cherries, revealing a cherry skin quality.

Very well put together with a refreshing sparkly aspect, revealing an astonishing cherry complexity, which finishes almost with an overripe, fermented sweetness.

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Photo of billab914
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very ammoniacal. Otherwise sour, tart and dry with a nice cherry finish. Nice and earthy. The ammonia dissipates some way down the glass. Certainly one of the better lambics I've had.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jwale73
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a raspberry hue with a fluffy light pink head. Nose expresses slightly medicinal cherries somewhat akin to Sucrets; however, more cherry is evident. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a slight buttery quality, although not akin to diacetyl. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a slight astringency. Overall, a decent kriek - not my favorite offering from this brewer but quite drinkable.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky ruby under pink web. 4.5
Dirty nose: barnyard and cherry stone. 4
Fruity front, sugar hit, balsamic undertones, slight earth, and lingering tang. 4.25
Fizzy, almost medium, some cling. 4

Tastes a lot smoother than it smells. Cherry wacks the funk but still characterful. But not the Brett fest of 1882. 4

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up with a lot of other lambics while passing through Belgium last week. Pours a deep red with a small white head, medium retention. Cherry comes through on the nose, but mostly funk. Really surprised how much funk compared to the framboise which had almost none. Would be a 4 for aroma, but some of that funk is a bit off-putting. Flavor is somewhere in between sour and sweet lambics. Not particularly nuanced, but has good cherry and is refreshing and quite drinkable. Not great, but much better than the framboise.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of parintele
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby color with pinkish head. Aroma has mostly fermented cherries, not much funk. Taste is really "flat", not sour but also not sweet. Finish has some nice cherry and cherry pit notes. Not bad but it lacks some highlights.

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Girardin Kriek 1882 from Brouwerij Girardin
3.67 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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