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Girardin Framboise | Brouwerij Girardin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-28-2002

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Ranking:
#32,557
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
77
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArrogantB
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of Girardin gueuze but we don't get the framboise or kriek in America so I had to grab one of each to bring home from Belgium. The cork is marked EX 2017 so I assume this was a 2016 batch. Clear ruby red color, no head at all. Thick jammy raspberry aroma. It smells like raspberry preserves, very nice. Minerals in the flavor, sweet raspberries that aren't quite as heavy as the aroma. This only has the mildest tartness to it, sweet raspberry is the main flavor and seems to take over the base lambic. Not much funk or sour on this. Overall a perfect lambic for a hot day and possibly one to use when introducing people to fruit lambics. The label says it contains 150 grams of raspberries per liter of lambic which seems like quite a bit.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

06/26/2017, in Bruges, Belgium.

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Photo of kitch
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 375ml corked and caged bottle. The cork has the words Diam EX 2016, and the number 09 on it, which I think I’ve worked out to be Batch E, bottled in September 2015. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A clear dark pinkish red colour with a very thin pink head that dissipates quickly while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Raspberry jam with perhaps hints of grape juice.

Taste: Sour raspberries and grape juice to begin, followed by sweet-ish berries with hints of wood.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing and nice to drink. Good balance between sour and sweet.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's a few beers where I really like the heavy raspberry character, but usually I prefer pretty light raspberries (~4 or 5 out of 10 at most, would say this beer is a 4). Was right up my tastebud highway. Lambic character was yeah, great Girardin goose juice. (Beer had some funk, might have spent some time on a waterfowl's leg or two, I don't know).

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Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Raspberry pink color. Light pink head. Lace.

This is a very mild framboise. Light in the raspberry/fruit category as well as the sour/tartness. It is easy to drink, but just not a lot of flavor her compared to the other ones.

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

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

37cl bottle. Clear ruby red pour with a short-lived pink head. Smells like raspberries and raspberry yoghurt. The taste is full of raspberries, raspberry jam and yoghurt, with no lambic funk present at all. Refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of Warren2621
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from a 375ml into a few glasses for the 2000th review party with a orange-amber-red body; just stained with raspberry hue. A small frothy ring forms at the edges but no real head. Small drizzle and a few lacing spots.

S- Sweet berries, obviously raspberry, off the top with a musty fruity base behind them. Quite a departure from the Gueuze as this lacks much funk and lambic complexity. Showcases the berries with a bit of funk. Yogurt.

T- Similar to the aroma with berry focus and what seems like a young lambic base offering slight musty grapes, oak and lactic sours. Fresh and somewhat sweet raspberries all throughout. Lactic yogurt for sure.

MF- Foamy and crisp very light bodied Framboise. Carbonation seemed like it would be higher as the cork blasted off but it is on the medium-low side. Finishes probably on the verge between tart and sour.

A whole lot different than the Black Label Gueuze and for me this tastes like a young lambic aged on raspberries because of the lack of big sourness and complex old lambic flavors. A great early afternoon refresher.

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Photo of byronic
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up with a lot of other lambics while passing through Belgium last week. Pours similar to most lambics...red with a fluffy white head, medium retention. Raspberry certainly comes through on the nose, but not a fresh fruit. More like a flavoring, but not what I'd call overly artificial either. No funk, no brett, no malt or yeast notes to speak of. Kinda disappointing. Flavor is somewhere in between sour and sweet lambics. Not nuanced and lacking depth. Not sure what they were trying to do here.

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Photo of popery
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a vibrant reddish purple color. This pour was quite clear, not even any haze. Fizzy pinkish head blooms up quickly, but it dies down after a couple minutes. Lots of lacing. The aroma has raspberries and funk but with a touch of artificial sweetness. Some jamminess to the fruit flavor. Funk is pretty mild but provides a nice fruity, barnyard flavor. Taste is moderately sweet with a nice tangy sourness. Mild to moderate acidity. The sweetness is actually pretty nicely balanced against the tangy sourness. It’s very easy to drink. No real off notes. Fizzy with a little body and pretty light pucker. I liked this more than I expected to.

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

Looks nice, deep hazy red with pink head. Aroma has tart raspberries without any funk. Taste is a bit bland, sour with some fruit character. Overall a decent fruit beer but not really what you would expect from a lambic.

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Photo of Whatup14
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IBUQT
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2015 vintage. 375ml corked and caged bottle into a 3F flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a clear bright red. No head, no lace and very thin legs that drop quickly. Below average.

Nose is pretty wretched. Notes of rotten egg, bitter raspberry seed and raspberry pulp. Simple but there's a distinct manure-like funk that doesn't belong.

Opens raspberry puree, raspberry seed bitterness and a plastic funk. Cobwebs, hay and a juicy, tart and mildly bitter raspberry in the middle. Some oak and a salty cheesiness finishes things off. Aftertaste is seedy and lightly tart. Average.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Foamy in the mouth and goes down prickly and dry. Dry finish with a sticky, filmy aftertaste. Solid.

Having the Black Label Gueuze from Girardin as its first offering, I have to say that this is a huge disappointment. The nose is awful and the funk that is present just doesn't taste right. In addition, the fruit presence, while there, is a bit too seedy instead of juicy. I'd pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of safaricook
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking fruity Framboise that lacks complexity and that extra sour kick to be great. Almost perfect though to convert non beer drinkers to the art.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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