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Girardin Framboise

Bières sans frontières, . For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5%
Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen


This traditional lambic brewery in the heart of the Pajottenland, founded in 1882, is especially famed for its unfiltered black label gueuze. Its fruit beers are filtered but far from the artificially sweetened products of some of the more commercially-oriented lambic makers.

The raspberry-flavoured framboise is ruddy-brown with a pinkish head reminiscent of spiced chai syrup. The raspberrry aroma has a note of cherry cough mixture and hops, and a dry foamy palate has lots of natural raspberry fruit over a tart tannic backdrop. Tannic tartness returns in the finish after a sweet raspberry swallow, and the finish is long and bitterish. It’s not overly complex and lacks the pungency of some lambics, but it’s wonderfully fruity and dry.

More Bières sans frontières selections in the next post.
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