Girardin Kriek

Brewery: Brouwerij Girardin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Minimum of 150g of cherries with pits per finished liter.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.37
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: 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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