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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) - Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)

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935 Ratings
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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 524
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 204
Gots: 116 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered version.

(Beer added by: marburg on 09-28-2002)
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Thanks for this bottle Deuane!

375ml bottle C&C bottle.

poured into SP tulip.

review 885.

Appearance: tawny or copper colored body with a thick cap of white head that drops down to a thin ring. Lots of yeast floaties.

Smell: mild acetic sour with a touch of brine. moderate funk that is of wet rotten hay and horsey. smells bright and zesty. lemon and lemon zest. vinous white grapes. Really nice aroma from this beer.

Taste: mild sourness and moderate funk just like the nose suggests. Meyer lemons, green apple skins, and vinous white grapes. A general fruitiness and earthy from the brett. Lots of deep oak notes. Funk is full of complexity; sweaty gym socks, wet hay, barnyard and horsey. A nice mineral flavor on the after taste of this beer. The beer actually finishes fairly clean with a hint of lingering tart lemons and light brine.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation level. This beer comes off slightly watery and minimal dryness, but enough that you know it has that nice dry quality of most gueuze. I would say that it less than semidry finish.

Overall: This is a nice and mild gueuze with plenty of complexity. I would put this into the same caliber as a 3F gueuze which is my favorite standard gueuze. I would say that I like this slightly more than cantillion classic because the funk profile of Girardin Gueuze is much better suited to my tastes; it is much more well rounded and balanced than Cantillion classic gueuze.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

loganburgh, Monday at 04:39 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bodonnell, Sunday at 03:15 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Vivs85, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours lovely orange with a large white head that surprisingly takes a while to fizzle away. Just slightly hazy, pretty brilliant.

The cork says 2014, so this is a pretty fresh gueuze.

Aroma is apparent immediately after popping the cork. Fresh cut grass, "spring meadow," damp forest floor. Lovely. Herbal funk and musty basement. Lemon and orange with surprisingly some bready malt.

Flavor is tart and earthy. Lactic acid with perhaps just a hint of acetic. Not enough to be offensive. Tea and oak and some bitterness in the finish. Very mineral. Lemony and pleasant but balanced towards earthy.

Surprisingly smooth and silky. A tad low on carbonation. Clearly young, but still complex.

Balanced and pleasant, but tons going on, particularly in the aroma. Luckily I have a few more bottles to sit on.

sjccmd, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jakea, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden colored body with a fluffy, quarter finger white head that receded to ring of white leaving little lacing. Effervescent bubbles can be seen in the glass. Quite nice looking and very true to style. Scents of sour, acidic funk, with notes of green apple, raspberry, layered with earthy, yeasty funk, hay, honey, a touch of oak, and mild grapefruit and lemon aromas. Overall impression is of a nicely acidic and sour, funky geuze that is still balanced with fruit and honey aromas that provide depth. A very nice example of the style's aroma. Taste begins moderately sour, with flavors of sour apple, earthy, funky yeast flavors, hay and a bit of oak balanced with a subtle, honey-like sweetness. Sourness is moderate-high on the middle, with notes of earthy, funky wild yeast, grapefruit, hints of oak and lemon. Finish is moderate-high in sourness with notes of grapefruit, oak, lemon and earthy, funky yeast. Aftertaste is grapefruit, lemon, wheat malt and sour, earthy funk. Overall impression is of a moderately sour and acidic flavor profile with balancing fruit, oak and honey flavors contributing depth. A very nice example of a geuze flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light bodied and effervescent with a semi-drying, puckering, acidic feel. Very nice and quite true to style. Overall this is a nice example of a geuze. It is sour and acidic in aroma and flavor, yet balances these qualities with other notes as well. This is aided by the mouthfeel which is light and spritzy, but not watery. A very nice geuze and well worth trying.

Auraan, Aug 31, 2014
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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.