1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) - Brouwerij Girardin

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

863 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 863
Reviews: 517
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%


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)
View: Beers (13) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 863 | Reviews: 517 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by PatrickJR:
Photo of PatrickJR
PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Somewhat hazy orange/brown color. Dull and coppery. Half inch or less of white head forms, falling quickly to a thick collar. Collar persists throughout with moderate lacing.

S - Most noticable is an aroma of lemon juice and sour apples, with a slant towards the lemon juice. "Funk" and earth are present as well, but not as promenient as some gueuzes I've had. Leather and hay spring to mind also.

T - Sour apple (or at least the best way I can describe it) appears first but moves on quickly to a powerful acidic sourness; this really is like drinking lemon juice. Not even fresh squeezed stuff, but the from concentrate stuff. Chemical-like with an almost medicinal overtone. Somewhere during the peak of the sourness mid to late palate, the "funk" appears, albeit faintly in comparison to the "uber lemon juice" experience. The standard leather/hay/manure flavors come into play, with the emphasis on fresh earth. As the sourness tapers off slightly near the finish, a sharp bitterness takes its place. The combination is scathing. Hints of wood linger in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. At first, the carbonation seemed to intensify the sourness, but as the beer has warmed it seems a bit too flat. Minor complaints, as the mouthfeel seemed to suit what was going on in the flavor department.

D - Well, for a gueuze I suppose this is more drinkable than the few others I've sampled. I think I'll actually finish this bottle, but I still don't think I'd consider this a "pleasant" experience. Gueuzes aren't my thing, but I do like to try one ever so often. Maybe the style is *slightly* growing on me, or maybe 1882 is a milder, more drinkable brew in an already challenging style.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 06:12:05 | More by PatrickJR
More User Reviews:
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-21-2014 01:57:35 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of safaricook
safaricook

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2014 17:38:30 | More by safaricook
Photo of SimonTja
SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-18-2014 02:00:46 | More by SimonTja
Photo of leftstagebrew
leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-17-2014 18:37:14 | More by leftstagebrew
Photo of dansmcd
dansmcd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-16-2014 02:11:24 | More by dansmcd
Photo of Rimbimhoot
Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2014 16:15:14 | More by Rimbimhoot
Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2014 14:05:52 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
Photo of snansel
snansel

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-12-2014 17:38:16 | More by snansel
Photo of johnsonni
johnsonni

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-08-2014 13:33:05 | More by johnsonni
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

03-30-2014 17:54:21 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of OleDixie
OleDixie

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-30-2014 01:22:48 | More by OleDixie
Photo of IndyDad
IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

03-29-2014 03:51:40 | More by IndyDad
Photo of Lochnessmonster
Lochnessmonster

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -59.3%

03-27-2014 03:09:13 | More by Lochnessmonster
Photo of MrNate
MrNate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2014 21:51:42 | More by MrNate
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 15:43:40 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-22-2014 22:50:45 | More by cp45
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-22-2014 21:24:23 | More by afsdan
Photo of bkonk10
bkonk10

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

03-22-2014 12:05:03 | More by bkonk10
Photo of NWHopinator
NWHopinator

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

03-22-2014 07:26:57 | More by NWHopinator
Photo of Saind
Saind

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 08:58:34 | More by Saind
Photo of fehrminator
fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

03-16-2014 01:09:29 | More by fehrminator
Photo of beerhast
beerhast

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 14:51:54 | More by beerhast
Photo of RichardMNixon
RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2014 18:17:36 | More by RichardMNixon
Photo of jackmax
jackmax

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-13-2014 22:59:01 | More by jackmax
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.