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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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895 Ratings
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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 520
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 204
Gots: 115 | FT: 6
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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Sephiroth

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample courtesy of Mike Sprinkle. Body is hazy straw in color, with huge initial head thanks to my pour. Smells dry, dusty, and sour.

No sweetness in the taste, it tastes like licking the ground of a dirty ass barn with a Brett colony on it. Mouthfeel is smooth, and not nearly as carbonated as the appearance might lead you to believe. I wish this bottle was a 750, and I wish I had my own.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 03:35:05 | More by Sephiroth
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Ohio

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Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle, cork says Diam DX 2014. Best before 2014?

Pours a pretty clear light gold body with spidery lacing stretching out. Very tart aroma but surprisingly refreshing. Flavor is dry and tart, bit of sweet vinegar, rustic and some herbs around the edges. Quite nice.

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

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Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Drie Fonteinen tumbler. Appears to be a fresh bottle.

Pours a dull and gritty light bronze with a fluffy, active off white head which settles to a Gueuze typical small froth atop the liquid.

The nose is a pleasantly balanced Gueuze nose. It's all their but restrained, lemon, oak, earth, hay, barnyard, some pineapple, and even a hint of field flowers.

On the palate the first thing I notice is it has a good amount of pucker but is also aggressively drying and chalky. The chalkiest Oude Gueuze I've had. Plenty of lemon peel, lime zest, peach pit, and toned down fruity white wine comprise the fruity aspects. Funk is toned down a bit compared to the nose but comes in as old house musk, horse mane, and earth.

Mouthfeel is light, higher medium carbonation, and super dry. Again the chalkiness of this adds an even more rustic tone to the already typical rustic nature of the style.

The thing l love about lambics is their variability, and this is further proof of the highly distinguishable differences among the standards like boon, 3F, Cantillon, Tilquin, Hansenns, etc. This to me lies just behind 3F, Mariage Parfait, and Cantillon Classic as far as best "standard" gueuzes go. Rustic, fruity, dry, quaffable...

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.