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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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959 Ratings
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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 212
Gots: 122 | FT: 8
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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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed MoB teku glass (375ml bottle, 2014 cork).
Thanks to Spinrsx for the bottle!

A: Hazy, light straw color with 2-3 fingers of bubbly white head with decent persistence and leaving islands of lacing as it falls.

S: The nose is strong and tasty while not being as intense as some other gueuze (maybe it needs a bit more time to warm). The sour and acidity hit you first, but behind that comes in some fruit, green apples and lemon rind, with a nice punch of white pepper; vinous and whispers of the JB Horns in the background, ready to open up (read: funk).

T: On the palat, it is dominated by dry sourness and acidity. The beer has a backbone of bitterness and spicy pepper (hops) and some funk.

M: The beer has a medium-light body and the perfect amount of carbonation keeping it round in flavor but light and lively on the tongue.

O: I don't have a wide gueuze background, but this really nice!

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Lemon, hay, funk, oak, Brett. Sour & complex.

djhowell, Sep 19, 2014
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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
96 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.