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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

926 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 201
Gots: 115 | 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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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.

08-23-2014 02:08:00 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-01-2014 02:31:20 | More by jakea
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Auraan

Arizona

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.

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Rado

California

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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United Kingdom (England)

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

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Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Minnesota

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Sweden

4.56/5  rDev +6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -7%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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California

4/5  rDev -7%

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Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.