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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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976 Ratings
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 215
Gots: 128 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 09-28-2002

Unfiltered version.
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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.

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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.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.