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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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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2014 22:02:30 | More by outoffocus
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mrkdwrds

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2014 00:32:38 | More by mrkdwrds
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%

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...

05-25-2014 02:46:32 | More by MarcWP
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midnitesun11

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-16-2014 02:54:56 | More by midnitesun11
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zookerman182

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7%

05-13-2014 17:58:22 | More by zookerman182
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%

Appearance 4.25: Beautiful beer out of the bottle. Just a gorgeous, almost glowing apricot gold. Excellent lacing and perfect one inch head. Little bubbles coming up hit the surface and pop! Very unusual.

Smell 4.25: Just a fantastic bouquet. Lime rind, honey, earthenware, dank cellars, wood rosins, slight charring...I could go on and on but I won't. This is just wonderful.

Taste 4.0: Front is sour in a tangy way. Middle is dry with a delicious and thirst-quenching hit of musty cellaring that spreads out all over the palate along with a slight sourness. There is also a cloying sweetness at this level -and it is at the edges of the palate-- that is just delightful. Finish is dry, deep, slightly sour and contains a very interesting taste of wood rosins, combined with a unique taste of one of those wonderful "learned" tastes to appreciate from Belgium: brettanomyces. Aftertaste is almost non-existant; just a hint of the sourness remains.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Smooth and silky bottle-conditioning. Excellent complement to the beer.

Overall 4.0: Excellent beer. Fans of bretts will really love this one. It is funky, weird, sour but ultimately delicious and satisfying. I was joking with my wife that if I had brewed this and was trying for an ale or something and then it tasted like a gueuze, I might pour it all out and start over. However, once you have become acquainted with this style and the "brett taste" in general, I think you will become a life-long fan and take it as a blessing if "The Brett fairy" ever visits a fermenter of your home-brew. I would recommend this beer to any and all.

05-13-2014 04:40:02 | More by BeerDocT
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douginromeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2014 22:12:11 | More by douginromeo
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McNazz

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-12-2014 03:39:54 | More by McNazz
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-12-2014 02:41:59 | More by HeadyTheElder
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-08-2014 19:57:22 | More by OnryAndMean
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2014 14:52:08 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 14:05:15 | More by Fitze
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 13:41:49 | More by Jeffrey2310
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2014 16:15:14 | More by Rimbimhoot
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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snansel

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-08-2014 13:33:05 | More by johnsonni
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-30-2014 01:22:48 | More by OleDixie
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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

03-29-2014 03:51:40 | More by IndyDad
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.