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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

922 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 522
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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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.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
95 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.