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Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters - Brouwerij Girardin

Fond Gueuze BierpallietersFond Gueuze Bierpallieters

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BA SCORE
89
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 10-13-2011)
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Reviews by JAXSON:
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mostly clear peach amber with a scant head, wisps of it grazing the top as it's moved around. Nose is bright citric acids, then tropical fruits and stone fruits, darker than you normally see in a lambic. Mouth is super soft, low carbonation, incredibly refined tropical fruits, lime, peach. Little funk or must in the mouth, just full on citric mango pineapple. Not intense but refined and unique. This has a sweet quality with the plethora of citrus and tropical fruits, washed away with a short finish of lime acidity and then nothing. Feel is very, very soft.

I drank this next to a 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze (09). This has none of the champagne like effervescence or dry, mineral quality. But on a direct comparison the 3 Fonteinen, which is a consistent favorite of mine, feels almost a bit disjointed. Where the feel of the Fond Gueuze is a bit of a detractor, this has so much going on and such a lovely flavor profile, I can't think of another beer like this, let alone another lambic.

EDIT, 4/12. Opened another bottle of this with big carbonation, pours with a large white head. Oh yeah. Still not a particularly funky beer, but this bottle has picked up quite a bit more sourness on the palate. Still expresses a wonderful tropical fruit quality, still soft, but more complex at this point. If the carbonation picks up on all bottles this will be a legendary beer, in my opinion. It's incredibly juicy and expressive, now gaining some musty qualities. Amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 00:15:23 | More by JAXSON
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A - Seems my bottle is still sleeping. Pours still, albeit a nice attractive transparent apricot color.

S - Nice bright notes of peach, lemon, hint of white wine vinegar, slightly dirty and earthy funk, touch of vanilla and oak. More like 3F in terms of flavor balance, but with a bit more acidity than Armand's beers.

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