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Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters - Brouwerij Girardin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 29
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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:
Photo of JAXSON
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

JAXSON, Jan 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66
3/5  rDev -27.2%

joel66, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

DaSolomon, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.9%

acurtis, May 31, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

sleeper gueuze, and well, mine is still asleep. dammit.

pour was a golden yellow, no head at all. pretty flat.

pungent lemon sourness, bright oak, mineral.

similar to nose. i noticed the flavor popped and was vibrant. the lemon to mineral complexity was great. what killed this from being higher than a 4.0 was the carbonation.

flatliners, like the movie.

good but missing that spritz. i noticed my bottle had little to no yeast at the bottom, could this be a driving factor? i will revisit this in a few years and hope for some bubble.

hooliganlife, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat hazy orange. Nothing going on.

Smell - Cheesy. Like a bleu cheese. Some funky. Lemony tang. More complex,, though.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Some malt. A little wheat. Some hay and acetic acid. A little funky and cheesy.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Not a lot going on. Nice sourness.

Overall - All together this is really good, though flat.

Alieniloquium, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

claaark13, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Raf.

Appearance: Burnished copper with a low level of carbonation. Bright and clear body, little head formation, only a thin collar.

Smell: Herbal, minty aroma aroma, quite sour and cidery. Eucalyptus, forest floor, damp hay. Makes me think of what Blauw may have been like when it was young.

Taste/mouthfeel: Bright acidic sourness with flavors lime, mint, herbs. Tannic wood and mushrooms. Mild carbonation, this clearly needs more time in the bottle, but it's still delicious. This will be phenomenal with some age on it.

largadeer, Oct 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

beerpirates, Apr 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

pperez38, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

ygtbsm94, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Thorpe429, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Rifugium, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

BucketBoy, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

WillCarrera, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head. Amazing funk aroma that just immediately says Girardin. Lots of earth, must, grass, and sweat. Lemon peel and apple give a nice tartness as well. Some yeast and light bread flavor to go with all the funk and tartness. Lemon peel and green apple sourness as well as heavy grass, earth, and must with just a touch of tannic oak. Nice high carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Awesome stuff.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

SocalKicks, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of stakem
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Review from quite awhile back. The brew pours a hazy golden color with a firm white froth resting atop. This brew is grassy with eartheh funk and mildly footy to stinky cheesy quality before getting herbal in bitterness with almost a mild green pepper aspect. This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. It appears as though this sleepy lambic has woken up and the carbonation levels are pretty spot on. There is a lot of familiarity here to standard black label girardin, perhaps thats why I enjoyed it so much.

stakem, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

spycow, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

illidurit, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

CelticAleMan, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

bauermj, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

funkel81, Apr 22, 2014
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Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters from Brouwerij Girardin
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.