Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) - Brouwerij Girardin
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3.46/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle 375ml. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Aroma is (too) light barnyard and leather, hay but mostly green apples. Light tartness and wood, sweet apples and leaf. Nice carbonation. Lacks authenticity.but still enjoyable. A shadow of the Black label.
06-15-2013 16:41:05 | More by Luk13
4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
Deep orange colour, fairly dense ring of white head, some lace. Smell is of cheese, quite funky, a bit of blasmaic and wine, quite acidic witha bit of lemon to it as well. Taste is funky with a sour/balsamic flavour, tart apple skins, lemon with a dry acidity, malt flavours with a dry acidity. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. A fairly nice gueuze, the nose is a bit off putting initially but overall it's quite drinkable.
05-21-2013 20:39:54 | More by peensteen
3.94/5 rDev +4%
Bottle shared by Pino, 750ml into a tulip. 2012 vintage.
Hazy reddish brown, voluminous white head. Great lace and light retention. Nose of old cheese, woody, earthy, malty vinegar and white wine. Taste of tart apple juice, lemons, dark bread, malty and although still cheesy, is less so than the nose. Denser and maltier than I had anticipated, tartness is medium. Cheesier than I would've liked, but still interesting to try.
05-02-2013 20:52:54 | More by liamt07
2.86/5 rDev -24.5%
375ml bottle into Cantillon gueuze tumbler. Cork says REF BX 2013. Who knows.
A: Pours a clear citrus amber with a finger of fuzzy off-white head that faded into a thick soft looking film. Streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Fruits and funk, but not that typical earthy barnyard funk. This smells very different than the black label; this funk is more fecal and fruity, like fermented fruit mixed with rotten fruit. I love me some funk, but to be honest this doesn’t smell great. Smells like vomit frankly.
T: More fermented fruits, hints of stomach acid, sweet candied sugar or caramel, musty oxidization, dry oak, earth and earthy spice, pepper faded hops and apple juice. Sour candy finish is pretty tame, and the sweet fruity aftertaste is reminiscent of prunes, plumes, figs, and honey.
M: Airy, fluffy carbonation, medium body, slick and frothy mouthfeel.
O: Definitely not my favorite, and a disappointment compared to black label. Drinkable, but not pleasant.
02-24-2013 01:53:28 | More by scottfrie
1.78/5 rDev -53%
Lined up nine different gueuze for a comparison the other night. This one finished dead last. Just horrible. Got this bottle at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, for what it's worth.
From a 33cl bottle into a mini sinfter
APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, thinner, loose white head with good retention. Clear gamboge orange with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a good cap that sticks around. Looks fine.
SMELL: Totally different than all the other gueuze. Fruity and plenty of ginger on the nose, with some orange peel and floral notes. Some very light funky aromas, but this is more ginger and fruit. Doesn't resemble a gueuze at all.
TASTE: Same story here. Ginger comes out first, with some caramel sweetness and floral bitterness at swallow. Quite mild and not gueuze-like at all. Some light funk shows up, but the sour ginger flavor is just unpleasant. Pretty lousy.
PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a little stickier than the others.
OVERALL: Very different than the others in the style. The added sweetness really didn't do this any good, as the resulting ginger is quite off-putting. Not something I ever want to lay eyes on again. Easily the worst of the lineup. Was glad to introduce this to drain.
12-21-2012 18:09:29 | More by Jeffo
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
Thanks for sharing! Snifter. Tasted after a really nice bottle of Black Label.
Dark orange and transparent with a big creamy white head that rises above the liquid about two inches. Scattered lacing. The aroma is of lemon, barnyard, and a light mustiness. It's really toned down from the Black Label. There's a little oak. The flavor possesses a simple lactic sourness with a mellow tartness. Lightly oaky and citric with a little leather and barnyard, but the filtering seems to have stripped this beer of positive attributes and turned it into Gueuze light. The beer is lower medium body with high carbonation. An okay beer in its own right, but pales in comparison to the Black Label.
07-27-2012 20:39:30 | More by HopHead84
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
Cork dated 2011, served side by side with Black Label 1882.
Right off the bat, the color is a deeper copper-tinged crystalline amber orange than the paler Black Label. There are also larger bubbles rising persistently from the base of the glass. Head retention is not as good, after 5 minutes the head has completely vanished with no lacing. There was some residue in the bottom of the bottle, oddly enough for a filtered product.
Smells oaky with some citrus and cidery notes, not as funky as its unfiltered counterpart. A dash of malt sweetness and slight oxidation creeping in.
Tastes less complex with slight oxidation, though still quite oaky and cidery sour. Finish is very dry with a lingering moderate tartness on the back of the palate and some moderate tannic bitterness. Refreshing. Overall it's not bad, but its one-dimensional nature is a slight letdown. Not missing much, Black Label is certainly a cut above.
Thanks Eric for the opportunity to try this!
06-18-2012 23:34:19 | More by emerge077
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
85 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.