1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) - Brouwerij Girardin

Not Rated.
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Filtered version.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 02-24-2003)
View: Beers (13) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled, served in a delirium tremens tulip

Pours with a yellowy, golden body, clear with a fizzy white head, pretty good retention

Smell, nose is instantly full of tart acidic, some barnyard funk, old blankests and a bit of must, some citrus on the nose too

Taste, crisp and dry, grapefruit bitter citrus. Fairly dry on the finish, some crisp carbonation

I didnt try the black, when i went back to bierkoning i forgot to get a bottle which i regret because i'm sure its even better than this filtered white label which is fantastic

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2005 18:13:56 | More by cypressbob
More User Reviews:
Photo of errantnight
errantnight

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-23-2014 23:22:06 | More by errantnight
Photo of cosmonick
cosmonick

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-19-2014 02:13:54 | More by cosmonick
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-07-2014 04:20:07 | More by KAF
Photo of Kirk
Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-29-2014 18:01:34 | More by Kirk
Photo of brbrocc
brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-18-2014 16:35:04 | More by brbrocc
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-13-2014 23:19:26 | More by davidwhatshisnam
Photo of samEBC
samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-13-2014 17:56:47 | More by samEBC
Photo of ThreeFishes
ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-31-2014 03:21:06 | More by ThreeFishes
Photo of Saind
Saind

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-06-2014 22:26:18 | More by Saind
Photo of ManforallSaisons
ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-01-2013 11:08:10 | More by ManforallSaisons
Photo of oglmcdgl
oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-24-2013 16:37:02 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of tom10101
tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-27-2013 13:52:00 | More by tom10101
Photo of Luk13
Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 16:41:05 | More by Luk13
Photo of GRUUMSH
GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-02-2013 16:49:26 | More by GRUUMSH
Photo of peensteen
peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 20:39:54 | More by peensteen
Photo of Danny1217
Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-12-2013 08:48:28 | More by Danny1217
Photo of liamt07
liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 20:52:54 | More by liamt07
Photo of Caudalie
Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-05-2013 21:04:26 | More by Caudalie
Photo of scottfrie
scottfrie

California

2.86/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 01:53:28 | More by scottfrie
Photo of Jeffo
Jeffo

Netherlands

1.78/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 18:09:29 | More by Jeffo
Photo of HopHead84
HopHead84

California

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/23/2012

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:39:30 | More by HopHead84
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-24-2012 22:44:57 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:34:19 | More by emerge077
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-30-2012 11:15:40 | More by dgilks
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.