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Goudale - Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-07-2002)
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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.24/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

75cl caged and corked brown bottle purchased from a Carrefour in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Freshness date of 02/09/2015.

Pours a lovely clear, and bright golden colour with a coarse-bubbled and rather unpersistent head of white. Fair amount of coarse, streaming carbonation. Body is fairly light, but looks okay. Overall, it's certainly got some good characteristic.

Nose is rather unpleasant and a little disappointing. Flabby adjunct grain characters (I thought corn, but the bottle only mentions rice), slight overt sweetness, and a dirty, skunky character like overboiled vegetables. I guess that's the corn-like DMS I was smelling, but it's not quite straight DMS.

Taste is mildly better, because there's a hint of bitterness to ride over some of the rougher edges. Otherwise, that corny thin sweetness does stretch over most of the rest, with a slight vegetative edge. It's fairly clean and light at least for the most part, but there's not much going for it.

Feel is light and clean: if the flavours weren't so offensive, it would match nicely.

Overall, though, I found much that was unpleasant in this beer. There's not a lot of structure or pleasant flavours to it even looking at the positives, and with the nasty characters coming through it verges on genuinely offensive. Not one I'll be picking up again.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.28/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

.33cl brown glass bottle poured into an An Brainblasta goblet in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: 1.5 finger head, devoid of cream, thin, and of poor retention. Clear dark yellow colour.

Sm: Nutty malted barley. A light scent, difficult for me broken nose to detect.

T: Simple and bad. Caramelized malt. No nutty notes at all. No layering or boldness. Poorly balanced and built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but not complementary of the flavours of the body (which may be a good thing).

Dr: High ABV, low quality, and fairly high pricing. It's nothing worth trying.

kojevergas, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.38/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours lightly skunked with aggressive carbonation that smacks the back of your mouth like little tiny little thorns. Spicy feeling and a bit acidic. Tastes and smells somewhat of grapefruit and also mildly of wheat and lemon. This is not a very good beer and was most certainly a waste of a euro.

DaPeculierDane, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of ThaCreep
2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Strong taste malty where alcohol is unfortunately quickly over. Not really other flavors if only worn a few grains such as wheat that are spread in the aftertaste. The nose is slightly chilled, with a characteristic hint of honey. Sour aftertaste unpleasant feature of lagers and bland and with too much alcohol in the body. Goudale = / = good ale.

ThaCreep, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of Farnswurth
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Farnswurth, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of corby112
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head and a ton of visible carbonation bubbling up in the glass. The head has excellent retention leaving soapy chunks of lacing throughout the glass.

Slightly skunky earthy aroma with a decent malt backbone and hints of wheat, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops and light fruit.

Soft, tight carbonation with a slightly creamy body that thins out considerably throughout toward the finish.

Ripe banana flavor with wheat, crsip light fruit, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops, alcohol astringency, apple and pear notes. A little funky with decent drinkability.

corby112, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of mtstatebeer
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750 ml bottle poured into an over-sized wine glass. Pours an orange-yellow color with a pretty decent off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, some floral notes, a little boozy, and earthiness from the yeast. Taste is similar with some caramel malts and a touch alcoholic. Mouthfeel is very active, medium bodied, and gives a slight metallic aftertaste. Overall decent, but not my favorite.

mtstatebeer, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of kennylopez
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 into globe glass.

Appearance: a darker golden clear beer with a think ultra fine white bubbly head that is there through out the entire drinking experience. little lacing that is really scattered on the glass as I drink it.

Smells: I do not smell to much that is special. There is a floral note that is overpowered by a yeast type smell IMO.

Tastes: again not to much for me to really pick out besides a floral hop taste that is subdued for the most part with the different yeast taste that gives a sweeter taste than I prefer, but too much in this beer for me.

Mouthfeel: although it is 7.2% I do not taste to much alcohol. It is a nice thing but I only pick up a overwhelming carbonated feeling that makes everything else as far as taste diminish which I wish was not the case. I do not know if it is just me, but I am happy I tried it, yet I probably will not but but another bottle in the future.

kennylopez, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of macesq
2.96/5  rDev -18%

macesq, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of MaevaS
3/5  rDev -16.9%

MaevaS, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -16.9%

vinicole, May 17, 2014
Photo of mrmanning
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can at Chancey Smith's in London, ON- Sparkling gold pour unleashes a frothy bleached white cap. Some lace left behind, with some retention. Nose of honey, grains, lemon, grassy hops. Tastes of sweet grains, honey, floral hops, grass, straw. Quite the sharp hop profile towards the finish, prickly carbonation. Good.

mrmanning, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of trixdout
3/5  rDev -16.9%

trixdout, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Kahlerbock, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -16.9%

windypete, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -16.9%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of hishoosh
3/5  rDev -16.9%

hishoosh, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -16.9%

lmaduells, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of BeerBelcher
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow. My perception of French beers as largely mediocre was hardly raised by this product. Not much here, and with a style as wide as Biere de Garde I expected some element that was extreme or at least interesting, and I didn't really get it from this beer.

Appearance was good-enough, with a golden color and a whisp of white head. Aroma was lightly citrus-y and grainy but didn't have much to it. Flavor was similarly non-descript and even more absent than the aroma. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a lot here, good or bad.

I can't say I'd go out of my way to get this beer, nor will I recommend it.

BeerBelcher, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -16.9%

stevoj, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Warfarin
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of DawnL
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was not blown away by this beer. I found the flavor to be a little flat. It wasn't as interesting or complex as I was hoping. Having said that - it's appearance was stunning - great caramel tint with good head retention that dissipated into sticky lace. The aroma was slightly hoppy - lager/pilsner like. There was something familiar and good about this brew. I would buy it again.

DawnL, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of Jeffo
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one in France while on vacation last summer.

From a 750 into a tulip

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, fluffy, white head with great retention. Perfectly clear amber yellow with lower levels of carbonation. Fades to a splotchy wisp that leaves some lacing down the glass. A slight wisp remains the whole way leaving some nice, chunky lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Toasted malts, caramel, some green fruits, and some earthy, floral hops on the nose. Bold enough.

TASTE: Toasted malts, caramel and green fruits, like apples and pears, much like the nose had indicated. A grainy, toasted finish of bread, earthy hops and some spicy notes from the alcohol. Much like a Belgian strong pale or a lighter triple.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Okay here.

OVERALL: A decent beer to be sure. Much like a stronger Belgian pale or a lighter triple, but this one showcased a good array of flavors and drank away quite easily. Must be pretty widely available in France, so a worthy choice if you're in a pinch.

Jeffo, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of chiccabeer
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours with a small amount of head. The head is built from a lot of small bubbles that dissipate very quickly. The smell has has a very sweet, almost sugary smell to it. The taste is a light bodied beer with flavors of hops, oranges, and apricots. The after taste is refreshing and leaves a sweet taste in the mouth. This is a good beer to have for dinner. Cheers.

chiccabeer, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of peabody
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a slight amber tinted yellow with 1/2 finger of small white bubbles. Slight lacing.
Smell is clove and barley malt sugars. Not a lot of aroma. Kinda lacking.
Taste is a little watery and dirty at first. More sugar than spice here. Can't taste the alcohol or smell it. Kinda boring.
It is clean feeling in the mouth even though it has lots of sugar. Leaves a slight oily feel to the tongue and roof of the mouth.
Overall the best thing about this Biere De Garde is the price and the fact it goes down like water and about as forgettable too.

peabody, Sep 03, 2011
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Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.