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Goudale - Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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BA SCORE
82
good

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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 banger7
4/5  rDev +10.8%

banger7, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of bamberger603
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer was striking- strawberry, coppery blonde with very little head. It looked wonderful in my Delirium Tremens chalice. The smell was nothing to write home about; a little bit of hop and light sweet malt, but really not a lot in this department. I really enjoyed the flavor of this beer, as did my wife. Great balance of hop and malt, swaying ever so slightly toward the hops. Light, floral, and just a little citrusy. The mouthfeel was decent; a little too sharp for a great rating, but certainly pleasant. Overall, we really enjoyed it. This was our first venture into this style, but I have a feeling we will be coming back to it quite soon.

bamberger603, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

EmperorBevis, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of k3ve
4/5  rDev +10.8%

k3ve, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

hishoosh, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of pipinmalikonj
3.5/5  rDev -3%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yellow pale, not a lot of foam, even less lacing.
Smells of citrus fruits, grains and grass.
Reading the ingredients (fructose, dextrose and antioxidants), started on an off foot. The chemical meddling is surely felt, but the beer isn't as bad as i've imagined. The malts are the backbone, as is to be expected in a biere de garde, with lots of grains, going to toasted, biscuit, white bread. Fruitiness is low, but providing a decent apple acidity and mild ripe fruit sweetness.
Low caramel, more a sugar syrup kind of sweetness, not entirely icky tho. Spices remind of a toned down witbier. Hops are surprisingly nice and herbal, with a more than decent bitterness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is lagery, fizzy, crisp, ending with a metallic bitterness often found in pilsners
This beer ends up being chaotic: not entirely a biere de garde, not a german lager, not a belgian pale, but still not unique in the world of beers. Personally, i consider it a Belgian style pale ale, meddled upon.
A decent one, nonetheless.

dcmchew, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mizx, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -3%

mmilyko, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of MaevaS
3/5  rDev -16.9%

MaevaS, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +10.8%

mrfrancis, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Best by 11/28/11 bottle consumed on 9/20/14. The beer was excellent! Hint of opium on the nose. Glad I have one more.

zonker17, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of JeltMaaj
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JeltMaaj, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Radome
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75 cl bottle into a goblet. Bottle purchased in France.

A - Burnished gold, orange tinge. Beer is crystal clear. Head is white, fluffy and mouse-like. Very thick and persistent. Many streams of tiny bubbles rising through the glass constantly.

S - Aroma of earthy and grassy hops dominate with a minor note of pilsner-like grain. Simple, direct but very clean aroma.

T - Flavors are more balanced between malt and hops than the aroma. The earthy and grassy hops are slightly lower in intensity than the bready, nutty malt. Hops bitterness is low. There is some orange, but it could be from hops, spicing or yeast--don't know. Like the aroma, the flavors are not very complex, but all are good.

M - Moderate body. Carbonation is soft and creamy. Alcohol is not noticeable.

O - This beer is soft, creamy and clean. It is not too complex and doesn't stand out in any particular area, but it is a very enjoyable and well-made Biere de Garde.

Radome, May 28, 2013
Photo of Prost76
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Prost76, May 12, 2013
Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +10.8%

pknyc, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3%

t0rin0, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle served in a chalice glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow to orange color. A bit cloudy. Forms a medium, creamy and very persistent white head with lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet and very grainy. Fruity, bready and and a little bit spicy. Quite Belgian character which is common on the French CH'TI beers. Also light notes of honey, orange zest, spices and flowery hops

T: Follows the nose as a quite sweet and malty beer. Fruity esters. Strong notes of bready and earthy yeasts, again, Belgian character. Also some notes of honey, coriander and orange zest which reminds a classic Belgian Triple. End is dry with a mild hoppy bitterness

M: Full body. A little bit molasses. Good carbonation to the style. Dry crispy and grainy aftertaste

O: Average beer and drinkability. Not that bad for a French Ale

eduardolinhalis, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JDavidRice, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Zach136, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Keith_R, Mar 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Farnswurth, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Giannis
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Giannis, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
82 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.