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Goudale - Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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BA SCORE
82
good

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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hishoosh

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-22-2013 19:38:22 | More by hishoosh
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-20-2013 22:51:07 | More by pipinmalikonj
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dcmchew

Romania

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

11-03-2013 18:51:42 | More by dcmchew
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-28-2013 20:25:00 | More by mizx
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-09-2013 00:57:16 | More by mmilyko
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MaevaS

France

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-25-2013 19:12:09 | More by MaevaS
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-14-2013 17:04:13 | More by mrfrancis
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2013 02:41:11 | More by zonker17
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JeltMaaj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2013 19:32:01 | More by JeltMaaj
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Radome

California

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

05-28-2013 21:12:49 | More by Radome
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-12-2013 10:25:25 | More by Prost76
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-23-2013 19:19:06 | More by pknyc
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-31-2013 01:05:58 | More by t0rin0
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -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

03-25-2013 01:24:50 | More by eduardolinhalis
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-18-2013 23:14:55 | More by JDavidRice
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-07-2013 00:35:41 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-07-2013 00:28:21 | More by Keith_R
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Farnswurth

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-25-2013 20:03:38 | More by Farnswurth
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Giannis

Greece

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-11-2013 22:35:54 | More by Giannis
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-28-2013 09:25:41 | More by matjack85
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2013 21:12:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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HandsomeBaldy


3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-15-2013 19:17:57 | More by HandsomeBaldy
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-06-2013 19:37:17 | More by Satyr179
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Got it because it was a french beer and I was all: Say whaaaa?1?!?!?1 The French only make wine! Let's see how it is.

A: Pretty average. Light clear amber. Little head dissipates quickly. Some lacing remains.

S: Very fruity. Big grape note. Malty. Maybe some orange. A little mustiness is nice.

T: Fruit comes through big at first. A sweetness follows that seems a little unbalanced and gritty. Fades to a bit of bittereness which is ok. A watery finish is a real let down.

M: Carbonation is powerful and a light glassy finish. Sits a bit too light.

Overall the first sip I had of this was great: lots going on with the sweetness and the bitter and the various earthy and musty notes. But as I got more into the beer a lot of the weaknesses began to come through. Its a pretty light beer which doesn't pair will with the big flavor notes. Certainly better than an average beer but not blowing my mind.

11-27-2012 23:13:54 | More by Jamesthebrit
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GPGURU

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-23-2012 00:02:43 | More by GPGURU
Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.