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Goudale - Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

Serving type: bottle

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

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-12-2013 10:25:25 | More by Prost76
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-23-2013 19:19:06 | More by pknyc
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-31-2013 01:05:58 | More by t0rin0
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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

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 01:24:50 | More by eduardolinhalis
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-18-2013 23:14:55 | More by JDavidRice
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-07-2013 00:35:41 | More by Zach136
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-25-2013 20:03:38 | More by Farnswurth
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-11-2013 22:35:54 | More by Giannis
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-28-2013 09:25:41 | More by matjack85
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 23:13:54 | More by Jamesthebrit
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-25-2012 14:36:41 | More by Twal
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4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BA says 7.2% but the bottle says 7.8%.
pours a nice golden color with a billowy, heavenly foam. some nice lacing on the sides and very active carbonation rising from the center of the bottom of the Duvel tulip glass- probably from the etching.
smell at first has a lager-y, heineken/stella aroma, but more subtle.
taste matches the smell to a degree, but also has some mild fruit and sweetness. kind of like a cross between a belgium ale and a heineken. easy bitterness at the end. reminds me of the french cigarretes a tried years ago- full flavor, a little raspy, a little raw, but makes a statement. there seems to be a tiny amount of sediment at the bottom which i instinctively swirl and pour from my training of the Franziskaners. i've heard this isnt always what i should do, however. the sediment does seem to add a very good-tasting bitterness, though.
medium bodied and continued carbonation in the glass, but not bubbly in the nose.
overall, i really like the look of this beer. the taste is subdued compared to what i expect it could taste like (comparing to equally tasting brews, this could be a lot 'stronger' tasting, i think), and who really expects much from the french anyway? their domain lies in other areas.... considering i've been dealing with an unusual bout of insomnia and looking for the antidote here, i was expecting a stronger, bitter/sweet taste due to the higher abv and i'm finding i really like this. i have had it before but it it didnt st ick out enough for me to remember any of the qualities and i'm paying much more attention to the taste now. for the OVERALL score, i suppose i wish there were a medium score available between an 80 and 90 because this is where i am stuck... perhaps a refill will help . . . . the obligatory eruction (burp) helps me decide- i'll give it a 4.5 due to the 'manly' taste.... but the 'scoring' part is always difficult. most brews have their own special 'presence', do they not? only the 'commercial' products pretty much are put out for the masses and there are some good ones, but mostly crafted to appeal to the masses. the tasting is difficult for me because a brewer puts in what he thinks will be special and if it gets past his standards then it's a product worthy of scoring. some breweries put out beers (like Stone's chipotle and vanilla) which, more or less, seem to satisfy a need to put forth a 'collection', regardless of how good it might be. and for those it just doesnt seem like it was a great bit of work put forth in the battle cry of pride but more for a profit. maybe the lack of sleep is kicking in . . . . prost!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 22:06:25 | More by pkalix
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly orange amber color with a white head and some lacing

S-grain, fruit, slight yeasty funk, spices

T-grains, peaches, yeast, slight citrus, slight sweetness and a mild bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel

O-an interesting and pretty tasty beer, good blend of flavors

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 17:30:11 | More by MDDMD
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Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
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