Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) | Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered version.

Added by marburg on 09-28-2002

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#677
Reviews:
563
Ratings:
1,206
pDev:
9.32%
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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It pours hazy deep golden color with huge off-white head. Foam persistence is great. Low lacing. It smells moderately sour funky, horse blanket, light fruits and slightly burnt wood. Taste is strongly sour and highly acidic. It's beautiful combination of sour grape-like tartness and intense woodiness. Slightly puckering, sour and very dry finish is incredible. Funkiness still continues in aftertaste. Very high, acidic carbonation with low-medium body. One of the most amazings beers, A masterpiece!

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4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeervoyage
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from last night’s share. Pours out a hazy orange tone with a small soapy head. Sourness leads the aroma, dry woody elements, and some apple. Taste brings in more sourness, light and fizzy feel, as is right for the style. Finishes with a pucker.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.02/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Just tasted kind of artificial to me.

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours dark amber with a two finger head that lasts all but a few seconds. The aroma is very citrusy, nutty and with a very light funk. The taste is insanely complex. Lemon, unripe apples, pears, sunflower seeds, flowers, and it finishes very bitter. No residual sweetness at all. This is a very dry and awesomely aromatic gueuze.

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4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a decently clear, amber gold, with a thin ring of foam, that holds on decently well
S: intense pepper, vinegar and spice, followed by a mixed white fruit bouquet and sharp cheese (less present), definitely some earthiness, definite funk, of course, smell of food items that have turned, in the most wonderful way
T: sharp funk and lemon immediately, with a boozy note, and an earthy following that is fairly distinctive, sour, but not overbearingly so, about in the middle in terms of acidity relative to the style, for beer people whose primary objection to the style is the over sourness, this might be a good entry point. After a while, the malt body starts to peer out from under the overt sourness of the beer in a way that I've either never seen before, or never noticed before. The body is biscuity and clean, and overall a welcome addition to the experience. There are hints of red apple here, not green, in a move that bucks the typical apple promotion in beers of this kind
M: a fullness I don't typically associate with a gueuze, which allows the malt to be present in a way it typically is not in these beers
O: Excellent, not the best gueuze I've ever had, but unlike some, it definitely has it's place, there is definitely a time when I would prefer this over other examples of the style. Well done!

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4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent bottle from 2013 opened earlier this month at t'Kronieksken in Liedekerke, Belgium.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,206 ratings