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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559
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4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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375ml bottle, 2014 cork. Poured into a Cantillon degustation glass today, 2/6/2014.

Review #425.

App- Hazy light copper body, on the darker side for a geueze. One finger white head, good filmy retention, bits of lacing.

Smell- Lemon, grape skins, sharp cheese, oak, a bit of barnyard funk, a dash of black pepper. Good complexity, good strength.

Flavour- smells better than it tastes. More oak and barnyard funk above the lemon and grape skins. Not tannic at all. Backend is remniscent of orange peel.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, well carbonated, refreshing and crisp. Finishes nice and dry. Drinkable as given for the style.

Overall- Very nice shelf geueze, good complexity and a bit of funk. Would like more funk, but this is not too far from Tilquin in my opinion.

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Shared a couple bottles at Den Trollkelder in Gent. What a beer. I had this next to the Marriage Parfait and and filtered (white label) 1882, and while it was fairly similar to the Boon, there was little resemblance to the white label. This had more oak barrel character - tasting like I was drinking from a wooden mug - along with lemon/lime fruit, bit sour tartness, and underlying farmhouse funk. Heck of a beer, give it a try.

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My first gueuze. I've had a few Cantillon fruit lambics and some American stuff fermented with brett, but I'm excited to taste the real thing. Cork stamped with '1106'.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Unibroue tulip a crystal clear golden amber. A one finger white head forms atop and has very good staying power. It eventually drops to a dense splotchiness of white foam.

SMELL: Smell is extremely pungent and quite a bit tart. A wet straw barnyard aroma is quite prominent. Vague fruity aromas associated with the tartness seem to be present, but are not that identifiable. Very strong, in-your-face smells.

TASTE: Begins very smooth and presents an incredible funky taste right off the bat. As it crosses the palate, it becomes a tad bit harsh and has a very strong tartness that borders on being bitter. But just as I'm wondering where this harshness is coming from, the beer smooths itself out, and then some. It finishes with a strong barnyard character and hints of sweet and sour citrus notes. Call me impressed.

MOUTHFEEL: A very smooth drinker with a fine, effervescent, champagne-like carbonation.

DRINKABILITY: Not too much gets in the way here. A low ABV and an easy drinking body make this bottle seem way too small. The slight sour and/or bitter harshness is the only detractor for drinkability, but it could very well just be to style.

Wonderful. I wish the price tag wasn't so steep or this would be a surefire repeat buy for me. As it is, I know I'll still stop and think about it every time I pass it on the shelf.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,185 ratings.
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