Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) | Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
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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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4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer is clear golden with a good-sized snow white head. Lots of bubbles zipping up through the beer. Good retention.

As gueuzes go, smell is only lightly funky, but is very nice. A bright lemon scent mixed in with some funky barnyard. Some other fruit scents (apple). I think this is fairly young which may explain the low funk level, but despite that it is quite a nice nose.

Taste is similar to the nose. Very nice, but not super tart or funky. Again, likely because it is fairly young. Nice funky flavours, tart lemon, yeast and oak. At least at this age, a very balanced gueuze. Quite dry on the finish. Yum.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated but in a very gently way- small champagne like bubbles. A bit puckery.

Overall, very good, but I am sure it gets better with some age. Look forward to trying it again in some time. Anyway, still a really nice gueuze at this stage!

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A: Cloudy yellow orange color. Half finger of bright white head. Nice little pop on cork. Good carbonation still (young Lambic). Leaving some lacing.

S: First and foremost, you smell that barnyard funk. Lemon. Crisp white grape. Acidic notes.

T: Tip of the tongue, you get that prickle of tart acidic sourness. It's not as mouth puckering as I was expecting. Getting some of that tart lemon that you pulled off the nose. Sort if falls flat in the middle to back end of the palate. Finish us as expecting, nearly bone dry. Still some sweetness. This could stand for more cellaring.

M: Lighter side of medium.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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A: Slightly hazy golden in color with a bone white head.

S: A big blast of cheesy funk right away. As that fades, some notes of oak, lemon, vinegar, tart red cherry and light spice begin to emerge.

T: Starts a touch sweet, almost like a lemon hard candy. Then hits with a good punch of sourness, funk and vinegar. Finish brings some vanilla, lemon curd and green apple. The flavors are really well balanced and, despite the smell, this is far less funky than a lot of gueuzes out there. Really tasty stuff.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,189 ratings.
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