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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,190
Reviews:
560
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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229
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164
For Trade:
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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mar02x
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of floyd_pugman
3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Cantillon ball glass. Nose produces typical gueuze notes of vinegar and rancid cheese, although not particularly pungent. Palate yields nice flavors of funk, rancid cheese, vinegar, grapefruit, and cedar, but they sit against a malty, slightly sweet backbone that for me reduces its appeal. It's not bad, but not in the category of 3F, Cantillon, or Tilquin.

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Photo of burnstar
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.15/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moarmare
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pletser
3.19/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Euroglot
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a tulip glass.

body is a murky apricot color. head is initially impressive, but quickly fades to a faint ring. no lacing.

aroma is a funky fruity smell, a touch of vinegar.

enjoying the taste on this one. tart fruitiness is the most forward, with a little bit of sour funk thrown in for good measure.

mouth is closer to thin than medium. the fruitiness and tartness really hang around in the mouth. dry and fruity finish.

overall, enjoyed my first Gueuze. will not be my last.

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Photo of M-Jez84
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in Protz' "300 Beers!" and the "1001", I will review it if I have it again.
For a review, see MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" p96.

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

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

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass on Saturday afternoon. Comes out a slightly hazy amber color, a thin head wisps up and quickly falls into nothingness, some spotty lacing at the most.

Nice aroma here, big funk coming through with some light sweetness underneath. Flavor is pretty sweet at first, lemon-like flavor and sourness. Nice funky yeast in the middle, not too overpowering. Finish has some woody notes and a lingering tartness.

Feel is pretty light and smooth, beer is a bit clingy in the mouth. Overall a well done gueuze, definitely on the lighter/sweet side compared to some of the other big hitters like Haansens.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly murky and hazy straw golden yellow with a subtle light orange glow and a finger of off-white active foam and highly active carbonation.

Lemon zest, orange, apple peels, cider-like, vinous, slight wet hay mustiness, and earthy.

Green apple skins, orange and lemon peel, citric and lactic acidity, bretty must, and some light earthy notes.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, musty funk, tart, crisp, very refreshing.

Overall, a high class example of the gueuze style. Wonderfully complex with high carbonation and tartness to wipe the palate clean for another sip. Very drinkable.

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy golden-orange with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
lemon,peach,wheaty,funky barnyard,green apple,woody
T:
-lemon,oranges,green apple,wheaty,astringent
-medium sourness for the style
-finishes dry and (surprisingly) clean
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Really good Geuze.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great gueuze, fresh it's my second favorite behind 3F. It was a nice cross between Cantillon gueuze and 3F OG.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
4.29 out of 5 based on 1,190 ratings.
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