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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) | Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin

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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some lemon-like aromas. Taste is much the same with some sour apple peel flavors. There is an acidic finish with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze with some great aromas and flavors.

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Photo of drewone
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of homebrew311
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours pale yellow, minimal lacing, somewhat cloudy

S: holy funk! lots of oak, vinegar, grapes, and a decent amount of horseblanket funkiness

T: the front is incredibly tart with waves of fruit, lemon zest, oak, sourdough, and funk. The finish is even more sour than the start.

MF: high carbonation, medium body

O: this is an incredibly refreshing gueuze with tons of character and complexity. It does a great job balancing palate numbing tartness with a bit of funk.

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Photo of antoines15
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of dgilks
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of goosewhisperer
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-golden and light in color. Nice fluffy head that disappears fairly quickly. Lively carbonation--there was quite a pop from the cork on this one.

s-good sour, and some funk to it. As it warms, there are some lemongrass notes and some more funkiness.

t-well balanced, good amount of tart (wish there was a little more ), and some good underlying flavors. There is some lemon, and other fresh tart flavors in the mix.

m-medium on the feel, right for the flavor.

o-quality beer, that I would buy more of. Good presentation of the style to a buddy of mine that shared this beer with me.

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Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a golden hue. There if a finger and a half of fluffy, off white head that fades to a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: This is a nice light smelling gueuze. Funky and tart, getting some lemon along with the yeast funk.

Taste: Follows closely from the smell. Fairly light and funky with some tart lemon like notes mixed in. While the funk is apparent, it doesn't completely take over.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tons of fluffy, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I'm a fan of this beer. I would have been alright if the tart levels were a tad higher, but I still enjoyed it.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of LockeSD
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of seancake
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Part of a blind gueuze tasting.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head on top. Eventually reduces to a thin cap on top. No lacing.

S: Slight tart/funky aroma, light citrus fruits, some lemon and a little apricot. Nice balance of funky/farmhouse and tart.

T: Again, nice combination of funk and tart flavors. more citrus fruits with lemon and lemon rind. Slightly acidic.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A nice gueuze. Was pleasantly surprised when it was revealed that this was 1882. Would certainly get this again.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pperez38
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of rekel
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of bastu
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Wizzman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Diomede
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 37.5cl bottle into an Orval chalice. Cork date is 2012.

A: Great golden hue, opaque body. Loose head, fades fast. High carbonation from the appearance

S: Amazing sour fruit aromas, just delicious smelling yeast.

T: Nicely sour, and fruity (citrus), as you'd expect from the aroma. Fairly sweet on the finish (because it's young?). Would like to taste an older bottle to see if it develops more complexity, but it is very, very good now.

M: Highly carbonated, fits the style.

O: Awesome beer, I will look for an older one.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces by about 50% but never completely goes away. Significant lacing is observed.

S: This beer has a strong pungent smell of funkiness (from the yeast) combined with tart fruits, light citrus, and mild earthiness. There are some very subtle vinous hints as well. Well balanced and a nice amount of complexity.

T: Very well balanced and complex flavors to this beer. There is a heavy dose of funkiness (from the yeast), along with some tartness, and even little hints of sweetness. There is definitely a tart fruit, candi sugar, and slightly acidic flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish (though it could be a little more dry and I would not have complained).

O: Very enjoyable and refreshing in a funky sort of way. I really found this one to be easy to drink and definitely one to enjoy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of brystmar
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml into my Russian River tulip. Orange, active body with good retention on its white head. Pungent nose with tart fruit, tons of funky yeast, mild earthiness, and faint hops. Aroma is very is strong and balances nicely.

Sour citrus fruits kick things off; mostly lemons & oranges here. Lots of funk, and quite acidic. Carbonation tickles my tongue. A surprising hoppy backbone shows up at the end, leaving a mild bitterness that lingers. Unique for sure, but the bitter aftertaste isn't really my thing.

A different take on the gueuze style that I'd happily give a small role in my regular rotation.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,192 ratings
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