Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label) | Brouwerij Girardin

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
1,192 Ratings
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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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

Review 150!!! yay for me (not to sound odd or anything).

2010 Vintage poured into a Hoegaarden hexagonal glass (thats as close as i have to a Gueuze glass)

I would love to do this thing order, but I cant get over the smell. It like punches you in the face. Sour apples and fruit rind are competing with barnyard funk and sourness. I cant call a winner (except for me). It poured darked than the average gueuze, body and head-which was a little more toward cream colored. Bubbly carbonation.

Im kind of scared to try it. It smells so sour and so funky. I taste apple cider vinegar and more apple cider with apple skins and tannin. Not overly complex, but not simplistic. Dry malts mingle around in the shadows. The sourness completely takes over your mouth for an instant filling it a funky sour feeling. The difference between Girardin and Cantillon is that Girardin doesnt leave many flavors behind. Cantillon's gueuze left a dry tannin white grapey feeling for a long time. Girardin comes with a full frontal assault of vinegar and funk, then subsides into the shadows of your mouth. Very dry feeling from the malt as well.

I can see where they were aiming, and they hit it. They went for straight barnyard funk and sour apple vinegar. It could improve with a little bit more lasting flavors and a touch of cirtic tartness. But i nit pick. One hell of a beer and a good replacement if Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen isnt around.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So excited to get this beer. Poured into tall fluted glass.

A: Hazy golden orange color with a very fizzy soda like carbonation, large head receding to a lumpy cm of froth. Sticky bubbly lacing.

S: Sour vinegar, green apples, lemon, musty funky earth, a touch of spice, oak.

T: Sour apple and lemon tartness, with a dry earthiness and oak. Very funky fruit flavors mixing with a sweetness that blends perfectly with the tart and sour flavors. Perfectly crafted.

M: Light and fizzy, sour with a dry middle and a mouthwatering finish.

O: As an American hop head, this is the kind of beer I never thought I'd be seeking out, but once you get a taste of a good sour.. your life will change. Every sip is to be cherished with a beer this good.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of orangesol
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this one as desert after our Thanksgiving meal.

A - Pours hazy orange with a small film of white head leaving no lace at all down the glass. This one appears to be dead in my glass...

S - Smells of lots of fruit; mostly lemon and green apples; light funk, and some acidic notes. It gets a little vinous toward the end of each sniff as it warms up.

T - Starts off with a nice sized dose of tartness quickly giving way to a mix of green apples, lemons, dry oak, and the ever present light funk. The mix of funk/tart to fruit is really nice. It wasn't as funky or tart as I was expecting going into it but I think this one was still pretty fresh. I would love to give an aged bottle a try one day.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. Even tho this one was a little light on the carb I still enjoyed the light, funky, feel this one offered.

O - I am learning to love this style and this is one of the better examples. It has a very nice fruity character and the funk isn't overpowering. Awesome stuff.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375ml into a Boulevard tulip.

Dizzying marmalade orange with a 2cm head that sticks around.

Big notes of fruit similar to granny smith and lemons, with a solid barnyard funk. Haystacks, horse sweat, with a touch of must and sweat coming through the most on the end.

Fruit again, then sweaty socks and lemon on the tongue. Granny smith apparent behind the tart notes with more barnyard funk.

Medium thin and drying, with some stickyness on the lips.

Great funk and fruit, both displaying balance. An outstanding gueuze for the availability. On par or maybe even exceeding Drie Fonteinen.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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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