Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters | Brouwerij Girardin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 10-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
12
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of mothman
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 197/1400
White head. Nice pop to the bottle. Burnt copper orange.

Sherry notes, more malty than other gueuze. Wet oak. Lots of funk and basement must. Lemon citrus. Complex and layered. Almost nutty.

Nice lively feel without beeing over carbonated.

This was a treat. Very impressed with this one.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

'09 vintage

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What an unexpected surprise. Huge thank you to stakem for the rare treat.

Copper body with a white head. The aroma is incredible. A perfect scent. Well water, citrus, mineral funk. Absolutely delicious. One of the best gueuzes I've had. Wow.

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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stakem
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from quite awhile back. The brew pours a hazy golden color with a firm white froth resting atop. This brew is grassy with eartheh funk and mildly footy to stinky cheesy quality before getting herbal in bitterness with almost a mild green pepper aspect. This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. It appears as though this sleepy lambic has woken up and the carbonation levels are pretty spot on. There is a lot of familiarity here to standard black label girardin, perhaps thats why I enjoyed it so much.

12/27/15 update:
Different bottle #184 of 1400. Wonderfully carbonated, initial pour fills half the geuze tumbler with froth. Aroma and taste includes limes predominantly upfront, lots of citrus, earthen oak, slight minerals and minor herbal component. The funk had a slight blue cheese aspect that is very enjoyable. Perfect amount of sourness for my palate with a medium body and lively carbonation. This is the finest lambic ive ever tasted.

7/3/16 update:
Pulled another bottle to share with friends and this one was a dud. The cork was a little tougher to pull because there was no carbonation to help in pushing it out. While it was completely still, it did not taste off or bad by any regard. Maybe just a little more malty and with a hint of apple cider that I did not detect in the other flawless bottlings. In fact, the folks sharing in this experience thought it was tasty. But for me, knowing how unreal the good/carbonated bottles are...this was a disappointment.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters from Brouwerij Girardin
4.33 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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