Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters | Brouwerij Girardin

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by largadeer on 10-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by claaark13:
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

sleeper gueuze, and well, mine is still asleep. dammit.

pour was a golden yellow, no head at all. pretty flat.

pungent lemon sourness, bright oak, mineral.

similar to nose. i noticed the flavor popped and was vibrant. the lemon to mineral complexity was great. what killed this from being higher than a 4.0 was the carbonation.

flatliners, like the movie.

good but missing that spritz. i noticed my bottle had little to no yeast at the bottom, could this be a driving factor? i will revisit this in a few years and hope for some bubble.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours a flat hazy orange. Nothing going on.

Smell - Cheesy. Like a bleu cheese. Some funky. Lemony tang. More complex,, though.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Some malt. A little wheat. Some hay and acetic acid. A little funky and cheesy.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Not a lot going on. Nice sourness.

Overall - All together this is really good, though flat.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Raf.

Appearance: Burnished copper with a low level of carbonation. Bright and clear body, little head formation, only a thin collar.

Smell: Herbal, minty aroma aroma, quite sour and cidery. Eucalyptus, forest floor, damp hay. Makes me think of what Blauw may have been like when it was young.

Taste/mouthfeel: Bright acidic sourness with flavors lime, mint, herbs. Tannic wood and mushrooms. Mild carbonation, this clearly needs more time in the bottle, but it's still delicious. This will be phenomenal with some age on it.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of womencantsail
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head. Amazing funk aroma that just immediately says Girardin. Lots of earth, must, grass, and sweat. Lemon peel and apple give a nice tartness as well. Some yeast and light bread flavor to go with all the funk and tartness. Lemon peel and green apple sourness as well as heavy grass, earth, and must with just a touch of tannic oak. Nice high carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Awesome stuff.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Fond Gueuze Bierpallieters from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 51 ratings