Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)
Brouwerij Girardin

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)
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Brouwerij Girardin
Lambic - Gueuze
3.72 | pDev: 12.9%
Feb 28, 2022
Feb 24, 2003
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)
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3.85 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 28, 2022
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 28, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ArrogantB from Colorado

Got turned on to this by a friend I met in Wallonia. Grabbed a bottle in Bruges, a matching glass, and opened it in the markt. Similar to black label, less funk, clean and delicious. Get some.

Jun 13, 2019
3.94 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 05, 2019
4 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 25, 2019
4 by steverx8 from England on Nov 11, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Nicolaiw from Denmark

Pours golden / amber with thick off white head.
Aroma has green apples, hay, yeast,
Taste is grapefruit, green apples, hay, sour, little funk

Oct 17, 2017
3.72 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 27, 2017
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2.99/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 375ml corked and caged bottle. The cork had the words Diam DX 2016 and the number 08 on it, which I think I’ve worked it out to mean Batch D, bottled in August 2016. Poured into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.

Appearance: A clear copper orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but settles to a thin replenishing layer with sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sour-ish, raisins, green apple, pear, vinegar, oak and hints of cheese.

Taste: Tart and lightly sour, apple cider vinegar, apple core, lemon peel, grass and oak with a sweet-ish raisin, prune like finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Aroma and taste was very different to all other Gueuze’s that I’ve tried and in this case, was just not really my thing, especially the dark fruit like sweetness and apple cider vinegar. I'd just stick with the Black Label version.

Jul 10, 2017
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2.2/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

06/27/2017. Ghent, Belgium.

Jun 27, 2017
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 20, 2017
3.15 by Foley67 from Scotland on Mar 09, 2017
2.95 by GentleKnight1 from Illinois on Sep 01, 2016
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3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

375ml bottle shared at some hosers
Copper liquid, has a sour dry cereal thing going on, vinegar, brown sugar, sweet malts seem out of place, not as funky as the black label some wet wood, it’s OK but a little disappointing after the black label or maybe my palates completely wrecked by this point in the day…

Jul 24, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Marius from Netherlands

37cl bottle. Clear amber with a tall off-white head. Barnyard funk, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar, apple cider, sulphur and sodium bicarbonate. A bit too sweet (that is, not dry enough) for a gueuze, but still drinkable.

Jun 14, 2016
4.1 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jun 06, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting... but I may not find it again.

May 07, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by moose1980 from Germany

2015 750ml bottle.

Thick, creamy, white head that stayed around for a few minutes, leaving behind thin lacing as it dissipated. Clear golden color. Aromas of pears, sour apples, and sweatiness along with musty wood. Taste is lemon tartness, sour grass, some oak and earthy mushrooms. Light pucker finish. Although not up there with the best in the category, it is still a solid Geuze.

Mar 22, 2016
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2.03/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

This is absolutely awful. Extremely sweet to the point that it detracts from the funk, dryness and any level of sourness that are characteristic of even a decent gueuze. Didn't finish my bottle.

Feb 02, 2016
4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Clear orange with a bubble white head. Sour pear, lemon, apple, and oak lead the clean nose, some funk and grassy hay linger. Taste is almost too clean, funk is not the star it needs to be, sour fruit esters are very well done however, just not a ton of depth behind them. Feel is clean in a style that gets dirty, crisp and playfully sour. Like black label much more

Nov 02, 2015
3.28 by Eziel from Ohio on Nov 02, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Clear orange color with white head. Aroma is fruity with some light vinegar notes and a bit of funk. Taste starts tart up-front with unripe citrus fruit notes. Gets more mellow towards the finish and aftertaste. It has also some bitterness at the finish. One of the more clean, easy to drink gueuzes.

Sep 23, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Pours a clear amber. Smells slightly tart and earthy. Tastes tart and earthy, slightly malty. Interesting in a good way. Tastes like a very old recipe and process to get beer.

Aug 29, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aleigator from Germany

Girardin gueuze white, '14 vintage

Yields a sun-yellow clean color, with a decent, froth head, collapsing to sheets of lacing.

Smells of dried lemon peel, a fair amount of leather and a moldy funkiness. The fruit perishes underneath the profound, green potatoe skin soaked funk, including a note of old sox with a whiff of wet mushrooms, tied together by dusty, earthy malts. Exhibits an exuberant barrel woodyness, directly blending into the profound malt foundation.

Has a higher, bubbly carbonation, providing a soft, mineralic mouthfeel, leading directly to a distinct, funk coated oakiness.

Tastes of wet mushrooms, extremely dusty leather and acidic white citrus peel. Its funkiness is omnipresent, defining the beers taste, together with an intense oak infusion, soaking up wet earth, as well as a white grape skin sweetness. Finishes with a soft minerality, sporting tart citrus peel and a musty oak earthiness, together with a sharp white pepper bite.

A highly moldy and funky Gueuze, uncompromising and unusual in taste, convincing though, once getting ones palate adjusted. Its fruitiness, basically as all other flavors, has an old, dusty characteristic to it, enhancing the beers oaky appearance throughout.

Aug 13, 2015
3.6 by Anatole from Belgium on Aug 10, 2015
4 by kscaldef from Oregon on Jun 07, 2015
3.67 by rodzm14 from Washington on May 02, 2015
3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on Apr 04, 2015
3.38 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Apr 04, 2015
3.07 by desint from Belgium on Mar 31, 2015
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4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bruijnzeels from Netherlands

Heerlijk zurig met een zweem bitter.

Mar 30, 2015
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3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by SpeedwayJim from New York

2014 vintage. First time I've seen this in the states. 375ml corked and caged bottle into 3F stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy 2 finger white head with low retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is sparse and stringy with little cling. Average.

Nose is anise, green raisin, brown sugar and a mellow, light cheesiness. Sweet and more fruity than your average gueuze. Decent.

Opens raisin, tart and sweet soy sauce. Notes of grass, oak, foam, wheat and a citrus and lemon tartness. End is dank tart funk juxtaposed against a bright citrus tart and dry finish. Clean aftertaste. This one's a bit too sweet for my taste.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Prickly and crisp in the mouth and goes down drown and lightly puckering. Accented finish with a clean aftertaste. Pretty drinkable.

After having waited for this for a while, I'm a bit disappointed in the result. This beer is too sweet and the funky, oaky, woody tartness is almost completely missing. I'd revisit an older vintage just to make sure there's nothing here but otherwise, the black label is strictly better.

Mar 22, 2015
3.5 by muskiesman from New Jersey on Jan 18, 2015
3.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 14, 2014
3.5 by CSO from Illinois on Nov 06, 2014
3.52 by josvemden from Belgium on Oct 19, 2014
3.6 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Sep 25, 2014
3.1 by mattfancett from England on Aug 27, 2014
3.5 by errantnight from District of Columbia on Jul 24, 2014
Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 99 ratings