Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) | Brouwerij Girardin

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Girardin
Belgium

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Filtered version.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 02-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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9
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Photo of kitch
2.99/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

06/27/2017. Ghent, Belgium.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GentleKnight1
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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…

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of moose1980
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of aleigator
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Anatole
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodzm14
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bruijnzeels
4.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heerlijk zurig met een zweem bitter.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White Label) from Brouwerij Girardin
3.74 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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