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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Photo of Jeffo
1.79/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Lined up nine different gueuze for a comparison the other night. This one finished dead last. Just horrible. Got this bottle at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, for what it's worth.

From a 33cl bottle into a mini sinfter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, thinner, loose white head with good retention. Clear gamboge orange with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a good cap that sticks around. Looks fine.

SMELL: Totally different than all the other gueuze. Fruity and plenty of ginger on the nose, with some orange peel and floral notes. Some very light funky aromas, but this is more ginger and fruit. Doesn't resemble a gueuze at all.

TASTE: Same story here. Ginger comes out first, with some caramel sweetness and floral bitterness at swallow. Quite mild and not gueuze-like at all. Some light funk shows up, but the sour ginger flavor is just unpleasant. Pretty lousy.

PALATE: Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a little stickier than the others.

OVERALL: Very different than the others in the style. The added sweetness really didn't do this any good, as the resulting ginger is quite off-putting. Not something I ever want to lay eyes on again. Easily the worst of the lineup. Was glad to introduce this to drain.

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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 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 scottfrie
2.87/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

375ml bottle into Cantillon gueuze tumbler. Cork says REF BX 2013. Who knows.

A: Pours a clear citrus amber with a finger of fuzzy off-white head that faded into a thick soft looking film. Streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Fruits and funk, but not that typical earthy barnyard funk. This smells very different than the black label; this funk is more fecal and fruity, like fermented fruit mixed with rotten fruit. I love me some funk, but to be honest this doesn’t smell great. Smells like vomit frankly.
T: More fermented fruits, hints of stomach acid, sweet candied sugar or caramel, musty oxidization, dry oak, earth and earthy spice, pepper faded hops and apple juice. Sour candy finish is pretty tame, and the sweet fruity aftertaste is reminiscent of prunes, plumes, figs, and honey.
M: Airy, fluffy carbonation, medium body, slick and frothy mouthfeel.
O: Definitely not my favorite, and a disappointment compared to black label. Drinkable, but not pleasant.

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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 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 cosmonick
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of HardyGeneraL
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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 mattfancett
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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 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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Photo of Squelch
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy. brown. No head. no bubbles. Looks very unappetizing

Smell: smells of vinegar. Some cider notes in here.

Taste: sour dominates. Winey, Slight malt in there.

Mouthfeel: Dry, sour, puckering.

Overall: Not my style but on the better end of it.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one!

A-pours a darker glowing orange color, mostly clear with just a touch of haze, little white head to it.

S-the nose is sweet, apple cidar with a carmelized malt sweetness, light notes of acetone with some plums and cherries in the back.

T-tons of malt in this, caramel and sugar, dark fruits of plums and cherries, this is quite sweet with more cider notes in it and a hint of sourness towards the back.

M-very syrupy medium body that thins out towards the back and lacks a strong carbonation presence I would have liked to see.

D-very sweet with some issues, one dimensional and a little cidar like. had next to some tasty gueuze and was the least complex of the group and just was too sweet.

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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 callmemickey
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Young bottle opened at Delirium Cafe in March 2011.

A: Orange-straw body. Skim of off-white foam. Spotty lacing.

S: Funky barnyard aromas, lemon, oak, a bit of cheese. Comes across more like an unblended lambic than a gueuze.

T: A weird blend of funky, musty lambic and cloyingly sweet lemon-lime soda. Not a good mix.

M: Cloying sweetness overwhelms the moderate body. Carbonation was spot on, but couldn’t keep the sweetness moving fast enough.

O: An odd ball. Not likely to revisit for a while, especially given the superior Girardin Black.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/23/2012

Thanks for sharing! Snifter. Tasted after a really nice bottle of Black Label.

Dark orange and transparent with a big creamy white head that rises above the liquid about two inches. Scattered lacing. The aroma is of lemon, barnyard, and a light mustiness. It's really toned down from the Black Label. There's a little oak. The flavor possesses a simple lactic sourness with a mellow tartness. Lightly oaky and citric with a little leather and barnyard, but the filtering seems to have stripped this beer of positive attributes and turned it into Gueuze light. The beer is lower medium body with high carbonation. An okay beer in its own right, but pales in comparison to the Black Label.

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Photo of emerge077
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cork dated 2011, served side by side with Black Label 1882.

Right off the bat, the color is a deeper copper-tinged crystalline amber orange than the paler Black Label. There are also larger bubbles rising persistently from the base of the glass. Head retention is not as good, after 5 minutes the head has completely vanished with no lacing. There was some residue in the bottom of the bottle, oddly enough for a filtered product.

Smells oaky with some citrus and cidery notes, not as funky as its unfiltered counterpart. A dash of malt sweetness and slight oxidation creeping in.

Tastes less complex with slight oxidation, though still quite oaky and cidery sour. Finish is very dry with a lingering moderate tartness on the back of the palate and some moderate tannic bitterness. Refreshing. Overall it's not bad, but its one-dimensional nature is a slight letdown. Not missing much, Black Label is certainly a cut above.

Thanks Eric for the opportunity to try this!

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Photo of Luk13
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 375ml. Clear golden pour with decent white head. Aroma is (too) light barnyard and leather, hay but mostly green apples. Light tartness and wood, sweet apples and leaf. Nice carbonation. Lacks authenticity.but still enjoyable. A shadow of the Black label.

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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 errantnight
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle at Brasserie Cambrinus during our trip to Belgium last week. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a Girardin tumbler.

Pours a very clear golden color with a thin white head that fizzled out pretty quickly.

The nose brought a very mild amount of funk and faint acidity. Light lemon peel as well. The taste was about the same. Nice and refreshing, but not terribly complex.

Light body with crisp carbonation and mild acidity. Decent enough, but nowhere near what the black label is.

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3.74 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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