Goudale | Les Brasseurs de Gayant

GoudaleGoudale
BA SCORE
39.8%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 256 ratings
GoudaleGoudale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Les Brasseurs de Gayant
France
brasseurs-gayant.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,674
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
256
Liked:
102
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
11.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.13/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Review: 50cl Can of La Goudale Biere: ABV: 7.2%

Coming in a very interesting shiny can that had a lot of distinctive black lettering. Stands out, even if its not obvious what exactly it all means!

On appearance got a hazy amber orange colour that produced a pretty large frothy white head, which does die over time but maintains overall, albeit small. Some lacing. Nothing special to look at.

Smells of caramel and the usual blond aroma of yeasts, sweet malts, grains and with a bit of citrus, nothing special.

No hanging around with this beer, on initial taste you can immediately get the alcohol, straight in with an aggressive taste………lots of yeast and citrus lightning up the taste-buds!

But no real discernible after taste. All in the front taste.

Not nice, too harsh on the palate. Very bitter. Fuck me, its hard. Disgusting even!

Second can much more manageable. Deep tasting hops. Sweet Malts
Tastes much better. A slow burner.

Creamy bodied
In the end I kind of liked it, don’t know if the alcohol kicks in and the initial shock with the first can but it was ok, albeit the second can, similar to a Belgian strong pale ale.

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Photo of Rivoire
2.17/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

It starts to be a good beer, but it misses some taste and aromas to be good and tasted.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.23/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

75cl caged and corked brown bottle purchased from a Carrefour in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Freshness date of 02/09/2015.

Pours a lovely clear, and bright golden colour with a coarse-bubbled and rather unpersistent head of white. Fair amount of coarse, streaming carbonation. Body is fairly light, but looks okay. Overall, it's certainly got some good characteristic.

Nose is rather unpleasant and a little disappointing. Flabby adjunct grain characters (I thought corn, but the bottle only mentions rice), slight overt sweetness, and a dirty, skunky character like overboiled vegetables. I guess that's the corn-like DMS I was smelling, but it's not quite straight DMS.

Taste is mildly better, because there's a hint of bitterness to ride over some of the rougher edges. Otherwise, that corny thin sweetness does stretch over most of the rest, with a slight vegetative edge. It's fairly clean and light at least for the most part, but there's not much going for it.

Feel is light and clean: if the flavours weren't so offensive, it would match nicely.

Overall, though, I found much that was unpleasant in this beer. There's not a lot of structure or pleasant flavours to it even looking at the positives, and with the nasty characters coming through it verges on genuinely offensive. Not one I'll be picking up again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

.33cl brown glass bottle poured into an An Brainblasta goblet in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: 1.5 finger head, devoid of cream, thin, and of poor retention. Clear dark yellow colour.

Sm: Nutty malted barley. A light scent, difficult for me broken nose to detect.

T: Simple and bad. Caramelized malt. No nutty notes at all. No layering or boldness. Poorly balanced and built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but not complementary of the flavours of the body (which may be a good thing).

Dr: High ABV, low quality, and fairly high pricing. It's nothing worth trying.

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Photo of Laundry_Hamper
2.34/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Extremely cheap beer "brewed under license of an abbey" - the bottle I have is rated at 6%, I bought it in Aldi with moderate hope, given the reviews here. An overpowering bouquet of Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie. I won't be buying this one again.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.38/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours lightly skunked with aggressive carbonation that smacks the back of your mouth like little tiny little thorns. Spicy feeling and a bit acidic. Tastes and smells somewhat of grapefruit and also mildly of wheat and lemon. This is not a very good beer and was most certainly a waste of a euro.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
2.39/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Enjoy by 01-29-15, 750 mL bottle

Look - Pours a clear golden honey with decent sized head. Less than average bubble distribution, good head retention, good clinging. 3.5 paws.

Smell - Light malt, a bit of steel and musty horse blanket. Slight nuances of honey and a faint hop aroma. 2 paws.

Taste - A honey sweet malt greets you up front, followed by a metallic minerality. An astringent hop bitterness is present throughout. The bitterness lingers on the tongue, along with the metallic taste, like the underside of a bottle cap. A distinct alcohol flavor is present as well. Slight bits of yeasty spiciness are detectable, but muddled by the metallic bitterness. 2 paws.

Feel - Crisp and effervescent, tingling the entire mouth. Goes down quite smooth. Not viscous at all. 3.5 paws.

Overall - It has been years since I have had this beer, and I remember liking it quite a bit. I now, however, feel that it is just not a good beer at all. As is the case with many beers with a number of years between samplings, I do not know if this is due to changes in quality of the actual beer, or just changes in my own palate. 2.75 paws.

Meow beer.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.41/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Strong taste malty where alcohol is unfortunately quickly over. Not really other flavors if only worn a few grains such as wheat that are spread in the aftertaste. The nose is slightly chilled, with a characteristic hint of honey. Sour aftertaste unpleasant feature of lagers and bland and with too much alcohol in the body. Goudale = / = good ale.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
2.69/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a light, watery brown color with little to no head, some honeyed tones peek through the hazy brown color, not very appealing to look at though there is a pleasant rustic quality to the color
S: Smells of honey and grain and some other subtly distracting note that mingles with the honey that I can't quite place, it also has something of an earthy character in with the honey as well (again, hard to place)
T: Sweet and bready, with a good amount of honey flavor and a clean graininess, somewhat watery and not overly effervescent, the dance of the honey and malt is the strongest thing here, there is a subtle (extremely subtle) hint of nondescript bitterness here as well
M: Watery and silky, not overly pleasant
O: This is not a repulsive beer, it tastes okay, but I find it very difficult to think of a time in which I would reach for this (it could be good with food I guess?) it's just kinda bland. Ehh (Disclaimer: I'm not an expert by any means on the style)

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Photo of Farnswurth
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of corby112
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head and a ton of visible carbonation bubbling up in the glass. The head has excellent retention leaving soapy chunks of lacing throughout the glass.

Slightly skunky earthy aroma with a decent malt backbone and hints of wheat, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops and light fruit.

Soft, tight carbonation with a slightly creamy body that thins out considerably throughout toward the finish.

Ripe banana flavor with wheat, crsip light fruit, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops, alcohol astringency, apple and pear notes. A little funky with decent drinkability.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750 ml bottle poured into an over-sized wine glass. Pours an orange-yellow color with a pretty decent off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, some floral notes, a little boozy, and earthiness from the yeast. Taste is similar with some caramel malts and a touch alcoholic. Mouthfeel is very active, medium bodied, and gives a slight metallic aftertaste. Overall decent, but not my favorite.

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Photo of macesq
2.96/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of kennylopez
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 into globe glass.

Appearance: a darker golden clear beer with a think ultra fine white bubbly head that is there through out the entire drinking experience. little lacing that is really scattered on the glass as I drink it.

Smells: I do not smell to much that is special. There is a floral note that is overpowered by a yeast type smell IMO.

Tastes: again not to much for me to really pick out besides a floral hop taste that is subdued for the most part with the different yeast taste that gives a sweeter taste than I prefer, but too much in this beer for me.

Mouthfeel: although it is 7.2% I do not taste to much alcohol. It is a nice thing but I only pick up a overwhelming carbonated feeling that makes everything else as far as taste diminish which I wish was not the case. I do not know if it is just me, but I am happy I tried it, yet I probably will not but but another bottle in the future.

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Photo of MaevaS
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mrmanning
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml can at Chancey Smith's in London, ON- Sparkling gold pour unleashes a frothy bleached white cap. Some lace left behind, with some retention. Nose of honey, grains, lemon, grassy hops. Tastes of sweet grains, honey, floral hops, grass, straw. Quite the sharp hop profile towards the finish, prickly carbonation. Good.

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Photo of trixdout
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of hishoosh
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BeerBelcher
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow. My perception of French beers as largely mediocre was hardly raised by this product. Not much here, and with a style as wide as Biere de Garde I expected some element that was extreme or at least interesting, and I didn't really get it from this beer.

Appearance was good-enough, with a golden color and a whisp of white head. Aroma was lightly citrus-y and grainy but didn't have much to it. Flavor was similarly non-descript and even more absent than the aroma. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a lot here, good or bad.

I can't say I'd go out of my way to get this beer, nor will I recommend it.

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Photo of Warfarin
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
Beer rating: 39.8% out of 100 with 256 ratings
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