Goudale | Les Brasseurs de Gayant

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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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
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Photo of Foley67
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 stephenlee
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FCox143
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yields an amber-golden color with a medium sized, froth, white head.

Smells of flowery, slightly tart yeast with a hint of wet grass to it, coated up by white bread dough. Reveals a subtle clove and pepper spice note once the beer warms up.

Has a medium carbonation, which turns up the volume after the swallow, finishing effervescent and refreshing with a noteable warmth, once the liquid goes down to the belly.

Tastes of calming white bread malts with an uprising, biting spiciness, inheriting a sweet, sugary note, opening up the palate to cakey malts. Finishes with rock sugar, bitter cardamom and dried herbs among an aqueous softness.

Tastes like a lighter Triple, which got a prominent spiciness to it, defining the taste while the beer remains pleasantly refreshing.

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Photo of Rihup
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AntoineTheS
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A large brewery in France's biere de Garde region has this listed in the "1001."

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Photo of Omniwar
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Carrefour Camas. In Teku glass. Reading CSHTP Ch11. Pleasant but not memorable. Herbal, eaethy and a bit metallic bitterness. A standard biere de garde. Alcohol a bit noticeable but doesbt bother

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Photo of Noice
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kallenovsky
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatthiasGP
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakeScully
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A good French Bière de Garde, there are a few better out there but at this price and widely available in France and neighboring countries you can get a cheap bottle and quickly drinkable summer night buzz.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 -YJ-
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
3.59 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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