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:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of Bruno74200
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really a bière de garde, more of a belgian strong pale ale. It's fruity but not very hoppy. The balance is almost presence. The sweetness is a bit high and goes against the whole thing

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Photo of Yoann
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A nice taste of smell!

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benfons
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwhite105
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with lacing from the white head sticking to the glass. So far, so good. Aroma is muted...really nothing off, but only some light hop and malt aroma, and a bit of that unfortunately euro-lager scent. Taste is extremely okay. By that, I mean there are no off flavors, but it is unremarkable. Pleasant, some bready malt, enough hops to balance but not jump out. Medium body. Overall, very drinkable but nothing special. Actually, not a bad beer at all, but it just doesn't give you a reason to go buy another.

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Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 pat61
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy copper tinted gold under a 1” dense white foam cap that grips the side of the glass.
S: Bread, cider and herbs on the nose.
T: There is some biscuit, light fruit, lingering tartness mixed with sweetness, a little orange and a touch of alcohol. The hops are a little dull.
F: Medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: Kind of a mid-range Biere de Garde that is a little meh.

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Photo of justelizabeth
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lelepat
4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Remarkable, impressive beer from France!

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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 innominat
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mobrado
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Golden body. Small diminishing off-white head.
S: A pongy, plasticy smell.
T: Very bready with lots of umami. An unpleasant bitter aftertaste but not too bad. Its fruity, syrupy and also vinous.
O: Not bad.

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Photo of dryndantheman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of el_toma
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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