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:
254
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
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9
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37
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Photo of brunomorenodebrito
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clean golden color, good head formation, with medium retention. In the nose the spicy and earth of yeast and hops can be detected, maltiness in second plan. The taste is spicy too, with sweetness of malts predominaiting, low bitterness and hop flavor

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Photo of FLima
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber golden color with a one finger thick head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of grainy malt, white pepper, white grapes and oranges. Hints of herbal hops.
Likewise, sweet flavor of oranges, honey, herbal hops, a bit of white grapes, very lightly spiced musk and peaches. Dry aftertaste.
Creamy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is well hidden.
Refreshing and easy to drink, a bit too sweet though. It is not a super complex beer but still flavorful.

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Photo of sbangs
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bamberger603
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer was striking- strawberry, coppery blonde with very little head. It looked wonderful in my Delirium Tremens chalice. The smell was nothing to write home about; a little bit of hop and light sweet malt, but really not a lot in this department. I really enjoyed the flavor of this beer, as did my wife. Great balance of hop and malt, swaying ever so slightly toward the hops. Light, floral, and just a little citrusy. The mouthfeel was decent; a little too sharp for a great rating, but certainly pleasant. Overall, we really enjoyed it. This was our first venture into this style, but I have a feeling we will be coming back to it quite soon.

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

Bottled in an impressive looking 750ml bomber
Now I am not a big fan of wheat beers
I found this to be very average of the style
With low aroma and not much flavour outside of acidic clove

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Photo of k3ve
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of hishoosh
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Yellow pale, not a lot of foam, even less lacing.
Smells of citrus fruits, grains and grass.
Reading the ingredients (fructose, dextrose and antioxidants), started on an off foot. The chemical meddling is surely felt, but the beer isn't as bad as i've imagined. The malts are the backbone, as is to be expected in a biere de garde, with lots of grains, going to toasted, biscuit, white bread. Fruitiness is low, but providing a decent apple acidity and mild ripe fruit sweetness.
Low caramel, more a sugar syrup kind of sweetness, not entirely icky tho. Spices remind of a toned down witbier. Hops are surprisingly nice and herbal, with a more than decent bitterness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is lagery, fizzy, crisp, ending with a metallic bitterness often found in pilsners
This beer ends up being chaotic: not entirely a biere de garde, not a german lager, not a belgian pale, but still not unique in the world of beers. Personally, i consider it a Belgian style pale ale, meddled upon.
A decent one, nonetheless.

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Photo of mizx
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MaevaS
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Best by 11/28/11 bottle consumed on 9/20/14. The beer was excellent! Hint of opium on the nose. Glad I have one more.

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Photo of JeltMaaj
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Radome
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75 cl bottle into a goblet. Bottle purchased in France.

A - Burnished gold, orange tinge. Beer is crystal clear. Head is white, fluffy and mouse-like. Very thick and persistent. Many streams of tiny bubbles rising through the glass constantly.

S - Aroma of earthy and grassy hops dominate with a minor note of pilsner-like grain. Simple, direct but very clean aroma.

T - Flavors are more balanced between malt and hops than the aroma. The earthy and grassy hops are slightly lower in intensity than the bready, nutty malt. Hops bitterness is low. There is some orange, but it could be from hops, spicing or yeast--don't know. Like the aroma, the flavors are not very complex, but all are good.

M - Moderate body. Carbonation is soft and creamy. Alcohol is not noticeable.

O - This beer is soft, creamy and clean. It is not too complex and doesn't stand out in any particular area, but it is a very enjoyable and well-made Biere de Garde.

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Photo of Prost76
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

750ml bottle served in a chalice glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow to orange color. A bit cloudy. Forms a medium, creamy and very persistent white head with lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet and very grainy. Fruity, bready and and a little bit spicy. Quite Belgian character which is common on the French CH'TI beers. Also light notes of honey, orange zest, spices and flowery hops

T: Follows the nose as a quite sweet and malty beer. Fruity esters. Strong notes of bready and earthy yeasts, again, Belgian character. Also some notes of honey, coriander and orange zest which reminds a classic Belgian Triple. End is dry with a mild hoppy bitterness

M: Full body. A little bit molasses. Good carbonation to the style. Dry crispy and grainy aftertaste

O: Average beer and drinkability. Not that bad for a French Ale

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Photo of JDavidRice
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Goudale from Les Brasseurs de Gayant
3.59 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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