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Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered.
De houten ton is een Gallische uitvinding, die gebruikt werd voor het gisten als voor het bewaren van wijn als bier. Ten opzichte van de amforen hadden ze veel voordelen : ze waren lichter, konden een grotere inhoud bevatten, waren minder fragiel en waren ook nog handiger, want men kon ze rollen. De tonnen en pijpen die Breughel schilderde kunnen zo afkomstig zijn uit het tonnenmagazijn van elke Pajottenlandse lambikbrouwer (of daar nog staan ...). Houten tonnen werden algemeen gebruikt tot het begin van de vorige eeuw.


wickedpete's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2008
This pours out with a slightly hazy orange body that practically glows in the glass. A light white head forms and then fades to a mist resting on top, and at the sides of the glass, soapy bubbles remain. The aroma is striking. It is incredibly sour with layers of rotten apples, unripe pears, cheese rind, and pepper. Nice tart flavor is puckering. Lemons, oak, acidic, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Perfect body with a lingering aftertaste. Pretty much amazing.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (586) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Drinking blind from a 37,5cl bottle. In the aroma peaches, white wine. The clear orange beer has a small off white head. In the taste lemon. Medium carbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (2318) - PORTUGAL - SEP 20, 2016
37.5cl bottle. Slightly hazy orange copper with a frothy white head. Funk, barnyard, green apples, citrus and wood in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is complex with sour, fruity and citrus notes. Overall, a very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Greyish hazy golden color with a large creamy white head. Notes of green apples, funk, sweet bread, and vinegar. Crazy good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (161) - POLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Aroma is very earthy, medium funk, a bit of spices, apple. Light orange color, hazy, with nice, snow-white head. Medium sourness, a touch of bitterness. Extremely drinkable. Great one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1323) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is really fresh and lemony with some light hay funk. Taste starts sour and lemony, quite dry and bitter on the finish with stonefruit pits flavor. Overall it’s a really good gueuze with a really decent price as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dysenteri (130) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
37 cl bottle from Beergium. Orangecoppery with white head. Lots of funk in the aroma, barn, citrus, lime, green apples. Zingy sourness, rather greenish of a kind. Nice body, a bit sticky in the mouth because of the sourness. Good but not as good as 3f, Cantillon, Tilquin etcetc. Its a bit of a different geuze to make that comparison tbh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
375ml bottle. Hazy orange with big head but it dissipates quickly into a thin layer. Very complex aroma of wood, treated wood, unripe fruits like grapes, apples and berries, lots of lemon zest, tart in the background, when warmed apple notes change into a ripe apple. Mouth feel is smooth and soft with decent carbonation. The flavor is complex as well. Dry to the bone with notes of wood and unripe fruits with medium strong acidity with notes of lemon juice. Overall a very good geuze. One of my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2013 bottle. Clear golden color with a thin white head. Blue cheese cherry b.o. Hugh carbonation light mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1935) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 4, 2016
tak porownawczo - dwie butelki, Girardin White i Black Label. Bez widocznych dat rozlewu, na korkach obu rok, przy czym na white label 2016 a na black label 2017 (sic! - o co biega? prosba o podpowiedz )

Na obu piwach podobna, kiepskawa piana, nieco syczaca, na Black Label dluzej sie nieco utrzymujaca. Kolor samych lambikow rowniez wyraznie inny - White Label jest nieco ciemniejszy i bardziej przejrzysty

Aromaty - ku mojemu zaskoczeniu - to juz ZUPELNIE inna bajka... o ile Black Label pachnie jak lambik, o tyle biala wersja... jak blend lambika z czyms innym ;) W bialym sa bardzo ewidentne nuty miodowe i kwiatowe, dajace wrecz slodkie wrazenie. Jest tez oczywiscie nieco dzikosci, nieco stajni, nieco skory... ale stonowane to takie wszystko. juz zupelnie w tle owocowosc (cytrusowo winogronowa). Za to w wersji czarnej stajnia, skora sa ewidentna dominanta. na to nakladaja sie cytrusy (zest cytrynowy?) i jakies ziemiste nuty... w tle nawet jakies przyprawy. Duzo bardziej zlozony jest czarny i tyle.

W ustach tez kolosalna roznica. Primo: bialy jest slodkawo-kwaskowaty. Czarny jest wytrawno kwasny. Secundo: w czarnym jest bez porownania wiecej tanin. Az do dretwienia ust. Czegos a la kiszonka tez w czarnym mozna sie doszukac ;) oraz winnych klimatow. jedna ceche maja wspolna: w ustach pasuja do aromatow swoich. Oba maja dosc dlugie posmaki, przy czym Czarny ma cierpkawo-kwasny zas bialy slodkawy wrecz (moze przez picie na zmiane, bo wszak to tez falszuje nieco odczucia)

Nie ulega dla mnie watpliwosci, ze wersja Black Label jest bez porownania bardziej zlozona, szlachetna cy inse takietam slowa. Obie wersje sa smaczne, tylko, ze White Label truno traktowac jako typowego przedstawiciela lambikow. Ja wiem, ze nie byl dosladzany, ale ta wiedza niewiele zmienia ;) jest bardzo specyficzny, malo lambikowy.Black Label jest chyba najlepszym Gueuze jakie pilem w zyciu (duzo tego nie bylo, ale juz sie uzbieralo nascie). Wiec liczbowo to bedzie:
White Label: 3.6
Black Label: 4.0

Aha, wrazenia potwierdzone przez plec piekna lubiaca lambiki a nie wkrecona w kraft - slychac okrzyki o dolewke czarnego zas bialego dostalem ze slowami "dokoncz sobie" :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2692) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
375ml bottle. Pale orange with almost no head. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Nice sour tones with subtle fruity sweetness. Tart, green apples, oak, peach, citrus and grapes. Very smooth.


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