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Girardin Gueuze Black Label

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

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RATINGS: 1218   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
14-NOV-2014, bottle @Neis, Ulkløbben meeting. Hazy orange with lasting White head. Aroma is tart with brett. Taste the same with lemon. Very tart. medium body and carbonation. Very nice and quite complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 0.375l at Pozarevac Ultimate Beer Tasting Serbia with ippopotamo36 and luttonm.Thank you Alberto.Pour it hazy golden color with medium white head.Aroma of fruits, citrus, grape.Taste is sour but perfectbalanced, not so sharp.Dry in the middle. Perfect best geuze I try untli now.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (300) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
At a private tasting in Serbia with markoijelena and luttonm. "Pour it"cloudy and slightly hazy golden/orange, white gassy foam. Nose: light acetic feel, round citrus notes. Mouth: very balanced and round acetic balance between vinegar and green apple/grapefruit. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1694) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is funk cheese, dry, herbs..Taste is barrel, dry, oak , soft funk, cheese

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (1295) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
375ml bottle from beermerchants.com. Clear deep orange-gold amber colour, frothy white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of zesty lemon rind, wood, funk, yeasty. Taste is sour tangy lemon citrus, woody notes, fruity yeasty, barnyard, some bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry sour and bitter finish. Lovely stuff, very drinkable!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (203) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Multiple bottles, both aged and fresh. This rating is for a fresh sample. Clear copper-orange with a white head that receeds in a lasting ring of foam. Aroma is classic barnyard that you get from the best gueuzes, green apples, brett, grain, hay. Funk is rather moderate. Taste is deliciously tart, wood, leather, lemon and a light fruity sweetness. One of the most quaffable fresh gueuze out there. Among the best, definitly the best quality/price ratio you can get.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a tulip. Corked bottle. REF C X 2013 stamped in the cork. Made big pop when opened. A: Pours a golden bit cloudy yellow color forming a huge white fluffy and highly bubbled head. Good retention. The head never disappears completely, leaving tons of lacings and chunks of foam in the glass S: Very fruity as expected. Strong notes of white grapes and green apples. Tart and vinegar. Light notes of grains. Lambic yeasts. A little bit metallic too T: Very fruity and tart. Not extremely tart. In fact, the first sip is quite tart but from the second you can realise that this is a considerably smooth wild beer. Strong notes of white grapes and green apples. Lambic yeasts are also bit earthy. In overall, a dry beer with intense tartness. End is a bit bitter and metallic M: Light body. Extreme carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Extremely smooth and easy drinking Gueuze. In the same level of a Drie Fonteinen or a Cantillon. Mandatory to wild beer lovers [ BA Review @ 11/11/2012 ]

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (41) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2014
!!! Attention !!! commentaire suite à une dégustation de bière vieille 3 ans en cave ! Belle mousse qui dure longtemps. Nez brett, avec une touche de fromage et d’umami. Belle complexité avec une légèreté. Très belle durée avec un goût très équilibre. Acidité noble et pas agressive. Encore meilleure avec le temps, plus la bouteille vieille plus elle devient meilleure ?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalfaro86 (302) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange brew with a medium white head with regular retention , aroma is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy sour with grapefruit, sur fruits and wood, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy sour with a sweet and sour finish and a medium aftertaste, very good

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (40) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Wow I’m surprised given the price. Plums and apricot, nice sourness. Well balanced gueuze with a beautiful color. I Love it!


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