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


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RATINGS: 1380   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pubbe (493) - HÝjbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle at Horsens Beerfestival. This is on h.... of an geuzeresque geuze. Huge levels of dried fruits and acid. Carbonationlevel like champagne and a finish lasting the rest of the evening. Dry, dry and dry. As beautiful as it is impossible to finish off yourself. Perfect New Years Eve brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1802) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 11, 2006
Tarty aroma, candy apples, floral and gras notes. Acidic and tarty taste, with hints of malts, incredible citrus and orange. Classic and classy, this is very refreshing. Perhaps the most easy to drink gueuze considering the tartyness Iīve tasted so far. Outhouse, hey and grass, a world class lambic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Oh yeah, thatís what Iím talkiní about. Found a bottle of this stuff that mustíve been years old on a shelf in NYC, that wasnít there a week before. Chances our they found a few lying around the back, likely that had been left upside-down considering the cork and neck were dripping with yeast. This one had the biggest cork pop of any beer Iíve ever had, firing the cork far across the room. Pours with a huge head that laces beautifully. Aroma is fabulous... richly oaky and sour, cherries, vanilla, sage, spruce, hay... absolutely intoxicating. Flavor is rich and more sour, pungent and toxic sour apple, barnyard, slight oak. A little thin on the palate is my only real complaint about this beer. The sourness is soft but prevalent, and the oak notes are outstanding. World class!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Ever been curious as to what a gueuze should taste like? This is it. Very representative of the style. Beautiful use of wild yeast cultures and allowing the local environment to impact the flavour and add to the unique characteristics of this interesting brew. Sour and fruity flavour that leads to citrus and oak. The fun part is the horse hair, smoky and spicy flavours that are present from the brett character. Donít be afraid! Give it a try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2016
Bottle 750ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Girardin Gueuze Black Label ].
[ This rating is to celebrate my 10 years on RB - this beer is the gueuze I always have in my cellar, and enjoy so much together with many kind of food, from cheese, Stoofvlees / Carbonnade ŗ la Flamande to christmas dinner, such a eachy to drink gueuze, for the beginner, but also for the people that have been drinking gueuze for years, for me a winner ;D ].
Unclear medium golden yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy barmyard., farmyard, leather, funky, grapefruit, apples, lemony. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration, funky, leather, tart, lemony, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160622]

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Girardin Gueuze Black Label ].
Hazy golden orange color with a huge frothy head. Sour, fruity aroma. As expected the taste, after a fleeting sweetness, is lemony and grapefruity and ends with some dryness. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle at Eulogy, shared with Phillymonksbeer and Whaleman. Very nice sour, fruity, and floral aroma. Pours hazy golden orange with a nice white head. Flavor is tart, with notes of apple, hay, citrus, and oak. Some bitterness and dryness on the finish. Nice beer. I wish I could have rated this in a more serene environment, so I could have taken notes and remembered more of the complexities. Maybe next time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tranquillity (1882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottle. Near perfect! Aroma of peach, rose petals and cucumber. Looks pale, hazy red. Taste of piqante yeast, cranberries and blackberries. Long and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Pours copper/amber with a tall foamy and crackling white head, sticky lacing, lasting head. Aroma is earthy yeast (grass), sour fruit (green apple, pear), malt (hay, straw) and dough. Tart and bitter sour fruit and earthy yeast, malt flavor, medium acidity, flowers-fresh, mint and spices with notes of wood. Medium bodied and foamy, fizzy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 So I have been waiting a while to try this and just on chance I walked into New beer in NYC and this was laying around. Donít think a shipment came in to NY, probably just a misplaced case. Also, lots of crude in the neck makes me think its been sitting around for a while. So I split this into two glasses a Lindemanís flute and a small tulip glass. Cork pops with lots of power, barely had to force it off. Pours with a vicious head in the flute and a small but strong head in the tulip. Color is a very nice light amber orange, murky, cannot see through it yet full of bouncing light. Visible carbonation but not too much. Aroma is strong, a strong but aged tartiness, Iíll compare it to the tartiness I get in a lot of Cantillonís but much more subdued. I figure age has done this. There is what I feel is a burnt rubber aroma akin to a 3 Fonteinen Gueze, which I am not a fan of but here it is a background character enhancing the aroma. Also imagine smelling fruit, more particularly strawberries but without any of the sweetness. I know its weird but its what I get. Some hay and funk all around. Taste is incredibly mellow and funky with a sharp tartiness kicking in just as you swallow and passing fast. Leaving a leathery aftertaste that quickly subsides into dryness. I really am impressed by the mellowness of this lambic. A spiky carbonation to offset the tartiness. But all of it passes and nothing is left but a dry feeling in your mouth begging for more.

Another 375mL bottle, also marked 1106 on cork and much less crude in the neck. So I really have no idea what the age on either of the bottles are. Just wanted to return to this because itís just such a great beer. Aroma is orange marmalade infused vinegar. And it jut smells so fresh, nothing about it could give away the age. Taste is very sour and sweet-less fruits and ends with a long long good herbalness and sourness. I no longer get any of the "rubber" I got in a bottle a year ago. Just the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Pale hazy peach color with a generous off white head. Aroma is fruity (citrus) and acidic. Flavor starts extremely tart with sharp lemon, vinegar, wood and green apple. Finish is sour, hoppy and quite dry. Medium bodied with champange like carbonation.

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