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

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RATINGS: 1363   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
warpozio (1) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2004 does not count
This beer is awesome... I kept it on it’s side for a week in the fridge and enjoyed it in my garden. Refreshing, tasty... this is perfection

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2006
Bottled 02.2004 - Beautifully golden, orange with a low but creamy white head that lasts; Incredible nose, deep and super complex, the full geuze package of lemon/citrus, very fresh green apples under it notes of cigar box (ceder+tobaco), hay, horse (uuuhhhhhhhh fantastic!!!!!); The body has a super balance, acidy fresh with a very, very little and nice, soft sweetness to it; The finish is fantastic as well. It is perfectly dry (not super dry), with very little tannin that brings a mouth-feel that makes you want to chew the beer. All this with a lemon/grapefruit, later cedar touch, that lasts forever. This is for sure my favorite geuze, if not my favorite beer of all. This is a masterpiece!!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fonefan (43245) - 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 à 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]
10-5-10-5-20

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.
7-4-8-4-18

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 I think I found my new love. This is a new experience for me kind of like when you had your first IPA or Imp. Stout. This was an unclear orange color beer with a nice white head. The aroma had sour fermented fruit, apples, mint, eucalyptus, funky barnyardness. The aroma is amazingly complex. The taste was very sour, overripe light colored fruits with an interesting taste of fruit skins, funkiness, & very mouth puckering. Every drink I taste something different and is so complex it is hard to put a finger on everything I am tasting. Every time I see this beer I will buy as many as possible at that given time. Should be in the Top 50.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
Taste follows and is the perfect level of tartness. Really just an incredibly easy drinker with unbelievable flavor. Probely the best payable gueuze in the world

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MegaBlender (15) - - OCT 11, 2013
Got some good teast in it medium sour and very drinkable and refreshing in the back

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oakes (15324) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2001
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Golden-amber with chill haze. Complex aroma of leather, pears, peaches, feet, dust, old wood and farmhouse cheshire. Bracing acidity and extreme complexity of wood, cheese, acids, grapefruit, kumquat, pommelo and old saddle. Insane complexity. Brilliant balance. Balls front intensity. Fucking amazing.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Ushered through the massive barn, the oak from the horse stalls and the leather from the saddles linger in the air, but I am pulled further. . directed down a spiral stone staircase into the cellar, I push aside a large cobweb and step onto the soft earthen floor; aromas unimagined consume my existence. Clean and totally organized this cellar is unlike any I have come across: all of the cobwebs and dust are in perfect order, with a complexity never before seen. I hope I find St. Peter in a barn like this.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Aroma is lemony, seriously yeasty, apples skins, a bit of baby sick, Amazing. Taste is similar though not as sour as expect, not balanced by anymeans, but going that way. Possibly the easiest drinking gueuze iv ever had, defo one to get again. RERATE: Up from 4.6 - 4.9. Gueuze is the finest beverage ever made! RERATE: 750 at Blackfriars while working. The complexity and body of this beast is outstanding, yet the drinkability is crazy. The whole 750 was gone in about 10 mins.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2007
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Clear, pale body with a small white head, fading. The aroma is very lactic, heavy horseblanket, lots of cheese and light melon. The flavor is very dry and sour, lots of lemon and yogurt, some melon and orange. Light, briny olives. Medium body with lively carbonation, fills the mouth, soft and succulent. Hands down, the best, most consistently awesome, regularly bottled gueuze. Rating based on ’09 through ’11 bottlings.


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