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

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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Clear golden orange with a white head. Vinegar and butter on the nose. Very unpleasant. Minimal fruit or funk, a bit of lemon zest, and perhaps some malt sweetness. Tastes of straw, butter, and vinegar. A mild bread sweetness, some straw, grass, and a bit of harsh oak.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2217) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 27, 2016
0,375l bottle at home. orange clear color, small white head. smells funky, citric, light green appkes, light sweetness, marzipan, nutty, lightly sour, hints of wood. lovely smell. medium body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, funky, nutty, some marzipan, bit tobaccoish, some vinegar, also some sweetness, wood, gets a bit sweet but also rather dry and vinegarish towards the finish. finishes dry and sour with funky, green apple and vinegar notes. overall good one, but finish is not very convincing. bit weird overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4253) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2016
750ml bottle. Etre Gourmet. Dark gold, with a soft haze. Film and ring of lasting, white head. Nose has sweet, toasty, lightly nutty malts. Soft, fruity funk. Some damp, old wood. Bit of a soft fruit stone thing. Bit of citric pith. Taste is sweet, and tart, at the same time. Gets tangy, tart and dries out nicely. Light to medium body. A fair spritz to it. Fruity, dry and tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle at the Poechenellekelder. Quite a surprise. Has a faro feel to it somehow. Nice funkiness in the nose, musty, bit of coconut, almond. Taste has a touch of sweetness, hint of coconut again, not aggressive at all. Apples. Cider like elements even. Quite soft carbonation. Marzipan, very light citrus. Interesting. Further down it becomes a bit sourer, but still very interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
Bouteille: Golden to deep golden, almost clear, visible carbonation, big - almost creamy - white head; mildly sourish nose of lemons, malt and traces of horseblanket; moderate sourish-bitter flavour, medium bodied; lingering dryish sour and also bitter finish. Good and easy-drinking Gueuze...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1939) - 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" :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden pour with offwhite head. Aroma has mandarin, grapes and brett. Taste is pretty balanced with nice freshness. Medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (231) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours fairly clear deep gold with big stable offwhite head. Aroma of wild strawberry, citrus, zest, spice, lactic bacteria tang and brett funk. Tastes dry but not overly acidic. High carbonation, very dry but not brut. Lovely!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
Een prima geuze met een smaakpalet met appel, azijn en tarwe. Gefilterd, wat het bier een zuiver en donkeroranje uiterlijk geeft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (85) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2016
Intense orange colour, almost perfectly transarent. Small white head recedes quite quickly but still leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma shows soft fruity sourness (green apple, lime) and a bit of earthy funkiness. As the smell suggested, sourness is very much in check for the style and nicely balanced by a sweet wheat malts foundation. Fruity tartness (again green apple, lime) is more evident than lactic sourness (slight earthy funk). Light bodied with medium to high carbonation, pleasantly spritzy and dry enough in the finish. Refreshing enough. Overall this is an easy and enjoyable but not very complex gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1218) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016

0.375 bottle.
A clear, amber color and a small, white head. Aroma of fruits, fermentation, it is both fruity sweet and yeast-like sour. Taste is obviously sour, fruity, surprisingly malty, has some flavored water, and wet cloth. A medium body, a slick texture, and a lively carbonation. Finish is medium long and also sour - quite decent. Overall the beer is well-made, it is pleasant to drink and is agreeably balanced in its sourness despite the style.


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