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From the cellar: Girardin Gueuze Etiquette Noir

Gueuze Girardin 1882 (Zwart etiket)

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.brouwerijgirardin.com Date: 8 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Thankfully this world classic is still very much around, and […]

Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black label)

Gueuze Girardin 1882 (Zwart etiket)

Top Tastings 2012

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.brouwerijgirardin.com

Girardin is arguably the most consistently and rootedly traditional of all the lambic breweries. The others were either founded since the self conscious revivalism of the 1970s or, like Cantillon, heavily influenced by it – or at the […]

Girardin Kriek van ‘t vat

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version first appeared on facebook January 2009.

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams Brabant, Vlaanderen

Brouwerij Girardin

For the style this is easy drinking but top quality from one of the most respected lambic breweries, a cherry-red beer with a creamy, woody and tannic aroma rich and oily with natural […]

Girardin Framboise

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.brouwerijgirardin.com

Girardin Framboise

This traditional lambic brewery in the heart of the Pajottenland, founded in 1882, is especially famed for its unfiltered black label gueuze. Its fruit beers are filtered but far from […]