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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: 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:

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 […]

Gueuzerie Tilquin: Lambic across the language boundary

Gueuzerie Tilquin

There are few circles of brewing so exclusive that most serious beer enthusiasts could recite their membership from memory. One is the roll call of Trappist breweries, currently seven strong (though shortly to increase to nine). Another, slightly longer, is the list of artisanal lambic producers in and around Brussels, the dedicated […]

Tilquin Gueuze à l’ancienne 2011

Gueuzerie Tilquin; Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Rebecq-Bierghes, Brabant-Wallonie, Wallonie Website:

Tilquin Gueuze à l'ancienne 2011, à la main de M Tilquin soi-même.

This is the first release of new lambic blender Tilquin’s Oude Geuze, or Gueuze à l’ancienne as the Wallonian-based enterprise prefers to label it. A little controversially, the […]