Girardin Gueuze (Fondgueuze) 07/2008 37.5cl
Gueuze 1882 (Black label) is a gueuze brewed and blended on-site by Girardin. Unlike Girardin Gueuze 1882 (White label), it is unfiltered and unpasteurized. It is labeled as 5% ABV and is bottled in both 375ml and 750ml bottles.
Girardin Black is a blend of twelve-, eighteen-, and twenty-four-month-old lambic. According to Paul Girardin, he “blend[s] lambics of 12, 18, and 24 months to make the gueuze. The 2-year-old lambic is for complexity, light acidity and maturity; the 1 year-old version is to spark a refermentation, and the 18-month-old lambic is used to balance the 1- and 2 year-old versions.”