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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The world's classic Gueuze. A blend of one, two, and three year-old lambics creates a second fermentation in the bottle. The champagne of Belgium. In contrast, the Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three 2-year-old lambics.

Newer vintages are labeled "Organic Gueuze", "100% Lambic Bio" or "Classic Gueuze".


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbouchy (10) - Thionville, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Nez frais et rond. En bouche, on perçoit l’acidité légère des jeunes lambics, avec de belles notes grillées, toastées, boisées, caractéristiques des vieux lambics.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (210) - - FEB 21, 2015
Copenhagen 19/10 2014. Bottle brought by ny brother in law (bucket of beer). Looks a bit like morning urine. Hazy with almost no head. Very distinct sour aroma. Dull mouthfeel due to low carbonation. Very strong citrus and lemon taste and sour Belgian aftertaste. At first quite unconfortable - But it gets better after your mouth gets used to it. My first queze - a quite special experience.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
"Cantillon 100% Lambic" bottle. Hazy light golden body, fine thin head. Strong yeasty aromas, cheese, vinegar, citrus, some horse blanket, with flowers and green fruit in the background. Moderatley sweet, nicely acidic and refreshing, dry and slightly astringent/salty finish. Amazing. Slightly challenging for non-lambic lovers due to the initial sourness but still balanced and easy to drink. Overall impression is excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (204) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
2013 vintage. Poured from a 375cc bottle at Mikkeller bar. Pours hazy orange with minimal off-white head. Nose is sour apple, lemon, grape skin, barnyard, and apple vinegar. Flavour is tart green apple, lemon zest, and grass. Beautiful ascerbic sour!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
at_the_hop (16) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Tart, fresh and phenolic in equal measure. World class. Would win awards as a cider. Challenging and drinkable at the same time. Don’t drink too much or too early the hangover is a killer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
torleifm (15) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Ravgul, klar, greit skum. Syrlig aroma med preg av fjøs, epler og sitrus. Syrlig og frisk, med noe sødme i avslutningen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (396) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aromas of tart green apples, lots of funk, stable, vinegar, some floral notes. Taste is tart green apples, lots of vinegar, stable, funk, slight leather. Medium carb.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
electrotype (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Mon premier "Overall" parfait, 20/20. Cette bière représente, en effet, parfaitement ce que j’aime : une complexité exemplaire associée à une facilitée de boire incroyable. J’aimerais avoir accès à des bouteilles de cette bière 365 jours par année! Le côté sûrette et citronné est totalement balancé et n’est aucunement agressif. Le corps et l’impression en bouche sont si parfaits qu’il est prèsque difficile d’y porter attention : tout se concentre sur les saveurs! Ce n’est peut-être pas la plus rares des Cantillon, mais c’est malgré tout celle qui me plait le plus de cette brasserie jusqu’ici.

Chapeau... une très, très grande bière!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (122) - Perugia, ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a bright orange beautiful colour, small white rocky head. Aroma is very rich in typical lambic aromas: very strong leather, basement aromas, some fruit in the background. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, medium sour. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (132) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle 37,5 cl from Cantillon, @ home. Although I am not an expert in gueuze I must admit this is good stuff!


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