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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: 1720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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".


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - SEP 7, 2007
Flute sampled at brewery. Pours a yellowy colour. Very citcric. Not too fizzy. Very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s. clear amber orange with a nice lasting white head. good lacing. tart sour musty apple aroma with underlying orange and horse blanket. tart sour apple bitter intense bitter almond (like the seed in a peach pit) with some orange notes. tart apple very dry finish with bitter orange notes. funky barnyard cobweb presence comes to the forefront as it sits on the palate. nice very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2007
I cracked this brew finally after hearing all of Drewbeerme’s wonderful Belgian lambic stories. 750ml 2005 vintage with classic geuze/man leaning back in chair label. Purchased at discount liqour in Milwaukee. Very hazy yellow that moves to orange where the flute is wider. Small, white, quickly dissipating fizzy head sits on the top of this beauty. Nose is very funky, with sourness and classic horse blanket, and oak. One of those please drink me beers. Flavor is very sour and tart, oak, citrus, and upfront that stays pretty strong throughout the beer with the tartness actually increasing as you move it around your tongue. Acidic but nice. Body is medium to light but hard to feel because of the insane tartness, very hotly carbonated though. So sharp and satisfying, I’m glad I have this bottle to myself.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12.7 oz bottle, bottled in 2006. Pours a hazy, yellowish-orange color, almost like honey; bright white head with a solid rim of medium-sized bubbles; good lacing. Intense, jaw-clenching sourness in the aroma; funky as all hell; citrus, horseblanket, sharp oak; incredibly generous, mouthwatering gueuze aroma. The actual mouthfeel on this is a bit flabby, though, with very mild carbonation; the emphasis is placed on intense citrici sourness, oak, and funk; jaw-aching sourness and solid density, but doesn’t live up to its aroma. Lengthy, oak-dominant finish; sour citrus and funk; ends nicely with just enough acidity. With a bit more lively carbonation, this would be fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Re-rate 10/14: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Vova. Lots of barnyard, lemon, oak, flowers. Sour, bitterish finish. Had better batches. 8/3/8/3/17=3.9

Re-rate 6/22/14: Bottle shared at a Sour/Wild tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. 2012 bottle. Barnyard, lemon, manure, sweat, a bit farty. Sour, refreshing, bone-dry finish. 8/3/8/3/17=4

Re-rate 4/1/12: Bottle sample at the 3rd Israeli Sour Tasting. Thanks Lee. Bottled 2011. Hazy yellow-ish golden color. Wonderful very funky aroma full of barnyard and fruits. Very sour flavor with some citrus, oak, barnyard, a bit of vinegar hints, a touch of sweetness and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel. 9/4/8/4/17=4.2

Re-rate 9/13/11: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden-orange with a white head. Aroma of barnyard, fruits and lactic notes. Wondeful sour flavor. Medium-bodied. Awesome. 8/4/9/4/18=4.3

Re-rate 5/1/11: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks beerandbeyond. Bottled 2009. Clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of barnyard, oak, some lemon, some sweat and vinous hints. Wonderful sour lemony flavor. Medium-bodied. 9/4/9/4/18=4.4

Re-rate 8/24/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Really cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of barnyard, lemon, some vinegar, fresh tropical fruits and candy hints. Mouth-puckering sour lemony flavor with some grapefruits, sweaty yeast and a big delicious brett attack. Smooth, silky, mouthfeel. Incredible. 9/4/9/4/18=4.4

Bottle at the brewery. Hazy golden color with a white head. Acidic and funky aroma of yeast, barnyard and fruits. Medium bodied and a powerful flavor of dry sourness and fruitiness. Wonderful stuff. 9/4/9/3/18=4.3

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Gueuze
Date: 05/01/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

cloudy yellow, tart lemon malt aroma, big pucker tart lemon flavor, tart tart finish
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Date: 08/20/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

opaque yellow, thin lasting white head, huge tart lemon aroma with lots of horse blanket character, very tart flavor, like sucking on a fresh lemon, wonderful

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (8660) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2007
bottle, bottled in 2006. Tiny head, otherwise good-looking. Sour, slightly yeasty and fruity, flavours reminiscent of white wine. Dry and hoppy in the finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stouby (4108) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle at home. Yellow, unclear, without head. Aroma moderate acidic. Flavor heavy sour. Light body, heavy carbonated. Not a delight to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11805) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Yellow, lasting bubbly white head. Nice geuze aroma of leather, wood, barnyard, hint of malt. Classic Cantillon house flavour, best described as grapefruit peel in a leather cover. The definitive Cantillon, and I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 A straightforward, surprisingly palatable gueze. I believe that many people who do not normally appreciate this style of beer might not find too much to argue with here. It is one of the most balanced, mellow, well-crafted gueze lambics in the world.


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