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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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".


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAY 30, 2008
2005 bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin skin of a head, very little lacing. Nose is totally out of control: vinous, musty, vinegary, musty, and with notes of sour fruits. Medium bodied and initally puckering, the beer settles into a leathery passionfruit character, before finishing oaken and herbal in a crisp, moreish finish. Ancient hop grassiness clings to the palate in the aftertaste. Either you love it or hate it, but this is one of the wildest of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2008
Gueuze in draft 0.25 l pint. Average head. Fresh lemon and grepefruit taste. Average carbonation. Cloudy and light yellow colour. Nice and refreshing geuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broke4Beer (9) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2008 does not count
Color is a foggy light amber. The nose is sour crabapple and chokecherry, along with a yeasty finish. The flavors come similarly, sour and citrus-y at first, falling into an early spring fruit (apple and cherry) balancing flavor that is punctuated by sour farmhouse style yeast. For me, the beer is sour, and yet very palate-able and drinkable and well balanced by a bit of bitterness. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but the high carbonation and acidity draw my attention away from the weight of the beer. A great session beer. Delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aquilo (598) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
I like the yellow-orange color. The head is white and thin. Smells grassy and yeasty, with some limes. There’s a bit of a bottle stink going on, which I’m willing to forgive. Very sour and lemony. I can’t decide if I like it. The tartness takes some getting used to. I’ll let my rating stand as is for now. I may re-rate this some day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle. Almost without a head. Cloudy yellow, a bit reddish liquid. Yeasty flavor with and sour citrus fruits. Some vanilla notes. Delicate sour/dry flavor flavor with citric acid. Light to medium body and tacky dry mouthfel in the finish. Very drinkable and refreshing. Propably at its best when drinked outdoors in the summer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
a bit lighter and less complex then the other stuff i’ve had from cantillon. tasted strong lime, citrus, cloudy pour golden with a head that disperses really quickly. mouthfeel is spot on, very refreshing, and very, very drinkable. one of the most pleasing lambics i’ve had. Cheers tom for that!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 ultra dry and so so so silmilar to champagne! drinking moet white star on new years is totally retarded when you could buy this! i cant wait to pass this off on my friends next december 31st and find this is actually easier to drink. nose is pure vinegar yet its still pleasant. enjoyed this with some roquefort blue cheese and the pairing was second to none. nice and cloudy, muted fruits make their prescent known as well as lovely, beautiful brett! wet old rags, bright citrus and vinegar sounds foul yet this is crisp, dry and refreshing and wildly complex, more then i can explain in this review. this is my 1st gueze and its a classic!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2007 bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a light white head. Aroma is tart, acidic fruit (orange, lemon), vinegar, very light funk. Flavors are tart fruit (citrus, cider), light wood, vinegar, earth. Finishes dry. Light in body. Excellent, but would greatly improve with at least a few years of aging.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Juicy yelolow pour, quite hazy with fluffy white head, some bigger soda bubbles cling to the glass. Aroma is tart lemons and apples, vinegar, mild wood and leather, a good touch of cheesy funk to round it all out. Very tart (jaw clinched a bit) with the notes from the nose carrying through to the tongue. Woodyness a little more pronounced, very slight bandaid flavor. Finishes like a tart pear at first then quickly switches towards a woody drying mouth feel... still leaving the hint of juicy sourness behind, which definately makes me want to keep sipping this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured orange with a thin white head. Fruity, hints of vanilla past the yeasty odor. Flavor is sour, tart, fermented apples and woody. Very dry and felt a bit thin. I have only had a few beers of this style, so it is hard for me to give it a fair rating. Definitely not my favorite style, but still interesting.


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