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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: 1706   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".


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (6506) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2007
chira non molta schiuma al naso acida e citrica amaro praticamente assente in bocca dopo l’acido in piacevole sentore agrumanto che rifresca il palato

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1496) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2007
(Bottled in 2005 - Labeled Classic Gueuze) Light tart aroma, with hints of green apples. It pours a clear straw like color with a white head that fades to a ring and some dusting. Very sour taste, with hints of oak and apples in it. Very long tart finish, with a lightness on the palate. A very nice gueuze, I really need to get my hands on some of these to have my wine drinking friends try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Somewhat hazy but clearer in color than other gueuzes. Aroma is a blend of citrus and hops. Balanced sour flavor with good amount of carbonation. A dry finish with fruity notes; apples, I would say. Great gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5241) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is a woody, dry vinegar, lightly sour and acidic. Pour’s golden with an ephemeral whitish head that quickly disappears. Medium sour taste, very dry and woody, not overpowering and mouth-puckering as expected. Notably acidic, though. Mediumish body, and bone dry throughout. In this bottle, at least, the Gueuze is easy-drinking and relaxed, leaving a long, dry, gentle aftertaste, acidic, yes, but delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Pour is apricot orange. A tepid surface. Aroma of a wet dog sleeping in wet shed. Rainwater and mildew covering them both. Rose petals and lemon rafts amidst a sharp vinegar sting. Foremost on the tongue is a surprisingly sweet cherry note, which slowly resigns itself to a more sour peach character. Hint of animal fur and leather. Even quieter are moments of sweet, oak wrought vanilla – somewhat misplaced. A wet sawdust and biting balsamic aftertaste, slow to blossom. Palate is quite resigned in sharpness, but pleasingly dry. Very professional and a fantastically refreshing sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2007
Hazy orange yellow blond coloured beer with little carbonation and a small white head. Nice fruity and little yeasty aroma. Full palate. Finish is enjoyable light sourish, fruity (oranges?) very nice balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2097) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2007
33ml 2006 bottle in Gulden Draak tulip. Pours hazy pale orange with lasting ring head, big and small bubbles. Aromas of tart lemon and barn. Flavors of tart fruit (grapiness) and horseblanket with some cloying aftertaste. Medium-light body. Very refreshing and tasty beer but maybe not the best gueuze. Not as complex as others, and perhaps not in the best condition (questionable cork)but excellent.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2007
amber orange cloudy body with a mostly dimisching white head a nice fruity aroma a moderate acidic taste and a average acidic fruity finich

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Sampled n my visit to the brewery. All style molds are thrown out the window with these lambics - and man does the place smell wonderful. While I consider these beers extremely unique and intriguing, they still require a lot of "acquiring" for me. Cut throat tart and sour to wear it sinks its teeth into your cheeks and gums with no plans of leaving. I really enjoyed this, but for whatever reason I still have trouble drinking lambics in excess as it gets to my stomach.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 [rated 7.12.07] My first non-flavored lambic. Bengal orange pour with minimal frothy white head. Smells like dusty rubber or something... very unique. Never tasted anything like this... very very sour I don’t even know what else to say... wow. Like battery acid. I’m not even sure how to rate this... 3.4.7.4.14 [rerate 07 cork 4.17.09] Well... it has been quite a journey since my first misguided rating of this beer. 375ml bottle labeled Classic Gueuze. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small fine white dense froth on top. I find it funny that I gave the aroma a 3 the first go around. Strong gueze aroma, dusty, moldy, smells quite potent, sour and fairly sweet, some lemon. Flavor is much more mild than I expected. FUCK... I remember not even being able to swallow this 2 years ago... now its extremely tame. Actually fairly sweet, tangy... maybe my last bottle was a more mature vintage for the time. This is delicious, such a treat and widely available. Supremely blended, very sour, could use some more acidity though, not extremely sharp, definitely needs to dry out a bit, light bitterness, faintly metallic, just a hint of stomach bile, fairly grainy actually. Great body, medium mouthful, very soft fine carbonation, dry feeling. 8.4.8.4.16


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