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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: 1585   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".


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Re-rate, 1996 vintage at Bill’s Sour tasting, this beer has matured amazingly. Pours orange with a bright whtie ring. Nose is sweet and tart and orangey citrus. Taste is super funky with a lot of lingering funk, Hell Yeah. Beer 12 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/1/06 from the bottle at Cantillon. After the tour I was able to sample Cantillon’s most recogized brew and I was impressed. This is a very intriguing unique brew and is easy to drink and very complex in flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
On tap @ Maproom: A bright golden yellow color poured in its very own Cantillon glass. A fizzy dissipating ring is all there is of the head. Bringing the glass close and the sour orange and lemon nose comes although not too strong, this lets you know this will be a very nice gueze. The flavor is tart and sour with the bubbling carbonation at the tip of the tongue and moving back to the center. Oranges, oak, grapefruit, aciditicy and a little yeast balance well on the palate with out knocking you out with sourness like most guezes do. A very drinkable and enjoyable gueze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
375-ml., bottled in 2003. Translucent and dirty gold in color with a thin white ice sheaf and bubbly white wrung. Aroma is tart and egregiously cynical. Souring cannons blitz with turning limejuice, footed on a bank of molded sharp white cheddar bricks. Wooden crates aromatically drip with compounded granny smiths, supercharged with bacteria. Delectable flavor sours but doesn’t surge over the top of the tart stratosphere. Liquid moves all around with infected oak playing to expired, sharp grapefruit and limejuice extremes. The tongue presses to the roof of the mouth, hoping to extract additional palate spawn. Supple carbonation meanders through the prairie park equipment shed and clings to the aging fence posts, allowing callow lily juice to adhere to the solemnly splendid sour rind performance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Sour aroma and taste with sweet notes. Good geuze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2006
On tap at Moan and Dove. No head to speak of, with bone dry mouthfeel. To call this tart is an understatement; if it were any more acidic, I don’t think it would have been palatable. Fortunately it fell on the right side of that line, and is a deeply complex and enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Organic Gueuze on tap at the Maproom. Poured a slightly hazy, medium golden with virtually no head to cap it off. Nose was distinctively barnyard in nature... dusty cobwebs in the corner of an old barn, horse, vinegar, lemon zest, and farmhouse cheese. The flavor was just too acidic and sour for my liking (and I am usually a solid backer of Cantillon)... lemon, dust, and funky cheese for the most part.. but man was it sour (think drinking a small glass of pulpy orange juice after brushing your teeth with bright mint paste). This was alright, but I will certainly revisit to see if I caught an off barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 10, 2006
Pours yellow with a large bubbly white head of short duration. The aroma has elements of earthiness, vinigar, fruit, and an overall funkiness. The flavor is complex with a strong vinigar/acidic background. There are hints of fruit and the finish is tart.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Botle: Hazy yellow colour, with a flat head. Aroma of friut,orange,old dust(?), and sour/bitterness.,the flavor was almost the same, but the bitternes in the end was short??. Medium body. Nice. New rating(19-2-07) 8/3/8/5-16=4,0, New rating (30/8-08)7/5/8/5-16=4,1

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (673) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Hazy light ellow in colour. Minor white head, lacings. An acidic aroma with fruit. The flavour is dry and fresh with a taste och acidic fruits. There is a dry aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I had ordered this thinking to get some mussels in Brussels, but the restaurant was out. I ended up getting the North Sea shrimp, which looked like a plate full of mealworms but tasted much better. The gueuze was still a good match. The acidity cut through the creamy sauce that accompanied the decapods. I began to wonder if there wasn’t anything that a good gueuze didn’t go with.


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