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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: 1827   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".


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
bottle. Aroma of apples, yeast and vinegar. Pours a hazy light brown coloured beer. Some carbonation. Apple tart, malt, some sweetness and sour in the finish. A classic style lambic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JUN 7, 2008
the appearance is bright light yellow covered with a thin white layer. the inviting aroma of milk and fruits belies the tartness and acidic flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml Bottle (2006 Vintage) - Pours a cloudy yellow goldish with nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is very potent - sweat, acidity, pepper, very musty, a bit of over-ripe fruitiness. Taste is very much what you expect with an aroma like this - very strong acidity and sourness - taste is as potent as the smell. More complex flavors come out when it warms - more tarty overripe fruitiness - Duder said it reminds him of melons, and I tasted this soon after it neared room temp. Overall a very nice gueze in my humble opinion - one to be sipped and shared. (Note: this type of beer is very much an aquired taste! If youíve never had a gueze this is not a good introductory level beer!)

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Simply beautiful sour Gueuze aroma. Man, one whiff of this and I could not wait to take a sip. Thatís why when I finally did it was such a disappointment. Very thin, and instead of being nice and tart, this beer verged on bitter. The back end reminded me of chewing an aspirin. Highly disappointed that this one didnít have a bit more going on. It was nice and dry though, so it did have that going for it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2008
pours a non carbonated clear yellow gold with flat head. very strong bret sour tart aroma. First sip impression is the mild nature behind the strong aroma. very mildly complex, the tartnes and sourness comes more in the second and third sips. gets better the more you approach it, a great compliment to a good cheese plate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
draught @ the rake with the boys. nose of lactic acid, gooseberry and pepper. still very decent nose for a geuze. Luminous orange colour, no head. Quite horsey in flavour, wet wood and leather, reminds me of sour orange squash. Lovely xxx

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 (599) - 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. Thereís a bit of a bottle stink going on, which Iím willing to forgive. Very sour and lemony. I canít decide if I like it. The tartness takes some getting used to. Iíll let my rating stand as is for now. I may re-rate this some day.


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