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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Purchased for $5.49 from a retailer closing out a "slow seller." Bottled in 2003. Pale gold in color with the classic, fat-bubbled, white head with aggressive carbonation bubbles rising through the body. Aroma is absolutely inundated with acetobacters that almost take your breath away like malt vinegar sprayed on fish&chips. It is a challenge in itself and is classic Cantillon aroma. Besides that, there is some warmed honey, damp earth, and bubblegum. Flavor is bracing. It is tart enough to wake a person in a coma. The components of the beer-malt, wheat seed, and water are all there but are a distinctly different experience than the funky, tart yeast going on at the same time. Not as integrated as it could be.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
Golden color, sour lemon aroma and taste, full body, sour finish. Dosent like this type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
1996 Vintage. †† Mid-golden with a light haze and a thin skin. Extreme sour aromas are acidic and wooden. Astringence in the mouth from the get-go. Huge tart flavor with a vitamin persona and mild alcohol notes. In certain instances, it seems that Iím starting to warm up to this style.

<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilahís <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2006
Bottle. I dont know why but i do like this beer the only thing i dont like about it, is the faint taste of sulphur.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Slightly cloudy golden-yellow with a short lived white head. Barnyard and other good gueuze aromas. Green apples sourness and acidity. Lively carbonation. Acidity and funkyness were more restrained than I remembered. Very refreshing but not overly complex. Iíve had it more extreme in the past. Iím no Cantillon or gueuze guru so I donít know if there are differences between the batches or if small differences in aging can alter the taste a lot but it seems that every Cantillon I try doesnít taste like the previous one. This is both annoying and exiting, like dating a dumb hot cheerleader.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 My first gueuze: hazzy yellow in color with a white head the is half an inch high. barnyard type aromas with some vinegar in the backround and possibly some lemon lime type aroma. Flavor was very sour and acetic. The most acetic drink Iíve ever had by far. Flavor was slightly of vinegar, and lemon. very sour. medium palate. it was okay I became more accostom to it as i drank it. Re-Rate 2008: Sampled at Cantillon after the tour: the beer poured a hazy golden with a head that built up but then became small. aroma is striking musty, sour, with lots of funk, and some wood. Flavor is incredible and very complex. Lots of musty lemon, grapefruit, wood, brett, delicious, and amazing when sampled in the brewery because its aroma is present most of the way through the tour. When drinking this after the brewery tour one feel like they are absorbing part of the 100+ year old traditions and essence of the brewery. Mouth feel is soft from carbonation, medium-light and refreshing. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Hazy yellow/white with a thin white head. Dusty, yeasty, lime and lemon. Iím acutally starting to like Gueze!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy pale orange with a white head that fades quikly. First impression of the aroma is very acidic with a tart vinegar-like sourness. And then it gets more mellow and other aromas shows through; dried fruits, sour apples and citrus. Flavor is tart and acidic. Refreshingly sour with notes of lemon, grapefruit and green apples. Lively carbonation and a super dry finish. Enjoyable and exotic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Being new to gueuze I asked for a beginner (Timmermans) and a full on (this) to get acquainted. I was a little weary as I hated the Timmermans but, phew, this is great. Funny enough once poured looks exactly like Red Bull in the glass. Sour fruity aroma and taste, similar to champagne. Slightly salty but delicious, if this is gueuze then bring it on!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. White small head. Hazy yellow body. The aroma is revealling what the flavor will be i.e. vinegear grape and a strong one as such. A lot of bitterness that lasts for quite some time in the mouth.

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