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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1625   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".


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MPA (845) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Golden/orange with a thin head. Acidic aroma with cellar and fruit. Sour flavour with fruit and a touch of wine in both flavour and palate.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours a cloudy dingy yellow, kinda like urinating in a snifter. Complex aroma, like nothing Iíve smelled prior to this, my first gueuze: very strong aroma of hay, horse, wet dog, mustard, and lemon popping up later. Tastes completely sour to me, almost to where I needed tools to remove my tongue from the roof of my mouth. Wow. I detected some wheat in there, and some citrus, but the sourness overwhelms. Finish left my mouth cloying a bit, but Iím not surprised. Iíve been a big fan of sweet beers, so this was hard for me. I need to try the style more in the future, see what it unfolds. Not quite yet though.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Cloudy straw, no head. Smell is wet hay and lemons. Taste like spoiled, fermented lemonade. All I can say is - Horrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Date: Re-rated on 08/04/08

Aroma - Melon, citrus, orange, some funkiness

Appearance - Hazy orange/gold, medium loose white head that collapses qucikly, thick, sliding lace

Flavor - Aciidic, sour and tart aples, astringent bitterness in finish

Palate - Light to medium body, light carbonation, very dry and clean

Overall - I enjoyed this more thatn the first time I had it a couple of years ago. Perhaps my palate is more developed for the style now, or maybe it was just a better bottle, I donít know.
<br?>Original rating - 750 ml. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small, bubbly, fleeting head. Sour lemon, vinegar, and a faint mustiness in the aroma. Medium body, astingent, and quite effervescent. Wow, this is really sour, tasting of semon jucie and vinegar. The sourness is too unbalanced for me, My unfamiliarity with lambics makes this difficult for me to rate. There are attributes and complexities that I may not appreciate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11221) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Cork and cap bottle. Poured cloudy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that diminihed quickly with fair lacing. Heavy fruity and sour citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Heavy tart sour flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer for a select few.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 From the brewery, pours cloudy golden yellow with a very small creamy head. Funky, laboratory aroma with acid, fruit, vinegar and other great stuff. Great full, tart body. Flavour is vinegar, raw fruits and acid. Brilliant dry tart finish. One of the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2006
1996 bottle at Bruxellensis. Pours a faintly hazy gold. Nose is acidic with a lot of funkiness, barnyard, hay, fruitiness. Taste wasnít as sour an acidic as the nose had you believing. Slightly acidic up front, fruity and dry in the finish. Sourness was milder compared to the newer versions. Lots of tartness and wild yeast funk.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a foamy white head. Aroma is dominated by SOUR lemon tart and mild vinegar. Taste is extremely sour, to the point where it is almost undrinkable. Lemons,sour berries,tart and vinegar dominate. More tolerable as it warmed. Not a fan.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle 75 cl., bottled 2003. Thanks again Glenn & Davy (from Alvinne) Almost no head, nice orange/yellow color. Medium to full body. Sour and grapefruit. Nice finish. A really great gueuze sour but quality !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle 2006. Labeled as Classic Gueuze. This gueuze pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 375ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is tart, must, horse blanket, leather and funk. A medium bodied gueuze, Malts are fruity, despite all the tart/sour and funk in this beer. Tart, dry, sour and funky but there is a nice malt flavor underneath all that funk. Lively carbonation. Bone dry finish yet there is some fruitiness right at the end. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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