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

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RATINGS: 1585   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".


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
750 ml bottle, at Cantillon brewery. Thin layer of white head atop a golden haze. The funky aroma yields apples, vinegar and mouthwatering vinegary sourness. Flavour and palate archetypical of what real gueuze should be, thereís citrus, tannins and an immense complexity of flavours that defy description. A shame that itís so hard to find this stuff in Sweden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2006
500 mL bottle. Very quick and bubbly head atop a somewhat hazy, golden body. Very funky aroma at first (leather, horseblanket, wet leaves, earth, whathaveyou), but it starts to get a little sweet as it warms. Very acidic in the mouth. I like a nice tart lambic, but this borders on vinegar to me. As it settles and warms, it starts to lose a bit of the tartness (just a bit), and gets a bit thirst quenching and mouth watering. A very nice quality in a lambic. Downright citrusy by the end of the glass. In my limited knowledge of the style, itís a pretty good gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
0,375 l bottle. Yellow-amber color, no head. Very acidic aroma with notes of leather, rose and parfume. Very acidic and dry taste with sulfur, pineapple, lemon and shampagne. Very mouth drying and a bit too acidic for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2006
750ML bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Displays a hazed yellow tint with a fine very small ring of bubbles and minimal lace. The aroma is spot on to what you would have guessed for a Cantillon Gueuze, lots of barnyard "aromatics" of the funked out wild yeast: a splash of citric acid, olde world cheese and a touch of grassy hop. The flavor palate was also classic gueuze, extreme tartness and acidic supported by a ever present yeasty overtone and a courtship of bitterness. Dry but not bone dry finish which let the woody tannin shine through. Really, the funk is not a dominate in the creation as some others in the genre have been. The mouth feel is spirited and light allowing the drinker to develop the depth of flavors, again while dry upon the finish it is hardly jaw-dropping. A solid gueze but I think I would prefer the offerings of Drie Fonteinen or the Lou Pepe version over this.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This really isnít my thing. It might be the best Lambic - Gueuze on the market but I just donít like it. The aroma is sour with lots of cider vinegar and traces of wheat and cheese. The appearance is true to the style with some haze and particulates. The flavor is like the aroma which for me was not a good thing. The palate is typical of the style. I just havenít developed a taste for this yet and I am not sure that I will.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2963) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
I have to admit , I dont get Gueuze. I heard that this was one of the best. The aroma is too musty for drinking and the taste is too tart for my taste. Might be better for cookingthan drinking

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2006
The beer pours a fuzzy golden-orange with a modest creamy white that semi-creamy in texture, the lace a velum like covering upon the glass. Nose to quote a long time friend is that of horse hair, barnyard tones, sour and sweet, citrus like, to me lime zest, Start is jaw crushingly tart, with a light mouth feel. Finish is ferine in its acidity, tart and desert bone dry, with the after taste long lasting, a real Lambic lovers Lambic, but not for the faint of palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Maybe I ppoured it badly, but I had no head on this thing at all. It had a tart and musty basement like aroma. Itís amazing how an aroma like that can actually be a pretty good thing. This has a great mouthfeel, thick and chewy, but not overly so. The taste has a big initial hit of grassy barnyard that quickly disolves into a big sour explosion. There is some dryness to the finish as well as a bit of puckering. Again, itís funny how something like this canbe so good. Most normal people would think itís terrible. An odd mix olf flvaours that all come off beautifully into a great tasting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2006
At the brewery, bottle to glass. Golden yellow with a thick white foamy head, gliding bubbles of different sizes. Smells like a muscat but not fruity, with cobwebs of dusty brett on the sides. Acid in the flavor is like proseco and almost as dry. The middle is like Munster cheese, kind of chewy. Finish is long and slightly bitter, dry, with Brett strong on the back of the tongue. All of the flavors are distinct and each has definition, yet the whole works well as a conglomeration; nothing gets shadowed by another part. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2006
This bottled brew we supplied at a rating party in Indianapolis, IN poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles on top of a transparent body with no carbonation. The aroma was funky farm house and very much Lambic like as one would expect from Cantillon. The mouth feel was very tingly bubbly and sour from start to finish. The flavor was bubbly with sour funky notes.


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