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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: 1684   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".


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle; I am a novice to sour beers but so far this has been by far the best i have had. Aromas of sweet and tons of sour with a little fruit aroma. Pours gold/yellow with a decent white head. Flavor is realllly sour. By far the sourest i have had, a little tart sweetness with hints of fruit. Reminds me of really sour fruit juice. I quite enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Tasted 2 separate vintages/labels: 2006 "classic" and 2005 "organic." Hazy orangeish pour with minimal head. Sour on the nose, firm on the palate and wow.... quite a sour flavor. Excited tastebuds I didnít know existed. Very lively and refreshing gueuze.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
bottle label classic gueuze: pours a nice apple juice colour with a small very white lively head. aroma is sour, applely, and yeast. flavour is sour but a nice sweetness hidden in there somewhere. i also get sour fruit (crabapple), and oak. finishes excellent and dry. a very alive palate. this is great stuff i am so glad i have more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (561) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle @ Hamiltonís. An absolute palate decimator. Hits those unknown areas in the neck and makes them clench up as if someoneís about to punch me in the throat. Except I punch first and my opponent lays in a piteous heap on the ground. Thatís how good this stuff is. If you are in my presence (which is pretty fortunate) and say you like gueuze, then I will assume you are talking about this particular gueuze.... Cantillon Gueuze. If you say "no, thatís not what Iím talking about", refer to the earlier part of this review so you know what to expect. I roll like that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle shared by puddintane. Orange yellow pour...hazy with a white head. Aroma of sour, bret, oak, and light funk. Flavor held some funky cheese, oak and sour elements. Lively carbonation with a sour/funk/dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours blush with a large quickly fadinig white head. Aroma of acidic fruit, sour, and yeast, The flavor is yeast, acidic fruit, sour, heavily carbonated, and wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Glass sampled at Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels. Hazy golden with a diminishing head; big carbonation bubbles cling to the sides. Aroma is distinct and pleasing: oaky, some vanillin character, as well as a musty yeast funk and noticeable barnyard. Smelled like their aging rooms, cobwebs and all, - I would hope so! Taste is very, very nice both purely objectively and also from a ínothing-youíve-ever-had-beforeí standpoint. Yeasty upfront with a slight sweetness balanced by a dry tannic character. A significant tart finish fades to a lasting, slightly acidic after that was probably my favorite part of the experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Really enjoyed this weird experience. "Forget all you know about beer" they said me while pouring. Thatís sure. Vinegary, fruity, a little cheesy?, woody. No bitterness. Thirst quencher. Refreshing.The first of many, i think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2007
Bitter. Almost like a soured Arneis with a bit of raw yeast thrown in. Enjoyed in Brussels from 750ml bottle with people who had a hard time believing this was beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Yellow /orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, venegar, wine acid. Nice.


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