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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: 1853   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".


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, sour funk. Flavor is funk, lemon, grass, but moderate in all areas inasmuch to be balanced. Finish is dry grass and tart. Really nice gueze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Golden and slightly hazy with a decent whitehead. Aroma is sweet and fruity but also vinegary and tart. Taste is sour with a slight grass or hay taste. There is a sweetness in th finish though that is pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours hazy and orange thin white head. Aroma is leathery with the typical tart nose. Slightly sweet up front with a big bitter finish. Nice and dry. I need to grab a couple to put away.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Poured hazy orange with medium sized loosely packed head. Nose displays obvious tartness, big cirtus/lemon notes present supported by earthy aromas of struck match (dont know about anyone else but i always get that with lambics...) Palate is really lean and tight (compared to the lindemans cuvee rene i’d sampled prior) with more lemon juice and some dusty leather. Super dry, tart finish keeps you wanting more!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 375 ml bottle of the 2005 Organic Gueuze. Pours a nice dark gold with a thinner head. Aroma of lemon juice and zest, old leather and hay. Tart flavor, but not enough to overpower the subtleties of the barrel aging; spice and more hay with a whisper of vanilla. Excellent. Update: Tasted on tap this beer is a revelation. The tart lemon and hay flavors become so vibrant the beer seems like it is on the verge of emitting light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Pours a fizzy golden color with a white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Taste of yeast and sour fruits. Nice tart feel. Good carbonation and finish. Thnaks to RomanW70

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2008
Some frothy cover on an orange coloured cantillon,carbonation is ample,aroma vinegar note,yeast.Flavour sour like lemon and orange rind(bitter)yeast taste.Sour wine taste,really hits the taste buds,a really tasty Cantillon,good body.Finish sour fully flavoured,delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
On tap at th White Horse, Parsons Green, London. £7 a pint! Hazy yellow with no head. Sour citrus aromas. Earthy tart unmistakable flavours, not as complex or lively as bottled examples I’ve tried but still delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2008
375 ml green corked and capped bottle 2006 poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of sour citrus, horseblanket, light leather and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a tart dry finish. Flavors of unsweetened white grapefruit, light leather and light funky barnyard with a crisp dry lingering tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Big ol bottle and again I just cant get into this type of beer. Blasphemy for some I know...I keep trying, but I keep failing. Oh well. This one is good compared to the few I have had in the category. Rerate..I am a sourhead now and this is badass. Its simply an amazing beer. So simple yet complex. Man I cannot believe how much I disliked sours 4 years ago. wow.


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