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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1532   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".


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4290) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Removed cap and cork exploded out of the bottle followed by large amounts of foam. Quickly capped with palm. Cork, once retrieved, labeled 2003. Poured very slowly, but liquid was still extremely enthusiastic. Appears gold with fast bubbles and no head. Champagne notes. Extremely dry and sour - almost baking soda dry - waiting for the sour patch sweetness to kick in. Fizzy. Overall very interesting and a good, special occasion brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
[bottle] Hazy golden with no head. Vinegary, horseblanket, sour strawberries = aroma. Sour banana/strawberry, vinegary, and with a peppery bite coming in with bitterness; cherry notes and quite a bit sour but not overly so = flavour. Very light body with moderate carbonation (needs more) and mouth puckering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
On tap @ Eulogy in Phildelphia
Surprisingly flat orange pour. Aroma is ripe and alive - more than enough to compensate for dull appearnace. Flavor of crisp white grape, with just enough tartness to carry it. Finish is crisp, yet full. Not too dry like some of its relatives.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2005
Beer number 500 for me. I’m amazed I’ve not rated this before now. Bottle from Beers of Europe. Orange with no head. Aroma of green apple, brettanomyces, lemon, wood, cobwebs. Puckeringly acidic in the mouth with a long, exceedingly dry finish. Glorious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2005
on Tap (MHTG Holiday party) It does not get much better than this...having Cantillon Gueze on tap ! Pours a hazy yellow orange color. Light effervesence (sp?) The aroma is unmistakable ! Sweet nose with fruit and lactic sourness that hints at some barny notes. Lemon/citrus perhaps with hay... First taste..wonderful full flavor..not as sour as I had expected. Mature in complexity with very subtle acidity. Wonderful Stuff !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
Hazy pale yellow, thin white head. Sour, lemon, grapefruit nose with some hints of horseblanket. Flavour is fresh and sour with a great acidity. Yeasty finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Sour, funky hay and must aroma with some granny smith apples and vinegar thrown in. Golden with a thin white head. Musty sour apples and veinegar with high acidity. The sourness lingers through all taste phases. Some overripe lemon and citrus on there as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
intelbrewer (4) - USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
My first "true" Lambic style beer...I have been reading Wild Brews and it turned me on to the sour beer styles. Better then I had anticipated, but not as sour and certainly not "horsy" or "barnyard"...at least to my undeveloped palate. Definite sour apples, and certainly some funky tastes that I wouldn’t associate with beer. More of a wine, champagne or even cider flavor. Very good, highly recommended to anyone interested in Lambic. This beers cork was labeled 2004.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy golden coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma with notes of fruits and barnyard. Acidic flavour with notes of wood, fruits and barnyard.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours hazy yellow with a mid-sized white head. Sour apple, grass, citrus in the aroma. The flavor is relatively subdued for a Gueuze: lemony, dry, and with only a hint of the funkiness I expected. Not worth the high price; get the Oud Beersel.


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