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

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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".


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 (12408) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/15/2007
375 ml bottle at The Rover, Göteborg - Bottled 2005.
Shady peach color, small white head. Sour acidic and cheese scent. Sour cheese and stable taste. A bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
8/3/8/3/15=3.7

Second rating
From bottle at the brewery.
On March 22, 2008
Shady golden color, small white head. Sour, stable, horse blanket, cheeze scent. Sour, metallic, lactic taste. Tart, unripe apples aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
9/4/8/4/17

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37.5 cl bottle from Systembolaget
On September 11, 2008
Bottled April 28, 2008
Shady golden color, white head. Sour, acidic, stable scent. Acidic, grape, sour, funky taste. Lemon aftertaste. Mouthpuckering dry and sour mouthfeel. Very low bitterness.
8/3/8/4/16=3.9

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375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Bottled 22 June 2009
Thanks to Hjalmar (non ratebeer).
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, sugary, slight bit acidic scent. Acidic to sour taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/8/3/14=3.5

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Bottle 75 cl on March 14, 2014, I got it a while back from Bierkompass. Bottled 2012.
Clear golden color, smallish white head. Acidic, fruity, some solvents scent. Tart, acidic, sour, some vinegar, fruit peel taste. Acidic, sulphur aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.
8/3/7/2/14=3.4

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75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Hazy honey color, small white head. Gypsum, honey, sugary, elderflower scent. Acidic, solvents, tart, gypsum taste. Tart, gypsum aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/6/3/12=3.1

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
12.7 oz bottle / 2006 bottling. This may be the youngest lambic I’ve had. Pours orange with a generous white head. The aroma has enormous barnyard fund, sour mustiness, dull lemon, smooth woodiness and a weird earthiness that is unlike other earthy flavors I’ve encountered. Medium body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with alka-seltzer flavor, sharp citric presence, sour lactic, sharp clean spice, wild yeast, horseblanket and more - quite complex. The finish is very clean with mainly citric flavors. Very nice lambic. I may rerate this after I have the older 750 I have stored.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
12.7oz bottle. Murky dirty golden hue. Got the funk from the pour. Total vineagar apply nose. Sour tart madness. Sour apples and lemony citrus. Fruit explosion. A whole lot going on. But well put together.Leaves a coating fuzzy sensation on the teeth. Complex and intense.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
Date: 3/28/2007
Serving: Bottle shared by Puddintane.
Event: Columbus Wednesday night tasting.
Location: nolankowal’s place.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Sour, acidic, and musty.
Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a large white head.
Flavor: Crisp, very acidic, and tart with some hints of oak and light fruits. The finish is very dry and sour. Similar to eating crabapples.
Palate: Light to medium-light body and generously carbonated.
Overall: Very good! I haven’t had too many Gueuzes before, but the style is growing on me with each one I taste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Aroma of cheese and some funkiness. Aroma of some sweet and sourness. Flavor was pretty tart but not overly sour at all. Pretty good gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3600) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
Hazy golden of color with a thin offwhite head. The aroma is sour with some okaed notes. An nice sour flavorwith the same oaked notes, some hints of horselanket.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2007
A nice golden pour with minimal head. Sour nose. Taste was very sour. Had kind of an off taste too it though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Pizza Port Belgian Beer Fest. Pour from a 750mL. Aroma of mellow birch skin tang. Woody and perfusive with barnyard. Deep gold cloud with white fringe. Flavor a lightly rubbery wheat oil in a sour field of oaken agricultural grasses. Very mellow, sublime and fruited. Horsey oak brings up the background with a mouthfrul of hay. Fragrant. Light honey esters. Finishes in a salty cherry pit cascade. Enjoyable for it is a lambic that speaks of the wheat in the beer and the base ingredients. Letting some of the base ingredients through isn’t something I usually gather from this style.


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