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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1608   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".


3.7
   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. It’s 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, it’s funny how something like this canbe so good. Most normal people would think it’s 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 (4971) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2006
2004 edition of organic gueze. Smells nice and sour with aceto notes. A little bit of sour apple flavor powerss through in the finish. Body is light and spritzy without being thin. Very assertive lambic, for the real sourheads.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden in colour with medium head. Very nice sourness. Refreshing with notes of citrus and a bit earthy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
37.5cl bottle. I had no idea that I hadn’t rated this. Hazy gold colour with thin white. Very sour lemon aroma. Unsurprisingly sour in the mouth. But amazingly refreshing on a very hot day. Some farmyard aroma. Fairly good complexity in the mouth . Quite good once you have got used to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2009 Bottled in 2004. Call me a heretic, but this wasn’t at the top of my list of favorite Gueuzes. Sure it was hard core, but I like my gueuze’s a little softer than this, as this was almost straight up lambic feeling to me (except for the carbonation). The aroma was lots of citrus and light funk. Flavor was mostly citrus lemons, slight brett, not a ton of funk, and no cheese. Mouthfeel was carbonated with a medium to light body. Refreshing while cutting the grass (although, geez, this is an expensive way to cut the grass), but not my favorite gueuze. Re-rate, July 09: On draft at Monks Café (w/ their label on it) just ahead of the Phils / Pirates game w/ pop and bro-in-law - our Father’s Day present. This time through I didn’t find this offensive at all, probably a function of having come along in drinking maturity these past three years. Great notes of barnyard, spritzy and livening carbonation, some leather and zing, lemons, hay, firm tartness in the finish. A well done casual gueuze drinker, far from over the top, working for me!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
Jeg vil sørme hellere drikke denne her slags end Chanpagne. Lys gul lettere ugennemsigtig med et lille skum. Sikken en duft. Sur og dejlig med et strejf af noget jordslået gymnastiktøj. (det lyder lækkert) Citrusfrugter aaaaaahhh!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Lovely liquid golden color with a supprisingly well formed head, much like a pils. Earthy nose with definite bret. Sharp fruity notes pack a tart punch. Woody, mushroom notes. I am salivating from the aroma. Great complexity in the mouth, with a dry acidic finish. Lime juice and skinless grapes make up the majority of the mouth. Lactic acid and brett funk are well noted. Apples and a slight pepper rounnd off this wonderful gift from God.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Bottle 37,5cl at home, shared with Mette. Poors a light yellow liquid, small white head. Smells sour, wood, soil. A nice fresh sour taste of grape and berries. Also soil, grass. Very fresh !!


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