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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: 1722   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".


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bottle, 375 ml, from Etre Gourmet. Hazy orange golden, small and short white head. Cidery fruitiness of apples and grapefruits, some faint notes of wood and leather. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Pretty soft acidiy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
750 ml bottle shared with Padrefan. Nice sour aromas. Lots of sour acidic flavor. Pucker up.....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
Big lasting head. Very carbonated. Dark yellow. Zesty cheese and lemon zest aroma. Tasty piece of dirty cheese cloth taste. Cheese, lemon and salt like an unsweetened kids sour candy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LagerPhan (11) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
My friend tell me to drink this "Belgium" beer and I try drinking it because I like Belgium beers. But this is too light. Is this Belgium lager or Belgium Ale? I think lager it must, because of the sulfur and rubber. Why not cleaner like real Belgium beers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
750 ML bottle from holiday wine cellar. Poured a cloudy orange, with a huge head that left nice lacing on the glass. Very tart, sour, and dry tastes of fruit. Pretty decent lambic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Number 100... poured a mirky orangish gold color with little head. Taste was tart which also was bitter like a rhine of a fruit.? Nose was sour. Not bad for a relaxing night in the springtime on the deck just hanging out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3501) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Brux 07. Tasting at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy ligt amber with a white fizzy head. Smells kinda sulphourish. Quite heavy sourness with some sweetness. Also some bitterenss. Aromas of grass, cask wood and strong vinegar. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Metallic and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Draft. Aroma: Sour right off the bat. A bit champagne-like with a dry acidic edge. Some light citrus with notes of orange and green apple. Brett funk is very earthy with notes of hay and horse sweat. Appearance: Golden orange in color and clear. Head was small, white and rocky and didn’t linger long. Not much lacing. Flavor: A light touch of wheat and bready malt. Sourness is right on the money and very well balanced. Funk has some of the earthy/barnyard notes from the aroma, but seems more tilted towards the sweat side of the spectrum. A light oakiness and a small taste of honey right before the finish. Very dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very tasty. Only beef was that it seemed a little under-carbonated, but that could be the fault of the bar that served it. A small complaint. The sourness, malt, and funk was all very well put together here.

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 didn’t know existed. Very lively and refreshing gueuze.


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