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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: 1647   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".


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2774) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle 75 cl., bottled 2003. Thanks again Glenn & Davy (from Alvinne) Almost no head, nice orange/yellow color. Medium to full body. Sour and grapefruit. Nice finish. A really great gueuze sour but quality !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle 2006. Labeled as Classic Gueuze. This gueuze pours a slightly cloudy orange gold color from a 375ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is tart, must, horse blanket, leather and funk. A medium bodied gueuze, Malts are fruity, despite all the tart/sour and funk in this beer. Tart, dry, sour and funky but there is a nice malt flavor underneath all that funk. Lively carbonation. Bone dry finish yet there is some fruitiness right at the end. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle. Yeasty aroma, very tart. Quite orange colour. Very fizzy and crisp. Extreme taste! Looong finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006 Strong sour fruit aroma. Golden coloured fresh and fruity gooseberry with a sharp and smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Heavy grain and hay aroma,so much astingency my jowls pucker just from the aroma, cloudy gold color, light acidic sour taste, dry and refreshing, full but not overpowering,a classic taste to ponder

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
bubbly and champagne like, tart sour musty but soo ineresting. love trying the real lambics

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours crystal gold, quite bubbly with white head. Looks like champagne. Aroma is bleu cheese, tart, and sour. Flavor is sour, musty, cedar, quite tangy. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Golden color, sour lemon aroma and taste, full body, sour finish. I do like this beer !!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3377) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Very full body out of the bottle. Sour, sweet, wood, and tart flavors seem to swirl together at start, taste and finish. This is a very difficult beer to describe, must be tasted!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Purchased for $5.49 from a retailer closing out a "slow seller." Bottled in 2003. Pale gold in color with the classic, fat-bubbled, white head with aggressive carbonation bubbles rising through the body. Aroma is absolutely inundated with acetobacters that almost take your breath away like malt vinegar sprayed on fish&chips. It is a challenge in itself and is classic Cantillon aroma. Besides that, there is some warmed honey, damp earth, and bubblegum. Flavor is bracing. It is tart enough to wake a person in a coma. The components of the beer-malt, wheat seed, and water are all there but are a distinctly different experience than the funky, tart yeast going on at the same time. Not as integrated as it could be.


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