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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: 1562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-white hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is green apples, old cellar and fruity acids. Dry, sour, astringent and delicious. Shared it with some lager-friends, and even they sort of liked it. Rating: 8-4-8-3-15-3.8. 051028

Bottle, 75cl. Bottled 20090213. It pours and unclear yellow-golden body with lots of carbonation. Rather small head, firm and lasting, even some lacings. Citrusy, light barnyard aroma with green apples and some mouldy old cellar. Itís puckering in the mouth, well carbonated and medium bodied. Lots of acidity, lemon and unripe apples, some funky cellarish barnyard flavors, but not very much. Quite medicinal too, at least much more than in the last two bottles Iíve had. Lasting finish with acidity and citrus peel. A quite fantastic beer, and whatís even more fantastic is that itís available all over Norway. Who would have though that three years ago. 110109

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Pours with a beautiful shimmering dark golden body and a passing cap of white head. The aroma and flavor bring nostalgic suggestions of wondering the farm looking for trouble on a late summers day. Aromas of cut wet hay and lemon zests. The beer presents a mild flavor that reminds me of, but doesnít attack the palate as harshly as, biting into a glossy ripened cumquat. I find it a bit funky and barnyard like. It is almost as if one can feel the layers of vintage blended Gueuze on the palate, with several different variations in texture and complexity. A gentle proposal of oak and leather find a home in tart yet well-rounded bone-dry finish.
Cantillon triumphs yet again with this old-world classic !

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Rerate: Undrinkable Damn! Three bad beers in one day! I guess thatís what I deserve after the forbidden pleasure of Weyerbacher Quad. This "beer" tastes like moldy lemonade. Fermented in an outhouse. Aged in rat-infested barrells. Or something (there was leakage around the cork, so maybe I really did get a bad bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6653) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
I really donít know about this beer. Sulfuric aroma, burnt chemicals, real sour flavor, a bit thin, a mouthcleaner. But still, something interesting. Has to try it again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 I have no idea how these lambic brewars do it, but the wierdest and most unusual tastes in the world manage to pull themselfs together into some great beers. Im relitivly new to lambics and this is only my second gueuze, so let me away with lack of knowledge. Aroma is the unual sourness, with corked white wine and grapefruit having a wee say too AYE AND YER MAW HAVIN A WEE SAY AN ALL. Taste is sour with a great dry edge, similar flavours to the aroma, complexity to which no 5% should ever have, though at the same time, thin? (in a good way) Rerate a classic! RERATE: Up from 4.5- 4.9. What a beer, just outstanding, soft gentle soo drinkable. Soo tasty. My god i love gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottled 2003. Virtually no head, nice orange/yellow color - slightly murky. Lots of lime nose with a bit of mystery spice. Sour lime and grapefruit like other Cantillons. Nice finish - smoother with less weird edges than the Cantillon Iris. If you like the Iris, but itís a little too aggressive, give this one a shot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2005
One of my best beers! The flavor of gueuze is so nice, sour, all kinds of fruit. Nice colored body, slightly hazy. Superb beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2005
Light golden colour with fine white head that faded quickly. Acidic, lemony aroma. Flavour is also full of grapefruit. A refreshingly long, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2005
Light dull golden body with a head that hardly lasted. Lemon in the aroma. Lemon once again in the taste as well as apricot and grapefruit, sour and a little thin in a good way. Enjoyable!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2005
On tap at Mahars. Overbearingly sour beer. Very pale in color with no head, taste of vinegar and apple skin.


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