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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1625   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".

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14232) - 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.

   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!

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13902) - 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 !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
bottle. murkey gold color. spicy and eathy. sour vivegar. dry and champagny. a clear pallete of pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours amber and hazy with no real head to speak of. Smells of horseblankets, sweat, hay, grass. Tastes very tarte and dry with a lemony note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 8, 2006
2004 Bottle shared by OldGrowth on 5/6/06. Pours a hazy pale dull golden color with a small white fizzy head. Nose is light barnyard and yeast with some lemony hints and a bit of must. Lots of small bubbles settle at the bottom and randomly float towards the top. Big rush of sour swarms the tongue straight up with some light lemony hints here and there. A nice hint of fresh grass and a refreshing finish to the sour blast. More of the yeast is present and some light juicy fruit notes are left on the palate.

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