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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1660   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".


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7267) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Organic Gueuze on tap at the Maproom. Poured a slightly hazy, medium golden with virtually no head to cap it off. Nose was distinctively barnyard in nature... dusty cobwebs in the corner of an old barn, horse, vinegar, lemon zest, and farmhouse cheese. The flavor was just too acidic and sour for my liking (and I am usually a solid backer of Cantillon)... lemon, dust, and funky cheese for the most part.. but man was it sour (think drinking a small glass of pulpy orange juice after brushing your teeth with bright mint paste). This was alright, but I will certainly revisit to see if I caught an off barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 10, 2006
Pours yellow with a large bubbly white head of short duration. The aroma has elements of earthiness, vinigar, fruit, and an overall funkiness. The flavor is complex with a strong vinigar/acidic background. There are hints of fruit and the finish is tart.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (2007) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Botle: Hazy yellow colour, with a flat head. Aroma of friut,orange,old dust(?), and sour/bitterness.,the flavor was almost the same, but the bitternes in the end was short??. Medium body. Nice. New rating(19-2-07) 8/3/8/5-16=4,0, New rating (30/8-08)7/5/8/5-16=4,1

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Hazy light ellow in colour. Minor white head, lacings. An acidic aroma with fruit. The flavour is dry and fresh with a taste och acidic fruits. There is a dry aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I had ordered this thinking to get some mussels in Brussels, but the restaurant was out. I ended up getting the North Sea shrimp, which looked like a plate full of mealworms but tasted much better. The gueuze was still a good match. The acidity cut through the creamy sauce that accompanied the decapods. I began to wonder if there wasn’t anything that a good gueuze didn’t go with.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
750 ml bottle, at Cantillon brewery. Thin layer of white head atop a golden haze. The funky aroma yields apples, vinegar and mouthwatering vinegary sourness. Flavour and palate archetypical of what real gueuze should be, there’s citrus, tannins and an immense complexity of flavours that defy description. A shame that it’s so hard to find this stuff in Sweden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2006
500 mL bottle. Very quick and bubbly head atop a somewhat hazy, golden body. Very funky aroma at first (leather, horseblanket, wet leaves, earth, whathaveyou), but it starts to get a little sweet as it warms. Very acidic in the mouth. I like a nice tart lambic, but this borders on vinegar to me. As it settles and warms, it starts to lose a bit of the tartness (just a bit), and gets a bit thirst quenching and mouth watering. A very nice quality in a lambic. Downright citrusy by the end of the glass. In my limited knowledge of the style, it’s a pretty good gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2006
0,375 l bottle. Yellow-amber color, no head. Very acidic aroma with notes of leather, rose and parfume. Very acidic and dry taste with sulfur, pineapple, lemon and shampagne. Very mouth drying and a bit too acidic for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2006
750ML bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Displays a hazed yellow tint with a fine very small ring of bubbles and minimal lace. The aroma is spot on to what you would have guessed for a Cantillon Gueuze, lots of barnyard "aromatics" of the funked out wild yeast: a splash of citric acid, olde world cheese and a touch of grassy hop. The flavor palate was also classic gueuze, extreme tartness and acidic supported by a ever present yeasty overtone and a courtship of bitterness. Dry but not bone dry finish which let the woody tannin shine through. Really, the funk is not a dominate in the creation as some others in the genre have been. The mouth feel is spirited and light allowing the drinker to develop the depth of flavors, again while dry upon the finish it is hardly jaw-dropping. A solid gueze but I think I would prefer the offerings of Drie Fonteinen or the Lou Pepe version over this.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
This really isn’t my thing. It might be the best Lambic - Gueuze on the market but I just don’t like it. The aroma is sour with lots of cider vinegar and traces of wheat and cheese. The appearance is true to the style with some haze and particulates. The flavor is like the aroma which for me was not a good thing. The palate is typical of the style. I just haven’t developed a taste for this yet and I am not sure that I will.


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