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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: 1845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to ekstedt. Light golden with a white head. Smell of dry cider. Very sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
This particular gueuze is much more comparable to most normal beers that I have had. That is not saying that it tastes like normal beers at all, it is just closer. The aroma was very aggressive with a lot of funk coming through. The taste was tart initially, with it later giving way to a light sourness. Warming up removed some of the bite and really let the beer become a real treat. I would have this many more times.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Pours a champage golden color with a thin white head. Aroma was funky, tart, and complex. I wish they made this aroma is cologne form! Taste is tart up front, with citrus tones, and finishes in the back with some carbonation. Man I love this stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 A nice gueze. Aroma of strong funk and a hint of vinegar. Pour was a murky gold with no head. Taste was very tart and acidic. Light fruit with vinegar, oak and must. A strong citrus/grapefruit aftertaste that closes your throat. Light carbonation which disappointed me, but good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
750ml. Pours a cloudy orange, with a medium head that quickly dissipates. Nose is slightly sweet and leathery. First taste impression is that of very sour and spritzy, but the sourness gives way to a dry and clean finish. Complex and interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
25 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors, 2005 vintage. Pours an almost perfectly clear golden yellow body under a fizzy one finger white head that faded pretty quickly to a whispy thin covering. The nose is full-on cheesy, stinky feet funk with some notes of oak, apple cider vinegar, light sulfer and a little musty cork. Sour, acetic, and tart citrus fruitiness grab you right off the bat, itís bone dry and wonderful. A dry oakiness and lingering apple cider vinegar finish. The classic Cantillon acidity runs things from beginning to end. Mouthfeel is slightly dusty up front, but finishes with almost a light doughy stickiness. Great pinpoint prickly carbonation. Overall, Iíve had this previously quite a few times and some bottles are certainly better than others, but you can always expect an authentic and high quality experience. Iíve had bottles that probably would have scored a 4.5 that day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Cantillon Friday Night Tasting Session, Providence RI
Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Nose of barnyard funk, hay, and citrus fruits. Initial taste is tangy sour fruits overlayed with a coating of saltiness. The tanginess is controlled and not overwhelming. Palate duration is excellent with that musty wet hay and acidic fruits lingering. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
05í Bottle Pours a clean light orange body with a lot of bubbles at first that all seamed to disappear. Distinct barnyard aroma with a lot of grapefruit undertones. Flavors are grapefruit and sour grapes up front with a lemon rind and herbal finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3499) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2007
I have often enjoyed this beer to satiate my sour urges, whether it be the in a 375mL bottle or a full 750mL. Whether it be the "organic" labels or the yellow labels, and I really love this beer. However, I sit down to rate it now because I got to try it on tap for the first time ever. It was a surprise at the Blind Tiger and I figure I would combine all the experiences here. The tap poured very still with no head and no visible carbonation. The aroma is very musky and barnyard with just a hint of the signature Cantillon sourness. This is the first hint that this keg is younger than the bottles (or at least conditions much slower). The bottles are usually a greater assault of sour and acidity on the nose. Taste, on tap, is again a subdued Cantillon with a vinegar-barnyard-musk. The mouthfeel is very original with a needles in syrup thang going for it. Only a faint signature Cantillon acidity presents itself and in its place is a leftover doughy yeatiness, which I never find in the bottles. There is a bit more body and sweetness to this young gueuze, which I do not often find in the bottles. Very nice to see the spectrum of the Cantillon gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2504) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
(Thanks to radiomgb). 37.5 cL bottle from 2003. This beer is orange-gold in colour with very little head, and very active carbonation. The aroma is quite herbal, with some grape skins in there and a strong, sharp acidic quality. The taste is unlike any other beer Iíve tried. There is a sweet & sour thing going on, with green apple and grape skin sourness overwhelming an underlying sweetness. It is also a little spicy at the end. Lingering, acidic finish. The body is very dry, but quite full. Very refreshing. Thanks, Jeff.


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