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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle shared by puddintane. Orange yellow pour...hazy with a white head. Aroma of sour, bret, oak, and light funk. Flavor held some funky cheese, oak and sour elements. Lively carbonation with a sour/funk/dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours blush with a large quickly fadinig white head. Aroma of acidic fruit, sour, and yeast, The flavor is yeast, acidic fruit, sour, heavily carbonated, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Glass sampled at Brasserie Cantillon, Brussels. Hazy golden with a diminishing head; big carbonation bubbles cling to the sides. Aroma is distinct and pleasing: oaky, some vanillin character, as well as a musty yeast funk and noticeable barnyard. Smelled like their aging rooms, cobwebs and all, - I would hope so! Taste is very, very nice both purely objectively and also from a ’nothing-you’ve-ever-had-before’ standpoint. Yeasty upfront with a slight sweetness balanced by a dry tannic character. A significant tart finish fades to a lasting, slightly acidic after that was probably my favorite part of the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Really enjoyed this weird experience. "Forget all you know about beer" they said me while pouring. That’s sure. Vinegary, fruity, a little cheesy?, woody. No bitterness. Thirst quencher. Refreshing.The first of many, i think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1123) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2007
Bitter. Almost like a soured Arneis with a bit of raw yeast thrown in. Enjoyed in Brussels from 750ml bottle with people who had a hard time believing this was beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13329) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Yellow /orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, venegar, wine acid. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 4/15/2007
375 ml bottle at The Rover, Göteborg - Bottled 2005.
Shady peach color, small white head. Sour acidic and cheese scent. Sour cheese and stable taste. A bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Second rating
From bottle at the brewery.
On March 22, 2008
Shady golden color, small white head. Sour, stable, horse blanket, cheeze scent. Sour, metallic, lactic taste. Tart, unripe apples aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

37.5 cl bottle from Systembolaget
On September 11, 2008
Bottled April 28, 2008
Shady golden color, white head. Sour, acidic, stable scent. Acidic, grape, sour, funky taste. Lemon aftertaste. Mouthpuckering dry and sour mouthfeel. Very low bitterness.

375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Bottled 22 June 2009
Thanks to Hjalmar (non ratebeer).
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, sugary, slight bit acidic scent. Acidic to sour taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Bottle 75 cl on March 14, 2014, I got it a while back from Bierkompass. Bottled 2012.
Clear golden color, smallish white head. Acidic, fruity, some solvents scent. Tart, acidic, sour, some vinegar, fruit peel taste. Acidic, sulphur aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness.

75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Hazy honey color, small white head. Gypsum, honey, sugary, elderflower scent. Acidic, solvents, tart, gypsum taste. Tart, gypsum aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5010) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
12.7 oz bottle / 2006 bottling. This may be the youngest lambic I’ve had. Pours orange with a generous white head. The aroma has enormous barnyard fund, sour mustiness, dull lemon, smooth woodiness and a weird earthiness that is unlike other earthy flavors I’ve encountered. Medium body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with alka-seltzer flavor, sharp citric presence, sour lactic, sharp clean spice, wild yeast, horseblanket and more - quite complex. The finish is very clean with mainly citric flavors. Very nice lambic. I may rerate this after I have the older 750 I have stored.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
12.7oz bottle. Murky dirty golden hue. Got the funk from the pour. Total vineagar apply nose. Sour tart madness. Sour apples and lemony citrus. Fruit explosion. A whole lot going on. But well put together.Leaves a coating fuzzy sensation on the teeth. Complex and intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
Date: 3/28/2007
Serving: Bottle shared by Puddintane.
Event: Columbus Wednesday night tasting.
Location: nolankowal’s place.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Sour, acidic, and musty.
Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a large white head.
Flavor: Crisp, very acidic, and tart with some hints of oak and light fruits. The finish is very dry and sour. Similar to eating crabapples.
Palate: Light to medium-light body and generously carbonated.
Overall: Very good! I haven’t had too many Gueuzes before, but the style is growing on me with each one I taste...

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