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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: 1827   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".


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13741) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
375 ml. bottle. A nice Bret type aroma combined with honey. A sour whiff. The color is a light orange gold with a white head that ringed. A bit thin bodied. The carbonation is very mild. The flavor is primarily lactic sour. There are varying fruit notes, to accompany the earthy, Bretty, funkiness. Could be old mushrooms or sweat sox. Very interesting. Not an everyday drink, I think. Refreshing in an unusual way.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2007
This is my second experience with gueuzes, and I must say my first, which was with the Lindemans, was better. Pours a transluscent gold with a thin head that fades to a swirl of white film above the transluscent elixir. The aroma brought forth wet hay, along with other fimiliar barnyard scents, leather, some peppery notes, and towards the end of each wiff, a bit a pear sweetness. The flavour is immediately tart fruits leading quickly into sour lemon and ending with a bitter lingering, which is mild when compared to the acidic bite. The citrus flavours are surprisingly refreshing. Layered behind these intense palate rapers are all those wonderfully filthy barnyard notes along with some oak and peppery funk. Still there is nothing in this beer that seems to cut the intensity of the acidity. The palate is delightfully round full and tingly and finishes rather clean and dry, pulling moisture from the sides of the tongue. Pucker up and enjoy, if you can handle it.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2007
12.7 oz bottle pours a beautiful golden elixir that looks wonderful in any light despite no head. Smell is of sweaty socks , urine, mild vomit and a dash of febreeze. Mmmm. Tastes like vinegar and corona with a hint of stomach acid. The tart vinegar sticks around with a slight malty sweetness. Palate is soft and supple with perfect carbonation. Could have finished it, but was not worth it. Im hoping it was just infected. Ill try to get my hands on another gueuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a hazy orange color, with a small white head. Big, sour gueze smell waffles around the glass. alot of acidity and sour lemons are detectable. Classic Cantillon. Cheek puckering sour of course on the first sip. Sweet, tart fruits, acidity, and sourness although as it warmed it seemed to mellow out some. Pretty standard gueze, and as solid as it gets. Nothing super stands out, just represents the style extremely well. Id expect nothing less from these guys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2007
2006. Hazy orange/gold with a small white head. Sour nose of pine, citrus, dry wood, funk, subtle vinegar. Same flavor. Beautifully tart and sour. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Standard for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a hazy golden amber color with a white head. Aroma is sweet fruit with lots of tart fruit. Flavor has a hint of sweet malt and a bitter tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
1/9/05 750 ml. 2003 vintage. Hazy yellow orange color with small white head. Sour musty vinegar aroma. Tart musty funky taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - SEP 7, 2007
Flute sampled at brewery. Pours a yellowy colour. Very citcric. Not too fizzy. Very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
On tap at Rich Os. clear amber orange with a nice lasting white head. good lacing. tart sour musty apple aroma with underlying orange and horse blanket. tart sour apple bitter intense bitter almond (like the seed in a peach pit) with some orange notes. tart apple very dry finish with bitter orange notes. funky barnyard cobweb presence comes to the forefront as it sits on the palate. nice very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2007
I cracked this brew finally after hearing all of Drewbeermes wonderful Belgian lambic stories. 750ml 2005 vintage with classic geuze/man leaning back in chair label. Purchased at discount liqour in Milwaukee. Very hazy yellow that moves to orange where the flute is wider. Small, white, quickly dissipating fizzy head sits on the top of this beauty. Nose is very funky, with sourness and classic horse blanket, and oak. One of those please drink me beers. Flavor is very sour and tart, oak, citrus, and upfront that stays pretty strong throughout the beer with the tartness actually increasing as you move it around your tongue. Acidic but nice. Body is medium to light but hard to feel because of the insane tartness, very hotly carbonated though. So sharp and satisfying, Im glad I have this bottle to myself.


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