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

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RATINGS: 1488   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".


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
macdeffe (52) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2004
I am not used to drink Geuze, and the acidity is hmmm quite challenging. Have you ever gived a small child (age 2 or 3) a piece of lemon. That’s about the face I made sipping this beer :-). The aftertaste gave a bit oak, probably from cask, but the one I had was about 6 year

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tobias (200) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2004
when i removed the cork the beer begin expolding out like a bittle of champagne. the pour was a bright gold color, with a white head. the aroma is very much of green apples and is quite champagne like. sour acidic aroma. with some funky musty aromas, that i cant identify. the flavor is very dry and sour. again there is a big taste of sour apples. its very cidery and champagne like. very fruity and complex. nice refreshing tart lemonade like finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 I feel like aging would do this one wonders, as it was INCREDIBLY sour/bitter. I found it quite difficult to drink, though over time, it may have been better. Typical smell, very interesting yellow color, as opposed to orange. Re-rate 9/5/4 As it turns out, it was my mistake in drinking these from the fridge. Today I decided to let them warm to cellar temp and it made a world of difference. Much less acid and more of the malt characters came through. I leave the rating the same, just making this statement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
This is a fantastic Gueuze. Extremely sour and acidic. Great complexity. I find it actually quite easy to drink and a 75 cl is appropriate for one person.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 The label warns that it is a "bičre surette (biiter/sour)", and it is ! Its taste reminded me of apple cider, but more sophisticated. Perfect for a hot day and a few fruits. First beer I have seen that is closed by a cap AND a (not very good) cork ! According to the label, it can be kept more than 25 years in a cool cellar, and its taste changes over time. When I drank it, it was less than a year old.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2004
2003 bottle. Huge acidic sour aroma hits you upon removing the cork. Lots of green apple, champagne, cellar funk. Flavor goes at you hard, very sour, very acidic, green apples again, some funk with a very light wheat note at the end. Quite dry, acidic, slightly short finish. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
I had this like 2 weeks ago and I tried to put it in then, but couldn’t find it because I added one extra letter or something. Smelled like grapes, cranberries and tasted the same. Was like a red champagne. Tasty and is sweet and slightly tangy. A nice Lambic indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
bottled at cantillon: light golden big bubbly champagne head with effervesence. in the nares you get some tingliness if you inhale too hard. huge beautiful fruit cherry head and horse blanket. these always trick me when you taste them they arent as sweet as you think due to the nose. nice tart mouth with some refreshing sweetness. short dry and to the point. an exceptional guerze. great with a selection of cheese.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
2003 Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London. 375ml. Served in a Cantillon glass. Harsh, acidic aroma. First pour (without much of the yeast): Sour and woody, notes of apple cider. Tart & sharp. Second pour (with lots of yeast), softer, less sour, lemon juice, citric notes. Very tasty Gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Goldish color with a white, fizzy head. Aroma is sour, sour, sour with more in the taste. Not sweet at all, but tart. Fruit flavor, mostly of apples. There’s a fair amount of carbonation as well. Quite tasty!


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