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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1800   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
Big lasting head. Very carbonated. Dark yellow. Zesty cheese and lemon zest aroma. Tasty piece of dirty cheese cloth taste. Cheese, lemon and salt like an unsweetened kids sour candy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LagerPhan (11) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
My friend tell me to drink this "Belgium" beer and I try drinking it because I like Belgium beers. But this is too light. Is this Belgium lager or Belgium Ale? I think lager it must, because of the sulfur and rubber. Why not cleaner like real Belgium beers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
750 ML bottle from holiday wine cellar. Poured a cloudy orange, with a huge head that left nice lacing on the glass. Very tart, sour, and dry tastes of fruit. Pretty decent lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Number 100... poured a mirky orangish gold color with little head. Taste was tart which also was bitter like a rhine of a fruit.? Nose was sour. Not bad for a relaxing night in the springtime on the deck just hanging out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3732) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
Brux 07. Tasting at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy ligt amber with a white fizzy head. Smells kinda sulphourish. Quite heavy sourness with some sweetness. Also some bitterenss. Aromas of grass, cask wood and strong vinegar. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Metallic and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Draft. Aroma: Sour right off the bat. A bit champagne-like with a dry acidic edge. Some light citrus with notes of orange and green apple. Brett funk is very earthy with notes of hay and horse sweat. Appearance: Golden orange in color and clear. Head was small, white and rocky and didn’t linger long. Not much lacing. Flavor: A light touch of wheat and bready malt. Sourness is right on the money and very well balanced. Funk has some of the earthy/barnyard notes from the aroma, but seems more tilted towards the sweat side of the spectrum. A light oakiness and a small taste of honey right before the finish. Very dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very tasty. Only beef was that it seemed a little under-carbonated, but that could be the fault of the bar that served it. A small complaint. The sourness, malt, and funk was all very well put together here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle; I am a novice to sour beers but so far this has been by far the best i have had. Aromas of sweet and tons of sour with a little fruit aroma. Pours gold/yellow with a decent white head. Flavor is realllly sour. By far the sourest i have had, a little tart sweetness with hints of fruit. Reminds me of really sour fruit juice. I quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Tasted 2 separate vintages/labels: 2006 "classic" and 2005 "organic." Hazy orangeish pour with minimal head. Sour on the nose, firm on the palate and wow.... quite a sour flavor. Excited tastebuds I didn’t know existed. Very lively and refreshing gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
bottle label classic gueuze: pours a nice apple juice colour with a small very white lively head. aroma is sour, applely, and yeast. flavour is sour but a nice sweetness hidden in there somewhere. i also get sour fruit (crabapple), and oak. finishes excellent and dry. a very alive palate. this is great stuff i am so glad i have more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
Bottle @ Hamilton’s. An absolute palate decimator. Hits those unknown areas in the neck and makes them clench up as if someone’s about to punch me in the throat. Except I punch first and my opponent lays in a piteous heap on the ground. That’s how good this stuff is. If you are in my presence (which is pretty fortunate) and say you like gueuze, then I will assume you are talking about this particular gueuze.... Cantillon Gueuze. If you say "no, that’s not what I’m talking about", refer to the earlier part of this review so you know what to expect. I roll like that.

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