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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottled in 2006. Pours a hazy, orangey-golden color with a fairly small, white, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing, leaving no lace. Nose is certainly earthy and funky with musty yeast, wet logs, horse blanket, and a citrusy note of lemon peel. Certainly tastes more citrusy and more acidic than I would have thought; lots of lemons and lemon peels, musty yeast, wet hay, funky barnyard notes, light peppery notes, even some bitters towards the end. Palate is queching with acidity, moderately-light, lively, and dry in the finish. Finishes quickly, drying out, and leaving lemon peel and a decent peppery bitterness. One of the more funky Gueuzes Iíved tried and more acidic than most but still nice and refreshing. Complex and quenching but a bitt too acidic and sour to be great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 14, 2007
This was the first time i have had a lambic gueuzes and it was an interesting beer. It pours a cloudy golden color with smells of citrus hops and earth pete tones which are very strong. The head faded rather quickly as it warms up. The initial taste was very bitter and was of dry grass and hay and citrus. There was a lot of lemon and other bitter fruits. It dries the palate rather quickly and flavor wise faded but still had a nice earty lemon flavor on the sides of my mouth for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into the recommended wine glass. Very complex beer in that there are several flavors present at any one time and those flavors change throughout the taste. Beer pours a brownish gold, slightly hazy, with a white moderately-sized head. Aromas of hay, moderately yeasty, and some alcohol. Sourness and pepper dominate in the taste, with citrus, dough, and toasted malt accents. Mouthfeel is perfect throughout, exiting with a soapy finish. Just an excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14172) - 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.

   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.

   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. Iím hoping it was just infected. Iíll try to get my hands on another gueuze.

   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. Iíd expect nothing less from these guys.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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