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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


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 (4386) - 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. Thereís a fair amount of carbonation as well. Quite tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Orange/Amber Coloring... Small Head. Very Complex Beer. Very Very Good. Lots of Fruit. Little Tangy, Tart. Wonderfully Smooth. My First Drink I Swallowed a Chunk of Yeast. Got Better After That... Wonderful Beer to Sample with Friends and Pick Apart the Flavors..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hojou (19) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
Very full taste. Dry but yet zingy in some funny way. One of the best gueze i tried. I had my reservations as the guy selling it to me told me (with tears/joy) in his eyes, that it has an almost "sewer like taste and smell". Oh well i think i know what he ment - not a stinking rotting sewer, but a good sewer (hrm?)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8405) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Very Sour but smooth, a beverage requiring food to balance the acid. Amber haze. Apple aroma and sour green apple taste. Mid sip sweetness Not for popularity, and must be shared. Dries throat and leaves a sour with sugar and salt aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Draft @ Buckeye Brewing: Hazy gold w/a lasting white head. Horseblanket and barnyard aromas immediately in the nose along w/ some lactic sourness & hints of wheat. A little bready malt & musty yeast; only hints of hop aroma. Sour flavor but not as much as Iíd expected. Well balanced w/ a musty, earthy, malt flavor. Finish is not nearly as dry as I thought it would be; aftertaste is lightly of hop and sourness. Highly carbonated w/ a biting acidity, lighter body & surprisingly smooth m/f after the intial bite. I am very surprised at how balanced this is for being a lambic. I still donít like them, but this is a nice change of pace for one beer. FYI, do not drink this, or any other lambic with a cut in your mouth!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
Hazy gold w/ some sediment. Soft, wispy white head w/ yellow tinge. Spritzy aroma of lemon, grape, barnyard, leather & nuts. Light, acidic feel. Extremely sharp, very tart, complex flavour of lemon, grapefruit, grapes, wood, nuts, barnyard & musty leather.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Slightly cloudy orange-golden color with a thin head. Powerfull sour and fruity aroma that gives a good indication of what to expect from this beer. Wow, this is amazing, very acid and fruity, the acidity never seems to end. Very assertive and right to the point, I like that. Slightly dusty and dry mouthfeel. All in all, this a very complex and assertive beer, very enjoyable when you like the gueuze style, probably awfull if you donít. Itís my first experience of a Cantillon Geuze and Iíll be looking to get some other bottles of this classic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
Hazy orange-amber colour with a tiny white head. Massive aroma of sour fruit, wet wood and musty barnyard. Flavour is almost indescribably complex, with bitingly tart fruit notes and a dry, dusty finish that somehow reminded me of an old leather-bound book with yellowing pages. Now I know what all the fuss was about...


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