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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 1555   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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2004
Hazy dark golden with a small firm white head. Very sour lemon aroma, hints of hay and wood. Very sour and dry flavour. Grapefruit, wood and hay. Extremely tart and sour finish of wood and citrus peels.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2004
super concentrated sour lemon rind adn strawberries on the nose. Cloudy golden yellow with a trace of a white head. Super balanced with a great lemon flavor and a clean finish. Really nice geuze but lacked some dimension

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
I wasn’t sure whether or not this one would be worth $14 for 375ml but It was quite close. Amber hazy with a floral tart and acidic taste. Some rhubarb and apple aftertaste makes this one really special. I might not be completely sold on gueuze, but this is a step in the right direction.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2004
100% Bio version: Hazy neon yellow, w/small fine head. SOur nose of honey, white flowers, gooseberry, and barnyard funk. Medium mouthfeel with dry lingering/refreshing finish! Flavors of Honey, cantelope, melon, lemon, and some funk. Great beer with a tart refreshing mouthfeel! WOW!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - SEP 17, 2004
My first true Gueze and wow, this was awesome. Thanks for the bottle JoeMcPhee. In the glass there is a resemblance to champagne, but the colour is little darker leaning towards gold. Aroma of horseblanket and apples. The taste is wonderfully complex and the sourness is restrained enough to allow enjoyment of the flavours. I got apples, yeast, champagne and then a pleasant lactic sourness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Straw body with a white head. A huge horsehair aroma with some green apples and a slight honey sweetness in the nose. This is way too one-dimensional for me. By far the most sour beer I have ever had.6,3,7,3,12-3.1 Re-rate (2/5/06) -Pours a clear med. straw with a small whispy white head. Not as lively as many in the style. Innitial aromas are of dirty laundry, lemon-grass, with a ton of barnyard mustiness. A the beer warms more of the acidity comes out as well as earthy hops and a floral yeasiness. Brilliant. The mouthfeel is light-bodied and dry with a moderately high acidity. Really wonderful complexity of flavors. Oodles of dandelions and rose waterwith jsut a touch of earthy grassy hops. Acidity is there to enhance not dominate. Finish is dry and moderately sour. Wonderful beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
1996 vintage. Yellow body with fine particulates and a pure white head. Sweaty, barnyard quality. Has a great funky-ass nose. Flavor includes ripe green apples and a note of fusels. Sour, puckering and delicious. This is a fantastic beer. Extended cellaring may have been a key contributor to the superb character here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
macdeffe (52) - Århus, 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 (202) - 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.


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