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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: 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".


3.4
   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 (2891) - 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...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Bottle - my first ever gueze. Iím a little nervous. Iíve had several of Lindemanís fruit lambics, but never a gueze. Here we go. The aroma is sour. Not much else to say. A little fuity, a little yeasty, but mostly sour. The appearance is quite like a hefeweizen. Cloudy cold with a white head. The flavor. I really did not expect to like this, but I do. It is dry and tart and begs you to take another sip. It is sour ... but I like it! Wow, Iím intrigued! Interesting.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2004
oh good god, literally and i mean it.....i hope i had a "bad" bottle of this stuff. the bottle popped on its own after taking the cap off it....ok iíll deal with that. the pour seemed to have a very heavy head.... iíll handle that. but the taste was of rotten beer. at least i presume! i mean iíve had a few lambics in my day and they were alright tasting....but this was like drinking something that should NOT have been drinken. shared with my father in law to be who threw his out also. very unsatisfied. and thinking about tossing the one in my cellar if this wasnt a bad bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Orangey and mostly opaque; thin ribbon of head around the edges. Big, funky, sharp nose. Prickly carbonation. Earthy malts with some horse blanket hints. Citrusy (zingy lemon), sour and tart. Complex aromas. Finishes kind of dry on the tongue, but it has a slight, lingering bitterness. Good amount of sourness, along with a nip of bitterness. Vinegar to boot. Tremendously refreshing and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Poured a deep yellow color with a short-lived white head. The usual aromas you have come to expect with Lambics and Gueuzes. Hay, musty, lightly citrus. Had this bottle with a NY Strip steak and some broiled prawns in butter and garlic and it rocked. Slightly sweet up front ending with a nice tartness. Acidic of course but nicely so. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
A world class gueuze indeed. Very full and powerfull from start to finish. Nice aroma, acidic fruits and barnyard. The flavor was very big, very tart towards the distinctively dry finish. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle. Compared with a baseline gueze: sharper, drier, with a crisp and more pronounced finish. A bit tart, and a good example of the style.


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