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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1550   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".


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 (3431) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Oooh soooo tart! This stuff justs asks, begs to be drank. Colour is a mellow yellow hue with a pucker taste that I have yet to experience anywhere.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4699) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottle: sampled at the brewery in Brussels. Poured a golden colored beer with great carbonation and a good head. Aroma is a mix between some floral tomes and the Cantillon yeast. Taste is a bit deceiving since it is too much acidic that it kills the rest of the flavours. I know this is supposed to be the classic gueuze but I believe that some other gueuze a better balanced then this one. Re-rate: Bottle dated 2004. Barnyard aroma with sourness and acidic notes quite evident. Taste is quite sour but not as acidic as the bottle tasted in Brussels which was probably fresher. This version seems to make more sense with ratings included here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Sampled at Brewtopia. Pale yellow in color, the beer first makes a major impact in itís aroma. Very earthy, with a great sour scent. The sourness really comes through on first sip. Quite tart, just the way I like it. The finish was pretty dry, not cloying.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Bottle at Brewtopia í04 Another attempt to find a Lambic that I find enjoyable. This just didnít do it either. The hazy yellow color gave way to the musty sour aroma and flavor that all Lambics have had. Definately an aquired taste. I will give one a try now and then, but for the most part, I will let you Lambic lovers have my share of these sour brews.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Bottle... Brewtopia 2004... This beer rocks!... Hazy, pear-colored ale. The aroma is of earth, wood and lemon. The flavor is crazy sour up front, then bone-dry on the backside. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, mojave-dry finish. Great, world class beer!


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