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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1001) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle - January 2007 - Thanks Omhper! Shinny hazy orange with a dissapearing white head and champagne like effervescence. Aroma is salty, mineral, cidery, fruity, green apples, spicy, rotten oranges, penetrating!. Acid taste, very tart, some vinegar, salty finish. Intriguing and refreshing. I appreciate it and can see what this means to be, but I´m not ready or it is not my cup of tea. Ends with a lemony feeling. Aftertaste is dry, acid but not offending. Refreshing and sparky. Difficult, but I think I´m getting started on this sour things xD.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5225) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Has a nice, almost creamy horse blanket aroma. No creaminess in the taste at first, but later. Certainly has a good sour and lasting lfvor. A little thick in the finish, but great nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
Champange like but tart, I have a bottle of this downstairs that says bio on it but the one I am rating shows the brew pot at the brewery on it and yes I have been to the brewery. Outstanding page 100 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 441 of 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
Tasted 02/01/2006. Lot 2.06. 375ml corked and capped bottle from RW&S. Pours a pale rose gold, lightly hazy, with a creamy white head that disappates into a thin film. Musty dry aroma is mostly sour, quite citrus, with woody, floral and yeast hints that remind of champagne. A touch of seetness is perceived in the mouth, at first, but that’s quickly wiped out by a dry sourness, slightly tannic in the middle to finish, and then a big citric tang on the palate (reminiscent of licking 9v batteries). Slight fruity note in the lingering citric/tannic finish. Soft carbonation, which is needed to allow the prickly acidity through. Definitely reminds me of a very dry champagne, with a sour edge. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2007
Nice bronze pour, decent head. 2005 bottle. Nice tartness to this one, sour apple, lemon. lots of dusty earthiness. along drinker, just to savor the taste, great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (21723) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Malty tart barnyard aroma, with hints of citrus. Sweet malty tart fruity flavor hints of citrus. Long tart sour mouthwatering finish. A nice gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
From a capped corked 750 ml. green bottle with a blurb and serving instructions on the back label, a bottling date on the cork, 2.006. Poured a cloudy bright golden orange with a foamy white head. The smell and taste are close as possible, funky and musty, sour tart apples with lemons squeezed over them, slightly puckering, dry, sour and tart, a great example of the Gueuze style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 Nice bright white head, beautiful clear golden color. Sweet, tart, vinous aroma with hints of sour cherries, woodiness, and a slight hint of vinegar. Mouth-wateringly complex sour fruit flavors balanced by some nice bitterness. Soft, bubbly mouthfeel with a crisp and dry finish. This stuff is liquid gold, I need more...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
More please. This stuff is great. The degree of sourness is right in middle of a mild gueze like Cuvee Renee and a more aggresive gueze like Hansenns. Color is a lightly hazy light amber-orange. White foam settled to a small ring around my narrow wine glass. Aroma has horse blanket, flower petal, and slight toastiness. Taste is lemony with a touch of sweetness and a slight toasty bitterness. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2006
2004 bottle, labeled "Organic Gueuze." Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a lively, but quickly fading head. Aroma is primarily cidery, with apple and pear, and pretty darned funky. Overtones of a very musty blanket, horses, and vinegar make me smush my face further into the glass for more. The aroma is downright intriguing. The first sip made me tear up and cough just a bit -- this stuff is really strong. My first reaction is "Whoa, sour!" There’s more funk in the flavor, tasting like dust and hay, musty and brown. It still has the cidery sweetness I smelled, but it’s more lemon and sour. The finish is a bit drier, with the dustiness taking part. Aftertaste is sour, sticky, and lingering. Gueze lambics remind me vaguely of sweet tarts, plus funkiness. This one’s darned tasty, and about what I expected.

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