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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (23507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy golden coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma with notes of fruits and barnyard. Acidic flavour with notes of wood, fruits and barnyard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
intelbrewer (4) - USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
My first "true" Lambic style beer...I have been reading Wild Brews and it turned me on to the sour beer styles. Better then I had anticipated, but not as sour and certainly not "horsy" or "barnyard"...at least to my undeveloped palate. Definite sour apples, and certainly some funky tastes that I wouldnít associate with beer. More of a wine, champagne or even cider flavor. Very good, highly recommended to anyone interested in Lambic. This beers cork was labeled 2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Sour, funky hay and must aroma with some granny smith apples and vinegar thrown in. Golden with a thin white head. Musty sour apples and veinegar with high acidity. The sourness lingers through all taste phases. Some overripe lemon and citrus on there as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HungChad (13) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottled 2003. Virtually no head, nice orange/yellow color - slightly murky. Lots of lime nose with a bit of mystery spice. Sour lime and grapefruit like other Cantillons. Nice finish - smoother with less weird edges than the Cantillon Iris. If you like the Iris, but itís a little too aggressive, give this one a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
I really donít know about this beer. Sulfuric aroma, burnt chemicals, real sour flavor, a bit thin, a mouthcleaner. But still, something interesting. Has to try it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Rerate: Undrinkable Damn! Three bad beers in one day! I guess thatís what I deserve after the forbidden pleasure of Weyerbacher Quad. This "beer" tastes like moldy lemonade. Fermented in an outhouse. Aged in rat-infested barrells. Or something (there was leakage around the cork, so maybe I really did get a bad bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Pours with a beautiful shimmering dark golden body and a passing cap of white head. The aroma and flavor bring nostalgic suggestions of wondering the farm looking for trouble on a late summers day. Aromas of cut wet hay and lemon zests. The beer presents a mild flavor that reminds me of, but doesnít attack the palate as harshly as, biting into a glossy ripened cumquat. I find it a bit funky and barnyard like. It is almost as if one can feel the layers of vintage blended Gueuze on the palate, with several different variations in texture and complexity. A gentle proposal of oak and leather find a home in tart yet well-rounded bone-dry finish.
Cantillon triumphs yet again with this old-world classic !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 I have no idea how these lambic brewars do it, but the wierdest and most unusual tastes in the world manage to pull themselfs together into some great beers. Im relitivly new to lambics and this is only my second gueuze, so let me away with lack of knowledge. Aroma is the unual sourness, with corked white wine and grapefruit having a wee say too AYE AND YER MAW HAVIN A WEE SAY AN ALL. Taste is sour with a great dry edge, similar flavours to the aroma, complexity to which no 5% should ever have, though at the same time, thin? (in a good way) Rerate a classic! RERATE: Up from 4.5- 4.9. What a beer, just outstanding, soft gentle soo drinkable. Soo tasty. My god i love gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours hazy yellow with a mid-sized white head. Sour apple, grass, citrus in the aroma. The flavor is relatively subdued for a Gueuze: lemony, dry, and with only a hint of the funkiness I expected. Not worth the high price; get the Oud Beersel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-white hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is green apples, old cellar and fruity acids. Dry, sour, astringent and delicious. Shared it with some lager-friends, and even they sort of liked it. Rating: 8-4-8-3-15-3.8. 051028

Bottle, 75cl. Bottled 20090213. It pours and unclear yellow-golden body with lots of carbonation. Rather small head, firm and lasting, even some lacings. Citrusy, light barnyard aroma with green apples and some mouldy old cellar. Itís puckering in the mouth, well carbonated and medium bodied. Lots of acidity, lemon and unripe apples, some funky cellarish barnyard flavors, but not very much. Quite medicinal too, at least much more than in the last two bottles Iíve had. Lasting finish with acidity and citrus peel. A quite fantastic beer, and whatís even more fantastic is that itís available all over Norway. Who would have though that three years ago. 110109

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