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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - 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 (501) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear gold in color with a minimal white head that quickly disapates. Slightly sour grapefruity aroma. Flavor is bitter and tart: grapefruit, some vinous touches, a bit of a wood cask taste, very dry finish. Pleasant and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
bottle. yellow, hazy color with white head that fades quickly. Not that acid for a gueuze. Notes of wood? Dry, short finish. Can recommend this to a beginner of this type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2006
[bottle] Pours a bright, golden yellow color. Very short-lived white head. Aroma is really funky, like earthy wood and sour fruits. Flavor is sharp, sour citrus, some subtle wheaty sweetness and sour cherries. Very tart, dry finish. Really nice- my first example of the Gueuze style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2006
I love this beer. So sour. I had it in Brussels and my eyes lit up. It brings with it the ritual of drinking: the basket, the pouring. A lovely gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Draft under the "Monk’s Cafe Cuvee" name at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Good beer. Nice tart and grassy taste to it.

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