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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2004
2003 bottle. Huge acidic sour aroma hits you upon removing the cork. Lots of green apple, champagne, cellar funk. Flavor goes at you hard, very sour, very acidic, green apples again, some funk with a very light wheat note at the end. Quite dry, acidic, slightly short finish. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
I had this like 2 weeks ago and I tried to put it in then, but couldn’t find it because I added one extra letter or something. Smelled like grapes, cranberries and tasted the same. Was like a red champagne. Tasty and is sweet and slightly tangy. A nice Lambic indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
bottled at cantillon: light golden big bubbly champagne head with effervesence. in the nares you get some tingliness if you inhale too hard. huge beautiful fruit cherry head and horse blanket. these always trick me when you taste them they arent as sweet as you think due to the nose. nice tart mouth with some refreshing sweetness. short dry and to the point. an exceptional guerze. great with a selection of cheese.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
2003 Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London. 375ml. Served in a Cantillon glass. Harsh, acidic aroma. First pour (without much of the yeast): Sour and woody, notes of apple cider. Tart & sharp. Second pour (with lots of yeast), softer, less sour, lemon juice, citric notes. Very tasty Gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Goldish color with a white, fizzy head. Aroma is sour, sour, sour with more in the taste. Not sweet at all, but tart. Fruit flavor, mostly of apples. There’s a fair amount of carbonation as well. Quite tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Orange/Amber Coloring... Small Head. Very Complex Beer. Very Very Good. Lots of Fruit. Little Tangy, Tart. Wonderfully Smooth. My First Drink I Swallowed a Chunk of Yeast. Got Better After That... Wonderful Beer to Sample with Friends and Pick Apart the Flavors..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hojou (19) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
Very full taste. Dry but yet zingy in some funny way. One of the best gueze i tried. I had my reservations as the guy selling it to me told me (with tears/joy) in his eyes, that it has an almost "sewer like taste and smell". Oh well i think i know what he ment - not a stinking rotting sewer, but a good sewer (hrm?)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Very Sour but smooth, a beverage requiring food to balance the acid. Amber haze. Apple aroma and sour green apple taste. Mid sip sweetness Not for popularity, and must be shared. Dries throat and leaves a sour with sugar and salt aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kujo9 (1094) - 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 I’d 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 don’t 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.


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