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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1720   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Clear darker golden coloured body with a thin white head that dissolves quickly. Aroma of lemons, tart raspberries, a faint barnyard scent and a little oakyness. Light-bodied; Super tart cherry flavour with some dry oakyness lingering behind. Slight odd yeast flavour near the tail end as well. Overall, pretty much what I expected from this one, a tart beer with a lot of carbonation. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 26-November-2004 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
had it on tap at Spuyten, awesome stuff. Pours a hazy golden with a thin head. Incredibly complex aromas.. barnyard, funk, straw, sour fruit, sourdough.. tastes crisp and dry, like a complex vintage champagne. Clean moutfeel that cuts through cheeses paired with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Purchased at Green’s on Buford Hwy. After pouring a thin head forms over the surface of the gueuze but disspates entires within seconds. The color is a lightly cloudy orange gold. Aroma is of strong barnyard (a quality I normally enjoy, but here it is a bit overpowering for my taste), sour cherry, apple, and evergreen. On the pallette the sourness hits first with a little carbonation. The lemony apple tartness gives way to a slight (hoppy) dandelion taste on the sides of the toungue with the horseblanket coming back around in the finish, very dry throughout. Tart and musty sums this experience up for me. My first gueuze, not very enjoyable, but not a bad product either. Will try again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
Very small white head, fully diminishing. Hazy blond (a bit opaque) body. Sour but pleasing aroma as well as acidic and other complex aromatic components. Always intriguing and pleasing. Very acidic and sour flavor, complex mix of acidity and firm yet subtle and complex sourness. Wonderfull! Fizzy carbonation (tiny champagne like bubbles that poke the tongue), light to medium body (but carbonation make it look like thinner), hint of saltiness in the end. An amazing beer. Sampled at MartinT’s place with other RateBeerians for the "Montreal’s Voyager Par Les Papilles’ first tasting session".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
Pours gold, highly carbed with lasting white head. Slight hazy. Skunky sweet aroma of barnyard! Tart citric acid, dry sweaty, amazing!. Sweet start with a lovely balanced mid followed by a tart sour finish. Smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Pours a highly effervescent straw gold, no head, with bubbles clinging all along the side of the glass. Aroma is tart and sour, with some sharp funky notes and a good deal of yeastiness. Flavor is highly sour, but not overly carbonated despite its appearance. Tart apples and some citric acidity finish it out. Gueuze is growing on me!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, golden color, sour lemon aroma and taste, full body, sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2004
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy orange colour, with minimal white head. Aroma is sour, sweet and citrus. Taste is sour, tart, applely, acidic and astringent. Medium bodied. I haven’t quite got to grips with Gueuze as yet, but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11465) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle Conditioned at The Oude Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Gold colour with thin head. Challenging lemon acidic tart lambic with a deep fruity flavour. A smashing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Gold in colour with little carbonation. Good and sour with some smooth lactic and yeasty qualities. A touch of woodiness on the finish too. This is some great stuff. Thanks radiomgb!

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