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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1860   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
Incredibly powerful, intriguing, sharp, sour, fruity and yeasty nose. Cloudy and pale. Very very sour flavour which persists and indeed grows in the finish. A depth of intense flavour that sums up a mainstream lambic - citrus, subtle spice, and essentially, a non-comparable flavour all its own. great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
I don’t think that putting into words just how heavenly this beer is would do it justice. Maybe some of the worlds greatest poets may be able to describe how perfect this is, but alas I don’t think I would be able to. Hazy yellow color w/ white head. The aforementioned barnyard, horseblanket, cheese, funkiness, tart, sour, and apple acidicness is just awe inspiring. I will simply say thanks aspidites. Everything sort of pales in comparison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2001 bottle. Now this is some wild yeasty stuff. Yellow haze and sparkly. The first wiff is mesmerizing. Not sure what I smelled but its similar to leather. This is absolutely complex. Vineger, salt, fresh lemon, grapefruit, sour apple... Almost eye-watering sourness at first, but I know I was serving too cold. It tamed down once I let it warm. This is like a whole strange foriegn country to me, but I like it and may visit again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2006
Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Labeled 100% Gueuze. Hazy orange colour. Hay, citrus, virginia tobacco, and a pleasant soil touch. Down to earth, so to speak. And as always, refreshing. Top product.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zippo01 (17) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
No Head. Nice color, but has a slightly pungent smell. A sour taste, but a nice sour after taste. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle at Mark’s Sour Tasting on 06/16/2010. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Tart funky fruit aroma. Sweet funky flavor with a tart background. Medium light body with high carbonation. 8/2/8/4/16 - 3.8 Bottle courtesy of Bob on 08/01/2009. Fairly clear golden body with a small fizzy white head. Quite tart aroma with some fruity hints. Tart light fruity flavor with a touch of astringency that I dont remember from previous bottles. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8 03/05/2006: Hazy orange color with a very thin white head. Sour citrusy aroma. Sour flavor with some sweet citrus flavors coming through. 8/3/9/4/17 - 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Clear orange with a small head, sour aroma, flavor is sour with hints of citrus and pepper. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Golden orange body with a minimal head. Aroma of hay, barns and sour fruit. Taste is sour with lots of citrus and tarty goodness. A touch of oak comes through. Finishes with a nice smooth sour dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Tap, Max’s 72 hours. Light amber body with no head. Lambic aromas, barnyard funk, lacto-sourness, pears and apple.The flavor is immediately sour and slightly sweet before finishing very sour and dry, tons of lemons. I had this side by side with the Bruocsella and this was a touch sweeter and slightly less sour. The mouthfeel is light, refreshing.

2001 bottle courtesy of Casey @ Max’s. This is one of the best lambics I’ve ever had. Incredible citrus, light honey, very dry, very sour, very herbal. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Right up there with the ’97 and ’99 Drie Fontenien. My rating for this is beer is 9/5/10/5/19 = 4.8..... bumping up the rating a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Had on draft at Eulogy in Philly - Rather clear amber color with tiny off white head. Aroma is tart, lots of red wine vinegar, along with oak, vanilla, and cherry. Flavor is crisp, rather tart, with vinegar and caramel and bretty wet leather notes. Finish is full of lactic acid, bits of caramel and honey, with a mild tartness and a dry finish.

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