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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: 1645   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".


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2446) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
Hazy yellow in colour. Aroma is acidic, sour, bread, some yeast. Flavour has some sweetness, heavily acidic and tart, very refreshing. Finish is very tart and dry. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Aroma: strong aroma of roses and mint. Appearance: cloudy, hisbiscus yellow Flavor: ouch! afraid to swallow because so sour! similar to drinking the pickle juice at the bottom of the jar. besides being sour though, has a strong floral flavor and tastes slightly of fresh mint. a very crisp, fresh taste. Palate: tingles the front of the tongue, sour in the back, and during/after swallowing major sour burst! wow! *great bar bet: eat a piece of feta cheese, olive, and lettuce leaf soaked in balsamic vinegar, then drink this beer and bet that you won't make the sour face and wanna cry...hehe* but really, this is quite a good gueuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 [rerate needed] ]Very sour aroma of sea salt, sour peaches and seaweed. Extremely puckered experience... soft over the tongue until it hits the throat and explodes in a sour pinch. Corrosive down the throat and with a very sour finish. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Wonderful complex aroma both sweet and tart. Many qualities in the aroma that defy my unsophistacted nose. The best think I can say is that after several whiffs, I feel absolutely compelled to take a drink. Beer pours with the biggest head of any beer I have had. After settling we have a dark golden substance with a egg white head that is fully retained. Flavor is initially sour, this sourness is replaced with even more sourness. It is a hard phenomenoa to explain how pleasurable this experience can be. Obviously an acquired taste, however after the acquisition of taste has occured, you will have to stay stocked up. Excellent!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 Aroma is sour, with a bit of horse blanket. Hazy golden apperance. Dry and sour flavors, but not overly sour. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2049) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2004 Rating reflects aged sample. A fresh Cantillon gueuze is probably one the most uncompromising gueuzes available. The flavour is very strong, sour and tart. With ageing however, the flavour develops to be less sharp and gains some complexity. The aged sample i drank was about 4 years old, and in my opinion it had lost too much of its characteristic flavour. But as a fresh Cantillon gueuze is way too powerfull to my liking, i think it’s best to drink after two years or so.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Hazy bright orange color, light white head. Aroma of cheese, apple, vinegar, refined barn air I would say, not too wild. Taste is incredibly sour, finally something that qualifies as appropriately sour in my opinion. Sharp biting flavor, very drinkable, medium body that is smooth and balanced, and completely dry. Palate is fantastic. Gueuze is becoming a favorite style of mine, glad I finally got around to this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Hazy gold color with sticky redundant head. Aroma is very complex with strong barny/horse blanket front, light sulfer (used fireworks), hops & granite, very unique. Flavor is lightly tart & sweet, not overly sour or assertive. Finishes with a sulfer mouthfeel and citrusy hop aftertaste. Overall this was a great gueuze with some good complexities but didn't compliment itself as much as the Lindeman's cuvee renee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
First Gueuze: Pours honey colored, with white head. Woody aromas, some hay, very interesting. First thing noticed is the tartness, which is pleasent and spreads throughout the mouth, but does not linger too long. Reminds me of some fruits; sour apple and plums. A bit of a champagne palate, bubbly. I find that I like this quite a bit. It's very unique, and I want more!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2003
A honey orange color with an eggshell white head. Has the smell and taste of a mix between a fine white wine and mop water from a public restroom. A bit of wood...oak... with yeast, has a tart bite. Though it has some interesting qualities that some might like, I can't see this being one of my favorite styles. Give me a roasty thick stout or a hopped up IPA any day over this


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