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


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RATINGS: 1673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
Golden colour with a very thin white head and a very fine champagne-like carbonation. Crisp and sour smell, musty and earthy aroma. Sour flavour of citrus and herbed wine vinegar. Finish is long and sour and sour apples jump out at this point. Amazingly complex. I think I'm starting to develop a taste for these beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Appearance is golden with a fast disappearing head. Aroma is barnyard, stinky shoes, vinegar, very heavy aromas. Flavor is very new to me, actually its my first gueuze, very acidic, massive sourness and a very crisp and dry finish. A new flavor to me also which i find it hard to describe. This is truely the champagne of Belgium! Very nice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2004
The initially large head soon vanishes leaving a cloudy , golden orange beer. Aromas are yeasty and agricultural with acidity to follow. Flavours are tart with a lemon juice sourness at the finish. The aftertaste is similar to champagne in its dryness. A good Gueuze. And now its organic!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2004
375 ml corked bottle. Large head, disappears rapidly. Deep golden colour, cloudy when the yeast is poured. Heavenly aroma of barnyard and ensilage with white wine vinegar elements. Flavour is crisp and very dry, reminiscent of a very dry white wine or brut champagne. Not as complex as I expected. Really a beer for the "Champagne Brut" people.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013
2013-02-25, bottled 2011-12-01, 1 year old, 9-4-8-4-17=42
Cloudy golden color with generous head; it’s highly carbonated. At first, it just smells like an old wet cellar, then there is a more animal presence, horseblanket; some citrus fruits (tangerine and oranges, light cedar); pungent but with grace. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, and as round as a gueuze can be; good malt flavor, definitively not too dry, with sharp but pleasant sourness, and plenty of bitter orange peel; the final is instead more lemony, and lightly astringent.

2004-02-25, bottled 1997, 8 years old, 8-3-7-4-13=35
Golden color; the head quickly fades. As usual, a wonderful sour and citrusy aroma. Taste without compromises: sour, tart, astringent, with clear lemon juice notes; maybe a bit thinner than usual (probably due to the age). Not very bitter, the final (sourness) is quite long.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
this has the smell and flavor of dead animal. i hear this is an acquired taste. i can see why.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
Hazy golden with a white head. The taste is sour with a complex bitterness to it. Very nice gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2656) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Murky yellow appearance. Aroma is sour lemons. Flavor is quite sour and dusty with a citrus bite. Another good one from Cantillon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Fresh woody barnyard aroma, that is slightly acidic and astringent. Hazy golden color, that is slightly musky and funky looking. Very bitter and sour, lots of cheesy creaminess, mixed with lots and lots of apple cider vinegar. Perhaps some paprika spiciness. Good, but I just cannot find a palate in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Pours a very bubbly golden color, with an extremely frothy white head. Aroma is quite sour, similar to the tartness of dry ciders. Very strong and sharp. Flavor is a complex blend of sweet and sour, full of lingering fruit tartness. The aftertaste is a bit sharp, but warming nonetheless.

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