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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1539   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".


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Franzen (290) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Fresh floral aroma, elder flower, goose berries and faint citrus. Nice clear yellow/orange colour. Taste is nice and sour in the prelude but later when it turns bitter there is strange bitter/sourness combo that doesn’t work at all. Medium body, should be lighter. Aroma vice it was very nice so I expected more from the taste but the strange finish lowers the score.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
37,cl bottle with cork and cap. Appearance: hazy orange golden, with a white head(of slightly less then a finger.) Aroma: Fruity slight tartness and a nice fruityness ( Qumquats zest.) Taste: Nice sour fruityness (Qumquats) with a bit of funk, less sour as the aroma tells you. A nice balanced Geuze. medium body, slightly above average carbonation. (Giving a nice sparkling refreshing feeling to it.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (399) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
Flasche (75 cl), Abfülldatum: 9 June 2011. - Orangegelb, leicht trüb, feiner weißer Schaum: sieht auf den ersten Blick wie ein „normales“ Bier aus, nichts bereitet den Gaumen auf den Schock vor, der ihn erwartet. - In der Nase scharfe säuerliche Fruchtigkeit, Orangenschale, leichte Muffigkeit. - Im Antrunk für einen kurzen Moment weich und fruchtig, bis die unerbittliche, herbe Säure einsetzt, daß es einen schüttelt. Vorherrschend ist kräftig saure Orangenschale, dazu gesellt sich eine geradezu fiese Herbe und eine dumpfe Bitterkeit ohne Hopfenaromen. Dazu eigenartige Noten wie von Holzleim (Ponal) und Pisse. Dabei mild rezent. Extrem trockener, adstringierender Abgang mit kräftigem Tannin; langer, herber Nachtrunk. - Ein Ausnahmebier. Gueuze ist eigentlich eine Kategorie für sich und nicht mit gewöhnlichen Bieren zu vergleichen.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Holy mother of god. This is one to kill the geuzes of all geuzes. Pale yellow and aroma is all sour up front but not limbic sour. Flavor is beautiful.... Puckering and very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Golden straw colour. The nose is malty and barnyardy and suggests a very tart drink. The flavours are very sour with citrus peel (the white stuff as a homeboy correctly pointed out) tart and even metallic.. Has a drying aftertaste with a surprising refreshing quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1266) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
Labeled 100% Lambic Bio. Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, acidic and sour. Taste is fruity and very sour with lots of acidity. A great example of the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manker (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Magnum bottle @ Akkurat. My favorite go-to Gueuze that always offer the same consistency. Sour barn and old forgotten cellars where you have forgotten about you hay, lemons and dried, cobweb covered fruits. Perfection in no need of further complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - MAY 12, 2014
Bottiglia da 33cl. Schiuma fine bianca ed alta un paio di dita, abbastanza persistente, colore giallo scuro opalescente, aroma particolare di vino invecchiato, tipo porto, acetico e profumi di formaggio e mela, al palato corpo medio e buona carbonazione, appare subito una birra molto particolare che si può amare o no, ma complessa e stupefacente: acetica, vinosa, salata il tutto in un equilibrio che ho trovato piacevole e con un finale secco e pulito.Non è una birra da tutti i giorni ma per quando si vuole provare un emozione.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
You either love it or you don’t. The champagne of Belgium is hard to explain, tastewise. I’ve introduced it to girls who can’t stand beer, and who doesn’t believe me when I tell them this is beer. Knowing how it is made helps, but well, it is, dry, sparkly, vinious and so wonderful sour. That’s all I dare to say.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (509) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Slightly hazy orangy golden with small bubbly white head. Nice visible carbonation. Light sweet grains, unripe peach, lemons, lots of barely ripe fruit tart/bitter mix. Light cheese and hay. Slightly acidic. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lovely complex stuff.


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