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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: 1610   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".


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fedexs (20) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2014
At the apparence gold beer with really light foam. Mix of flavours at the nose while its sour taste it is persistant with citric notes. This is a great belgian gueuze in which the sour taste is the greater one, nice to drink also during lunch. Cantillon is always a warranty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbouAli (102) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Blond-jaune pâle, petite mousse qui dure longtemps. Nez de brett typique de Cantillon, avec une petite fraîcheur pour une gueuze. Goût reste léger et pas si agressif que la moyenne. Un classique, une espèce d’étalon pour les autres gueuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
Old rating rerated 10.10.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry citrusy, oak, citrus peel, hay, mild vinegar, weeds, hops, flowers, hints of thinner. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, citrus peel, oak, weeds, sour socks, mild vinegar, hay, flowers. Medium bitterness, slightly dry citrusy mouthfeel. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (54) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Testing 2007 vs 2014 A: 2007, mussels, "seaweed", shellfish. 2014: Aluminum, funky, hay T: 2007, sour! No bitterness. Shellfish, vinegar. 2014, yeasty, sharp! :-D

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (269) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from beergium.com. Smell is sour, citrusy and has some notes of wild flower. Pours hazy dark orange with a small, quickly dissolving, white head. Taste is a bit salty with a subtle tone of citrus. Sour but easy and drinkable. Palate has some sourness and really sticks to the tongue. Overall a pleasant beer but dosen’t really live up to my expectations of it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1002) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Tap at Moeder Lambic, 6th October 14. Clean, refreshing and sour. This was very enjoyable, zest and sone good depth, liked this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (438) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Helder donker geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is typisch geuze, zuur en krachtig met diepe fruitsmaak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle share at NG Wild Peach release. Pour is burnt orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of lemon zest, barnyard, hay, yeast, apple rind, citrus, and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Light tart lemonade, negligible qualities of funk, yogurt, always tastes kinda like a berliner more than a real gueuze. Definitely one of the lesser straightforward gueuzes that Cantillon produces, but still tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
From notes. On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF for Zwanze Day. Surprised to see I have never rated this. Aroma has some subdued acidity with moderate herbal and earthy funk. Light lemon and orange peel with some hints of tropical fruit. Pours a cloudy orange with a large white head that displays good retention and light lacing. Non existent legs. Flavor has medium high acidity with some moderate barnyard funk. Some light herbal and earthy notes. Light citrus and tropical fruit character with a hint of oak. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice vintage and certainly better than the 2013 bottle I recently opened. Nice herbal notes with good, though young acidity.


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