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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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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".


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (511) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
Color dorado pálido limpio con ligera espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta verde, madera y brett. En boca es ligera con un inicio afrutado, dulce y ácido muy equilibrado que contrasta con un final ,muy seco. Muy rica.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2134) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2014
How hadn’t I rated this before? 0,375l bottle @ St. Urho’s. Pours cloudy golden with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with some apples. Flavor is very sour malts with some apples and vinegar. Exquisite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Very funky! Mushrooms, aged cheese, and barnyard animals in the aroma. Lots of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Hints of Champagne. Very sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (361) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle sample @Cantillon Quintessence 2014. Tasted a 1 year old (2013) and 12 year old (2002) version. 2013 : light orange. Aroma is tart. Taste sour, dry bitterness, dry finish. : 5/10, 3/5, 6/10, 3/5, 11/20. 2002 : cloudy light orange with a tiny white head. Aroma is a bit sour but not that acerbic. Taste is sour, less bitter than the younger one, little fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (469) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured from 750 to glass. Straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is acetic, lemon, grapefruit, lactic, straw. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a tart following and dry astringent finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gn0sis (48) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours translucent amber into a tumbler with frothy head, above average lacing/retention and aroma that takes you right to the brewery. Speaking of which- upon your first time walking into the brewery you’re hit with, what you later realize is the house terroir which this beer encompasses and embodies in all its greatness. Execution has been consistent for years, and this takes the nod as the beer that got me into lambic many years ago. One of the most solid, if not the best fresh gueuze available on the market. Aging does this wonders as well. Having sampled examples from the 70s through current, I can say without doubt that this gueuze certainly defies the test of time. This serves as the archetype and benchmark for those who age lambic as a hobby.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (906) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
One of the better sour Belgians I’ve tried, but have not yet joined the supporters’ club. This will at least not make my face turn into nasty grimaces.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
New 2014 Belgian Flag label; bottled 4-Oct-13. Hazy turbid amber, large rocky head quickly dies to a fine lacing. Aromas of musty basement, tart, acidic vinegar, lemons, grapefruit, hint of white wine, hay, cereals, bit of barnyard funk, yeasty, earthy grassy hops. Sharply citric & sour, nice grapefruit bittersweet flavours with a light sweetness from the malt & wheat trying to balance things out, slight milky sourness towards the end. Medium bodied, with lively, prickly carbonation cleansing the tongue leading to a bitter, drying long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (320) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at Tre Små Rum Göteborg. Hazy gold with white head. Sour smell and sour wild taste, nice balancing bitterness.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ABT_S54 (124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
37.5cl bottle served in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass. Pours an orangey light amber colour with a very short lived white head. Despite a constant stream of bubbles emerging a somewhat flat beer. Mouthfeel is quite good for such a (relatively) light beer. Aroma is awful. Would be unfair to say what it smells like but the label provides a humorous likeness. Will not be trying any more beers of this style or from this brewery.


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