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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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".


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1252) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle, with chili while the wife was out. Pours a hazy golden color with big pillowy white head. Aroma is musty up front. Some citrus in there and some sour notes. Taste is more musty with medium sour notes, hay and white wine. Overall, great as always with this one but 3F is better.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (286) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Deze geuze is te vergelijken met champagne. Zeer fris, krachtig van smaak en met een mooie balans tussen zuur, zoet en een klein beetje bitter. Eikenhout komt mooi uit in aroma en smaakpalet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (1352) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Tasted in brewery tasting room. Awesome, super dry aroma, harsh and annoying wooden notes in the taste. It’s just beautiful.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgianloner (12) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
2008 Vintage: Consumed in JAN:2016. Note: Bottle bought and consumed at Moeder Lambic. Stored in proper cellar conditions. AROMA: More pronounced and refined than a fresh bottle. Maybe a hint more parmesan cheese and tropical fruit. Green apples also seemed to some through in smell and taste. APPEARANCE: Deeper in colour less head retention. Oily, less lively.Possibly more lacing on the glass than the usual recent vintages. TASTE: Oakier, Creamier, funkier, oilier, more balanced and refined. Green apples and tropical fruit. Noticed a slightly peppery note you might associate with Saisons, perhaps this is a by product of Brett being given additional time to develop? PALATE: Less of a quencher and more of a sipper. Long lasting, creamy, thicker, slicker, cloying mouth feel. Just so much more balanced than a current vintage, though also Intense. Carbonation certainly took a back seat however it was still present though due to saturation. I believe it allowed other flavour notes to shine through more and become more or less pronounced. OVERALL: It’s a better beer when aged. It’s different though retains the Cantillon stamp. Everything seems more concentrated and surprisingly the oak characters were much more pronounced. I like a fresh Gueuze very much but the 2008 Vintage is proof this is a beer which will refine when stored correctly. I look forward to trying aged Cantillon again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (111) - DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle 2014. Medium yeasty and light malty aroma. Aroma of citrus, apple and grapefruit. The flavours is heavy sour and light bitter. Finish very dry with lingering sourness. Fizzy carbonation. Champagne Indeed...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andniz (42) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma of vinegar, apples, grapes and barnyard. Very sour, but not too sour. No sweetness or bitterness. Flavor of apples, grapes, lemon. Unfortunately, no barnyard. Resembles dry wine. After it got warmer the sourness stayed on the throat, which (with the lack of barnyard flavor) are the only things I didn’t like about this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (856) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Aroma - basement, sweat, funk, cork, barnyard, and white flesh fruit Appearance - the body is goldenrod colored with decent nucleation. The head sets up very nicely; white and about 2 1/2" Very tight and settles slowly. Taste - sour flavor is prominent. There is an element of white flesh fruit, barnyard, funk, must, horse blanket, even a little cork wood. Some white grape skin as well. Palate - body is medium body, somewhat vinuous nature, carbonation is lively, the finish dry, fruity, and full of funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Incredible for the style. Slightly sour and tart and salty. Pours orange yellow with no head. Had at a beer share at kasers.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (133) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
My favorite gueuze. The aroma and flavor is very complex and balanced. Must try gueuze for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
1/12/16 750ml bottle Old Notes (Label says 5 rd Bottling 2000 (March)-Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of straw, hay, funk, and floral. Taste of the same with some tartness and sourness on the back end. This light bodied brew is different but still quite tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (564) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Kolor: złocisty, zamglony.
Piana: średnio obfita, dość trwała.
Zapach: owocowy, winny, szampański, lekko kwiatowy, estrowy, z wyraźnymi aromatami dzikich drożdży.
Smak: wytrawne, wyraźnie garbnikowe, taniniczne, ściągające, są również nuty owocowe, estrowe, kwaśność na średnim poziomie.
Wysycenie: średnie.


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