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

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RATINGS: 1671   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".


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a half finger white color with poor retention. S: This one had the most balanced hybrid between winy fruit tartness and earthy funk. A very expressive aroma, and the best one of the three (by a small margin). T: Acetic sourness comes on the palate fast and hard, and then afterwards cheesy, earthy funk...finishes the flavor profile fast and hard. This was the boldest and most complex of the three, yet it wasn’t that much harsher than the 3F (certainly it was somehow more subtle than Tilquin’s offering). Shockingly easy to drink for me. M: The finish is the ’dirtiest’ and most tannic of the three, closing the palate with big dryness, yet minimal harshness. This one is actually pretty thick in its texture, accentuating a fuller level of carbonation than the 3F Oude Geuze. O: This was the winner in my book - but I wouldn’t dare recommend this one to beginners. There is a sense of subtle delicacy to it; however the bigness of the acetic sourness, wet hay, and cheesy funk WILL scare off the average Fat Tire drinker the way a celery stalk scares off a fat kid. And moreso than the other two gueuzes, in fact. To those acclimated to the style’s idiosyncrasies, this one’s hard to beat.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (488) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Smell is light to moderate sourness, oak, and brett. Taste is pretty much the same with the sourness being the dominant note. Medium body, low to medium carbonation, and light foam.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (366) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Golden honey coloured, cloudy, with a big but quickly fading white head. Smells of sour apples and white wine vinegar. Big yeast presence too. Light body, moderate carbonation but feels zinger due to the tartness. Apples, lemon, hint of sour cherry in the taste. Nice transition from sour to woody dryness. Best sour beer I’ve had - complex and interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akiro (17) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2015
Degustata in bottiglia da 37.5 centilitri. Centopercento lambic scritto sull’etichetta e lo è anche in realtà a partire dall’aroma perfettamente disgustoso proprio come deve essere! Il pore non delude col giusto livello di acidità che si tramuta in un aroma inconfondibile al palato che ti dà la giusta spinta per bene ancora un bicchiere se non addirittura una bottiglia unica pecca è nel nostro caso la poca schiuma. Colore paglierino, opaco. Odore di straccio, chiuso, cantina e agrumi.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (411) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
2015/05/01 - On tap at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Golden yellow colour with a head that quickly vanishes. Aroma of lemon, honey, hay and barnyard. Taste is lots of tart lemon and some mild barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is medium with mildly biting carbonation and a tart, acidic finish with a slight funk aftertaste. Love the tart crispness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1278) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2015
0,375L bottle, dated 28.11.2013 (from Wines of Galilee). Pours golden with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sour, vinegar. Flavor is sour and bitter, medicinal, citrus, lemon, somewhat spicy even. Overall: good one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutjunkie (9) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2015 does not count
spruce, cheese, raisin, pale, golden, hazy, minimal head, heavily sour, very bitter, light body, thin feel, flat, astringent,. Probably a lovely beer for those who like this, but it was wasted on me unfortunately.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (705) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
Colore giall paglierino, poca schiuma bianca e fine che scompare rapidamente. Aroma di cantina, sudore, leggero legnoso, limone, fiori di campo. Al palato corpo leggero, lieve frizzantezza che aiuta la bevuta, di nuovo sentori di cantina, limone, acidità spiccata, fiori.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 27, 2015
Cantillon brewery Golden, white medium head. Aroma: Cellar and honey and hay. Taste: Fizzy, sour, honey. Long finish

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
josanguapo (36) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
No se si mi botellin estaria en mal estado pero sabia asqueroso. Como tomar vinagre. Acido puro

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1171) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
375ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a brief white head. Barnyard, lemon, hay, citrus peel with a nice acidity.


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