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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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".

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (216) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2016
Zwanze day 2016. Very similar to Limbic but carbonated and more pronounced flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours clear golden orange with a small white ring. Smells sour and slightly sweet. Taste is sour. Light-bodied with a sharp texture and average mouth-carbonation, Cantillon Gueuze Lambic 100% Bio finishes with a lingering subtle sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wolffish (552) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
Ma première "vraie" gueuze mais certainement pas la dernière... Je comprends maintenant pourquoi on se l’arrache. Cette bière n’a aucun défaut. C’est si complexe et délicat à la fois, tout en ayant beaucoup de corps. Au visuel, elle est plutôt dorée. Le parfum et le goût sont plutôt boisés et citronnés. Ça m’aide à mieux situer le savoir-faire des artisans brasseurs d’ici où je vis (qui sont excellents) ;-) Ma bouteille est datée de 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimeon (60) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 9, 2016
A: Cloudy light orange with a thin white head. N: Lemon T: Lemon again, with the faintest dank horse blanket note F: Light astringency O: Not aggressive, with all the lambic elements in perfect harmony,.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1230) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Almost fruity funk and stables. Well balanced sourness and tartness, with a soft but lively carbonation. Medium body, made refreshing by the sourness and carbonation. Very drinkable. Classic in taste, setting a standard to live up to.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft in a tumbler at Sovereign on Zwanze Day 2016 courtesy of Huhzubendah (previously had a couple bottles at Sovereign during visits earlier in the year). Clear viscous copper-gold with faint white head. Funky and acidic, with citrus, yeast, and grains. Very drinkable, though with many Cantillons (for me) the acid starts building up after several glasses. Awesome gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3255) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2016
Klar gylden bru med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter sure lukter som sitron, lime og noe mot champagne. River litt i nesa. Smaker surt, eddik, sitron, vanilje, epler og trevirke. Middels lang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Tap into a pint glass showing dark orange with sparse white foam. The nose shows a lot of acetic and balsamic vinegar. The palate is full bodied and fully carbonated. Flavors of lightly tart orange and zest with a very light zesty white wine bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle from Cantillon enjoyed in San Diego California. Clear golden copper color. Epic sauerkraut and pickels and white wine plus vinegar aroma. Taste mirrors the aroma plus epic sour dry flavor ending in super dry unripe wallnut taste. Nyebutchcoo epic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2016
375 mL bottle. Bottled 12/30/2009. Originally reviewed 9/10/2012. Hazy yellow-orange with a nice pillow of foam. Doesn’t yield an impressive head, but sticks around long enough to compensate. Nose is citrus acidity. Orange is the best descriptor. Grainy wheat with just a touch of funk in the aroma. Straightforward, but maybe lacking in some complexity. Tastes of sour-forward citric flavors. Orangy and lemony. Oaky and a little bit of a white wine flavor. Definitely lacking in the complexity of some of the great gueuzes, but what it provides is exemplary. Sweeter than other gueuzes. Not as dry. Very tart, but too much sugar to be spritzy. I’d take Drie Fonteinen any day over this. Not many other things I’d take over it, though. To complain about it is splitting hairs.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 186

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50