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

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RATINGS: 1533   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 (747) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jyrsa (14) - - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a matte golden yellow with no head. Nose is sour apple with citrus and yeast. Taste sour apple with a sudden attack of sourness that perfectly smoothes toward the end of a fruity after taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Thanks to joedevivre for share. Beautiful beer. Gold color. Tart fruit, lemon, earth funk, sour apple on the nose. Taste is slightly sour, but with nice solid light body. Crisp with dry finish. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (880) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Aroma of malts, earthy funk, wood, tart fruits, sour apples. Flavour is sour vinegar, a little malt. Very smooth and tart, wonderfully balanced. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
poured a slight cloudy golden yellow colour with a white head. barnyard, lemons, grapefruits, acid, hay, vinegar, citrus, grains, tart. however for me the 3 fonteinen geuze is a bit better. because of the more sharp sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (353) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 23, 2014
white head. Aroma is acetic, lemon. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and high carbonation. Taste is dry t and astringent finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (36) - FRANCE - JUN 14, 2014
Bouteille 37,5cl. 28nov2013. Belle couleur blond doré, mousse furtive presque absente . Nez levuré et boisé. Acidité vineuse et aigre très agréable , qui lui confère une belle longueur en bouche , en sent bien la levure et le chêne , finale sèche et astringente . Carbonation très faible. Simple et élégante...une très belle bière. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (149) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2014
Bouteille 37cl @Bioplanet {Bouchon Août 2013}. Belle robe cuivrée sans col ni effervescence. Nez assez doux, suret avec un pointe de boisé, quelques effluves maltées, peu houblonné. La gorgée est assez douce et développe des arômes fruités de raisin, de pomme, courts en bouche mais long en arrières goûts et en saveurs: l’orge offre un belle rondeur un pue miéleuse, et le froment tapisse bien tout le palais. L’attaque est acide sur des notes fines. En finale cette acidité reste tenace sur les papilles avec un houblon fleuri très discret qui pique la langue. Belle dégustation qui a de la mâche. Assez succulent !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy light apricot yellow with little off-white ring. Aromas of vinegar, floral notes, herbs, citrus, stone fruit. Tastes of big tart fruit, citrus, vinegar, citrus peel, light oak. Medium-light body with a dry and tart finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Champaign orange color with thin white head. Aroma of lemongrass, citrus, orange peel. Bitter with yeast, oak, light citrus, sour, farmhouse, white wine esk finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from Beautiful Beers, consumed at home. Orange-ish gold, effervescent carbonation with minimal head. Scent of grapefruit and lemon, spruce, ginger. Taste is a dry uniform sourness, bordering on acrid. Soothingly tempered aftertaste. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, but the carbonation is pleasant. Grows on you.


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