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

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RATINGS: 1539   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ventanas83 (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
Excellent....sour but balanced with slight moldy wood. Some blue chesse aroma very complex yet balanced. Flavor of lemon grapefruit citrus. great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (364) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
375ml Belgian flag bottle in Paris July 2014. Dark gold. The aroma starts with grass, hay and a tart,funk element that's cut with strong lemon zest. The taste follows suit with strong citrus acidic notes. The tartness and funk balance each other perfectly and as the beer warmed up pepper and wood notes came out. The mouthfeel was nice and light with high carbonation. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2958) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @ Staminee de Garre, Brugge. Pours slightly hazy light amber with small white head. Clear, vinous aroma, with subtle notes of fruit and touches of hops. Vinous flavour with dusty notes and touches of leaves, as well as bitter, hoppy hints. Dry and sourish, but rather mild, aftertaste. Low carbonation. Decent, indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Timvim (50) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle @ home 20140720. 2013. Pours cloudy golden with a dense medium head.Aroma: A little rotten at first, then green apples, a minimal funkiness. Taste is old apples, oaky tannins very slight funk. Dry and astringent, a little thin. It feels like something is missing in the middle. More funk would perhaps have been nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (285) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Delightful geuze and way sharper and tarter than I remember. Real lip puckering stuff. Big sour apple and musty lemon, hay, dust. Really long dry finish complimented by fine carbonation. Classic fare.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (326) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Blonde aux reflets orangés et bien trouble, une mousse mince ne tient pas à étirer sa présence bien longtemps. Un nez fruité (pommes, raisins, citrons) et de terre (gazon mouillé) fait saliver. En bouche, c’est explosif et rafraîchissant, notamment grâce à l’acidité et à la sécheresse importante de cette bière. Un grand classique à boire à grandes lampées.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jyrsa (17) - - 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 (633) - 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 (901) - 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 (886) - 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.


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