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


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RATINGS: 1837   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (121) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 19, 2016
Aroma is spicy and earthy on top of all the funkiness and acetiness, but somewhat lacking depth. Lovely taste and palate: bone dry, not much sourness, phenolic/grapefruity bitterness gives it an extremely crispy finish. Amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUL 17, 2016
5%ABV. Gueuze. Poured out dark gold. 10ºSRM. Nose is acetic and lemon juice. Mouthfeel is soda. Palate has some good malt base, but there is not much appreciable malt character left. Palate has wood, white white, pale grape, green plums, Chinese lemon preserves, A little alcohol on the back of the throat. Finish is dry, champagne like and Woody. Goes on Favorites List !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
reuillebrew (4) - - JUL 16, 2016 does not count
The time and effort they put into this beer is what makes it the #1 beer and brewey in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, march 18th 2016. Orange body with a white head. Aroma of barnyard, earth, leather, wood. Taste is sour, adds grapes and peel, quite funky, with a fresh fruity and flowery sourness. Lasting acidity, dry and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (576) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
375ml bottle (thx JameyW!). Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sour, funky, winey, some champagne notes, earthy. Taste is tart, winey, woody, earthy. Dry, tart aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (353) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Flaska från Brugge. Orangefärgade med lättsam vit skumkrona. Doft av vitt vin och vitvinsvinäger. Syrlig, rå kropp. Smak av vitvinsvinäger, krusbär, lime och vitt vin. Ren och härlig smak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (809) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Flaska från Tychojames. Dimmigt orangefärgad med vitt skum. Syrlig doft av äpplekart. Torr munkänsla, väldigt torr och syrlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (470) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, 2016. Hazy yellowish with a small white head, some lacings. Aroma is citrus, tart vinegar, blue cheese, funk, green apples, jam. Taste is medium to highly tart, astringent, green apples, vinegar, slight herbs. Medium body, low carbo, rough and bold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (124) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 2015 bottle Clear gold color. No head. Nose is apples and blue cheese, bactine spray*. Light mouthfeel dry astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1004) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2016
Flaska rose red cafe. Grumlig gyllengul kulör. Mycket stallig bonnig doft. Funkig med vinäger och citron. Följer med in i smaken. Torr och syrlig med träig smak. Örter och halm. Lite avslagen munkänsla

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