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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle pours hazy yellow with little carbonation. Tart aroma with some yeast. Slight tartness in the initial taste with some great apple and some lemon and lime. Slight funk. Smooth finish. Nice gueze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (498) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
Clear golden blonde with a thin white head leaving a nice veil. Tart fruits aromas with citric notes. Nice acidic bite on the palate, very ’’clean’ lambic with nice lemon flavors, hay and a touch of funkyness, earthy finish. Very refreshing lambic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours golden, slightly hazy, quite bubbly with slight to no head. Nose of some musty funk, tart, lemony, hints of acetic. In flavor: tart, lemon, mineral, some wood, sour, again slight hints of acetic. A little carbonation, very dry, nicely puckering. Excellently balanced and thirst quenching.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majek (495) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Hazy, straw color and small head. Medium intensive aroma of sourness, acid apple, wheat and horse blanket. Taste is minimal sweet, medium to heavy sour and medium to heavy dry. High carbonation. Medium body. Very refreshing, sour and well balanced gueze. Very good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Purchased for $5.49 from a retailer closing out a "slow seller." Bottled in 2003. Pale gold in color with the classic, fat-bubbled, white head with aggressive carbonation bubbles rising through the body. Aroma is absolutely inundated with acetobacters that almost take your breath away like malt vinegar sprayed on fish&chips. It is a challenge in itself and is classic Cantillon aroma. Besides that, there is some warmed honey, damp earth, and bubblegum. Flavor is bracing. It is tart enough to wake a person in a coma. The components of the beer-malt, wheat seed, and water are all there but are a distinctly different experience than the funky, tart yeast going on at the same time. Not as integrated as it could be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Really enjoyed this weird experience. "Forget all you know about beer" they said me while pouring. That’s sure. Vinegary, fruity, a little cheesy?, woody. No bitterness. Thirst quencher. Refreshing.The first of many, i think.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle shared with NickTheElder at the Back Abbey. Pours a murky golden yellow with a thin white film. Aroma is is extremely funky, musty, oaky and pungent without much else to it, just the way I like it. Flavor starts extremely acidic and citrusy, all of the stuff in the aroma is there but not nearly as much as I expected. Finishes very clean and dry. Palate is sharp and light. Starts out really strong but dies off a bit. Still damn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s. clear amber orange with a nice lasting white head. good lacing. tart sour musty apple aroma with underlying orange and horse blanket. tart sour apple bitter intense bitter almond (like the seed in a peach pit) with some orange notes. tart apple very dry finish with bitter orange notes. funky barnyard cobweb presence comes to the forefront as it sits on the palate. nice very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
At the brewery following the tour. Poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of pear, apple, sourness, and mildy funky basement. Taste was lightly sour and fruity with a nice little bite to it. Body felt pretty light and it was easy to drink with a dry finish. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2003
What the hell have I come too when I smell horse blanket, horses, and Horse poo in my beer and smile? How come I enjoy the face pucking tartness and the taste of circus peanuts in the finish, this is a beer right? I mean it is yellow/gold and it dose have a head, I certainly looks like a beer. Why does it taste like a riesling with only with more grapeskins? WTF is this? Cream? Lemon grass? VITINIM C PILLS?!? I give up, Im out like the fat kid in dodgeball. Just leave me alone....


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