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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
2009 vintage, shared by an unnamed fellow, thanks! Nice yellow colour Aroma is quite strong, stronger than in other geuzes I’ve had. Tartness, funk, citrus, slight yeast at the end. Taste is slightly sour at first but builds up and get more vinegary and citrusy at the end. Dry mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Nice and refreshing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taboada (568) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 6, 2014
Tasted on bottle. 05/02/2014 in Brussels. There are a lot of apple in this geuze. Without carbonation the taste of the fruit is very high. My first gueuze. Next one please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 29, 2013
75cl bottle, served in Cantillon glass @ Homo Sibaris bar. Pours light foggy orange with small white frothy head (persistent though). Green apples and citrusy notes in both aroma and taste. Pretty sour and lemony, but actually well balanced. Some fruits presence with hints of white grape as well. Dry finish. Medium body, perfect carbonation. I don’t use to drink beers like this, but was pleasant overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
For those who have visited a pulp and paper mill, there is a distinctive paper mill aroma and flavour to this beer. Anyone living near a mill would recognize the smell. Somehow it works very well. It is a woody, resiny kind of character. The beer is dark golden in colour with a frothy white head. Medium-high carbonation levels. Very acidic, leaving a sensation in your mouth as though you had drank way too much the night before and your body has disagreed with your perception of it's alcohol limits. Still it is an intensely interesting beer that is thirst quenching.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2004
100% Bio version: Hazy neon yellow, w/small fine head. SOur nose of honey, white flowers, gooseberry, and barnyard funk. Medium mouthfeel with dry lingering/refreshing finish! Flavors of Honey, cantelope, melon, lemon, and some funk. Great beer with a tart refreshing mouthfeel! WOW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
bottle hazy light gold vivid white head . complex aroma - some yeast , grapefruit , mustiness , lemon . taste is sharp , sour , acidic , grapefruit juice . wonderful tartness in the finish . medium carbonation full mouthfeel . exquisite all should try at least once

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Cantillon Friday Night Tasting Session, Providence RI
Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Nose of barnyard funk, hay, and citrus fruits. Initial taste is tangy sour fruits overlayed with a coating of saltiness. The tanginess is controlled and not overwhelming. Palate duration is excellent with that musty wet hay and acidic fruits lingering. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Bottle at the CT River Festival. Overpowering apple vinegary aroma. Powerfull beer, strong apple cider taste, quite sour, slightly dry, very acidic. I bumped it a little because of its complexities, but the taste just isnt my cup of tea, or cider vinegar as the case might be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aleigator (558) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 Clear, sunny-yellow color, small head. Sour, funky, yeast, apple. Very well balanced lambic. Not too sour, yeast featheres the sourness while wheat adds a grainy, pleasant complexity. Sunny, tart, refreshing mouthfeel. Apple with a funky, acidic sourness, which stays long on the palate. Carbonation is very lively, adding freshness to the beer. Cantillon gueuze ’14 vintage Pours a straw-yellow color, with a spongy, stable head, which is half a finger broad. Exhibits an unbelievable balance between funky tartness, dusty wood and slightly spiced, citraic fruitiness. Reveals a plethora of subtle aromas, adding depth to the nose, a whiff of glue, old yogurt, vinegar and leather - leading to a unique smelling beer, full of little details. Reveals a refreshing mouthfeel, due to the high carbonation, medium bodied beer. Doesn’t taste particular fruity in a sense of being specifically heavy on apples or very orange-like, while the beer does feature in fact a generous fruit note, with a lemony crispness to it. This impression gets balanced by musty, leathery malts, matured hops and vinegar, establishing a long lasting sourness. There is almost an explosion on the palate, as the carbonation hits the tongue, establishing an intense dryness, which is noteable until the very end. Finishes with a full-scale, crisp dryness, which doesn’t numb the palate from receiving more subtle flavors though. No fruits are needed to make this a great beer. I am astonished by its complexity, based on the beers lower abv. So much going on, while every aspect is artfully integrated in the beers taste, and interacts very well with its overall refreshing character.

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