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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: 1660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by BenC. Fantastic as always such a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (437) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
2/1/2013 bottle picked up last year and popped on a nice holiday weekends. Dry, earthy funk that you pretty much only get from the real deal. Beautiful in the glass like very few sours are. Not just sour but complex with subtle waves of flavor and funk that never say die ... there’s so much happening. This is a treat and hard to rate -- numbers don’t really tell the story.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 18, 2009
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles (Paris)- September ’08. Appearance: Golden color. Little to medium head and white. Aroma: wheaty and tart. Reminicences of green grapes, green apples, quince and prickly pear. Flavor: wheaty, wild yeasty and sour. Citric fruitiness similar to quince, chardonay’s grapes, green apples and lemon. Light bicarbonate’s note. Palate: Light body and medium carbonation. Remark: Refreshing beer with a nice and multidimentional fruity sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Hazy yellow/white with a thin white head. Dusty, yeasty, lime and lemon. I’m acutally starting to like Gueze!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Vintage 2002: Small bottle. A mellow gueuze for certain. The most beautiful gueuze I’ve ever poured. Light hazy flax with a reslilient foamy white head that mounts up like vesuvius. Massive and lovely. Nose is interesting. Green apple, oak and only a slight tinge of bretts. Very sour (lactic) and yet not very "hot" with bretts. No crackling fried pork smells, no hazy hot yeastiness, very mellow and subtle. I kind of like that. Flavors also reflect this. The horseblanket has really been put away on this one it is replaced with an overt green apple tartness and a hazy, dignified oakiness. The oak is beautifully round and intensely subtle. Exquisitely dry. The oak really contributes to this. Aftertaste is pungently apple-like. Grannysmith would be proud! At first this was sort of a dissapointment. As I sink my teeth into it it really impresses me. Not as good as the Lou Pepe for certain but a Damn Fine Gueuze. G-rat

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of funk, vinegar, apple cider, lemons, orange peel. Flavour is very tarty, loads of vinous notes and stewed apples. Grapes, lemon, wood barrel and white wine dryness accompany. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
bottle at the brewery. A very nice gueze, but I prefer 3 font or de cam. Nice sour tart flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
750 ml bottle, at Cantillon brewery. Thin layer of white head atop a golden haze. The funky aroma yields apples, vinegar and mouthwatering vinegary sourness. Flavour and palate archetypical of what real gueuze should be, there’s citrus, tannins and an immense complexity of flavours that defy description. A shame that it’s so hard to find this stuff in Sweden.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2010
37.5 cl Bottle. Vintage 2009.
Appearance: Murky golden with tiny, champagne-like bubbles. Easily diminishing white foam.
Aroma: Sour cider vinagar with lemon peel dryness. Low to moderate barnyardy yeast notes.
Flavor: Vivid, lemony-grapefruity bittersweet tartness plays the leading part. Some muscat grapes and a low amount of musty yeast notes hiding under the sour surface.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Quite easy bodied, but the viscoustiy of the yeast makes it really dense. Moderately high carbonation.
Overall Impression: A classic, traditional gueuze with medium to high acidity and remarkably thirst quenching nature. It’s still a really great experience to had it freshly. An older vintage of this would be insanely complex. A pairing with some aged, moded cheese could be a perfect choice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2001 bottle. Now this is some wild yeasty stuff. Yellow haze and sparkly. The first wiff is mesmerizing. Not sure what I smelled but its similar to leather. This is absolutely complex. Vineger, salt, fresh lemon, grapefruit, sour apple... Almost eye-watering sourness at first, but I know I was serving too cold. It tamed down once I let it warm. This is like a whole strange foriegn country to me, but I like it and may visit again.


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