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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1750   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma of must and mold and citrus and horse sweat. Sour dry taste, wakes up your tonsils. Dry finish. Heaven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013
2013-02-25, bottled 2011-12-01, 1 year old, 9-4-8-4-17=42
Cloudy golden color with generous head; itís highly carbonated. At first, it just smells like an old wet cellar, then there is a more animal presence, horseblanket; some citrus fruits (tangerine and oranges, light cedar); pungent but with grace. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, and as round as a gueuze can be; good malt flavor, definitively not too dry, with sharp but pleasant sourness, and plenty of bitter orange peel; the final is instead more lemony, and lightly astringent.

2004-02-25, bottled 1997, 8 years old, 8-3-7-4-13=35
Golden color; the head quickly fades. As usual, a wonderful sour and citrusy aroma. Taste without compromises: sour, tart, astringent, with clear lemon juice notes; maybe a bit thinner than usual (probably due to the age). Not very bitter, the final (sourness) is quite long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15796) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
37.5cl bottle. I had no idea that I hadnít rated this. Hazy gold colour with thin white. Very sour lemon aroma. Unsurprisingly sour in the mouth. But amazingly refreshing on a very hot day. Some farmyard aroma. Fairly good complexity in the mouth . Quite good once you have got used to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-white hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is green apples, old cellar and fruity acids. Dry, sour, astringent and delicious. Shared it with some lager-friends, and even they sort of liked it. Rating: 8-4-8-3-15-3.8. 051028

Bottle, 75cl. Bottled 20090213. It pours and unclear yellow-golden body with lots of carbonation. Rather small head, firm and lasting, even some lacings. Citrusy, light barnyard aroma with green apples and some mouldy old cellar. Itís puckering in the mouth, well carbonated and medium bodied. Lots of acidity, lemon and unripe apples, some funky cellarish barnyard flavors, but not very much. Quite medicinal too, at least much more than in the last two bottles Iíve had. Lasting finish with acidity and citrus peel. A quite fantastic beer, and whatís even more fantastic is that itís available all over Norway. Who would have though that three years ago. 110109

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15413) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren, Ňrhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are stable, straw, brett, hay, leather and hops. Nice and sour. Old rating. 7/3/5/13/12 Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour lactose acid and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at Jimmyís No. 43 during a Lovullo Tasting Session. Pours a cloudy, honey gold with a modest white head. Grassy aroma, some barnyard, some florals and tartness. Flavor is tart and crisp, with more grass, sunflower and dandelion. (Yes, I know what those plants taste like.) Soft, tiny bubble carbonation. Some lemon and oak notes. Quite acidic in the finish, and dry with more flowers and earth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15334) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
Sample from bottle at the Cantillon Museum. Yellow beer with a small head. Dry rubber aroma, sourish, fruity, vinegar notes. Dry sourish flavor, fruity, rubber notes, wet grass, grapefruit, citrus. Sourish finish with wet grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14930) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 75cl bottle. Sour, fresh, earhty, vinegar, fruity,soft, lasting end, woody oak, spicy, complex! Hard to swallow - but slowly you appreciate it! Different & complex! Rerating May 09: Smooth, sour, tart, spicy, dry. A classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is very sour - vinegar. Flavor is medium sweet and very sour. Sour and dry finish. This is rather one-dimensional with the very sour vingear dominating. Fortunately I like that. 110311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14786) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Bottled 75cl, 2004 vintage (BBE 2030)
Hazy bright orange color, small orangey head, mostly vanishing. Strong sour aroma of apples, also earth, leather and cork. Soft, rounded mouthfeel. Starts fruity (apples again) sweetish then fills the mouth with sourness (lime). Earthy notes in the finish. Long acidy aftertaste. Well-balanced gueuze.

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