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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1859   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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16192) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: A 750 ml bottle with a bottling date of 2008 shared with the girlfriend. A pour into my Bruery tulip is a burnt orange color with very little head and quite a bit of bubbles. S: Now this is a funky beverage. A ton of Brett character with a tinge of lactic sourness and oak. T: As funky as the nose is, thatís how sour it is on the tongue. There is a lot of lactic tartness and itís very acidic. Thereís a bit of lemon flavor and a lot of Brett. On the finish is a fair bit of oak. M: Surprisingly this is not all that bubbly. Iím used to Gueuze being a very bubbly beverage, but I suppose that could be due to a short maturation period (ie. my fault). D: This is a very, very acidic beer. As a result, itís tough to drink a lot of. However, it does taste very good, so itís also something you want to drink lots of. A strange dichotomy indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
One of the greats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Bottle. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, wheat, tart and barnyard. Flavour is malt, fruit, wheat, tart, barnyard, little citrus and medium dry. Draft at MikkellerBar. Hazy orange with white head. Flavour is sour, dry and earthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15296) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Bottle. Acidic, farty, earthy aroma. Unclear golden colour, very small white head. Acidic, vinegary flavour with a hint of bitterness. Aftertaste is tanninlike, but not that bitter with a soft, lingering acidity. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Bottle 37,5cl at home, shared with Mette. Poors a light yellow liquid, small white head. Smells sour, wood, soil. A nice fresh sour taste of grape and berries. Also soil, grass. Very fresh !!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle at the Ginger Man. Pours semi-cloudy apricot. Nose and taste of tart fruit, peach skin, fermented pear and oak. Very tart on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 375mL bottle, pours hazy orange. Aroma of sour fruits, champagne, barnyard funk and some leather,. Flavour of leather, barnyard funk, medium acidity and moderate tartness. Medium funk and leather quality, with a modest horse blanket quality. Classic gueuze - never get tired of drinking this gem.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14264) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
I donít like sourness in a beer. I donít like 99 out of 100 sour ales, wild ales, lambics or fruitbeers. But after tasting the Cantillon Kriek, which was way better and way more balanced then other krieken or lambics, I was very curious about other Cantillon brews. To other raters a 3.1 may be a low score. I found this beer to be pure sour and very very well balanced, but just too sour for me. I donít dislike it, but itís just not my style. Still: very recommendable this beer, even if you donít like sour ales, lambics etc etc.

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