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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of sour Granny Smith apples and rhubarb. Tart flavor of grapefruit juice. Acidic palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2010
75cl bottle, 2003 Vintage, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Cloudy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, horseblanket, lactic acid, fairly sharp. Taste is mild sweet, lactic acid, berry fruitiness. Smooth light-medium body, light acidity, actually a bit creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11523) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11431) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11272) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
375 ml. bottle. A nice Bret type aroma combined with honey. A sour whiff. The color is a light orange gold with a white head that ringed. A bit thin bodied. The carbonation is very mild. The flavor is primarily lactic sour. There are varying fruit notes, to accompany the earthy, Bretty, funkiness. Could be old mushrooms or sweat sox. Very interesting. Not an everyday drink, I think. Refreshing in an unusual way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11248) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11218) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Yellow, lasting bubbly white head. Nice geuze aroma of leather, wood, barnyard, hint of malt. Classic Cantillon house flavour, best described as grapefruit peel in a leather cover. The definitive Cantillon, and I love it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Kolding Vinhandel. Bio. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fine medium white head. Flavour is a little underwhelming, sour berries and vinegar. Flavour is fresh and quite tart. Sour and fruity. This lambic feels up my mouth nicely. Fresh and lively, but very much a lambic in the oldfashioned sense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 25.4oz bottle-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is first grassy, then overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard-I smell the cows, then Joe read the label! After warming: grassy, overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard, light fruit, yeast. Taste is citric acid-lemon, green apple, then tart/sour and sweet, vinegar. Vinegar overrides all else. Probably a great beer to some tastes, not mine. Thanks jwc215 for sharing. 1.8 *121201-750ml bottle @RLRL-thin white-hazy gold. A-funk, lt malt, brett. T-tart/acidic, lt malt, fruit, funk. Sipping. 4.0 ****************130817-16 yr old 750 bottle-thanks Skyview @RBSG-Minni

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11101) - Orange County, 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.


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