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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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".


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (13780) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
One of the greats.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13345) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13202) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12693) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at home - 19/08/12. Pours an apricot shade of orange with a billowing slightly off-white head which soon vanishes to a little edgeing. Earthy sour green fruits, grandads shed, burnt sugar and accidental piss against the radiator in a mark I toilet! Tarte and sour fruit taste, apple and burnt caramel. Medium body and a nice soft level of carbonation. Dry crisp finish with a sour and apple infused aftertaste. Tops!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12631) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12447) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Yellow /orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, venegar, wine acid. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12256) - 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 (12111) - 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.


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