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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: 1844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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".


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16080) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15755) - 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, that’s how sour it is on the tongue. There is a lot of lactic tartness and it’s very acidic. There’s 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. I’m 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, it’s tough to drink a lot of. However, it does taste very good, so it’s also something you want to drink lots of. A strange dichotomy indeed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes (15483) - 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
Dedollewaitor (15471) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15170) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15119) - 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 !!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14046) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13978) - 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.


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