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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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".


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Cork and cap bottle. Poured cloudy orange color with a minimal fizzy head that diminihed quickly with fair lacing. Heavy fruity and sour citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a dry texture. Heavy tart sour flavor with a medium bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer for a select few.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9940) - 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, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9922) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at Jimmy’s 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9841) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9837) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 Aroma has sulphur, grass, citrus, apple and oak. The apple and oak I found in the taste is dominated by an overpowering sourness. Dry mouthfeel. For experienced beer drinkers only. Vintage 2002: geuze-lambic bio. Fairly light color. Overwhelming aroma of sulphur, ctrus, oak, honey and cheese. Harsh sulphury sourness. Citrus, oak vanilla and apple in the flavor. Some vinegar and hops. Delicious and very complex geuze. Young and a bit harsh, but will ease down and get even more complex in a few years. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2003
Bottled: Yellow coloured. Unfiltered. Light white head. Aroma is sour and earthy. Is balanced by a ligth sweetness. Very sour delicious flavour, that ends in bittersweetness. Balanced and wellmade beer. Happy to have 2 of these left in the cellar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Bottle Conditioned at The Oude Arsenaal, Antwerpen. Gold colour with thin head. Challenging lemon acidic tart lambic with a deep fruity flavour. A smashing beer.


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