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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: 1815   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".


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13079) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12858) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 375ml bottle. (7:3:8:4:15=3.7)
Sharp as a geuze should be. Fills the mouth, tingles. Leaves sharpness, sweetness and light berry hints after (long after) swallowing.
Rerate: What was I thinking? This is sharp and crisp and beautiful. Classic geuze. Adjusted numbers accordingly.
Rerate: 375ml bottle (8+:5-:8:5-:17+=4.3-) Bottled 14Mar2012 One of the best ever. Great balance - beautiful sharpness, but also beautifully mellow - a lovely shiver down the spine on swallowing. This is the world’s best gueuze, of that I’m sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12742) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2005
My first gueuze!. Nice aroma acetic and sweet. OK apperance, not much head, but then again is there supposed to be? Special taste, but I like it. A bit lactoacid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2008
375 ml green corked and capped bottle 2006 poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of sour citrus, horseblanket, light leather and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a tart dry finish. Flavors of unsweetened white grapefruit, light leather and light funky barnyard with a crisp dry lingering tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12688) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (12554) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12451) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 Ommegang fest. Hazy golden lambic with a white froathy head with lacings (my glass was clean at that time). Lactic aroma. Salty acidic taste, with mouth puckering qualities. Quite good lambic. 7-4-7-4-15 Nov. 28 2004 at MartinT. Lemony cheese aroma. Intense lemon juice with mouth puckering effect, lactic acid with epsom salts. Intense sour puckering body. 9-4-9-4-16


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