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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: 1778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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".


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12266) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (12193) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (12189) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12168) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12152) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11932) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11844) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
I don’t like sourness in a beer. I don’t like 99 out of 100 sour ales, wild ales, lambics or fruitbeers. But after tasting the Cantillon Kriek, which was way better and way more balanced then other krieken or lambics, I was very curious about other Cantillon brews. To other raters a 3.1 may be a low score. I found this beer to be pure sour and very very well balanced, but just too sour for me. I don’t dislike it, but it’s just not my style. Still: very recommendable this beer, even if you don’t like sour ales, lambics etc etc.


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