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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: 1720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 (12035) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11804) - 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
jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 25.4oz bottle-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is first grassy, then overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard-I smell the cows, then Joe read the label! After warming: grassy, overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard, light fruit, yeast. Taste is citric acid-lemon, green apple, then tart/sour and sweet, vinegar. Vinegar overrides all else. Probably a great beer to some tastes, not mine. Thanks jwc215 for sharing. 1.8 *121201-750ml bottle @RLRL-thin white-hazy gold. A-funk, lt malt, brett. T-tart/acidic, lt malt, fruit, funk. Sipping. 4.0 ****************130817-16 yr old 750 bottle-thanks Skyview @RBSG-Minni

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11552) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Kolding Vinhandel. Bio. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fine medium white head. Flavour is a little underwhelming, sour berries and vinegar. Flavour is fresh and quite tart. Sour and fruity. This lambic feels up my mouth nicely. Fresh and lively, but very much a lambic in the oldfashioned sense.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11533) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11516) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle at ørsted, cph. appears yellow with a white head. aroma is sour and acid and quite strong, also quite complex and well rounded. flavor is sour and acid, well rounded, refreshing and a good sour experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11465) - 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 (11352) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11225) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11206) - 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!


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