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

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common

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RATINGS: 1559   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".


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, - APR 18, 2009
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles (Paris)- September ’08. Appearance: Golden color. Little to medium head and white. Aroma: wheaty and tart. Reminicences of green grapes, green apples, quince and prickly pear. Flavor: wheaty, wild yeasty and sour. Citric fruitiness similar to quince, chardonay’s grapes, green apples and lemon. Light bicarbonate’s note. Palate: Light body and medium carbonation. Remark: Refreshing beer with a nice and multidimentional fruity sourness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3194) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Before Zwanze 2014. Aromas of musty basement, lactic acids, light grass clippings and moldy straw.

The flavor to,me is just like it smells. Very tart and lactic with a drying palate. Thankfully no vinegar. Nice mild puckering. The best thing I can say about this brew is it was real drinkable for me and I’m not a sour head by any means. This is balanced enough that I drank 8 oz. which is an enormous accomplishment. No really it is, pretty amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2268) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
9/20/2014. On tap at The Birch, Zwanze 2014. Golden yellow with a whie head. Mellow, funky aromas with hints of oak. Not overly tart. So balanced and complex. Long dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (708) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Tap @ Zwanze 2014 Grimstad. Pale orange, slightly cloudy, small white head. Tart aroma with dried hay and faint citrus. Taste is heavy acidic / sour. Notes of barnyard and sweaty stables. Light and fizzy mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (44) - - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Bottled September 2011. Gold-orange hazy color with small head. Funky, tart aroma. It has the special something in it. Great dry, complex, sourly taste, with a little wood in it. Medium carbonation, amazing for an evening in the good weather.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
August 11, 2014. Bottle at Akkurat as Cuvée de Florian. Pours hazy orange with a very small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, funk, barnyard, hay, notes of cloud berries, all nicely blended together. Taste is medium tart citrus and apple, barnyard and dry woody notes. Finish is dry and tart with a subtle complex funkiness. Medium bodied, oily texture and quite fizzy small bubble carbonation.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
nakedwhendrunk (2135) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Do I have to say something... Ryan you suck! This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with a slim one finger white foamy head that dissipated quickly. Lacing, what lacing...none whatsoever. The smell, whoah, what the flying fuck, is this supposed to smell like this? Pure putrid foul smelling vinous shit. The taste was exactly the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with no sessionability whatsoever, wow - people actually like this shit. Overall, all I have to say is: to the brewer - how many times did your parents drop you on your head that you thought you had to come up with this shit? Keep your shit out of Alaska!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
What else is there to say about this absolutely fantastic brew that sadly doesn’t come into my life more often though I really wish it would because I would go to the store and purchase it with the money that I have in my wallet and now I am done with this run-on-sentence. FANTASTIC GUEZE!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2050) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Paille, feuilles mortes et des veines chlorophyllées. Elle est quand même assez acétique, du bon côté de la limite avec une bonne présence citrique et verdoyante.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Burnt orange, fizzy pour with a thin white head. Lemon, apple, hay, yeast, slight stale/funky aroma. Sweet and tart on the palate. Really is a balanced explosion of sweet, tart and zing. Just fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
White head, with big bubbles throughout the hazy gold liquid. Aroma is sweet and sour, with tart berry notes, absent most of their fruity components. A bit like boysenberry, really. Taste is very tart, and acidic, with hay notes. It etches the palate, and fades away to a clean aftertaste. 4 years old, bought at the brewery, and consumed for rating #1776. Sic semper tyrannis!


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