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

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RATINGS: 1722   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".


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - MAY 11, 2003
[bottle] Golden colour, cloudy appereance, nice head. Cheesy aroma. The flavour is obviously dominated by sourness, but it has also a great complexity with fruity traces (apple citrus and peach). Really pleasant, a great gueuze.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
On tap at Moeder Lambic. Poured lil hazy orange with white head. Aroma funky wet hay cow barn. Light carb med bod. Taste light refreshing bitter dry acid. Got alot going on in there

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tuuker (37) - - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: resin, rowanberries, hay, white wine, mango Appearance: no foam, murky golden, hazy Taste: orange, orange peal, pine needles, firm bitterness, grapefruit, cranberries Palate: mid bodied, low carbonation Overall: Refreshing gueuze!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luvystypotables (1131) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
A sour lemon aroma with notes of honey and fruit. Pours a great looking gold color with a lasting white head. Amazing taste of lemons and notes of honey and peach. Sour taste with a medium and clean tart finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1280) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from a rap. Clear golden color, medium white head. Nice tart aroma. Light body with a nice tart flavor and a. Clean refreshing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3406) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2015
The most classic Cantillon product I presume, one of the great archetypes of the oude geuze style, and it says a lot about Jean Van Roy that he even refuses to use the legally designated phrase "oude", thereby ostentatiously ignoring the fact that there are many sweetened deviations from the original geuze. I must have enjoyed this one many dozens of times in the past fifteen-odd years, but suddenly noticed I hadn’t even rated it here yet... Shame on me for overlooking such a world classic. Hazy peach golden colour with fine sparkling like a lambrusco, supporting a thin but moussy, off-white head, breaking open but (at least initially) retaining well on the edges and leaving a greyish veil over the liquid. Fairly strong and very funky aroma exactly like I remember it: wine vinegar, lemon juice, wet wood, fino sherry, white grape peel, wet hay, ’horseblanket’, unripe stonefruit, musty cellar, stale sweat, steeped lentils, lots of redcurrant and gooseberries - an acquired taste, but as ’lambicy’ as can be. Puckering acidity in onset, very lemony, softening after a while but lasting till deep into the throat, with medium but finely tingling carbo again like lambrusco and paired with an array of fruity esters: redcurrant, white grape, green plum, starfruit. Lean and supple bready and wheaty middle phase upon which a complex of lasting fruity esters and a mellow, yoghurty lactic acidity are built; grows more and more woody in the end, drying along with the sourness, though a juicy, bready maltiness remains, as well as a powdery, ’dusty’ yeast feeling. A very deeply buried but ’palpable’, very earthy ’old hop’ bitterness further dries the finish and lasts for quite a while, ’deaf’ and not providing any aroma, as is custom for the style. Unforgettable, this is just like I remember it, though I did have more acidic editions - or maybe that is just my palate having grown used to sour beers throughout the years. Whatever the case, this is one of those classics in every sense of the word, though perhaps not the most accessible example of its style. I hope it will stay around for a long time to come, as an advertisement of Belgian lambic culture, which was basically the last sour beer culture to survive before sour beer styles were taken up by the new craft beer movement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1780) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber with a medium tall; white head; lively carbonation; aroma of fruit, then funk and dough; sour and refreshing favout with a long, light sour and bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma sour, vinegary, some goosebery in the begining. Taste sour, bitter in the end. Some woody tones. Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3191) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. Barely hazy golden colour. Aroma lightly fruity, acetic, light vinegary. Taste is very nicely balanced, only (relatively) light sourness, pleasant fruity acetic combination. Leathery. Very good. Sourness quickly leveled in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at cantillon. Pours hazy pale orange, nose is light funk, citrus, taste is dry, horseblanket, quite smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (516) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
Clear golden liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of vinegar, oak. Taste: apple vinegar. light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation, long sour finish,


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