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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: 1488   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, - JAN 22, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours a clear, bright medium gold, with a small white head, which does not last all that long nor leave much lacing. Leather, champagne and some funky sour notes create an alluring aroma. Green apple up front leads into dry champagne, with some sourness leading into a leathery, woody flavour in the mid-palate. It ends strongly tart and sour, with cider apple and lemon-lime notes. There is a lingering sour and leathery aftertaste. This is a very good beer, not only potently sour, but with serious complexity to back it up. Great stuff.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1703) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle 375 ml, c&c, into a tulip. ABV 5% Pale orange golden colour on the body, with a small white head, froathy, with low retention, light lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma with peaches, sour too, some funk. Taste is sour, with grapes, sour apple juice, light wood, floral notes. Medium thin body with low carbonation, very tart. Overall nice gueuze, refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (760) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
Bouteille d’août 2013. Orange voilée, effervescence faible, col blanc presque absent. Légèrement vineuse (vin blanc), notes acides de vinaigre, de pommes et de citron, plutôt sèche, légèrement boisée et un peu amère sur la fin. Doit aussi se goûter plus vieille.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with rapidly settling white head. Minimal to no lacing. Aroma is tart, acidic, buttery oak, fruity, apricot and peach, mild vinegar. Flavor is moderately tart up front, building slightly, big oak, buttery oak, dried peach and apricot, mild vinegar, mildly vinous with a lingering oaky, acidic finish. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and moderately dry, astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (152) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
2/1/2013 bottle picked up last year and popped on a nice holiday weekends. Dry, earthy funk that you pretty much only get from the real deal. Beautiful in the glass like very few sours are. Not just sour but complex with subtle waves of flavor and funk that never say die ... there’s so much happening. This is a treat and hard to rate -- numbers don’t really tell the story.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, Citrus, Äpfel. Geschmack sauer nach Äpfel, Citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a transparent orange/yellow with a small white head. Tons of carbonation. Aroma: Lemons, super tart, super fruity. Lots of hay. Palate: Medium bodied, fizzy. Taste: Very tart, but not as tart as it smells. Slight sweetness there.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Review #100- 37.5cl bottle. Appearance is hazy, lots of carbonation, small fizzy white head, yellowy orange in colour. Big aroma, which you can smell from a mile off. Tangy, musty, straw, sweaty (in a good way), citrus zest, fruits, bit of pineapple, grapefruit, gooseberry. Taste- lots of fruity juciness, tangy, a bit tart, sourness, musty, a dry finish, plenty of vinous qualities, coats the mouth well. Impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (464) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Slightly cloudy yellow, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma, sour, malty, yeast, light fruity notes, floral, grain. Taste, malty, sour, rhubarb, red berries, lemon, lime, peber, spices. Dry mouth feel. Sour aftertaste, with peber,

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille. L’acidité trop présente m’a fait détesté cette bière. Difficile à boire pour moi.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a hazy sunset color with a nice, thick pillowy head. S- Sour, lemon, citrus, funk, orange. T- Bready and it hits like a train with an intense sourness up front. Lemon and citrus play a big part. M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation. D- One of the best sours i’ve had to date. A great beer that I wouldn’t mind having again.


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