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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three different 2-year-old lambics. The standard Cantillon Gueuze is a blend of 1,2, and 3-year-olds. The inclusion of the younger lambic (which still has some unfermented sugars in it) sparks a refermentation in the bottle that gives Gueuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The simple idea behind the special Lou Pepe blend is that it should have much more of the taste of old lambic, which is of course much harder, drier, more sour, and more complex than the young stuff. (Though 3-year-olds are generally more complex than 2-year-olds, it's not necessarily so; the 2-year-olds used in this instance have as much character as most 3-year-olds.) This being Gueuze, it has to be spritzy, so the brewery opted for the same method used in conditioning champagne: everyday refined sugar is dissolved in water and added to cause a refermentation. The sugar ferments out completely, so there is no residual sweetness, which Jean-Pierre famously detests.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared@Appellation Wines, Edinburgh - golden pour with small white head. Intense dry fruity with some nice Apple cider notes, apricot, oak wooden notes, medium acidity, tart on the palate, lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
2011. Bottle thanks to Niall. Pours slightly hazy golden. Aroma is sour, leather, citrus acids, oak, fruits. Taste is sour and very dry, wood, lingering bitter, dry and leathery finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to McNeillR. Appearance - golden orange and slightly hazy. Decent head. Nose - a bit meaty and then sour apples and citrus comes through. Taste - incredibly dry like granny smith skins. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - like a really strong still scrumpy. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
From bottle (in basket!). Pours hazy gold. Nose is funky, orange peel. Taste is very dry, citrus, yeast. Full-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at appellation. Pours hazy golden, nose is funky horseblanket, vanilla, oak, taste is quite dry, horseblanket, light fruit, oak, little harsh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Thanks to McNeillR. 2011 vintage. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aromas of barnyard funk, cider apples, lemon and vinegar. Taste is sharp, lemon, cider. Bone dry finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (71) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 De geur en de smaak is misschien wel hetgeen wat mij het meeste zal bijblijven. Flessen onderling kunnen qua smaak wel verschillen maar het bier zelf is zoooo ontzettend top!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours light cloudy holden, no head at all. Aroma is very sour and leathery. Deep, sweet, peach, stone fruit, tart wheat, hay, lemon, barnyard. Some sherry and some wood. Very complex. Taste is really sour, leather, nutty, caramel, tart wheat, sour lemon, wood, vanilla, grapefruit, peach. Sparkling carbonation, yet really oily and dry finish. Very very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle from 2010 shared at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst, Lennik - BE. Color: hazy golden blond beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: floral and grassy. Fruity notes and sourness. Taste: amazing bouquet, really floral and herbal. This gueuze is really amazing. Good sourness and superb equilibrium. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: sourness and acidity, floral finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle 2008 sticker shared by Stigs at big Gaucho bottle share. Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow with a very slight white head. Aromas of vinegar, lemon, cheesy funk, mineral water, wet rocks, wet hay. Damn this smells great. Nothing is over the top. Taste is medium acidity, very well balanced. Finishes extremely clean. Nothing lingers. Just awesome.


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