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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2015
First bottle at the 24th weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation shared with Rachel & our American friends. Such an impressive selection of lambics. I had to start with something. Pours Gold with a White head. LEmony sour aroma with plenty of funk. Beautifully rounded flavours. Lots of sour, citrus notes. Can’t shake the champagne comparison when I’m drinking gear this good. Magic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (880) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
5 oz pour from a 6 year old bottle. Hazy bronze with thin white head. Lemon, funk, pear, apple, horse blanket. Quite sour, light sweetness. Light crisp body. Trailing peppery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at Cantillon. Pour is clear copper/yellow with a medium white head of foam. Aroma and flavor of sour apple, lemon zest, oak, slight acidic, and cork. Finish is acidic with light fruit coming through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle, 2011. Pours a cloudy golden, small white head. Aroma is tart and vinegary, citric and very funky! Fruity, green grapes, peach. Dry and juicy. Taste is very tart. Huge oaky dry notes, vanilla, crisp mouth feel. Sour, funky and complex. Lime juice. Crisp body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (473) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
2010 version, shared by oldmanriver. Thanks a lot! Golden, a bit hazy, medium and instable head. Aromas of horseblanket, lactic acid, white peach and berries. Strong sourness, very dry, notes of white wine. Full and dry/fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2011 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a white head of foam. Decent retention. The aroma is juicy funk, medium acidity, fruity and a bit earthy. Im getting some coconut in here as well, which is different, but nice. Softly sour. Oaky. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared at pre-CBC tasting at Fermentoren. Cloudy bronze pour with tiny lacings. Lots of apple skin, lemon zest, musty oak, some vanilla and some funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3992) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
(Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze) 750ml bottle, 2009 sticker from a trade with Abio, thanks! Served into a Cantillon taster, ABV 5% Bright golden yellow colour on the body, only slightly hazy. Small white head on top, thin and a bit fizzy but with good retention. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of tart green apples, apple vinegar, grass, light wood, cork. Great taste, much smoother than their regular. Not very sour, with green apples, funk, light grapes, nicely fruity, with even some bitterness in it. Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Mildly tart palate. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 Bottle shared at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours hazy peachy orange with a medium white head. Aromas of green apples, vinegar, light tannin, fun, straw, barnyward, tart fruits, light cheesy notes. Taste is sour green apples, vinegar, light wheat, funk, peppery notes, lots of barnyard and some tannin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle to glass at Chez Moeder. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with an off white head. Aroma is a huge tartness, touch of funk. Flavor is much of the same. Not as good as the LPF or LPK, but delicious nonetheless.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 67

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50