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

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common

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ DVMBBT: Ok, i have had this beer quite some times now but today I got a (2008 sticker version) that was clearly infected... Yep, serously Small white head disappears quick on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of cork, funk, barnyard... Flavours of cork, barnyard, rotten fruit, rottten wood, funk... While I have had this beer multiple times the fresher ones, 2 yrs old max are great beers. If I had to rate the beer of today, less than a four, while I have had some great ones within 2 yrs that scored a lot higher.. Anyways, overal a good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1229) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Golden color with a white head. Smells and tastes sour, nagellakremover, kurk, muf. I really like the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by me. 2008 vintage. Clear golden color, very small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely sour, quite soft on the acidity actually. Medium body and carbonation. The description is quite simple, but this beer is awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ proeftafel Van Moll. Slightly hazy yellow with no head. Smells brie, moldy, funghus, cork. Tastes sour, fresh, fruity. Medium body, soft carbo, lasting taste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 16, 2014
Bottle 75cl, a cloudy yellow orange beer with low head. Nose is on apple juice, moist and sour touch. Aroma is very dry and acid, hard pineapple notes, brett, acid, too much acidity and pineapple notes for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1060) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
750ml bottle. 2011. Pours a hazy orange-amber colour with a foam white head and aroma of tart zesty citrus rind , funky, yeast, wood. Taste is sour lemon citrus with woody oak, light malt, fruity & funky notes. Tangy but smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine spritzy carbonation, dry sour finish. Complex and very drinkable indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3219) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle 20210 vintage sampled at churchkey march 2014 Pours hazy orange with a small soapy white head and no lacing. Nice fluffy white head though. Nose is woody cheddar funk berries. Flavors are tart as hell very sharp cheese funk very woody. Wow! Complex as hell! Long fruity finish. Cherries prevail on the finish with lingering oak notes. Simply stunning!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (649) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2009 or 10 version, all a blur at this point. Poured a hazy yellow with a whisp of head. Nice funk cheese aroma and taste but needs time to develop. the 2001 version in comparison was superior.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #109. Bottle shared by deyholla at the Grand Tasting. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart citrus, floral notes, earth, bright funk. The taste is tart citrus, citrus candy, berries, mild funk. Medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (685) - - FEB 12, 2014
Golden, thin white head that dissipates. Nose is big oak barrels, funk, juicy fruit snacks, tart lemon. Taste is funk, very tart pulpy lemon, oak barrels, harsh grains. Lingering tartness and bitterness. Watery mouthfeel, very dry.


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