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


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RATINGS: 695   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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 22, 2010
2007 vintage. 750ml green bottle, corked and capped. Pours hazy a hazy golden shade, white head fizzes itself out quickly, very faint ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Lemony, slightly funky nose. Flavour is tart, lemony, acidic, most importantly pleasantly sour. Some woody like dryness, a crisp finish. Moderate acidity throughout. High carbonation, medium bodied. Fulfills the need for sourness and balances that with drinkability. A fantastic beer for any occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. @Naintré with my dad. A yellow orange hazy beer with a medium white head ; small retention. Wood, fruits (apple, peach), light barnyard. Medium dry lasting sour refreshing, light sweet. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry acid fruity finish. Overall, a delicious sharp fruity sour beer ; easier to drink than most Cantillon without loosing character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Raul! Big funky farmhouse nose with musty notes, leather, wet hay, gooseberry and oak. Taste is more of the same. Complex and changing as it warms. Good carbonation with a nice hint of oaky creaminess on the palate. Finish is dry and quite funky. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1432) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Duft frisk funk syrlig lidt æble cider frisk citrus. Smag citrus lime æble frisk syrlig tør lidt græs kant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BuckeyeBoy (5644) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2016
750ml bottle picked up at the brewery. Pours out a golden topped with a ring of a fizzy head. Nose is big cantillon house funk barnyard leather horse blanket wet hay. Taste is more of the big funk barnyard leather horse blanket some fruit notes and a amazing end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Clear golden color, minimal white head. Lemon, funk, and floral aroma. Wonderful balance of lightly bitter and tart flavors. Almost potent taste despite the low abv. Good carb, light body, and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jorn69 (2588) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle @ Cantillon, Brussels 20160507. [ Vintage 2013 ]. Fruity, bretty and woody, light to medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry, fruity and woody. A really nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrumpyOldTroll (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Medium to dark gold in color. Pours with a small head. Nose is funky with gueuze notes and champagne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1633) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 17, 2016
750 ml bottle from BeerLovers Vienna, vintage 2013 bottled 27. April 2015.
Dark golden to amber, moderate hazy body, with a medium, fizzy, fluffy, off-white head.
Aroma of barnyard, cheese, green apples, pears, wood, some ripe fruits, vinegar.
Taste is dry, sour and tart, but still well balanced, with wood, unripe pears, lots of green apples, sour citrus, funk, vinegar, some cheese, some basement.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes sour, dry, wooden, fruity, with pears, citrus, some cheese, long-lasting green apples.

Tasty. Straight, but complex at the same time, well balanced, with a lot of lovely sour fruits, especially distinct green apples. World-class and fresh to drink, not really hard to finish the whole 0.75 l bottle, but still not my favourite Cantillon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma is green apple and some cherry. Tastes tart and a lot like a dry white wine. Pours light yellow with a thin white head. Had at Kaser. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (559) - USA - APR 15, 2016
A medium dark golden with a bit of white head on the surface. Smells of sour candy, soap, lemon, tannic, a bit of the stinky cheesey hops. Taste has a chemical sourness, sour candy, sour fruit, dry wood, vinegar. Mildly dry, refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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