Nephilium (1370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Vintage 2004) Wonderful tart aroma, hints of apple, and just a touch of basement aromas noticeable if you hunt for them. Pours a clear, light orange, with just a ring of big white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Wow... this is tart... Major notes beyond tartness are peaches, green apples, and lemons. Very dry, with a light body, and very low carbonation. Very long sour finish... I’m really curious what this does over time.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Golden pour with a smaller white head. Hay and barnyard funk. A little cheese. Spritzy. Awesome beer.
neongolden (462) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2010 vintage bottle @ barVolo for Zwanze Day 2014, Sept 20 2014) Lightly hazed pale orange, big white head with no lace. Aroma yeasty, slight green apple, wet hay, faint cheese. Flavour like a champagne with more bitter, barnyard notes. Complex and difficult to describe, acidic at the start but drier and more bitter in the finish. Cheese and brambles and dried herbs in the middle, cider vinegar on the finish. Lightish mouthfeel and creamy soft carb. One of the toughest beers to describe that I’ve had, but really lovely to drink. It does remind me quite a lot of champagne, crossed with a lambic, and seemed to have aged quite nicely. I find it more elegant than the normal gueuze. Real thinking beer.
lekebekoi (5) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Arômes de vin blanc, mousseux. Saveur de mousseux très amère goût de biere absent
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy golden yellow with a good white head. Aroma is old cheddar, dry white wine, barnyard funk, grapes, wildflowers. Light bodied, tart and dry on the palate but in a soft way with no harshness, slightly fruity dry finish. Taste is dry white wine with subtle notes of peach and apricot, mild cider vinegar, lightly citric and floral sourness.
Danyel (851) - Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is very fruity, tart, tropical? Sweet. Taste is tart, lots of overripe fruits, easy, light bodied. Great.
BMMillsy (1431) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, 2010 year on the sticker, poured at the Tipple’s Rare and Barrel Aged Beer tasting on July 13, 2014. Nice job, guys!
Pours clear golden colored with a small white fluffy head. Aroma is of the lemon peel and mint leaf kind that I get from a lot of gueuze, some dry dusty oak, funky yeast, very nice. Flavor is pretty funky lacto sour with lemon peels, super dusty dryness, oak, some other citrus notes, hay. Excellent. Like this better than the Classic Gueuze version. Body is very light, with medium plus carbonation and super easy drinking.
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the three luxurious Lou Pépé lambics from Cantillon, different from the rest of their products by the subtle use of sugar, not for taste (because it is eaten by the yeast completely), but to keep the refermentation going in a very subtle and extremely well-balanced way. This geuze is a bit different also because it exists only of 2 years old lambics (three different ones, if I remember well). Off-white, loose and unstable head, colour warm golden orange, clear but hazy after adding the deposit. Complex and not too agressive, rather ’sedate’ lambic aroma, sour apples, grapefruit, white grapes, dry sherry, wet straw, oak, sulphur... Very refreshing in the mouth, elegantly sparkling like champagne (or good old geuze), grapefruity, very delicately sweetish at first but lemony sourness in the middle, finish very long, dry, appetizing and complex like an old dry sherry. Extremely well-crafted, an artisanal masterpiece of great nobility and one of the best apéritif beers imaginable. And one of the best geuzes I ever tasted, even better than the already excellent, but more earthy, Cantillon Gueuze.
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a firm head. Loads of oak, basement funk. Extremely dry and complex. Not overly tart but extremely balanced. Fantastic for the style
jkwood04 (4032) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at Parker Pie post-FoFA. Pours hazy golden. Lots of funk and a very nice tartness and a perfect gueuze. Would drink a lot of this.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to errl for sharing this bottle, the last one of the Lou Pepes I needed to try. 2009 vintage, drank alongside the 2007 Lou Pepe Kriek.
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expect from a Cantillon gueuze. I get a lot of funky cheese and feet notes, as well as some yeast and biscuit malt. The flavor is the same. I get some oak and dusty character in addition to the barnyard funk and funky cheese. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lou Pepe beers never disappoint, and the gueuze lived up to everything I thought it would be. A truly world-class beer that all beer lovers should try.