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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The world's classic Gueuze. A blend of one, two, and three year-old lambics creates a second fermentation in the bottle. The champagne of Belgium. In contrast, the Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three 2-year-old lambics.

Newer vintages are labeled "Organic Gueuze", "100% Lambic Bio" or "Classic Gueuze".


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
’11 bottle -Pours golden w/light carbonation, decent amount of haze. Pineapple, bandaids, lemon peel and oaky must on the nose - big typical lacto/pedio sour tinge, touch of vinegar, too. Taste is very balanced, not mouth puckering, but really round. Tart hints of apple cider vinegar, lemon and ripe pineapple. Delicious...


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (37) - - SEP 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Bottled September 2011. Gold-orange hazy color with small head. Funky, tart aroma. It has the special something in it. Great dry, complex, sourly taste, with a little wood in it. Medium carbonation, amazing for an evening in the good weather.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
August 11, 2014. Bottle at Akkurat as Cuvée de Florian. Pours hazy orange with a very small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, funk, barnyard, hay, notes of cloud berries, all nicely blended together. Taste is medium tart citrus and apple, barnyard and dry woody notes. Finish is dry and tart with a subtle complex funkiness. Medium bodied, oily texture and quite fizzy small bubble carbonation.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
nakedwhendrunk (2113) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Do I have to say something... Ryan you suck! This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with a slim one finger white foamy head that dissipated quickly. Lacing, what lacing...none whatsoever. The smell, whoah, what the flying fuck, is this supposed to smell like this? Pure putrid foul smelling vinous shit. The taste was exactly the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with no sessionability whatsoever, wow - people actually like this shit. Overall, all I have to say is: to the brewer - how many times did your parents drop you on your head that you thought you had to come up with this shit? Keep your shit out of Alaska!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
What else is there to say about this absolutely fantastic brew that sadly doesn’t come into my life more often though I really wish it would because I would go to the store and purchase it with the money that I have in my wallet and now I am done with this run-on-sentence. FANTASTIC GUEZE!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2049) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Paille, feuilles mortes et des veines chlorophyllées. Elle est quand même assez acétique, du bon côté de la limite avec une bonne présence citrique et verdoyante.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Burnt orange, fizzy pour with a thin white head. Lemon, apple, hay, yeast, slight stale/funky aroma. Sweet and tart on the palate. Really is a balanced explosion of sweet, tart and zing. Just fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
White head, with big bubbles throughout the hazy gold liquid. Aroma is sweet and sour, with tart berry notes, absent most of their fruity components. A bit like boysenberry, really. Taste is very tart, and acidic, with hay notes. It etches the palate, and fades away to a clean aftertaste. 4 years old, bought at the brewery, and consumed for rating #1776. Sic semper tyrannis!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UXO (209) - CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a short head diminishing immediately to a thin skim, no lacing. Nose is slight barnyard funk, woody notes, apple and citrus. Taste is tart and sour, funk, and citrus. Medium body and low but sustained carbonation, puckering and dry finish. Bloody marvellous. Tangy and tart, with a pleasant funk. The standard by which gueuze is measured, and with good reason. I don’t see how this can be given anything but full marks.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1523) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
bottle. nice woody nose. taste is the same with the funk subdued and the wood stands out. Really smooth and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJoller (62) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Pale orange pour with a little bit of a very fast vanishing head, aroma is a strong winey character less present at taste, taste is sour, acidic, funk/barnyard and citrus. Paired alongside some sushi and some italian prosciutto and pancetta. Other one tasting with me said it’s better with sushi. Complex, rich, mouthfeel is really pleasurable, strong barnyard character, incredible.


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