Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze

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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.

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4.2
Jow (5083) - The W.G., Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2019 Bottle shared by my Zwanze buddy mj. Yellow pour. Funky nose for sure. Tastes of basement, cheese, grassy, bbqsauce. Yahoo Zwanze day

4.1
PowY (2721) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 7, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2019 750 ml bottle vintage 2003, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks! Pours a clear dark golden with a white head. The aroma is funky, moldy, cellary and lightly cheesy with wood, some green apples, some white grapes and some fruity tartness - very smooth. Medium body with a light to medium acidity and a medium tartness - very well balanced. The flavor starts with some acidic notes, lots of wood, leather, light mildly funky notes, some citric notes, green apples and grape skin. Finishes dry with lots of wood and tart. Overall very smooth with a good complexity. Aroma: 8 Appearance: 4 Taste: 8 Palate: 4 Overall: 17

4.1
murzyn (1300) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 17, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2019 Barwa złota, piana duża. Aromat cytrusowy, śliwkowy, octowy, funky. W smaku winogrona, owoce, ocet, funky. Fajny balans. Dobre pifko.

4.5
Vignale (5214) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2018
Flaska drucken på Moeder Lambic Orginal, 2011 vintage. En riktigt snygg, torr, krispig och komplex Gueuze med medelstorsyra, en hel del funk och en fin fruktighet med äpplen, kvitten och aprikoser. Mycket mycket gott drucken i en miljö som gjorde den rättvisa.

3.7
Tide (6907) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2018 Bottle from a friend. Amber color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, earthy notes, tart, sour apples, wheat, yeast, oak and grass. Sour finish with citrus, earthy notes, tart, sour apples, wheat and grass. Very nice gueuze.

3.9
martjoobolut (9476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2018
Bottle at hawidere, 2013 vintage. Pours orange. Aroma is funky, fruits, vinegar. Flavor is sour, bitter, funk, mustiness, vinegar, dry, slight cognac like dryness and hint of grapes. Finish is sour and dry. Overall: very good

4.2
jinroh (4430) - ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2018
Bottle from the brewery. I think I kept it for more than 2 years before opening this now. Pours yellow, some carbonation but not much foam. Nose is just insane, funky, sour and all these autumn harvest funk elements, barnyard and horse sweat. Taste has some light acidity but not too much, also sweetness. Great balance, overall ultimately drinkable, only wish I had some more of it in stock!

4
Juks (3705) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2018
750ml bottle, thanks jinroh. Pours hazy golden, white head stays. Aroma is fruity, sourish, rotten apples, hints of vinegar, plums. Taste is vinegary, very woody, cherry skins. Medium body, average carbonation. Very nice and complex

4.6
Samuel214 (3355) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2018
Flaska från Emil, delad under bottleshare. Tack Emil! Årgång 2010. Grumlig orange med smutsvitt, nästan krämigt, skum. Fantastiskt djup och dov doft med massor av både torkad och färsk aprikos, aprikossylt, citrus, lätt kryddiga toner, aprikoskärnor, jäst och stall. Fin funkighet med snygg balans mellan sött fruktigt och syrligt. Oerhört mycket aprikos och stenfrukt, med riktigt fina kärntoner. Fantastiskt fin med riktigt tjusig komplexitet. Mognat väldigt väl. Riktigt, riktigt gott!

4.2
Cheeseboard (1173) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2018
750ml bottle, 2010 vintage at a bottle share. Pours clear golden orange with practically no head. Aroma: musky sour green apple skins, white grape skins, earthy, brett, funk, oak. Taste: crisp, moderate to heavy tart, green apples, gooseberries funky, wood. Light to medium body, light spritzy carb, earthy mineral finish. Very enjoyable


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