|Lambic - Gueuze
The Gueuze is a complex, pleasantly sour but balanced wild Belgian golden wheat beer that is highly carbonated and very refreshing. The spontaneous fermentation character can provide a very interesting complexity, with a wide range of wild barnyard, horse blanket, or leather characteristics intermingling with citrusy-fruity flavors and acidity. Gueuze is traditionally produced by mixing one, two, and three-year old lambic. Young lambic contains fermentable sugars while old lambic has the characteristic wild taste of the Senne River valley. More complex and carbonated than an Unblended Lambic. The sourness isn’t necessarily higher, but it tends to have more of a well-developed wild character.
Top Beers of the Style
Cantillon La Vie est Belge (4.225103)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Honing (Honey) (4.158468)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston (4.153234)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (all from 2002-*) (4.135981)
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Platinum Blend (4.119527)