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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1918   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Muggus69 (2431) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2009
Date: 5/3/9 Beer info: Bottled in 750ml corked bottle 5.0% abv BB September 2027 Sampling notes: Served lightly chilled in pilsner glass. Capped and corked, nice pop upon opening. Clean golden apple-juice coloured body, very fine beading leading up to a small but dense white collar. Sharp aroma, pungent, deeply complex. Plenty of tart apple cider upfront, vinegar undertones, hay, grapefruit pith, light horse character, faint floral notes. Lean body, soft lively carbonation prickles the tongue, high acidity yet somehow not as brutal as its framboise/kriek counterparts. Vinegar seems to hit home straight off, cider vinegar possibly, definately has that crisp new season granny smith acid bite about it. Citrus works its way in, grapefruit is obvious but lemon and lime seem somehow present, hint of honey and hay sweetens and otherwise bonedry mouthful. Really get the impression of a very young dry Semillon straight up, followed by some serious funk towards the finish, sweat, dough, yoghurt, herbal tea, slight hint of horsy stink as the lingering dryness leads on and on, letting me ponder what other adjectives I could use. I think I actually enjoyed this more than its fruit-laden brothers, which is the opposite of what i’ve delt with this high-end lambics thus far. Deeply complex, sharp, dry, acidic, but i’d say its not too brutal for those who dare to venture.

3.4
dogfish120love (1325) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours a hazy murky orange with little head, just around the rim. Smells sour acidic fruity, some cork, wine. Slightly sour, some significant tartness. A little sweet crisp.

3.9
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2009
12 Oz Bottle. Aroma of Fruit and acidity. Very sour in smell.hints of lemon. Quite sour flavor..Fantastic. Very sweet and tart. This is exactly what I needed to fill the sour fix I have been needing. Leaves a rather dry mouth at the end along with a note of apple cider vinegar that Im not a fan of. But overall real nice.

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
375ml Bottle: Aroma of tart fruit, acid, and some sour funk. Poured amber/golden/orange in color with a small white head that lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily tart and lightly sweet. Tastes of tart fruit and acid. Medium body. Dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Medium to heavily tart, lightly sweet, fruity finish.

4
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottled in 2007. Poured hard generates a two finger pure white cloud of loose head that settles quickly and unevenly on top of a solid golden yellow body. Must and funk dominate the aroma, some lemon acidity and vinegar. Lovely oak body, lemon acidity, light but silky feel with a big vinegar bite .

3.8
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Cantillon Classic Gueuze. Pours a golden color. Aroma is straigh dust, like walking into a house that has been vacant for 20 years. Flavor is dusty, funky and lemon tartness. Very good, and classic.

3.5
dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin white head. Tart lemony aroma with a touch of sour vinegar. Thin light body, tart lemon with a vinegar bite. Still, a smooth tasting and fruity gueuze.

4
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Gold with a slight amber tinge. Small white head fizzles out quickly from all the acidity. Aroma is full of lemony acidity with some sweet floral notes. Flavor is citric and acetic acids with citrus zest, yeast, and tannic wood. Very sour at first but it’s easy to become acclimated to. Very lightly carbonated, medium-thin body.

4.5
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 2007 vintage $15 750ml yellow label. Clear yellow color with a head that immediately disappeared. It is very spritzy at first but after about five minutes there is almost zero carbonation and the beer is very still. Grassy aroma with just a hint of mustiness. The flavor is very sour, lemons, white grapes, good stuff. This is very easy to drink despite the intensity of the flavor. edit 09/11/09 375ml 2008 bottled vintage It smells like fruits decaying mushroom lambic. The flavor is amazing, sour, beautiful fruit, lemon juices, I don’t know what else to say...fantastic gueuze! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-18-2008 14:56:16

3.4
NosirIwont (2514) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a small white head. Earthy aroma. Barnyard. Initially sour/vinegar flavour with a wine-like note, but in the background lingers slight notes of fruits and malts, which complements the sourness. Back in the foreground, there’re also slight notes of plastic and horse blanket. Feels somewhat fresh despite the sourness. Finish is a tart bitterness. Lingering dryness. Nice. 13-02-09.


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