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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: 1927   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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3.1
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2008
See other gueze entry, this is more more more than that. Smelled of sour berries and a slight grapefruit zest. Taste was quite sour and then very bitter, maybe too much for some. Sour berries and grapefruit were the dominant tastes. Watery on the palate and long to finish. For the hardcore Gueze drinker.

3.3
larsga (7540) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
Small white head. Hazy yellow body. Metallic wooden thin aroma with wool notes. Thin sour metallic grainy taste. Astringent, almost burning. Thin body. Sour lemony wooden aftertaste. Very nice and clean. (0.1l taster, Norbrygg beer judging course.)

4
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2008
375ml bottle, 2004 vintage. Cloudy golden apricot pour with a quarter inch white head that disapates quickly. Great nose, strong barnyard aroma along with dry hay. Flavors are strong funky barnyard with a tart and dry finish.

3.8
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2008
375ml bottle. Bottled in 2008. Lots of barnyardy brett in the aroma along with some lactic tang & lemon. The aroma is pretty restrained for a Cantillon beer since it is so young. Hazy gold color with a short lived smallish head and gentle carbonation. Intial taste is lemon and lactic acid followed by a nice lactic tartness and restrained barnyardy brett. Dry finish with some lingering tartness. Simple but elegant.

3.7
emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a pale translucent gold with a one finger fizzy white head. The nose is tart and vinous, some yeast, citrusy, earthy, some oak. The flavor is tart and citric, earthy, some oak with warmth, spicy, dry on the finish. Tart and dry mouthfeel with a dry bite.

4.5
Travlr (24880) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2008
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow. Aroma of must and mold and citrus and horse sweat. Sour dry taste, wakes up your tonsils. Dry finish. Heaven.

4.2
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle, Barleycorns, Nantwich. Slightly hazy pissy yellow gold colour. Lively white head. Aroma of barnyard, fermenting grape, dying flowers, leather, soggy wood. Something different emerges on each sniff. Flavour is a wonderful balance of fruit (esp green apple), sourness, wood. Not overpowering and quite soft considering all the elements packed in here. Dry finish. Oozes quality and craftsmanship.

3.6
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Fahkin weahd. Pleasantly dry. Smells like sweat. What the fuck? I’m so confused. Smells shitty but yummy? What?

4.8
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
Tasted after the very interesting self guided tour of the brewery. Fantastic. The skank is very hard to liken to other flavours - some sort of juice left in the cheese wrapper.

3.8
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Oddly, for a style that’s aged, I feel like most bottled gueuzes I’ve had in bottles in the US feel, well old. This one didn’t. It was fresh and champagne-like, but earthy and better than pretty much any champagne I’ve ever had. I feel like people who don’t like gueuze expect it to be beer-like. Approach this one with an open mind, and I think you’ll like it. Appearance is dark yellow with a few big bubbles which hung on the glass. Aroma was slightly sweet and champagne-y with earthy tones. Flavor is sweet and slightly thick, with some bitterness lingering on the tip of the tongue which sticks around for awhile. I would highly recommend this beer. I had this glass from a bottle at the Cantillon brewery in Brussels (or more properly Anderlecht).


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