overall
99
67
style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1882   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8511) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with an off white head. Aroma is sour and tart fruit, almost rhubarb-like. Medium body. Flavor is again a nice mix of sour and tart fruits like rhubarb and cherry. Sourness is never overdone, making this a very drinkable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4307) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
great pour, almost clear, a touch hazy, with little to no head. great sour barnyard aroma. Flavour is sour, but notover powering, just right, and super drinkable. Some faint wheat notes, but i love how the sourness is always there,bt its subtle, and not over powering, excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2764) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
750 ml bottle with a cork that tells me it was bottled in 2006. There is a bit of rust under the cap and blue mold on the top of the cork, but it looks like this is just local damage and the bottom of the cork is solid and clean. Appearance is a hazy amber with a fairly large head for a lambic (one finger or so) but it is ephimeral and dies down quickly. Aromas are funky and have a bit of a PineSol/cleaning product air to them. Ive been jonesing for good lambic/gueze sourness lately, so this smells so darn good. Flavor is very tart with a bit of a lemon peel sourness to it and kind of a fizzy feel (although Im not picking up that much carbonation, just feels like it has some.) Sour lemon, sour apples, grass, etc. Very lovely and just what the doctor ordered.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Tap at Brett fest at spuytin duvil in Brooklyn. Light fruits throughout. Not too tart, sour on the end of my palate. Thin mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml bottle 2006 vintage from a trade with mcbackus. my first good gueuze. thx so much matt. great stuff. golden body with a fizzy white head. very complex funky sour aromas, sour fruitiness some yeast. flavours are similar but very complex and full in the mouth. your palate gets a workout with this one. enjoyable, and beyond what i was expecting. i now understand the love of sour beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2008
bottle. Aroma of apples, yeast and vinegar. Pours a hazy light brown coloured beer. Some carbonation. Apple tart, malt, some sweetness and sour in the finish. A classic style lambic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JUN 7, 2008
the appearance is bright light yellow covered with a thin white layer. the inviting aroma of milk and fruits belies the tartness and acidic flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2008
750 ml Bottle (2006 Vintage) - Pours a cloudy yellow goldish with nice white head and great lacing. Aroma is very potent - sweat, acidity, pepper, very musty, a bit of over-ripe fruitiness. Taste is very much what you expect with an aroma like this - very strong acidity and sourness - taste is as potent as the smell. More complex flavors come out when it warms - more tarty overripe fruitiness - Duder said it reminds him of melons, and I tasted this soon after it neared room temp. Overall a very nice gueze in my humble opinion - one to be sipped and shared. (Note: this type of beer is very much an aquired taste! If youve never had a gueze this is not a good introductory level beer!)

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Simply beautiful sour Gueuze aroma. Man, one whiff of this and I could not wait to take a sip. Thats why when I finally did it was such a disappointment. Very thin, and instead of being nice and tart, this beer verged on bitter. The back end reminded me of chewing an aspirin. Highly disappointed that this one didnt have a bit more going on. It was nice and dry though, so it did have that going for it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2008
pours a non carbonated clear yellow gold with flat head. very strong bret sour tart aroma. First sip impression is the mild nature behind the strong aroma. very mildly complex, the tartnes and sourness comes more in the second and third sips. gets better the more you approach it, a great compliment to a good cheese plate.


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