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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: 1905   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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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Circa 2005. Pours a super-hazy yellow with an initially monstrous head that simmers down after a decade and a half. Tart, citrus nose, especially of lemon. Taste is a base-funkiness that really hits your tongue on the sides in the back. Great lemony-tart character with many subtle flavors. What I thought would be an overwhelming carbonation taste did not come into play. A very nice Gueuze; one of the best I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
My bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a hazy orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of funky yeast, cheese, some citrus and a hint of hops. Flavour follows the aroma: funky yeast, cheese, citrus and hops but adds sour fruit and has a finish that’s quite dry. Acidic, astringent palate. Quite nice, and refreshing in it’s own way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
375 ml bottle. Hazy yellow color with a white, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is vinous, sour, smokey with som stable. Flavour is sour with citrus, unmatured apples and some unmatured gooseberries. This was my first gueuze ever, but I thought this would be even sourer than it was. It feels balanced, nice and quite easy to drink!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
A hazy yellow/golden colored beer, with a foamy white head. It disappears quickly. The aroma is sour, woody, fresh and lemon. The taste is sour, almost vinegar, a little sweet of citrus. It’s a fresh taste. It has a dry, bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Glowing cloudy orange color and no head formed. Aroma is funky, citrus, feet, pineapple. Flavor is citrusy, orange, some light bitterness, with a nice gentle sour twinge. Refreshing and light.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2008
750ml. Pours the color of every other Gueuze in the world with a short lasting white head. Thin layer of bubbles remains throughout the glass. Aroma is cidery, funky but mild, urinal, brett, some horse. As the beer warms the aroma becomes better and funkier thankfully. Taste is pretty sour, quite thin bodied, acidic, dry, with a tart cidery aftertaste. Very drinkable, thirst quenching even. I don’t think this is one of the more complex examples of the style I’ve had but it’s certainly very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1408) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
(From 8-3-08 sampling- labeled as Classic Gueze)- cloudy yellow golden in color, moderate carbonation, aroma of wet and rotting cork, barrel, and wet straw. Hits the mouth with a light malt, sourness hits you from the start and lasts for a long time, very light fruit notes throughout, a very small salty aftertaste. One that I must have again- because I likey!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Classic: Pours opaque gold with a small white head and moderate carbonation. Nose is dry and very dusty/sweaty with tart lemon, hay, loads of yeast, and hints of cheese. Flavor is much more juicy with green apples, grapes, lemons, and slight cheese. The beer dries out with warmth, the juicy tart taking a back seat to acidic notes accompanied by dust and more cheese. Finishing quite dry, this is complex, refreshing, and delicious. 949519

Rerates against 3 Fonteinen show this to be a bit less complex, mainly due to its hardcore, sour acidity. Lemon is strong, front-palate to finish, first sip to last. Leather is also prominent, but whereas Cantillon works through in-your-face aggression, 3 Fonteinen works farther using greater integration and nuance.

Monks Cafe Cuvee Gueuze: Opaque peach with white head. Bottle is an odd combination of flavors including mint, dank earth, ginger, light metal, and of course strong lemon. Heavy carbonation and lightly salty. Interesting, but ultimately off-setting in comparison to most of their incredible lineup. 848414.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 30, 2008
Blankboys bottle, shared with Paul and HogTownHarry. Appearance: A cloudy orange colour with small - thin head. Aroma: Some sourness and mustyness, a little tartness too. Flavour - BOOM! Delicously sour *the kick I keep craving* wonderful, literally makes you wish you had it on tap in your house. Very dry, very very good. Cheers Paul.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2008
750ml bottled 2004 consumed april 2008. The pour is very effervescent and golden yellow. The aroma tickles my throat and nose. There is quite a bit of citrus and even a touch of sweetness. The flavor is equally complex and twice as refreshing. A wonderful beer that is more fun to drink than rate.


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