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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: 1884   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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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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
draught @ the rake with the boys. nose of lactic acid, gooseberry and pepper. still very decent nose for a geuze. Luminous orange colour, no head. Quite horsey in flavour, wet wood and leather, reminds me of sour orange squash. Lovely xxx

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - MAY 30, 2008
2005 bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin skin of a head, very little lacing. Nose is totally out of control: vinous, musty, vinegary, musty, and with notes of sour fruits. Medium bodied and initally puckering, the beer settles into a leathery passionfruit character, before finishing oaken and herbal in a crisp, moreish finish. Ancient hop grassiness clings to the palate in the aftertaste. Either you love it or hate it, but this is one of the wildest of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2008
Gueuze in draft 0.25 l pint. Average head. Fresh lemon and grepefruit taste. Average carbonation. Cloudy and light yellow colour. Nice and refreshing geuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broke4Beer (9) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2008 does not count
Color is a foggy light amber. The nose is sour crabapple and chokecherry, along with a yeasty finish. The flavors come similarly, sour and citrus-y at first, falling into an early spring fruit (apple and cherry) balancing flavor that is punctuated by sour farmhouse style yeast. For me, the beer is sour, and yet very palate-able and drinkable and well balanced by a bit of bitterness. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but the high carbonation and acidity draw my attention away from the weight of the beer. A great session beer. Delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aquilo (636) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
I like the yellow-orange color. The head is white and thin. Smells grassy and yeasty, with some limes. Theres a bit of a bottle stink going on, which Im willing to forgive. Very sour and lemony. I cant decide if I like it. The tartness takes some getting used to. Ill let my rating stand as is for now. I may re-rate this some day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle. Almost without a head. Cloudy yellow, a bit reddish liquid. Yeasty flavor with and sour citrus fruits. Some vanilla notes. Delicate sour/dry flavor flavor with citric acid. Light to medium body and tacky dry mouthfel in the finish. Very drinkable and refreshing. Propably at its best when drinked outdoors in the summer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
a bit lighter and less complex then the other stuff ive had from cantillon. tasted strong lime, citrus, cloudy pour golden with a head that disperses really quickly. mouthfeel is spot on, very refreshing, and very, very drinkable. one of the most pleasing lambics ive had. Cheers tom for that!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 ultra dry and so so so silmilar to champagne! drinking moet white star on new years is totally retarded when you could buy this! i cant wait to pass this off on my friends next december 31st and find this is actually easier to drink. nose is pure vinegar yet its still pleasant. enjoyed this with some roquefort blue cheese and the pairing was second to none. nice and cloudy, muted fruits make their prescent known as well as lovely, beautiful brett! wet old rags, bright citrus and vinegar sounds foul yet this is crisp, dry and refreshing and wildly complex, more then i can explain in this review. this is my 1st gueze and its a classic!


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