overall
99
64
style
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottled. Pours cloudy honey colored with a small off white head. Aroma is a sweet fruit blend with sourness just underneath it. Flavor is sour, tart, and dry right away then it fades to a sweeter citrus and comes back to sour. Barnyard, funky cheese, dry haystack, moldy, classic lambic.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1479) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2007
Tangy, sour, lots of lemon and grapefruit, with a nice does of must and dust. Acidic and only faintly bitter. Lively and incredibly dry. Just fantastic, every time. I remember the first few times I ever had it... it was a challenge. Strange what happens to a palate. Now its one of the more refreshing beers I know. Never disappoints.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 375 ml. Pours cloudy amber with small head and little carbonation. Sour nose of citrus and earth. Sour flavours of lemon and other citrus fruits with earthy untertones and crisp mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yummy. 06/29/2009 Re-Rate: Cloudy peach with almost no head. Aroma is quite tart with lots of fermented fruit and funk. Flavor is sharp and a bit vinegary with sour notes prevailing again. Fruity notes arent quite as evident as the aroma would suggest. Palate is smooth and caressing with a very dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
375ml Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber body with nice head. Aroma is of funk, horse blanket, wood. Flavor is tart, sour, nice "fruit" dry finish to it. Very drinkable. I have a 750ml that will be interesting to see how it ages in 10 years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 25.4oz bottle-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is first grassy, then overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard-I smell the cows, then Joe read the label! After warming: grassy, overwhelming moldy cheese, barnyard, light fruit, yeast. Taste is citric acid-lemon, green apple, then tart/sour and sweet, vinegar. Vinegar overrides all else. Probably a great beer to some tastes, not mine. Thanks jwc215 for sharing. 1.8 *121201-750ml bottle @RLRL-thin white-hazy gold. A-funk, lt malt, brett. T-tart/acidic, lt malt, fruit, funk. Sipping. 4.0 ****************130817-16 yr old 750 bottle-thanks Skyview @RBSG-Minni

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10486) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
Hazy golden with tiny head. Very sour aroma with leather and wood. Flavor contains apples, leather and ends rather dry.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
pours blonde with modest head. aroma is primarily sourness. mouthful is sour and sour...hoooo sour... finishes crisp, definitely a bit of champagne hidden in the sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2007
On tap. Complex aroma of fruit, earth, and cheese like notes. Complex flavor dominated by the sour base with features of aged cheese, broken earth, mustiness and fruit. Finishes sour but rather crisp with a pleasant mustiness (?) somehow.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
GBBF 07. Pours pale yellow/ golden colour with huge off-white head. Aroma is sour fruits / earthy. Taste is sour / refreshing with a peppery bitterish dry finish. A very funky beer, but enjoyable and refreshing is small doses.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
downender (8465) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
750ml bottle. Cloudy pale gold colour with a large off-white head. Powerful aroma of sour green fruit, lemons and the farmyard. The flavour was acidic, with plenty of tart fruit and a mouth puckering finish. Excellent.


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