Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 1919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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KimJohansen (10492) - 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.

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.

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.

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.

downender (8584) - 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.

tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle (labeled "Classic Gueuze"). Pours a golden yellow with white head. The aroma is very acidic and sour, and it hits me before I try to smell it at all; some zest and bleu cheese are in there, too. At first sip it is bracingly sour. Sharp lemon, bleu cheese, and lactic acid explode on my tongue. It softens after a few sips, and honey and lightly floral notes emerge. Pleasantly dry finish leaves a lingering, fruity sourness. Yum.

slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 Bottle. Nose is indistinct acidity. Cloudy yellow with a thin head. Nice balanced sourness with subtle sweetness. Smooth palate.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Sample glass after brewery tour. Earthy, musty & golden. Medium sourness. Refreshing dry finish & tasty

thomat (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
Yellow with a small white foam. Sour and bitter almost acidic both in taste and nose. Nice dry finish. Tasted at the brewery.

TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this bottle. Monks Cafe version in bottle. Pours a lightly hazy golden with hints of amber. Aroma of grapes, kind of musty, barnyard, fruity wiht some malty sweetness. Flavor was tart, lightly sour, dry, kind of funky and funky.

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