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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: 1942   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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4.1
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
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.

4
downender (9008) - 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.

3.8
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.

3.6
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.

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Sample glass after brewery tour. Earthy, musty & golden. Medium sourness. Refreshing dry finish & tasty

3.1
thomat (4209) - G�teborg, 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.

4.2
TomDecapolis (4636) - 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.

3.7
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottled in 2006. Pours a hazy, orangey-golden color with a fairly small, white, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing, leaving no lace. Nose is certainly earthy and funky with musty yeast, wet logs, horse blanket, and a citrusy note of lemon peel. Certainly tastes more citrusy and more acidic than I would have thought; lots of lemons and lemon peels, musty yeast, wet hay, funky barnyard notes, light peppery notes, even some bitters towards the end. Palate is queching with acidity, moderately-light, lively, and dry in the finish. Finishes quickly, drying out, and leaving lemon peel and a decent peppery bitterness. One of the more funky Gueuzes I’ved tried and more acidic than most but still nice and refreshing. Complex and quenching but a bitt too acidic and sour to be great.

4.1
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 14, 2007
This was the first time i have had a lambic gueuzes and it was an interesting beer. It pours a cloudy golden color with smells of citrus hops and earth pete tones which are very strong. The head faded rather quickly as it warms up. The initial taste was very bitter and was of dry grass and hay and citrus. There was a lot of lemon and other bitter fruits. It dries the palate rather quickly and flavor wise faded but still had a nice earty lemon flavor on the sides of my mouth for a while.


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