overall
99
65
style
Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1893   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2008 My first gueuze: hazzy yellow in color with a white head the is half an inch high. barnyard type aromas with some vinegar in the backround and possibly some lemon lime type aroma. Flavor was very sour and acetic. The most acetic drink Ive ever had by far. Flavor was slightly of vinegar, and lemon. very sour. medium palate. it was okay I became more accostom to it as i drank it. Re-Rate 2008: Sampled at Cantillon after the tour: the beer poured a hazy golden with a head that built up but then became small. aroma is striking musty, sour, with lots of funk, and some wood. Flavor is incredible and very complex. Lots of musty lemon, grapefruit, wood, brett, delicious, and amazing when sampled in the brewery because its aroma is present most of the way through the tour. When drinking this after the brewery tour one feel like they are absorbing part of the 100+ year old traditions and essence of the brewery. Mouth feel is soft from carbonation, medium-light and refreshing. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Hazy yellow/white with a thin white head. Dusty, yeasty, lime and lemon. Im acutally starting to like Gueze!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy pale orange with a white head that fades quikly. First impression of the aroma is very acidic with a tart vinegar-like sourness. And then it gets more mellow and other aromas shows through; dried fruits, sour apples and citrus. Flavor is tart and acidic. Refreshingly sour with notes of lemon, grapefruit and green apples. Lively carbonation and a super dry finish. Enjoyable and exotic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Being new to gueuze I asked for a beginner (Timmermans) and a full on (this) to get acquainted. I was a little weary as I hated the Timmermans but, phew, this is great. Funny enough once poured looks exactly like Red Bull in the glass. Sour fruity aroma and taste, similar to champagne. Slightly salty but delicious, if this is gueuze then bring it on!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. White small head. Hazy yellow body. The aroma is revealling what the flavor will be i.e. vinegear grape and a strong one as such. A lot of bitterness that lasts for quite some time in the mouth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2006
A truly fascinating beer. Pours a wonderful honey golden brown with a somewhat thick and foamy head. It does have a very "farmyard" scent to it, fresh, although very organic. Flavors of sour milk, lime, sour cherry, and quite a bit of lemon aftertaste. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
The aroma had soury fermented fruit, coriander, light fruit, malts, and flowers. The beer poured a yellow color with golden orange highlights, thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had soury fermented fruit, coriander, citurs, and flowers. The mouthfeel was light and crisp, good carbonation and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Pours light golden with a mostly receding white head. Aroma of leather and sour cherries. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly sweet with lively carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Re-rate, 1996 vintage at Bills Sour tasting, this beer has matured amazingly. Pours orange with a bright whtie ring. Nose is sweet and tart and orangey citrus. Taste is super funky with a lot of lingering funk, Hell Yeah. Beer 12 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/1/06 from the bottle at Cantillon. After the tour I was able to sample Cantillons most recogized brew and I was impressed. This is a very intriguing unique brew and is easy to drink and very complex in flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
On tap @ Maproom: A bright golden yellow color poured in its very own Cantillon glass. A fizzy dissipating ring is all there is of the head. Bringing the glass close and the sour orange and lemon nose comes although not too strong, this lets you know this will be a very nice gueze. The flavor is tart and sour with the bubbling carbonation at the tip of the tongue and moving back to the center. Oranges, oak, grapefruit, aciditicy and a little yeast balance well on the palate with out knocking you out with sourness like most guezes do. A very drinkable and enjoyable gueze.


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