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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: 1927   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a half finger white color with poor retention. S: This one had the most balanced hybrid between winy fruit tartness and earthy funk. A very expressive aroma, and the best one of the three (by a small margin). T: Acetic sourness comes on the palate fast and hard, and then afterwards cheesy, earthy funk...finishes the flavor profile fast and hard. This was the boldest and most complex of the three, yet it wasn’t that much harsher than the 3F (certainly it was somehow more subtle than Tilquin’s offering). Shockingly easy to drink for me. M: The finish is the ’dirtiest’ and most tannic of the three, closing the palate with big dryness, yet minimal harshness. This one is actually pretty thick in its texture, accentuating a fuller level of carbonation than the 3F Oude Geuze. O: This was the winner in my book - but I wouldn’t dare recommend this one to beginners. There is a sense of subtle delicacy to it; however the bigness of the acetic sourness, wet hay, and cheesy funk WILL scare off the average Fat Tire drinker the way a celery stalk scares off a fat kid. And moreso than the other two gueuzes, in fact. To those acclimated to the style’s idiosyncrasies, this one’s hard to beat.


4.1
kaserov (753) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2017
Color dorado, ligeramente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (apariencia cremosa y buena retención). Carbonatación media aparentemente, en boca se echa en falta algo más. Textura acuosa. Aroma ácido, a viejo, a madera, manzana ácida. Complejo y verdaderamente apetecible. En boca es una explosión de acidez perfectamente medida. Recuerda mucho a una mezcla de sidra y champán, por su carácter seco y acidez. Bastante frutal. Levadura presente. Se capta la madera pero sin llegar a estar excesivamente remarcada. Qué se yo, siempre me cuesta describir este tipo de cervezas. Son tan complejas y a la vez tan disfrutables...

4.5
cobaink2 (693) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2017
35 cl bottle from la fine mouse. Barnyard funk and a bit of underlying yeasty business that just seems outstanding. Little lenon and herb flavors. Great.

4.1
eXORRO (249) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Aroma of white wine, apple, funky, stable, acetone, leather. Taste is dry, acidic, with funky notes. Medium bitterness. High carbonation. My first lambic - absolutely original and fantastic beer.

3.9
mats1337 (98) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Brak dokładnych notatek.
Pomarańczowe, niska, kremowa piana.
W aromacie skóra, agrest i kuń.
Piwo jest lekko kwaśne, ładnie ułożone, wytrawne, czuć również skóre.

4.3
xmunozsbd (110) - Sabadell, - JUL 10, 2017
L’exemple de les làmbiques... si coneixeu algú que no li agrada la birra (perquè és amarga...) que tasti aquesta! S’enamorarà!

4
carlom (58) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2017
Colore dorato chiaro, schiuma poco persistente, poco carbonata. Aroma acido di pelle, buccia di arancia, mela verde. Al palato molto secca con sentori di agrumi, uva, yogurt. Finale secco netto e preciso, amaro. La birra acida da cui partire.

4
ironcontra (313) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2017
Deep orange hue, so sour it even warms the throat a bit, woodsy, a hint of vanilla in the back

3.6
LukaszK (70) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Aroma: banana, yeast, bread dough, green grapes, cloves, a dash of lime zest. Appearance: looks like weizen, but without its rich foam, pale yellow with a little haze. Taste: sour, champagne, fresh bread notes, grapes, white wine, apple vinegar, slightly sweet with hints of pineapple. Palate: light, thin, lively, quite dry. This is my first Gueuze ever, maybe fourth or fith lambic.

3.8
erikaraeb (226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2017 More berry-like and less dry than some comparable geuzes. A bit salty with something like gooseberries (? I’m bad with my fruits). Decent tartness with medium pucker factor. Medium bod, though not a whole lot of carbonation. Aroma is very mild but tart.

4.3
AndreaSputo (11) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - JUN 28, 2017
Boh. Formaggio erborinato, citrico, tartarico, guasto, muffa. Al palato un dentifricio salvia e camomilla. Gusto sgangherato tra acido, muffoso e sapido. Insomma un quasi capolavoro che da dipendenza...


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