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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1942   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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Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Version simply labeled "Lambic 100%". Pours a lovely, orangey golden with a slight haze - no head. Almost flat. Very sharp, acidic nose. Notes of iron and the typical Cantillon vinegar approach that pretty much kills your buds. This is very traditional hardcore stuff. 280601

Beerhunter111 (23273) - Beerland, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, fruchtig. Geschmack holzig, fruchtig, säuerlich.

Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at Jimmy’s No. 43 during a Lovullo Tasting Session. Pours a cloudy, honey gold with a modest white head. Grassy aroma, some barnyard, some florals and tartness. Flavor is tart and crisp, with more grass, sunflower and dandelion. (Yes, I know what those plants taste like.) Soft, tiny bubble carbonation. Some lemon and oak notes. Quite acidic in the finish, and dry with more flowers and earth. Nice.

Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is very sour - vinegar. Flavor is medium sweet and very sour. Sour and dry finish. This is rather one-dimensional with the very sour vingear dominating. Fortunately I like that. 110311

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2017
2017-08-22, corked, bottled 4 Oct 2016, 1 year old, 6-5-9-4-15=39
The aroma is cork ridden, not enthusiastic about that. The mouthfeel is very lively, the acidity is moderate, but it has a lemon character that seems stronger than usual, very drinkable, with some funkiness and astringency in the final, but no cork. The cork will likely mellow out and this will grow to be an excellent beer.

2013-02-25, bottled 2011-12-01, 1 year old, 9-4-8-4-17=42
Cloudy golden color with generous head; it's highly carbonated. At first, it just smells like an old wet cellar, then there is a more animal presence, horseblanket; some citrus fruits (tangerine and oranges, light cedar); pungent but with grace. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, and as round as a gueuze can be; good malt flavor, definitively not too dry, with sharp but pleasant sourness, and plenty of bitter orange peel; the final is instead more lemony, and lightly astringent.

2004-02-25, bottled 1997, 8 years old, 8-3-7-4-13=35
Golden color; the head quickly fades. As usual, a wonderful sour and citrusy aroma. Taste without compromises: sour, tart, astringent, with clear lemon juice notes; maybe a bit thinner than usual (probably due to the age). Not very bitter, the final (sourness) is quite long.

Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at home - 19/08/12. Pours an apricot shade of orange with a billowing slightly off-white head which soon vanishes to a little edgeing. Earthy sour green fruits, grandads shed, burnt sugar and accidental piss against the radiator in a mark I toilet! Tarte and sour fruit taste, apple and burnt caramel. Medium body and a nice soft level of carbonation. Dry crisp finish with a sour and apple infused aftertaste. Tops!

mcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 375mL bottle, pours hazy orange. Aroma of sour fruits, champagne, barnyard funk and some leather,. Flavour of leather, barnyard funk, medium acidity and moderate tartness. Medium funk and leather quality, with a modest horse blanket quality. Classic gueuze - never get tired of drinking this gem.

saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren, Århus. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are stable, straw, brett, hay, leather and hops. Nice and sour. Old rating. 7/3/5/13/12 Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour lactose acid and malt.

harrisoni (19548) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
37.5cl bottle. I had no idea that I hadn’t rated this. Hazy gold colour with thin white. Very sour lemon aroma. Unsurprisingly sour in the mouth. But amazingly refreshing on a very hot day. Some farmyard aroma. Fairly good complexity in the mouth . Quite good once you have got used to it.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Hazy, amber, thin head. The aroma is a bit cheddary, has a lactic tartness and a little bit of yeastiness. Earthy, woody and a hit of lactic in the finish. Simpler than I remember.

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