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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1909   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23289) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Clowdy orange in colour with a sour nose, With a sharp spicy sourness, suspect its good at what it aimed at just didnt hit the spot for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at Jimmys 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013
2013-02-25, bottled 2011-12-01, 1 year old, 9-4-8-4-17=42
Cloudy golden color with generous head; its 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (19373) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19276) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: trbes orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weier Schaumkrone. Geruch suerlich, fruchtig. Geschmack holzig, fruchtig, suerlich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
Sample from bottle at the Cantillon Museum. Yellow beer with a small head. Dry rubber aroma, sourish, fruity, vinegar notes. Dry sourish flavor, fruity, rubber notes, wet grass, grapefruit, citrus. Sourish finish with wet grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18747) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
37.5cl bottle. I had no idea that I hadnt 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17970) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Tap @ Fermentoren, rhus. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17085) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Bottled 75cl, 2004 vintage (BBE 2030)
Hazy bright orange color, small orangey head, mostly vanishing. Strong sour aroma of apples, also earth, leather and cork. Soft, rounded mouthfeel. Starts fruity (apples again) sweetish then fills the mouth with sourness (lime). Earthy notes in the finish. Long acidy aftertaste. Well-balanced gueuze.

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