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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: 1921   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
imaragingbull (574) - Sydney, - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours Cloudy, Clear, Orange, Pale, Small Head, Sparce Lacing. Aromas of Herbs, Lemon, Light Malt and of course a generous sour tart character. Light Medium body, fizzy carbonation and acidic sour character. Finish is sour, lingering for a good amount of time with a lightly sweet malt bread character.


3.1
dorain (483) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-09 getrunken. Ein erfrischendes Bier mit moderater Säure.

3.6
czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
(2016) Really pretty in the glass. Nice head and texture. Tastes and smells like horses bottom. Cool. Suprisingly hoppy. A bit a bit to bitter in the finish.

4.2
beskid (224) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2017
Hazy orange color, almost no head. Super funky aroma, leather, lactic notes. Taste is medium sour, rather dry, from a bit malty to very tart. Notes of lemon skin, green apples, wine, oak, vinegar. Dry tart finish with more vinegar. Excellent.

4.2
TH28 (470) - - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle. 1/18/17 bottle date. Appearance: Clear golden color with a pillowy white head and decent lacing Aroma: Strong funky brettanomyces character up front, lead by hay and horse blanket. A touch off grass, then the acidity pops up in the background, with apple cider vinegar notes. Taste: Starts with a light crackery malt sweetness before a bracing acidic tartness and bitterness, lemon peel, and light brett funk. Bready maltiness and brett notes emerge retronasally. Even some blue cheese Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with a high carbonation Finish: Dry and surprisingly bitter, with a lingering acidic lemon tartness. Funky blue cheese is there retronasally. Overall: An amazingly complex beer. Brettanomyces dominates the aroma, and the flavor profile shows off the bracingly tart acidity. A surprising amount of bitterness here and the lemon peel like acidic bitterness/tartness counterbalances throughout. Very crisp

4.1
beermastersasho (96) - - SEP 4, 2017
Nice aroma. Taste is sour, bitter, hay. Good with cheese, fruits... I really dont know how people become crazy for these beers! And they are even ready to trade a rare imperial russian stout for this kind of beer. Is it so rare in America? It is fresh.

4.1
Zilverenmaan (248) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2017
Aroma very funky, peppery, acidic, complex. Taste funky, less acidic, aftertaste bitter rather than acidic, some vinegar. Very wine-like. Some sweet notes, hints of vanilla even. Bit of an off- taste to it ( the cork, tannines,... ? ), not disturbing though. Mouthfeel very soft, poor gently. Quality.

4.1
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle @home, (Clear out the cellar evening). Pours golden, hazy/cloudy yellow, no real head a few bubbles. Nose is lemons and limes, funk, sour, slightly spicy. Taste is more of the same with some added salt.

4.2
Mister_Li (1484) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Leicht trübes Goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Leicht säuerlich, grüne Äpfel, etwas Zitronenschale, Apfelessig, leicht trocken.

3.5
Parmenion777 (326) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle, pours a hazy apricot yellow colour with a near white head which quickly dissipated to a film. Aroma is sour fruits, cider vinegar, champagne and barnyard funk. Moderately tart and acidic, some sour fruit, cider apple and barnyard funk with a crisp dry finish.

4.3
thejackpacker (529) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle from brewery. This was actually the 2006 Gueze from Cantillon. Couldn’t find it on the rate beer account so just putting it here. Beautiful golden colour and a real grower. It is a sublime beer.


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