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


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The Lou Pepe Gueuze is a blend of three different 2-year-old lambics. The standard Cantillon Gueuze is a blend of 1,2, and 3-year-olds. The inclusion of the younger lambic (which still has some unfermented sugars in it) sparks a refermentation in the bottle that gives Gueuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The simple idea behind the special Lou Pepe blend is that it should have much more of the taste of old lambic, which is of course much harder, drier, more sour, and more complex than the young stuff. (Though 3-year-olds are generally more complex than 2-year-olds, it's not necessarily so; the 2-year-olds used in this instance have as much character as most 3-year-olds.) This being Gueuze, it has to be spritzy, so the brewery opted for the same method used in conditioning champagne: everyday refined sugar is dissolved in water and added to cause a refermentation. The sugar ferments out completely, so there is no residual sweetness, which Jean-Pierre famously detests.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wixie (557) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Semi hazy golden liquid, small head. Aroma of oak, sour, fruity. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sour and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting Kyle finally made it to at Mickeys on December 01. 750 mL bottle, 2013 sticker. The pour is as nice as you could hope. There is a light hazy golden yellow with a thick white head and some soapy lace as it falls down. The aroma is tart and sour citrus, funky barnyard, a light oak, a hint of brett, but this is just so balanced and delicate. The flavor is just as good. The light and delicate complexity I just love. The funky barnyard isnt as heavy, the citrus is heavy and sour, there is a light dusty hay that just beings it all together. The mouth feel is a little softer than I was hoping. The carbonation isnt as bright as I would like to see and the aftertaste is good, lingering funky sour fruit skins. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (617) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
One of those beers Ive been putting off rating since forever. One of my absolute favourite of the style too. 2011 sticker: Colour is almost clear and rusty orange with a few white islands of foam. The nose is fruity with some gewurztraminer notes. Sweet and mineral with some walnuts and bretty funk. Taste: good lord! So ballanced and mellow and yet pungent with sour apples and zesty pear, bretty funk. Aftertaste has juicy plum and soft citrus and lingering mineral dryness. Perfect if you ask me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle: Poured a golden with a film head. Aroma is funky dirty. Very funky tart malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (857) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2016
03/12/2016 @home - 75cl bottle from the brewery. Cloudy orange with big white head. Nose is sour, hay, citrus. Taste is some green apple, citrus, soft sour, funky

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Jedno z najlepszych gueuze jakie piłem. Wersja 2003, po 13 latach leżakowania w butelce - totalnie niesamowita.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Yellow, small-medium head, fruity aroma, brett, vanilla, green tea, oak, excellent, sour flavor, fruity, green tea, oak, fresh, fruity, sour, lemon, vinaigrette, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (573) - - OCT 4, 2016
2013 flaska @sbwf16. Guldfärgad utan skum för min del. Sur, sträv, torr, citrus, ljus malt, gräs. Riktigt fin och trevlig! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
2011 bottle shared at Sovereign on 2/11/16. Clear gold with small offwhite head in a tumbler. Funky wet hay, barnyard, tart citrus peel, yeast, grains.. Phenomenal nose. Finishes dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
750 ml. bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, funk, and wood. Nice tartness. Excellent.

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