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

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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13371) - Randers, - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. 2003 Vintage. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy powerfull sour aroma. Citrus notes. Really great. MOderate bitter very nice sour flavor. Long complex wonderfull finish. Creamy palate.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (1008) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (5445) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (515) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2786) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5689) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (781) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Zwanze day. Clear golden pour. Aroma is amazing, crazy good funky Gueze. Taste follows, really smooth, freaking awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (1524) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2016
750 mL bottle. 2010 sticker. Originally reviewed 10/24/2014. Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Thick collar and some nice surface wisps. Lots of citrus on the nose. Lemony. Very spritzy. Some dry grass and a bit of a metallic aroma. Tastes much more dynamic. The citrus is lemony and orangey. Pale malt is stronger. Very woody. Dried grass. Woody finish. High carbonation. Moderate sourness. Medium light body. My white whale. An excellent Gueuze. I think Id take a 3F over it, but its remarkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1613) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 1, 2016
Clear golden color with a bit of white head. Aroma has nice farmhouse funk but overall its quite clean. Taste starts sour with lots of barnyard notes like hay, grass and a bit of dusty wood barrels. Light body but not very dry, medium carbonation. Overall its a really good gueuze but the classic Cantillon gueuze is as good as this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (358) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2016
A 750ml bottle at Netnigenough. 2013 sticker, bottled on 27th April 2015. Poured into a Cantillon tasting glass. It poured a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse lacing. Aromas of apple, floral, lemon, hay, grass, barnyard with a touch of light funk. Tastes quite similar to the aromas with apple, lemon, grass, hay, floral, sour, light vinegar and funk. Light to medium bodied with high to moderate carbonation. Overall a great gueuze. Loving the Lou Pepe varieties from Cantillon. A refreshing spritzy gueuze that is very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (412) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
2012 Bottle Pours a light yellow color clear with jk head. Apricot and green apple nose. Apricot flavor, green apples, grass, short sweet finish.


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