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Style: Gueuze
Style Information
Gueuze is a type of Belgian Lambic beer that is made by blending a younger lambic (1 year old) with an older lambic (2-3 years old). This is then bottled for a secondary fermentation in the bottle. Most examples of the Gueuze style can handle long periods of aging, with the Cantillon Lou Pepe label noting that it can be aged for up to 20 years. Kriek is a closely related lambic that uses sour cherries before bottling.

The color should be pale yellow, and somewhat cloudy. The aroma should have a very strong sour presence, with notes of green apples, cider, citrus rind and a notable acidity. Some brewers add sugar to the fermentation to dull the sour edge of the style. The taste should follow the aroma, with sourness being the primary flavor. There should also be strong notes of citrus, acidity and possibly a very slight sweet aftertaste. Hop bitterness should not be noticed at all. The feel should be light, with very high carbonation. ABV should be from 5% to 6%. IBUs should be very low at 11 to 23.

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Top Consumed Gueuze
1. Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne by Gueuzerie Tilquin59
2. Gueuze 100% Lambic by Brasserie Cantillon49
3. Oude Geuze by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen47
4. Gueuze 1882 Black Label (unfiltered) by Brouwerij Girardin40
5. Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait by Brouwerij Boon25
6. Oude Gueuze by Hanssens Artisanaal bvba24
7. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille by Brouwerij Oud Beersel19
8. R&D Gueuze by New Glarus Brewing Company15
9. Lindemans Gueuze Cuvee Rene by Brouwerij Lindemans11
10. Golden Blend by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen8

Top Reviews Gueuze
 BeerAvg Score
1. J & J Oude Geuze Blauw by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen95
2. Oude Geuze Vintage 2002 by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen94
3. Millennium Geuze by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen93
4. Eylenbosch Gueuze by Brouwerij De Keersmaeker92
5. De Cam Oude Geuze by Geuzestekerij De Cam90
6. Gueuze 100% Lambic by Brasserie Cantillon89
7. Gueuze 1882 Black Label (unfiltered) by Brouwerij Girardin89
8. Gueuze (Hout Series) by Ballast Point Brewing Company88
9. Loerik by Brasserie Cantillon87
10. Lou Pepe - Gueuze by Brasserie Cantillon87