Gueuze beer

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15 products

Beer Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio 5% Cantillon | Gueuze
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A tangy and fruity taste, the woody aromas due to the time of fermentation in barrels provide a long final touch in mouth.

This beer can be kept for an extremely long time, it will only get better.

The Gueuze Cantillon is a blend of several organic lambics.

The Gueuze Cantillon has a golden blond colour with some orange reflections. The head of the beer is very thin. The beer has delicate citrus aromas. On the nose, you can notice lemon, apple and apricot. On the palate, you have fruity tastes, especially the lemon and apple. It provides a strong acidity with a long finish in the mouth. The balance of acidity is perfect. 

The Cantillon brewery and its gueuze have become famous not only in Belgium but all around the world. Some people even call the beer “Champagne de Belgique”. The demand has not only become high among beer drinkers but also among collectors. People as far as the United States are trying to get their hands on a good Cantillon Gueuze. 

Now, the Gueuze Cantillon represents half of the brewery’s production. The brewers follow a thousand-year-old brewing tradition and promote the natural taste of a beer by using the best raw materials. The cereals they use are 100% organically grown.

The history and making of Gueuze beer

In the 18th century, a Benedictine monk discovered champagnisation by blending different non-sparkling white wines. It was just the beginning of discovery, as, during the next century, a Brabant brewer mixed several Lambics that caused fermentation in the bottle. And finally, the Gueuze was born. 

Before that, only Lambic and Faro beers were drunk in Belgium. The monk’s discovery of champagnisation and the Brabant brewers mixing of lambics started a new revolution. The Gueuze beer then became a hit. In fact, it was not the Belgians but Americans who noticed the value of a gueuze beer. Before it came back to the spotlight in Belgium, the demand was much higher in the United States. 

Creating this complex mixture of different lambics requires some work. Around ten lambics from different barrels need to be tasted to select the best half for the mixture. Young lambics that are one year old are mixed with old lambics, which are three years old. The bottles are then placed horizontally in a cellar for a second fermentation that takes about one year. Once the lambic has become sparkling, it has become a gueuze. 

Anecdote of cooking with Gueuze Cantillon beer

Proper beer lovers and geeks would call anyone mad to waste a good Cantillon Gueuze on any dish. Nevertheless, there is a whole recipe book about cooking with Cantillon beer!

You can find this book at Brussels Gueuze Museum, which is a museum dedicated to gueuze beer and established in the Cantillon brewery. 

The book called “La Gueuze Gourmande” was published in 1995 and only focuses on dishes that use Cantillon beers. There is a recipe called tête pressée that even requires two full bottles of Cantillon Gueuze. This book was made when the consumption of traditional gueuze was declining, especially during the tough times after World War II. This book intended to use the beer in recipes in a way that the unique beer flavour would not disappear. 

The recipe book may be forgotten now, but luckily the consumers have once again started to appreciate a traditional gueuze beer the way it is.

Learn more about the Gueuze Cantillon beer.

How long can you store a Gueuze Cantillon beer?

The good news is that this beer only gets better with time! In a cellar, Cantillon Gueuze can age for more than 20 years without losing any taste or aromas. 

Where is the Gueuze Cantillon brewed?

The Cantillon brewery is located in the Anderlecht neighbourhood in Brussels, Belgium. It is very close to one of the main train stations, Brussels Midi. 

How to serve the Gueuze Cantillon?

The Gueuze Cantillon can be served at 15 degrees celsius. Cantillon brewery has a dedicated beer glass for the gueuze. If you are unable to buy a Cantillon beer glass, then use any straight format beer glass to enjoy your beer. 

What are some other similar beers to Gueuze Cantillon?

If you enjoy the Gueuze Cantillon, you must see the other gueuze beers in our collection. 

What are the other beers by Cantillon brewery?

We encourage you to try out Cantillons Kriek and Gambrinus

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Beer 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 6% 3 Fonteinen | Gueuze
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The acidity is well balanced and the taste of the oak barrels is present. Assembly of lambic of 1, 2 and 3 years of age, unfiltered and unpasteurized. The majority of the lambic comes from the 3 Fonteinen production but it is still blended with lambics from other breweries.

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Beer Oude Gueuze Tilquin À L'Ancienne 7% Tilquin | Gueuze
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Gueuze refermented for 6 months, based on a blend of lambics.

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Beer Geuze Mariage Parfait 8% Boon | Gueuze
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This three-year-old Lambic has a very particular taste, including citrus notes (grapefruit, lemon), wood aromas (vanilla, cloves, oak), and phenolic components, which refer to whiskey , are the predominant feature.
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Beer Oude Gueuze 37Cl 7% Boon | Gueuze
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Oude Gueuze Boon is the result of the assembly of a medium lambic having undergone an aging of at least 18 months in oak barrels, a young lambic and a three-year old lambic. This assembly gives a beer with an orange-yellow color, with a rich and complex aromatic bouquet. On the nose, it offers delicate aromas of white fruits, citrus fruits, spices, wood and vanilla. This delight continues on the palate where the beer reveals its balanced acidity which enhances the whole.
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Beer 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston 5% 3 Fonteinen | Gueuze
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The Cuvée Armand et Gaston is a gueuze born from a blend of lambics of one, two and three years of age, all produced at 3 Fonteinen.

The beer has rested for at least six months in the bottle, a beer of great finesse for experienced amateurs, who love this style.

The Cuvée Armand et Gaston is a symbol of all the know-how of the 3 Fonteinen brewery.

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Beer Oude Gueuze 25Cl 7% Boon | Gueuze
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A beer of traditions, from our region where time plays a major role. It is dominated by acidulous notes, with pretty notes of lemon, grapefruit.
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Beer Brett-Elle 5.6% Lambiek Fabriek | Gueuze
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Classic Gueuze assembled with lambics from the breweries.

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Beer Oude Gueuze Hanssens 6% Hanssens | Gueuze
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Oude Gueuze Hanssens is a blend of several vintages to produce a fruity and refreshing lambic. Golden yellow color with aromas of green apple, grape, citrus and vinegar. The taste is sour and acidic.
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Beer Vicaris Triple Gueuze 7% Dilewyns | Gueuze
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The Vicaris Triple/Gueuze is a blend of a triple beer from Dilewyns and Lambic Girardin.

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Beer Geuze Barrel Oud Pijpen 6.5% Oud Beersel | Gueuze
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A golden yellow Geuze. The aroma is a combination of old wooden barrels and refreshing citrus. Pungent acidity. The fruity flavor is balanced by the acidity.
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Beer Vandervelden 135 Oude Geuze Vieille 6.5% Oud Beersel | Gueuze
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Unique blend of lambics matured for one year. This creation is a tribute to the founder of Oud Beersel who founded the brewery 135 years ago in 1882.

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Beer Mirakel 5 Ranke | Gueuze
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Spontaneously fermented Gueuze style beer. A mix of one, two and three year old lambics.
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Beer Gueuze Girardin 1882 White Label 5% Girardin | Gueuze
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The Gueuze Girardin is a blend of lambics of different ages and kept for six months.

The White Label is the filtered version, which gives it a more direct taste and less terroir than the Black Label.

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Beer Oude Geuze Oud Beersel 6.5% Oud Beersel | Gueuze
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A traditional lambic beer produced using an authentic method. The beer is a mixture of lambics from different years aged in wooden barrels. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze is distinguished by its notable fruity character and hoppy notes. The flavor combines a pleasant bitterness with an acidic, yet sweet character.
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Gueuze beer

Gueuze is the result of a long process before arriving at the final product. It combines several techniques throughout manufacturing. One of these techniques is spontaneous fermentation.

You should already know that to obtain the final product, it is necessary to assemble several lambics which have different maturation times and even different origins.

Lambic is the basic beer needed to make gueuze. It is produced by brewing a wheat wort to which no yeast is added. Yeast is actually naturally present in the air and that is why it is called spontaneous fermentation.

For it to be present in sufficient quantity, certain climatic conditions must be met, such as precise temperatures and atmospheric pressure levels. This is why breweries producing lambic only do so at two times of the year: in March and September (note that this may vary depending on the climate).

Once the lambic has been brewed, it is left to rest in oak barrels for one to three years where it will evolve while taking on the taste of the barrel. It is only after this long process that two to three lambics are blended and bottled. Then comes a phase of rest in a hot room which will give sparkle to the gueuze.

The manufacturers of lambics are obliged to brew in the Senne valley, where the microclimate necessary for the presence of the famous yeast allowing spontaneous fermentation is found.

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