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A style of Lambic that originated in the Brussels region of Belgium - pronounced "gerz-ah" or "gooze".
Ranging in color from gold to deep amber, the Gueuze is made by combining a one-, a two-, and a three-year old Lambic. The one-year old Lambic still has fermentable sugars, while the aged versions have differing amounts of the characteristic Lambic sour and musky flavors and aromas. Often bottle conditioned, the flavors are intense, fruity, dry, and acidic, with no hop character.
Usually served cool, 46-54 degrees, in a champagne flute, beer snifter, or a stemmed tulip glass.
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This original Leipzig beer specialty lends us the name for our brewery. Gose is a regional beer specialty that was brought to Saxony-Anhalt in the year 1738. Originally Gose comes from Goslar, a small town in Lower Saxony, and the river “Gose” in this town.
The Gueuze Tilquin – draft version (4,8% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the blending of a low alcohol lambic (called Meerts or March beer) with 1 and 2 years old lambics matured in oak barrels.
The Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the blending of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambics. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in the bottle for a minimum period of 6 months.
One of our latest collaboration projects with Chicago IL’s finest. World renowned cocktail kitchen, The Aviary and Chicago hot spot Fountainhead, sent their finest artisans down to join us in crafting this unique take on a classic style Gose.
Nowadays, Lambic on draught is hard to find. Only in a few pubs in and around Brussels you still can taste the curious sherry-like flavoured beer. Nevertheless, since 1880, Lambic was bottled to simplify transport but also for conservation properties.