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Farmhouse Gueuze - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Gueuze
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BA SCORE
88
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-31-2010)
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled 11/13/2010 at -bal fest 2010. Easily top 3 at the fest for me. 75/25 blend of Chardonnay -bal and Pino -bal with Brett added. Allegedly 30 IBU when brewed.

Pours golden yellow, hazy, dense white head, good lacing and head.

Aroma is Chardonnay, grape, funk, pineapple, and wheat.

Flavor is kind of like Temptation with its chardonnay, lemon, grape, sourness, and funkiness. It's also just dry enough and wheaty. Very nice beer over all.

Body is light and highly drinkable. No complaints here.

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Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2010 07:09:44 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, grain, yeast, and Brett. Taste is much the same with a slightly medicinal and funky finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but not very sour.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2012 01:30:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with no head or signs of visible carbonation.
S: There are moderate aromas of sourness, oak and chardonnay in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has flavors of dry grapes.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite drinkable because all of the flavors blend together rather well and the sourness is not overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 01:22:29 | More by metter98
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womencantsail

California

4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Lagunitas

A: The pour is a hazy straw color with an initially fluffy white head that slowly dies down to a thin layer.

S: An amazingly funky and tart aroma is present immediately. Lots of sour apples, lemons, and maybe some green grapes along with a subtle wood character and a bit of grass.

T: The tartness is bright and green, lots of lemons and apples. The oak, grass, wet straw, and mild earthiness give this beer a great funky balance to the sourness.

M: The body is somewhat light and crisp, with a great level of effervescence and slight dryness.

D: This is an absolutely fantastic beer. I would drink this like nobody's business if it was more readily available and/or Lagunitas wasn't such a drive.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 06:35:47 | More by womencantsail
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-15-2013 18:37:55 | More by Texasfan549
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-26-2013 03:21:55 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-14-2011 18:59:34 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Map Room. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a creamy cap, solid collar, leaving plenty of lace. Very dark brown-orange body with a hint of transparency.

S - Smell is interesting, and not totally what I was expecting. Lots of earthy and farmy brett, with oak, spicy and estery Belgian yeast, and some surprising citrus hop presence. Is the base for this beer A Little Sumpin' Wild?

T - Taste is also very earthy and farmy, but with a balancing sweet and sugary malt backdrop. Some unexpected lemony hop bitterness in the finish mingles with a bit of phenolic, medicinal, Belgian yeast and dry oak. Strangely refreshing.

M - Super dry, but with some residual hop resins from the base beer. Medium, juicy body. Pleasant moderate carbonation.

D - Very odd, and not particularly gueuze-like, but strangely enjoyable. Think wine barrel-aged Belgian IPA with brett and your expectations will be more than satisfied. A bit more in the way of sour/tart notes and a bit less hop presence would help - perhaps this needs to age longer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 16:34:07 | More by MasterSki
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What a weird beer. Never had anything like it. Pours a cloudy yellow, with thin white head. Solid lacing though. Aroma, some might call it convuluted, some might call it complex, I tend to lean towards the 'all over the place' descriptor. You get farmhouse, a perfumy kind of fruit, and brett moreso than specific gueuze lambic like sourness or fruit notes. Lots of white wine type grape and oak qualities in it as well. Seems like belgian yeast phenols at the same time as well.

Taste, sourness is much lighter than most gueuzes, again, this doesn't really seem to be a gueuze, but nonetheless, you call it that, its gonna be compared with all other gueuezes. The perfumy flowery funk isn't offensive, its like being in a garden.

I dunno, its kind of like its really good for a saison, underwhelming for a gueuze.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 01:01:29 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-29-2013 19:19:08 | More by GraduatedCashew
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dgilks

Australia

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour with a good white head. Surprising head retention.

Nice lemon tartness in the aroma with a hint of funk. Surprisingly reminiscent of Cable Car.

Sweet, tart and balanced with some berry notes. Interesting.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. I like this fine.

A balanced and interesting wild ale. The balance of tartness and funk is good and the light berry note adds interest.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 12:36:08 | More by dgilks
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-24-2013 07:27:11 | More by popery
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

06-20-2013 21:47:30 | More by AngusOg
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ehammond1


4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed light yellow with a small white head that doesn't leave much cling down the glass.

A big, expressive aroma of barnyard funk, bright citrus and white fruit (lemon and tart green apples), along with some oak, and white wine. Complex, interesting, and delightful.

The funk is very bold and expressive and is this beer's signature, with lots of lemon, apple, and oak flavors complementing things nicely. This is great stuff.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

They probably do themselves a disservice by labeling this a gueuze, because it in no way at all resembles one. I can't understand the name here at all. That being said, this is a fantastic, funky, mildly sour, interesting, complex wild ale. Kudos to Lagunitas on this first, incredibly successful attempt.

This was probably my favorite, and certainly the most interesting, beer at the Lagunitas beer-pairing dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2012 22:24:16 | More by ehammond1
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-15-2014 04:12:21 | More by mattmarka1
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jsanford

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Distillery in Savannah, GA

A - Golden straw colored with a thin, creamy white head.
S - Wheat, sour apples and barnyard "funk".
T - Tons of green apple, almost like a cider. Pear, straw and more "funk".
M - Crisp and dry with nice fizzy carbonation.
D - Quite drinkable, tart but it won't destroy your palate.

I really enjoyed this one, thanks to dplittle for providing the info on this, I had no idea it was blended like it is. It was a nice surprise to find this on the menu, wish I drank more!

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2010 19:05:11 | More by jsanford
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david18

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer among a number of sour beers at a sour beer event at Rattle N Hum in Manhattan. It was great to taste so many sour beers side by side and this one was somewhat middle of the road in comparison to many of the others, although it was still quite good.

Very light in color with an adequate amount of carbonation. Not a huge head but it did stick around for a while

Aroma was of oak as well as some of the sour quality was able to come through in the aroma.

Flavor was very well balance for the style with a good amount of sour, not too much, but it lacked in any sort of characteristic unique to this beer.

Overall a very good beer but difficult to judge on its own merits when it is next to a bunch of other sours.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 19:22:06 | More by david18
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-26-2013 02:14:57 | More by Todd
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thewimperoo

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

06-10-2012 19:04:47 | More by thewimperoo
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Zbeetleman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2013 05:33:26 | More by Zbeetleman
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

08-05-2012 20:30:47 | More by ThePorterSorter
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-21-2012 19:34:48 | More by tbeq00
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-25-2013 21:46:42 | More by krome
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-12-2014 23:20:39 | More by jacewg
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this at the brewpub in Petaluma. From notes.

Pours a cloudy hay colored with a wispy white head. A bit of lace sticks to the glass. The aroma is tart and very lightly funky. Some biscuity sweetness shows in the nose as well. The taste is lemony and moderately sour with some earthy bitterness and a little bit of brett funk. Field berries also add to the mix. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with an active carbonation. Sourness in the finish lasts a short while.

This is a nice America Wild Ale imo. Sour but well balanced with malt sweetness. The funk could be stronger. Still great, and I'm sure age will be awesome for it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 07:12:29 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Farmhouse Gueuze from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.