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Farmhouse Gueuze | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 07-31-2010

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of floraday
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank at Lagunitas once a week during all of July.

A: Golden in color with a gently crown of foam. Slight lacing throughout consumption.

S: Lots of creamy milk sourness. Funky and tart. Lemon peel and green apple.

T: Sour cream. Slight lemon rind. Slightly earthy with loads of funk.

M: Very thick and creamy. Viscous on the palate. Very nice.

D: I could drink this all day. My favorite Lagunitas brew of all-time. It was becoming better and better as the brew was aging with lots of creamy goodness.

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Photo of dplittle
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the Lagunitas Pint Night at The Distillery prior to the Savannah Craft Brew Fest. This was the highlight for me of the entire weekend. The "Gueze", though not spontaneously fermented, is the perfect blend of malt and sour. Beautifully complex with the "three threads" of Farmhouse Saison ... one aged two years in Pinot Noir barrels, one aged one year in Chardonnay (and six months with brett) and then some fresh to balance things out. It especially went great with the Sonoma County goat cheese, mango-chipotle chutney and turkey bacon sandwiches!

This is extremely rare (I heard only 16 kegs were done) so if you ever get a chance to try this one, DO IT!

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Photo of lechroy
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

A - nice clean finish, very clear. light golden color, one finger head departing quickly.
S - A nice reminder of champagne and oakey, oakey barrels. Wonderful fragrance with a touch of sweet Belgian yeast.
T- Exceptional champagne-y taste and feel to this beer. Two years in the making I understand - it's well worth the taste. Nicely balanced with a tinge of sour.
M- bubbly and lively. yum
O- quit reading this and go knock your taste buds off!

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Photo of womencantsail
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
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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Photo of WeedKing4
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was titled just as 'gueuze' at the brewpub. The waitress said it was A Lil Sumpin Wild aged in wine barrels. This was awesome. Pours a dark, hazy amber. Some slight sourness with fruity notes in there too. very refreshing. I drank this one way too quickly. Great beer.

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Photo of jsanford
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
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!

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Photo of ehammond1
4.29/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Photo of OutsidersAlmanac
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an odd beer. Feels like a saison, but tastes like a geuze with brett and floral notes. Slight vinegar and tartness with a wooliness that helped make texture for rosehip notes.

Curious how this is a geuze or a saison, but enjoyed it none the less. Here's to stepping out of styles into strange new territories.

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Farmhouse Gueuze from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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