A million sparkling golden bubbles with a well-rounded taste that graces the throat with its smoothness – that is the Belgian-Style Lambic or Gueuze. Fermented with significant levels of flavor compounds and aroma, this beer occurs spontaneously and naturally. The yeast and bacteria production involved in making this style of beer creates a whirlwind of rich and tongue enticing flavors! Doesn’t that sound good?
“Gueuze” is a type of Lambic- which is a Belgian beer. Lambic is a beer brewed in the Southwestern part of Brussels, Belgium. Although Lambics are not blended, the Gueuze style blends both new and old Lambic in one bottle, in a refermentation process. This unique style of Lambic is created by combining old Lambic with a newly fermented young Lambic.
The secondary fermented Lambic beer is usually unflavored and may be very dry, with an intensely fruity flavor – although it also comes with sour and acidic flavors and aroma. It is not very thick, and therefore leaves off no residual sweetness. However, you can create sweeter versions of it by adding artificial sweeteners or sugar. Because of where it originated from, different Belgian-Style Lambic or Gueuze styles are made to mimic the gueuze or Lambic beers made in Southwest Brussels.
Enjoy a Belgian-Style Lambic/Gueuze
Belgian-Style Lambic/Gueuze is an excellent complement for all kinds of meals, as it offers a tasty way to wash everything down. You can pair it with sweet chocolate cake, shellfish, and even mascarpone with fruit. No matter what your preferred combination is, you will experience a richly-flavored beer that is sure to please. Cheers!