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World Beer Cup 2008
Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic
United States Colorado
Place Rank:
Gold medal

Belgian-Style Gueuze Lambic beers are are very low in hop bitterness. Diacetyl should be absent. Characteristic horsey, goaty, leathery and phenolic character evolved from Brettanomyces yeast is often present at moderate levels. Cloudiness is acceptable. These beers are quite dry and light bodied. Vanillin and other woody flavors should not be evident. Versions of this beer made outside of the Brussels area of Belgium cannot be true lambics. These versions are said to be lambic-style and may be made to resemble many of the beers of true origin. Historically, traditional gueuze lambics are dry and completely attenuated, exhibiting no residual sweetness either from malt, sugar or artificial sweeteners. Modern versions may have a degree of sweetness, contributed by sugars or artificial sweeteners.

Original Gravity (Plato) 1.044-1.056 (11-14 Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (Plato) 1.000-1.010 (0-2.5 Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5.5-7.0 (6.8-8.6)
Bitterness (IBU) 11-23
Color SRM (EBC) 6-13 (12-26 EBC)

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