European Sour Ale - Gueuze - Beer Recipes | Brewer's Friend
Brew your best beer EVER. Save 10% on Brewer's Friend Premium today. Use code TAKE10. Sign Up ×

European Sour Ale - Gueuze


A complex, pleasantly sour but balanced wild Belgian wheat beer that is highly carbonated and very refreshing. The spontaneous fermentation character can provide a very interesting complexity, with a wide range of wild barnyard, horse blanket, or leather

Flavor Profile: A moderately sour character is classically in balance with the malt, wheat and barnyard characteristics. A low, complementary sweetness may be present but higher levels are not traditional. While some may be more dominantly sour, balance is the key and de

Ingredients: Unmalted wheat (30-40%), Pilsner malt and aged hops (3 years) are used. The aged hops are used more for preservative effects than bitterness, and makes actual bitterness levels difficult to estimate. Traditionally these beers are spontaneously fermented w

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Gueuze Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Extract Lambic/Gueuze Recipe
5 gal 4.55% 4.77 1.046 1.012
extract 3192
Upper Hudson Valley Gueuze
5.5 gal 4.47% 3.65 1.044 1.010
All Grain 2197
Marne Dog Gose
5.5 gal 5.77% 5.38 1.057 1.013
All Grain 1797
German Gose
2.5 gal 4.46% 10.98 1.044 1.010
BIAB 1691
2016 Gueuze I
5 gal 0.49% 0 1.005 1.001
All Grain 1526
Lambic
12 L 5.62% 39.53 1.057 1.014
All Grain 1514
sour weisse
5.5 gal 5.71% 12.05 1.051 1.008
Partial Mash 1463
droid juice
40 L 7.14% 5.02 1.071 1.016
All Grain 1457
Gose Around, Comes Around
5 gal 5% 15.54 1.051 1.013
All Grain 1440
Salted Caramel Gose
5 gal 5.33% 17.31 1.054 1.014
All Grain 988

Newest Gueuze Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Berliner Weisse Goes Gose
42 L 6.09% 2.51 1.055 1.008
All Grain 83
A Little Gose Long Way
21 L 5.23% 7.11 1.053 1.013
All Grain 87
True false Lambic > Gueze
60 L 5.69% 8.88 1.048 1.005
All Grain 104
Sheba Sour V 1.0
100 L 4.13% 3.54 1.042 1.010
All Grain 111
Raspberry Sour Mk III
23 L 5.3% 9.18 1.048 1.008
All Grain 142
duck duck gose
5 gal 5.29% 10.13 1.054 1.013
BIAB 257
Raspberry Gose
1 gal 4.82% 9.81 1.043 1.006
extract 284
2bbl banana gose
65 gal 5.86% 5.22 1.051 1.006
All Grain 366
Yooper Loops
5.5 gal 5.41% 15.32 1.048 1.007
All Grain 361
Gueuze 2022
55 L 6.07% 7.31 1.054 1.008
All Grain 274

Fermentables Used In Gueuze Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
German - Acidulated Malt 30 German Grain acidulated malt 3.4°L
27 10% 2% - 20%
German - Pilsner 22 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 47% 27% - 94%
American - Pilsner 17 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 46% 20% - 85%
American - Wheat 15 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 42% 13% - 60%
American - White Wheat 14 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 43% 10% - 100%
Rice Hulls 13 Adjunct other 0°L
0 4% 1% - 7%
German - Wheat Malt 12 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 41% 17% - 60%
Flaked Oats 12 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 11% 2% - 25%
US - Pale 2-Row 9 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 59% 32% - 100%
Unmalted Wheat 6 Adjunct raw 2°L
36 20% 2% - 39%

Hops Used In Gueuze Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Saaz 19 3.5 71% 19% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 7 3.75 72% 13% - 100%
Citra 5 11 68% 9% - 100%
Domestic Hallertau 4 3.9 100% 100% - 100%
Styrian Goldings 4 5.5 51% 10% - 100%
Perle 4 8.2 72% 14% - 100%
Mosaic 3 12.5 75% 50% - 100%
Willamette 3 4.5 47% 10% - 100%
Tettnanger 3 4.5 56% 24% - 100%
Magnum 3 15 58% 33% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Gueuze Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Gueuze Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 17 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - German Ale/ K├Âlsch Yeast WLP029 8 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 75% 65°F 69°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 7 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - Belgian Sour Mix WLP655 7 White Labs Ale Med-High Med/Low 75% 80°F 85°F
Lallemand - WildBrew Philly Sour 5 Lallemand Wilds & Sours Medium High 85% 68°F 77°F
Wyeast - Belgian Lambic Blend 3278 4 Wyeast Ale 0.12 Med 75% 63°F 75°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 4 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 3 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 3 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 2 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F

Other Ingredients Used In Gueuze Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Coriander Seed 13 Spice Boil 28% 1% - 59%
Gypsum 9 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 57%
Lactic acid 9 Water Agt Mash 64% 1% - 100%
Sea salt 9 Spice Boil 28% 1% - 67%
Table Salt 9 Flavor Boil 8% 0% - 23%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 7 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 22%
Irish Moss 5 Fining Boil 45% 11% - 90%
Epsom Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 48%
Whirlfloc 3 Fining Boil 78% 33% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 2 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%