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La Gueuse? (Don't look it up in a Fr-Eng dictionary, you'll get the wrong idea...)
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 12:38:40 PM EST
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Is that a question?  

So, well, I had to look it up because I have no clue what you're talking about. This is funny:

courir la gueuse:  go looking for a bit of skirt (chase girls)

ET's doing wonders for my language skills...  


Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 01:04:53 PM EST
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La Gueuse is a lambic-type Belgian beer.

But the word means other things, including rascally wench. That's why I told you not to look it up. ;)

(As for courir la g..., the older sense is not as fluffy as a bit of skirt, more, well, rascally wench...)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 01:08:13 PM EST
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Ah, Gueuze...

You know, I've heard of chasing rascally rabbits, but not rascally wenches...

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 01:16:26 PM EST
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It's true you don't have to chase rascally wenches far. Unlike wascally wabbits.

Yes, it's spelled both ways, -z- and -s-, and you're probably right the -z- is more correct.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 03:25:24 PM EST
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I've heard gueze pronounced as Hoyt-zuh where the first h is like clearing your throat.

Ah, Cantillon !!! - swoon

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 03:27:33 PM EST
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Must be a Flemish word.

This Cantillon?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 04:24:48 PM EST
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Yes, the very same. Very much an acquired taste tho

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 04:31:57 PM EST
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I haven't tried enough Gueuze to acquire it. There are the fruit-flavoured kinds and the sweetened kinds too, that put me off at first tasting.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 05:03:30 PM EST
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Well, as with everything there's good and bad.

Generally I'd recommend Liefman's fruit beers, raspberry or cherry. Go for the ones wrapped in paper that have no label. They are the one's with the full flavour. The labelled small bottles are filtered and a pale reflection of the originals.

Lindemans are okay, but they are noticeably sweeter and less charactered than liefmans. The peach one tastes like perfume, it's beer jim, but not as we know it.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 21st, 2006 at 05:20:35 PM EST
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