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Brewed by 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old lambic. Fermented and lagered in oak vessels. This beer has no head, just like lambic. The lambic is brewed with 60% barley, 40% wheat, last years hop


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1181) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
A- pours a lightly hazy copper amber with no head or action. No lacing. S- all barley wine esque. Grains, dog food, rice, graham crackers, dark fruits. Mild tea. Apple cider vinegar. M- light slippery body with an acidic and cider light palette. No carbonation. T- Granny Smith apple skins, vinegar, acidic acid, lemon zest, twigs, sun tea are all up front. Grass, bitters and sour mash in the middle. Middle brings on the oak twigs. Lemon continues on strong. Vinegar resonates. Ending is sour and tart. More lemons and grass. Some dry mustiness, grit and minerals.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Pours hazy yellow amber with low white head. Aroma of green grapes, kiwi, grass, hay, bretta. Taste is tart and fresh apples. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Tried it at Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2013. I always love 3F but this wasn’t one of their best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8636) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle at home, from Etre, this be rating number 6,000, 06/02/14. Almost clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is funk, sharp lemon rind, citric tinged straw, old carpet, woody, tarte grape skins, musty, barnyard. Taste comprises barnyard, yeast, funk, dank wood, lemon rind, musty, dry rot. Medium bodied, spritzy lick to the carbonation, drying closure. Solid solid lambic, super refreshing close.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2006. Pours like gueuze, yet zero head or lace. Nearly still.

Funky hay, wild yeast, standard gueuze stuff. How is this different than an uncarbonated gueuze?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1287) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
Vintage 2009. Orange amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very well balanced and complex. Aroma of citrus, lime and grass. Light bitter and sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (1962) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle Feb. 23 2006 making this one almost 8 years mold now. Bottle opened with no action and the pour has a copper golden color and a few bubbles on the surface but no carbonation. Mouth feel is light and the beer is flat as expected. Flavor has dry oak, nice yeasty funk, super acidic, brett, and a lingering salty dried out finish. This is interesting because it does have everything the carbonated gueuze does and the age has done killer things for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
Dunkelorange im Glas, kein Schaum, da keine Kohlensäure. Fruchtig-säuerlicher Geruch. Der Antrunk ist mild-weich, einen Tick wässrig. Zum Hauptteil hin entfaltet sich eine nette mild-säuerliche Note, dezent fruchtig. Die typischen Lambik-Aromen sind eher verhalten. Nasse Pferdedecke nur ganz entfernt im Nachgang zusammen mit altem nassen Holz. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine säuerlich-fruchtige Note.
--> Nettes Gueuze, gut zu trinken, aber etwas wenig tiefgang und bei weitem nicht so komplex und aromenreich wie andere Vertreter dieser Brauerei.
Test vom 27.2.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,13,10,12,11 - 11,15

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (837) - USA - DEC 12, 2013
Fantastic gueuze. Drunk from 37.5 bottle purchased direct at brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Poured headless murky reddish orange. Aroma is very sour, Medium body, flavour is sweetly tart, finish is similar.


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