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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 576   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
2006 vintage. 75cl bottle at home. Pours murky brown with no head at all. Aroma is vinegar, funk, some tart, some fruits and some basement. Light to medium sour and medium sweet. Might be past it’s best date. No carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (969) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottled 07/12/2006. Hazy orange, almost no head. Complex, quite sharp aroma. It has red currants, wood, vanilla, eucalyptus, earthy leaves and wet leather. Musty, sourish flavor is medium dry. Lots of acidity, like fresh grapefruit juice with a touch sugar. Woody and herbal finish with leather and berry skins, good tannins. A touch of vanilla and delicate perfumes in the very late finish. Medium body, flat texture. Sophisticated and delicious. Complex yet easy to drink. Well aged.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1736) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottled: 2006 A: Mildly Hazy Golden Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Funky as hell, seriously funky gym socks nose T: Mildly Sour Mash, Hay, Mild Apricot M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour Overall, freaking well balanced, nose was super funky but taste balanced out so well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Staffan47 (802) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Funkig och härlig. Viss kärvhet. Kärv. Tröttnar efter några hundra klunkar men bra att bryta av med ...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (1522) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Slightly darker orange, hazy. Malty and funky. Overripe apples, hay. Pretty much everything you’d expect from a good gueuze. Dry, but not that acidic. A wonderful beer, probably what I’d choose as a prototype for the style. Nothing really sticking out, just overall nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Zwanze Day 2013. Pours pure orange. Aroma is acidic sour non in a good way. Taste is sour beautiful awesome awesome acidic but not too much great beer. Mouthfeel is viscous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2013
2010 bottle at the brewery. Brilliant gold color, lots of carbonation, low head. Nose of leather, dust, lots of lemon. Smoky, woody flavor of lemon, dust, leather. Light and super refreshing. Good carbonation. Crisp and fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 375mL bottle, pours a completely still murky dark orange - no head, just a few quickly-dissipating bubbles, like an unblended lambic. Nose brings out some light barnyard funk notes, moderate tartness, and some somewhat stale notes. Flavour is actually a bit unpleasant at first, but becomes more and more sublime later, starting with rather stale earthy notes, transitioning to a unique barnyard funk quality, to more pleasant earthy notes, with a low-to-moderate tartness. Finishes earthy, somewhat funky, and super dry. No carbonation whatsoever. Drinks like an unblended lambic, but is way more complex. Wasn’t expecting to love this so much based on the slightly-lower-than-average (for 3 Fonteinen) ratings, but this is most elegant. Wonderful stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (1984) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen aug-13: vissen løvetann og høy med en diskret touch av kattepiss i aromaen. Så og si helt flat. Meeget tørr. Lett å takle surheten i smaken, den er faktisk god, og den legger seg helt bakerst i ganen og bare varer og varer...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle 750ml. [2006] Thx Huxxy. Pours golden with almost no head. Some lacing. Aroma is of funk, barnyard, fruits, sugar. Taste is of barnyard, frunk, fruits, citrus, sligth acid. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Low carb. Overall: Very good. Incredible barnyard notes. Enjoyable fruits. Outstanding.


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