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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: 600   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


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 (9957) - 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 (1289) - 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 (1594) - Ghent, 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 (2015) - 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 (3554) - 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 (1000) - 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 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Poured headless murky reddish orange. Aroma is very sour, Medium body, flavour is sweetly tart, finish is similar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammerhead01 (49) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2013
37.5cl bottle vintage 2010. Pours gold with a small white head.Taste is rather sweet and not so sour as I would expect. But quite nice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. 2006 vintage. Orange pour with a very a few bubbles but no head. The aroma is awesome and I almost don’t want to drink the beer - I just want to smell it. I get some great funk and brett notes as well as some orange citrus. The flavor has some great oak and leather notes as well as the classic 3 Fonteinen funk. Incredibly complex and interesting. Medium mouthfeel and no carbonation.


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