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

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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium orange color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light adcidic - sour, moderate wood and oak, apricot - tropic fruits. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average duration. (A bit boring and quite one dimensional) Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (070308)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
From a 375mL Bottle. Generously shared by cquiroga. Slightly hazy, pale peach skin colored pour with a thin, wispy white head. Lightly sour, pale fruit aromas of pears, nectarine skins, strawberry, and pomegranite seeds. Amongst the fruitiness lurks a moderate lactic sourness with a touch of cheesy pedio funk. Medium light bodied, gently carbonated mouthfeel with a moderate acidity. Some brighter peach flavors than those found in the nose jump out right away, along with some mild apple cider and fresh pear. Perception of slight acetic qualities, especially on the front of the palate, but this adds a little zip and crispness to take the place of the lack of carbonation. Great combination of fresh fruit and aged sourness. Flavors of strawberry and pear skins linger in the finish with a mild cheesy funk. Thanks for sharing, Chris!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle from RadioMGB. Gold, very thin white head. Nose is woody lemon, strawberry & funk. Flavor is lemon, oak, a hint of bitterness, bright fruits, funky tartness. Finish is tart but not dry (As far as lambics go) Very nice. Hopefully this won’t be overly expensive when it hits the states.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 (3/3/08) Bottle at Oud Arsenaal in Antwerp. Bottled 2/17/06. Almost clear orange color with a small white head. Citrus aroma with wood and some barnyard. Sour flavor with lemon and some bitter grapefruit hints. Medium-bodied. A good lambic but not amazing. Maybe I would’ve enjoyed it a bit more if I wasn’t a bit "Lambiced-out" this day after waking up with a nasty stomach ache from yesterday’s Lambics. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7

Re-rate 11/16/09: Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Bottled on 2/23/06. Hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma of barnyard, citrus, vinegar, a bit of sweat and wood. Refreshing sour flavor, citrusy, musty, cellary with leathery and sweaty notes, some light sweetish tones and fruits. Light astringency. Medium-bodied. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, GregClow, Blankboy, Mabel, and Jerc, courtesy of Jerc and Mabel. Very murky hazy yellow, no head. Mild funky yeast and sour aroma. Good taste - acidic, sour, lemon, dry - finishes very smooth. Juicy, citrusy. Good stuff, maybe not as complex as some others we had at this tasting, but still a damn fine rare treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle (375ml - green). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, mabel and tupalev - jerc’s bottle. Cloudy light amber-yellow pour, not much head. Sharp funky yeast (rubber and wool), lemon, lemon zest, slightly sweet fruit malt - very acidic. The taste is very aggressive, lemon juice, hint of battery acid (but in a good way), dry and dusty - simple, good. Average body, very acidic, moderate carbonation, very juicy and eminently drinkable. Niiiice!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 First rating
At Aarschots Bierfestivn, Belgium, on March 23, 2008. (37.5 cl bottle) Bottled 17/02/2006.
Plastic cork which was very hard to open.
Shady orange color, almost no head, some white bubbles. Acidic, horse blanket, some grass scent, still rather subtle. Acidic to sour taste, stables, rather fresh. Smooth yet flat mouthfeel, works for this one though.
6/3/8/4/14=3.5

Rerate
75 cl bottle with label of 37.5 cl, thanks to ekstedt!
Sampled on March 24, 2012, Lot: 23/02/2006 - BB 03/2016
Hazy orange color, small white head. Acidic, sweet, berry scent, some apples. Fruity, berry, sour taste, also unripe apples and currants. berry and xylitol (sweet non sugar chewing gum) aftertaste, some artificial sweetness. Medium low mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
Goes more dry and acidic with the last sludge from the bottle mixed in, like it better then.
7/3/7/3/14=3.4

Rerate
Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014, thanks to Dunbar72! Bottled 2010, BB 2020.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Wood, honey scent. Wood, acidic, butter taste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Wood aftertaste. Also wort taste.
6/3/5/3/10=2.7

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
(375ml Bottle, 17/02/2006 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a spare bubbly head. Aroma of barnyard, grapefruit rind, vinegar, and white grapes (chardonnay). Flavor of acidic grapefruit, funkiness, some lemon, and light nuttiness (as it warms to room temperature) with a dry oak finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle, sampled at Tria Fermentation school on 3/15/08. Poured hazy orange amber with a minimal off-white head. Lactic aroma, with some notes of citrus fruit, wood and vanilla. Flavor is tart and lactic, but to a lesser extent than many of the other 3F lambics sampled that night. Notes of citrus and mild tropical fruit round out the flavor. Minimal carbonation. Very enjoyable Gueuze

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. A light yellow/orange slightly hazed pour with a white head. Spicy aroma with hints of corriander and pepper. A very sour fruity flavor. A bit thin but solid palate and carbonation. A very good beer with an aroma that will swallow you up.


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