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

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7273) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
375, corked and baled. Thanks so much for bringing this home and cracking it, Skoi! This was definitely a good bit of a rare treat. Pours hazy, grainy light amber with pink overtones. No head or lace to speak of. Big green apple, lemon, and grapefruit nose. Lightish, fairly still body. Tons of sour fruit bouncing back and forth across the mid-palate. Very sharp and distinct and actively attacking flavor profile. Not a gueuze of infinite complexity, but a very bracing and refreshing one for sure. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Sampled at Dickinsonbeerís Hoboken gathering - hazy straw-colored beer - nice wild blue cheese funk in the aroma, with moderate acidity - some salty/briny character in the flavor, with cheese/funk/barnyard, and some phenolic character that Iíve come to expect from 3F - finishes with a little more salty/briny flavor - more acidic than sour, but still another quality offering from these folks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Cloudy golden colour with a very small head. Malty, tart fruity aroma with yeasty and dusty notes. Malty, light sweet fruity flavor with a vague tart note. Yeasty, dusty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Very smooth gueuze, maybe the lack of carbonation tames the acidity a bit, but a softer feel giving way to an unreal amount of flavors. Dry wild yeast flavors up front giving that barn/funky scent, citrus and cheesie hops, dried pineapple. Medium acidity, moderate sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared by dickinsonbeer. Color is somewhere between straw yellow and gold. Aroma is sour and leathery, citrusy. The flavor is the same, very reminiscent of the oude geuze, but a little less sour overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle at Paulís Hoboken Gathering:Pours a headless hazy golden. Funked nose with some damp basement, sharp cheese and lemon juice acidity. Slick body with a tart flavor. Cleansing lemon acidity, vinegar and a bone dry finish. A solid Lambic, easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1674) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle Hazy, amber/golden body, with a good head, but this disappears quickly. Aroma of citrus, orange, yeast, dust, ... The aroma is not that great. Heavily sour, lightly bitter flavour. This is very great beer, quite balanced and has a nice complexity. It lacks indeed some carbonation in order to be a gueuze, but still it remains nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10782) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2008
12.7oz bottle labeled Bottle Date Feb 23, 2006. Poured a deeper and hazy golden color with just a trace of a head. Aromas of wood, funkiness, citrus, green apples, and yeast. Tastes of funkiness, green apple sourness, with some vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle, shared with Axilla at a music festival. Poured cloudy gold in color with no head. Aroma of mild citrus and some yeasty funk. Tastes of acidic citrus, slightly tart, typical funky yeast, grass, and a little dusty. I love lambics, but overall this didnít do much for me. Iíd like to try this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7125) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle (Feb 06 bottling). No head. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket, cobwebs), with notes of sour apple and lemon peel. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. I wonít lie...I prefer some carbonation in beer...itís part of what makes beer beer, after all. It helps transport the aroma to your nostrils, looks nice, and it provides a lively, velvety/fluffy mouthfeel. So this sort of lambic is at a disadvantage from the start. That said, this is still a delicious lambic...nearly perfect balance as with virtually everything from 3F (clean, and very sour but not harshly so), and an enticing, if more subtle than usual, aroma. Great, but yeah...I still found myself longing for some carbonation despite knowing this is how itís supposed to be.


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