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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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


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 (5002) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2950) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Cleveland tasting

For the nth time thanks goes to miketd for bringing out another surprise lambic. This almost makes up for getting there after the Blabear lambic. I wonít complain though because if it he wasnít such a generous guy I canít imagine how many less rarities I would have tried. As far as gueuzes go it was mellower than previous ones Iíve tried. Perhaps my stomach is finally accepting that it can handle them. I may have to find a bottle whenever I venture to Belgium.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy tangerine body was slightly darker than most of the style Iíve seen so far. The sour peaches however make it just as excellent. Floral hints in the background provide a nice kick for the tarty fruitness.

Flavor / Palate - Tartness plays against saltine crackers in an interesting harmony. Sour peaches unfold next before a dry finish. This is more agreeable than most gueuzes Iíve tried which makes me more willing to seek out its kin in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Thanks Mike Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, funky, sour, lemons, yeasty. Flavor, tart and acidic, yeast, sour, some funk to it. Nice classic gueuze, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
2008-03-05. Standard geuze amber with a diminutive white head. Mild aroma, lightly must but not particularly funky. Sour up front but not really that noticeable by the end of the glass. Just a light constant mouth puckering, hints at lemon sourness lightly, notes of grass and straw. Standard geuze complement, well balanced and drinkable. (7+) Average palate. A solid geuze, nicely put together.
Bottle at Delerium Cafe, Brussels

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2008
Bottled (17/02/2006)
Amber-orangr color, no head. Sour, fruity redberry and rasberry aroma. Very fruity, a bit thin mouthfeel for a 6 % brew. Of course sour, but very balanced way. Fruity aftertaste. Almost session lambic to drink in quantities.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Low white and quickly disappearing head. Hazy yellow body. Horseblanket fruity grape vinegar aroma. Pleasant and yet spicy, fruity flavor of oranges. Low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2008
Golden to light copper with small pale head. Nose is tart and apple cidery, suprisingly smooth and full. Same goes for flavor, smoothly sour with earth and faint fruitiness. Medium to full bodied, very smooth and round mouthfeel. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2008
Another great offering from 3 fonteinen. Pours a hazy golden beer. Lots of horseblanket in the nose, lemony and a bit woody. acidic taste with apple, lemon, some funk, wood and a bittering, dry, tart finish. Nice and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2008
Tasted 2008-03-07. 2 years old. Pours almost clear, golden yellow with small off-white head. Aroma: Rotten apples (not bad). Flavours: Very tart and acidic. A little less sharp than Iíd expected and actually somewhat round. Carbonation is very soft. A little too soft IMO.


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