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

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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Bottled, thanks ante! Cloudy pale golden, no head. Wonderful aroma of cobweb and barnyard. Sweeter than exoected, yet dry of course. nearly no carbonation. Medium bodied with a citric edge. Creamy malt together with stale grassy hops and barnyard. Very good, but I lack some complexity and acidity compared to the very best bottles I had from 3 Fonteinen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of jerc & mabel. Hazy red-gold with no head and a still body. Aroma is funky and citric, with some cheesy notes. Thin body with very little carbonation. Flavour of lemon juice and tart apples, quite acidic but oddly refreshing, and a mellow funkiness in the finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6589) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle (375ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with no head. Nice funky yeast aroma along with citrus fruit and some sourness. Flavour’s funky, citrusy and juicy -- quite easy to drink. Medium bodied. very good stuff, an easy-drinking Lambic -- nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle in Oude Arsenel ... very light hazy yellow ... sour nose ... sour tart some fruit ... much of a sour muchness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38879) - 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 (2343) - 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 (8448) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (3000) - 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 (6201) - 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!


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