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

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RATINGS: 624   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1892) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle. Another solid lambic brew from 3 Fonteinen. Was excited to find this. More on the mellow side with not as much thick body, this one is rather refreshing. Almost smooth to a point! Lemons, oranges, funk, and sour are all present, yet mildly blended together so well! Definitely hope to score another at some point!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours medium orange brown. Gueuzy sour funk lambic that has a great mouthwatering aroma of brett. This was a great pick up.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pour was hazy golden to amber in color, the pour deceptively revealing carbonation, although it didnít really come through in the mouthfeel much at all. Aroma was funk, hoseblankets, leather, light oak. The flavor was all of that, but it wasnít much sour/tart overkill like others of its style, and spicey notes were all behind the funk. Some apples and grapes were mixed in, but I didnít find this to be one of the more complex lambic/gueuze concoctions out there. Somewhat straight forward and simple, perhaps to the point of even being accused of being watery in that sense. Nice, but if it didnít say 3F on it, doubt many would be that impressed. Itís certainly not worth import pricing premiums!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2008
amber pour tall white head good lacing. Big leather & barn aroma light sour fruits nice tart nose. Palate is avg but very puckering. Flavor is very sour and lingers..becoming a light leathery note sour sour fruits almost tangy very well blended and mellow though. Delicious.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
375ml Bottle: Sour aroma. Smells of sour mix, vinegar, funk, yeast, metal, and stinky cheese. Poured orange/amber in color with no head. Cloudy. Some large particles. Flavor is sour and tart. Tastes of sour mix, metal, zinc, funk, stinky cheese, fruit, and yeast. Medium body. Chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Tart, metallic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7358) - 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 (5637) - 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.


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