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

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RATINGS: 597   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 (35735) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a minimal diminished white head. Aroma holds a mild barnyard, slight yeasty and quite mellow aroma, nothing sharp. Flavour is quite clean, acidic with a mellow citric note. Ends with a nice woody note. Very soft brew, smooth and pleasant - perhaps also a bit too lazy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29699) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Bottled. A dark golden beer with no head. The aroma has notes of lemons, brettanomyces, and funk. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of grapes, lemons, brettanomyces, and wood, leading to a tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of Grovlam. Hazy golden with a small, white head. Sharp, vinegary nose. Medium body with sourish Brett accents and soft balsamico. Rather low in carbonation. Distinct yet still rather harmonious gueuze. 191207

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colorued with a white head. Light acidic aroma of fruits, vanilla and wood. Light acidic flavour of fruits, brett and wood. Tart finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2008
Bottled (thanks papsoe!). Golden colour, basically no head. After yeast goes in hazy dark golden/nutbrown colour. Aroma is barnyard, very much sourness as well as some wooden notes. Flavour is dry sour fruity and woodenness along with some mild grass and even a bit vanillaish notes. Some slight acidic sourness stays in the aftertaste. Very nice. Gets more barnyardy and earthy after the yeast is poured in, which also takes away some of the sharp sourness. I like this one better with the yeast in. Numbers for rating are given after yeast is in. Without yeast about 3.7.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19809) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17224) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small fast disappearing white head. Tart fruity barnyard aroma. Has a tart fruity and sour flavor. The finish is very dry and tart sour lovely aftertaste. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
15h January 2008
Lemony lambic that is sharp but not wincingly so! Typical dry winey finish. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Corked bottle, plastic cork, 37.5 cl, bottled 2006-02-17
Beautiful golden color, clean, with 1cm of foam, creamy but that disappears quickly. It has a peculiar aroma, because to the classic cellar aroma adds an unusual malt and sugar. In the front the mouthfeel is rounder than the average Drie Fonteinen, also because of the extremely low carbonation; it has some malt flavor, it even seems to have some residual sweetness, but suddenly the bitterness increases, like eating the peel of some very bitter citrus fruit, maybe too bitter for my expectations, and at the end there is a light astringency too. The final soften this aggressivity, and it’s overall pleasant, with some cellar flavors, citrus fruits and bitterness all together. Good but not impressive.


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