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


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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2008
375mL bottle, Feb 23 2006, drunk from a Duvel snifter on Bastille Day 2008.
A surprisingly dark color for a gueuze, with deep orange and tangerine shades playing about a strong copper background. Sparse bubbles appear on the very edges and the clarity is medium-high, leaving the sediment behind, as always.
Heavily lactic in the nose, with light mushroom suggestions and less tartness/sourness than I would expect. I must admit to reading David’s review before trying this and some residual sugars, that he mentions, certainly seem to be prominent in the nose, for a gueuze. They somewhat dull the resulting phenol bouquet, but I’m still hopeful for the flavor....
Hmmmm, very sweet for a real lambic, and without as much of the dry, oily woodiness that is presented in the Grand Bruocsella. Not to say it dosen’t taste mostly proper for a flat lambic, but there is a quick transition from sweet malts to a watery, overly loose finish. No flaws though, I don’t even get any obnoxious rubber or sulfur. Could just be my tolerance to it though. You want to score this one high, but it just dosen’t seem to be nearly as complex as, say, a 2001 oude gueuze or any Cantillon Gueuzes. More sourness please.
Will compare this side-by-side to a Loerik after a few more years. Loerik has the last word on lazy gueuzes, at this point.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (477) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Maturity 23FEB 2006. orange color, no head. Apple, cider. Soft sourish. Very refreshing. Great lambic, we’ll balanced

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4713) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Rating #4700! Drank a special beer for this one! Clear golden, copper and orange tinted body with absolutely no movement at all and only the slightest bit of a white head, but that was evident when I had to pull the cork out of the bottle - no pressure from below. Aroma of sour grapes, tons of yeast, cherries, raspberries, funk and that ridiculously sour wheat nose - pure mouth watering goodness. Light-bodied; Strong sour flavour with a light grape and wheat note, some subdued honey and sweetness, but a largely mild finish with only some grass and funk noticeable, of course, with the sourness. Aftertaste is flat, just as the taste - no movement at all, but a sour grassy note, some wheat and hints of grapes and light fruit. Overall, a nice gueuze, but with no carbonation, hard to compare to others. This is surprising, since there is some sediment here (of course) and i’ve been sitting on this in good conditions for two years! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Beer Mania In Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €7,95 sampled back home on this side of the Atlantic in Washington on 22-August-2014. Brewed On: 01-December-2010 // Purchased: 30-June-2012 // Sampled: 22-August-2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Vintage 2006. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with no head. Nice aroma of horse, hay, rowanberries, citrus, forest floor and wood. The flavour is very nice as well with more citrus and oak. Has a silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A really well balanced, great and mild gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
’Doesjel’ is a local dialect describing someone lazy or sleepy and this is what happened here: sometimes the (re-)fermentation of a traditional geuze evolves too slowly, as if the fermenting agents have fallen asleep or are just being lazy. The result is a ’luierik’, a lazy, ’underachieving’ geuze. This one has a very loose, thin, open, milky and rapidly dissolving head as a result of that, warm and deep orange blonde colour, light mistiness when the deposit is added; sparkling remains very limited, again as a result of the sauntering fermentation. Rich and complex nose of ’malse’ old lambic, elegant impressions of hay, lemon peel, sulphur, horseblanket, dry sherry, everything blended well together. Fresh lemony citric acid, wheaty, hay, soft and smooth mouthfeel, very complex with a very long, dry and sour finish, low carbonation as expected. Lazy fermentation or not, this product proves Debelder’s genius in blending lambics and has all the complexity and funkiness one can expect from a 100% lambic. Delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Orange-amber. Strong scent. Flavour is really concentrated. Sharp, sour, dusty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap (3054) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a clear orange color...no head. Aroma has musty tropical fruit, funk, and mild cheese...nice funky tartness. Flavor is leathery and musty with nice tart rindy/citrus notes...Light stinky cheese...so Damn good. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is dry and tart with funk, leather and musty hop notes peeking through. Glorious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (5817) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
37,5 cl. bottle. dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, oak, acidic and brettanomyces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
shared bottle from bottled in 2006. orange colour with some bubbles on top. green apples, apricots, acid, wood, vinegar, dry finish. lemons, still good carbonated. refreshing beer liked it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bruxellover (19) - Dilbeek, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Very interesting. Almost mango...not as lemon sour as most gueuze I have had, and I have had many. But that is not to say it was not good. It was very enjoyable. Thicker palate than most dryer gueuze but still very good. I real like thus one and it is readily available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (408) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle 37.5cl @ The Capital, Leuven. Bottled 05.2013 Sourish aroma, wood, natural, apple, orange. Pours orange, no head, no sparkling, a bit like soda. Nicely sour, apple, wood, grapes, lemon. No carbo, light bitter, waterish. But lovely sourness.

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