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

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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5571) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
375ml bottle. Pale orange with almost no head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sour and bitter tones with subtle fruity sweetness. Oak, apples, hay, sour berries, tart and citrus. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1403) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours slightly hazy golden with minimum white head. Aroma: sourish, hay, barnyard, sulphur, raw apple peals, sour berrys. Taste: medium sour, apple juice, hay, some dryness. Thin body. Sour finish. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enno101 (73) - - JUL 18, 2016
Aroma: the Brett on this is so aromatic. Pears, green apple, peach and subtle funk. Appearance: copper, no head. Taste: follows the nose with a lovely balanced tartness. Palate: very little carbonation, just the way a lambics should be. Overall: one of the best. So well balanced. Can’t wait to try the gold blend of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2752) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Yeast, light hops, barnyard, cheesy notes, citrus, tartness, oak. Low carbonation. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2628) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 17, 2016
37,5cl bottle. Light hazy orange color. Very thin white head. Medium sourness, light sweetness, medium light bitterness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Aroma is peach, citric, hops, cheese. Super balanced!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2629) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
750 ml bottle, v2006, at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Light unclear golden color with no head. Yeasty and light malty aroma, funky, barnyard, floral, grassy, fruity, some sweet notes like honey, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Beautiful orange-peach pour. Great tart and barnyardy aroma. Aroma of cherry, apricot, melon, and manure. Super tart and astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange, nose is horseblanket, light citrus, funky, taste is sweet fruit, juicy, dry, funky.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2016
375 ml bottle. Golden body, minimal to no head. Mildly sour aroma with some funky/appley notes. Low carbonation, low tartness. Taste is mildly sour with simple woody notes and some apple peel fruitiness. Drinkable and refreshing but a bit too flat. Somewhat disappointing - does not offer the level of complexity that the high price suggested.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1579) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Bottle 2006. Pours a clear orangy golden with no head. Aroma has moldy, bretty yeast, green apples, vinegar, but in general pretty simple. Taste is sour, brettish dry, oaky, vinegary finish. Nice, but very simple. No carbonation and an oily body.


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