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

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RATINGS: 587   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


phredrik's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - JUL 8, 2012
75cl bottle from 2006. Hazy golden peach flesh colored pour with some small bubbles. Aroma is very sweet. Ripe orange, tangerine and pineapple is prominent in this very fruity lambic. Musty oak, brett notes and barnyard, a surprising vanilla element. Huge horseblanket and funkiness .Grapefruit. Very funky all over, but the lovely fruitiness is most prominent. Taste is similar, though a lot more brett-forward and leathery, a grape-like dry bitterness from the brett in the far back of the mouth. It is tart, but balanced by a good sweetness, and it comes off lighter in tartness than many other geuzes. Very light in carbonation, smooth texture, very nice mouthfeel. Thicker texture than other geuzes, a bit oily. I lile this one a lot.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap (3007) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (5532) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (854) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bruxellover (16) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (395) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Celest (122) - - MAY 28, 2014
Amazing lambic! Pale blond, nose very complex, sour, oak. Taste very complex again, sour oak and wild notes. Uou!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; BIG thanks to Dogbones for this one!). Bottled on Feb. 23, 2006. Looks decent; no real carbonation though. A cloudy robust orange. Smells good; funky and cheesy. Tastes like it smells, but less robust due to lack of carbonation. Gotta give this a 2 on the palate because I get no carbonation whatsoever (and I like carbonation in my lambics). Worth trying as long as you don’t have to give up the farm to get it. I can imagine this would be a 4.0 or higher for me if properly carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AHSlowhand (39) - - MAY 12, 2014
Hay and sour apples on the nose. Beautiful golden liquid and a quickly dissipating ivory head. Granny Smith apple on the first taste barnyard and white wine, or white grapes. Dry and delicious. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CarlJonas (209) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
(Bottled 2006) Slightly hazy orange liquid, no head. Elegantly oaked sour aroma but with notes of stable and gunpowder. Medium sour taste, followed by lots of gunpowder that gives way to a long-lasting blood grapefruit finish. Low carbonation, slightly astringent, medium rich mouthfeel. Smooth is perhaps not the first word that comes to mind when you’re talking lambic and geuze, but in this case it somehow feels appropriate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (140) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
bottle @ home, 2006 edition. Pours hazy orange with no head. Aromas are quite mild sour for a lamic, barnyard, citrus, leather, wet hay, wood, wheat and yeast. Slight notes of vanilla. Crisp and light bodied. Flavor is sour and dry, initially of lemon, brett, sour green apples, wheat, unripe red currants and oak. An interesting gun powder note lingers along with lemon peel and blood orange for a long time in the aftertaste. Sour medium bitter finish.


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