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3 Fonteinen Druiven Geuze Malvasia Rosso

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Formerly brewed at 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Geuze made with red Malvasia grapes.


jbeatty's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1068) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle, 2003 vintage,11/25/2012. Pours brilliant amber, huge fluffy head settles fairly quickly, sudsy lacing. Aroma is bright,floral and fruity, with tart apples and grapes, awesome barnyard earthiness, hay. Flavor has pleasant grape tartness, vinous quality, lemon, light funk and oak. Light, crisp and effervescent palate. The champagne of geuze, superb.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ineedbeer (839) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Aroma is rather funky with a really nice earthy, barnyard note. Lots of herbal, woodsy character. Nice acidity with hints of grape must and oak tannins. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a large pillowy white head that recedes to a film on the edges. Flavor has less funky earthy notes, but the charter is definitely still there. Lots of bright citrus with some medium light grape akin notes. Light oak with faint tropical and stone fruit. Light mineral quality. Soft acidity. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Soft carbonation. Overall, a way better beer than I was expecting with more grape character than I thought there would be. After hearing from others who had tried the beer, this was a great bottle. One of my favorite guezes.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
idontneedbeer (5) - Oakland, - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Bottle at my husband’s tasting. Smells like sour vomit. Looks like beer. Tastes like five lemon sour faces. You could get some many delicious beverages for what this beer cost. EDIT: This is ineedbeer’s wife’s account. I don’t like beer, but I thought my reviews would be funny next to my husband’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Sampled at a Halloween party. Nice funk to begin this with smooth but really interesting oak notes. Some lemon and vinous effects. Earthiness and wild yeast.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Andreas har med sig en flaska. Spanmål och 3F från sin bästa sida i doften. Funkig, elegant och delikat. Syran hänger i mot slutet, men initialt är det oerhörd balans. Väldigt hustypisk! Så 3F få det bara sprutar om det. Låg och lagom ton av ättika. Champangeskott efter bara ett varv eller två på grimman, dock ingen gusher tack och lov.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
Amber coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy acidic aroma, sulfur, gunpowder, fruits. Heavy acidic flavor, more fruity notes, grapes, sweet too. Creamy, lightly astringent texture.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
light sour fruit,golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice sour fruit finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Fantastic impressive aroma. Great sour flavor. Long moderate sour finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Backlog, bottle at Green Lion Inn 2011. Wood and barnyard, som hay and yeast and a hint of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3474) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of oak, sweets, dry and weak raisins. A flavor of raisins, sour, dry and weak sweets.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol (903) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Huge thanks to Kramer for sharing this one with us during his christmas party this year.

A - Pours golden yellow with a fizzy one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving little trails of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of strong must, typical 3F horse blanket funk, earthen minerals, very light fruitiness from the grapes and some minimal sweetness. This one smells incredible, easily the best part of this beer.

T - Starts off much like the nose with the barnyard funk and grape skin must quickly being joined by some mild fruitiness, light sweetness and dry oak. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish. Very gueuze like in all honesty.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Spritzy feel, no overly sour, more funky making it really easy to consume.

O - Really nice lambic, just not one of the best ever. I would never turn it down again but I wouldn’t trade my entire cellar for it either. I had been looking to try this one for a long time and I am incredibly grateful to Kramer for sharing it with us. Thanks buddy!


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