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3 Fonteinen Millennium Geuze

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

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(transl.) In big oak casks, more than 100 years of age, lambic ripens. Specially for you, the best of lambics have been selected, blended, and bottled. By refermentation in the bottle Millennium was created, the superior geuze! Geuze Millennium has been bottled in the autumn of 1998. It contains only wheat, malt and hops. Not pasteurised and spontaneously refermented in the bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2718) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
This bottle has been sitting in my closet for over 16 years, so it was about time...As promised long ago, shared with de Rooie Dop crew (NoiZe, Caesar & Skortila) & Bierkonijn. Cork comes out easily with a good pop. Pour a hazy golden yellow color. As good as white head, firm, a bit frothy. Delicate geuze aroma’s: sourness, ripe apples, wood, a hint of sweetness even, light cork and fortunately not much brett funkiness. Flavor is moderate to full sour, but soft, not sharp at all. Light to medium bodied. Long finish, sourness remains, along with some wood. Like I expected, nothing but a good, nice tasting geuze.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle thx to Potjebier, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of mellowed horseblanket and barnyard, soft funky notes, bit cork, soft aging notes. We put a fresh 3F oude geuze next to it, which had far more green and leafy hops in the nose and was sharper and more sour in taste. Millennium was soft in flavor, smooth sourness, slight citric and slight lactic. Well balanced, and kept good for more than 16 years. Ofc extra points for lambic rarity. Thx to Potjebier for this whale!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
CBCNOR bottleshare at Himmeriget, may 12th 2016. Dark golden body with no head. Aroma of barnyard, honey, vanilla ice, lemon, funk. Tart and sour taste with spices, pastry, almond, cheese. Sour and funky finish. Pretty good stuff, layers of new characteristics for each sip. Glad to have tried it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1863) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Bottle shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is extremely funky, barnyard, earthy dusty cellar, cobwebs, tart lemony, citrussy, sweet orange, forrest floor, minty, spice. Taste is citrussy, funky, barnyard, tannic, sweet orange, tart lemony, minty, subtle oxidation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2016
750 ml bottle at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Unclear yellow golden color with small off white head. Yeasty aroma, barnyard, funky, wood, some tart citrus notes. Sweet and acidic like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
Shared at himmeriget by a crazy American. Pours hazy golden. Aroma of funk, barn, sour, complex cellar, cowebs, earthy cellar. Taste is rather funky, barn, oxidations, still fruity, lemon. Taste iscellar funk, barn, citrusy. Leasing to funk, oxidation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1347) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
750 mL bottle. Big head. Deep orange. Smells oxidized. Citrus. Deep oakiness. Oxidization kinda overpowers, though. Tastes brighter. Lemon. Some orange. Oxidation behind it. Oak. A little cardboard. High carbonation. Swirling helps. Oxidation is tough to get past, but it’s nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle - pours a pale amber color. Nose is slight funk and tart, slightly oxidized. Highly carbonated. Taste is slightly tart/lemony but oxidized.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). an epic sharing (bottle) of Mortlach, many thanks man! Pours golden dark cloudy color, quite bright with a big and persistent white foamy head. Nose: a bit of a vinegar (sadly), dusty, wild yeast, cheesy. Mouth: very fruity, blast of sourness, flat body. This epic beer is getting a bit too old and in descending phase, bummer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3453) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Huge thanks to Mortlach for sharing this at Rome tasting and not one to leave beer behind I got to have a lot of a beer I never thought I’d get to try. Orange pour slight white head. Sour wood, funky cheese and citrus on nose. Tastes of lemon, lime, basement, slight vinegar, oak, slight cheese. Imagine the age has mellowed this and it’s doing great. Amazing part of amazing beer day. Thanks Luca.


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