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3 Fonteinen Millennium Geuze

 (RETIRED)
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100
99
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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(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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Thanks Joost for helping me rate a very hard to find beer. You and your wife make great food and are extremely generous even to us American beer geeks. Enjoyed @ DHVL for 125 Euros split 2 ways. Actually, I poured a half glass for some Americans sitting beside me to also try...they also got my dregs which is great..this is an old beer and Iím not convinced the dregs would be any good.

A - Great color. A bronze color with a 2 finger dense cream-like head. fully carbed!!!

S - Smells pretty good for a bottle thatís so old. Aroma is blue cheese, lemon skin, a mild oak and light acidity.

T - Taste is good. Acidity and sour is very well balanced. Peach. Kiwi, tropical fruits and a solid lemon presence. For sure a 3F Geuze with a great overall balance despite its age.

M - Very sticky on the teeth. Really coats the mouth.

O - Very enjoyable! I was given the option to take this home and drink there and honestly, if you are going to rate a beer of this age, enjoy it at the cellar it was bought and stored in and kept for the life of the bottle. To take this away , ship it home and store @ my cellar and drink in a year might have significantly changed things. It was nice to have on-site with some good stew and cheese and frites. Prost.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1903) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
My 1600 beer review. Bottle sample poured from the master himself! Finally one of my biggest wants! Poured a Fuzzy yellow golden colour with a fluffy white head. Still a lot of carbonation after all those years. Lot of musky yeast, dust, Bread, tart lemons, funk, sour acid, lot of funky barnyard, not as sour as i was expecting but boy this has such a smooth finish! Some green apples, melon, this is still true class! Maybe the best geuze iíve had. Incredible experience, the smoothest geuze iíve had. Lovely

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy unclear bubbly golden orange with a grayish white head. Aroma is sweet viney and light tarty yeast. Flavor is quite tart with subtle bitters and some grapey yeast notes with carbonation still prevalent!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radagast83 (5482) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle opened for Beernblues2 10k mini-tasting. Whoa! This is pretty amazing. Poured a cloudy, orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Long lasting head that is still sticking around after a long while. Aroma was subtle tartness, with a nice lemony zest note. Very melow, subtle sweetness that builds to a wonderful light mandarin orange finish. Ver delicate, held up amazingly. Thar be walez.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle, my 10,000th rating, graciously poured from Travlrís cellar!!! Gene, thank you very much for this rare gem! Pours very clear dark gold with rapidly rising small bubbles and a medium, fizzy cream colored head, long retention but no lacing. Aroma is freshly squeezed lemons, earthy black walnuts and wheat malt with funky and barnyard yeast notes. Some light phenolics enter late. Flavor is tart and lactic grapes, lemon notes, earthy and cellared wheat and black walnuts with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. This does not suck!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4521) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle thanks rciesla. Orange pour with white head. Funky, oak, tart aromas. Has mellowed out, dry and funky tones, sour and wild flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldmanriver (58) - Freiburg, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with fine thick white head. Blood orange with lemon zest on oak. Med-hi carbonation. Slight horse blanket funk, with a noticeable acidity. Complex with a relatively fast dry finish that leaves grapefruit on the tongue.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djd07 (5405) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, orange peel, hemp. Thick mouthfeel, nice funk, sweet orange grove, and good punch of sour, complex, amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4505) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
Thnx to dennoman ! Pours clear , orange to blonde . Big , fast fading white head . Smell is pure , extremely funky , woody , 3 fonteinen . Bit of dust . Taste is fleshy , sour , woody , funk , 3 fonteinen_taste in a typical , intense yet elegant way . Very full . Very damn nice !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
courtesy of Jean Moeder - cloudy orange beer with a persistent white foam; aroma of barnyard, cheese, pineapples; fizzy and fairly sour; medium-bodied, very dry and fruity, barnyard-like and cheese finish


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