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3 Fonteinen Millennium Geuze

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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Sampled at RBSG. Wow the funk and sour. Wonderful aromas of tart and sour fruits. Flavors were acidic and lip puckering. Good good sour.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2008
Murky orange in colour with a thin but very long lasting white coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is sharp, acidic, musty, some cheese, yeast and leather, lemons. The flavour is sour, very tart and dry, lots of citrus, basement must, old cheddar cheese, some balsamic. Acidic mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes very long with some citrus and must.

I’m pretty sure that this has the perfect amount of age on it right now. Had incredible balance, high drinkability and a great mouthfeel. If only this was easier to find.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with BeerBeing, thanks Alex.
Opened on March 29, 2008.
Bottled in 1998.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
RBSG 2008. Another amazing treat, big thanks to who brought these. Earthy gueuze, cheese and citrus in the nose. Soft leather, barny-funktastic, dry with a mellow sourness and acidity. These age so well, just mellow and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2008
RBSG ’08: Huge thanks to the guy who brought this. I never thought I would get this one and it was sure worth the wait. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is all of why I love the style. Tart citrus and tart leather. Yum yum. The flavor was sour and acidic but crisp on the finish. Nice yeaty leather funk. Refill please.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
RBSG ’08. Sampled at the Grand Tasting at Pizza Port Carlsbad. This was another awesome standout of the tasting. Murky yellow color with a ring of white head. Nice acidic aroma with some grain. Very smooth. Great flavor with a satisfying tart finish. Really easy to drink with a touch of oak. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 From a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Pours a light hazy full gold color with a fantastic amount of lasting Champagne foaming head. Aroma is a little musty with that slight note of horseblanket bouquet. Taste was very light and refreshing, sour notes where not that present for what I like in a Gueuze, still a very satisfying brew that I could drink all day. The mouthfeel was well-balanced with medium to light acidity, and nice lemony Brett tingle. Without question is a classic!! Re-rate: 25 May 09 Was lucky enough to sample this wonderful brew again; thanks to Ryan(Rciesla)! Aroma again like I remembered; musty with a slight note of horseblanket! Taste was light and refreshing with some sour notes along with a little lemon zest. A very refreshing Gueuze which will keep on getting better with time; still not quite as good as the 50th Anniversary or 1999 Gueuze!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2008
Bottle. [thank you sooo much, Yespr]
Pours a muddy, pale orange with no head to speak of. Aroma has oranges, good tartness, apples, wood and a slight spicy sweet edge. Light, soft carbonation, pretty dry, but with a stunning creaminess and softness. The flavour is wonderfully fruity, some oranges, good tartness, super oakiness, a touch of vanilla and very dry. Very good, especially the mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Bottle. [Tasting @ Papsoe 20-10-2008] Vintage 1998. Huge fin bubbled white head that mostly lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of leather, barnyard, vinegar, fruit, wheat. Heavy complexity with notes of vinegar, citrus, leather, mild soap, perfume. Very smooth and almost creamy texture which I guess is quite unique for a Geuze. Quite full bodied with a surprisingly sparkling carbonation and very dry texture. Moderated acidic flavor with good counter sweetness. Lingering dry and smooth sour finish. Huge thanks to Jesper for this one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2009 Bottle, 7%. Thank you, yespr. Very nice citric aroma, seems to have a little fruit. Cloudy dark orange colour. Good citric flavour, some yeast. Good dry aftertaste, very well-rounded. Nice mouthpuckering, but nice and sour, yet mild and round. 9 3 8 3 19

Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Good citric aroma, quite nice. Hazy dark golden colour. Big stable white head. Good funky and acidic flavour. Nicely acidic. Very good. 8 4 8 4 18

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2008
thank you dunk........rbsg 08 tons of leathery funky goodness on the nose....great balance....wow


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