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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: 234   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Shared by my cousin, ggaughan, to celebrate his brotherís wedding. Pours slightly hazy brownish gold, capped with a huge off-white head. Aroma is tart, with notes of straw, lemon, and wild yeast with wood and earth in the background. Flavor is beautiful; itís quite tart and acidic, with lots of lemon at the forefront. Lime, white grape, straw, leather, oak and wild yeast add complexity to the palate. Finishes very dry, with oak and bretty funk. This was beautiful; Iím really glad I got to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
Always a treat to sample a retired beer. Big pop from the cork. Big lasting head, clumps together as iit sinks. Dark gold-amber liquid. Big sharp sinus clearing salt-cheese-gueze scent. Sharp flavour but not overly cheesy or salty. Donít notice the ABV. Hard to believe this beer is so old.! The flavour is so fresh.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle shared by Rciesla. Thanks!!! Pours a beautiful deep golden with lively carbonation and a massive sticky white head- fades slowly. Aroma is very powerful at first with the high carbonation- lemon zest, tropical fruit, mineral- sauvignon blanc, champagne like, bready malts, good horsey yet cleanish funk along with some moderately smelly cheese- mushroom- truffle oil, and vegetable ash as it warms a bit. More cheese and tropical fruits in the flavor, some horsey and leathery funk with mineral earth tones, lemon and lime juice- citric acid acidity, lactic and moderately sour the whole way through- nothing too mouth-puckering but definitely big and acidic. good acidic prickliness on the tongue in the end along with slight salt spray, lactic acid, and some woody astringent tones which work well. Awesome- big, and complex- very powerful. Awesome. Compared side by side to the 50th, 1999, and even the 2000 this still wins for me. Thanks again Ryan.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours an orange bronze body with white fluffy head. Very smooth citrus, sour woodiness with a light acidic chewy grapefruit character. Funky very dry with hints of honey. Wow OUTSTANDING!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Shared by Rciesla. Pours with lots of carbonation. Funky aroma, funky flavor. Well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 My 2300th rating: 75cl bottle. Bottled December 1998. Pours slight unclear orange amber with a good white lasting foam. Plenty of carbonation still. The aroma is smooth and mellow, Sour, dusty, acidic and grapes. Complex and wonderfully balanced. Barnyard and woody notes. Smooth and full bodied. Dry and crisp. So mellow, smooth and complex. Worth the wait, time and money. Hell yeah. Re-rate: Bottle @ Too many geuzeís only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Mould and cellar. Aged. Barnyard and dust. Subdued and smooth. If you have a bottle drink it now!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy amber with lhuge off white head. Sour aroma with notes of barnyard, wood, leather and horseblanket. Sour flavour with barnyard, grapefruit, horseblanket, leather and woody notes. Sour finish. Thanks yespr!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy golden with a fine little creamy off-white head leaving laces. Classic gueuze aroma of horse blanket and manure. Medium body with very dry Brett accents, fruitiness and even a light underlying bitterness. A very mellow gueuze which is pleasantly drinkable and not excessively sour. 211008

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
RB#7000 / RB BE #1000: 75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a slowly collapsing tan head. Smooth barnyard and earthy aroma with a mild acidic bite in the nose. Dry and wooden flavoured with a nice acidic to citric dry base flavour. Starts with a smooth finish slowly decending into a nice acidic to citric finish. Dry and wooden into the far finish. Extremely smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11984) - 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.


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