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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: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.2
   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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
radiomgb (2236) - 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 (931) - 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
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle shared at RBSG during the grand tasting held at Pizza Port Carlsbad in San Diego.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Courtesy of Dunk at RBSG. Huge thanks to Steve for sharing this rare gem! Pours a cloudy gold orange color, with a swirly and foamy white head. Smells of sweet tannic fruits, lots of 3 Fonteinen sourness Ive known to grow and love, and acidity. The flavor was, of course, much the same. The acidity wasnt as sharp as osme of their beers, but it was definitely there. Still quite sour, and not chowing any signs of dying down due to age at all. Tannic fruits line the edge ofthe tongue as the cheeks pucker. Pretty brilliant brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Tasted from bottle at RBSG. I saw this online for sale at 100E ($160 + shipping)/bottle. I got a group a people together to each pitch in $40, but nobody had the cahones to pull the trigger. Luckily I am able to taste it today. I’ve never seen so many glasses (including mine) reaching for a pour. Just the 1998 they just opened. I got the second to the last pour from the bottom of the bottle. Medium cloudy yellow color. Nice sour. Super easy to drink. Wow. Very, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 1600th rating 750 from Dunk @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours yellow with a bright right ring. Nose is tart. Taste is tart and rolling and yum yum yum

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 5, 2008
Big thanks to ygtbsm94 for meeting me at the brewery and treating me to this one. Pours a cloudy orange, clearer than the Oude Gueuze. Nose is still fruity, citrus, clean with a slight amount of fustiness. Mouth is fresh, citrus, sour, but not too sour, balanced well with some oakiness. Finish is sharp, but not sour. Finishes quickly and very cleanly, leaves the sides of the back of the tongue tingling for hours to come. Stunningly good.


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