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3 Fonteinen Millennium Geuze

 (RETIRED)
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Poured a hazy yellow / orange color, with a medium sized, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, hay, light cork, strawberries? and lots of wood. Taste of citrus, with light green apple, more spicy brett, and tart grape, with a lengthy sour finish. Well balanced, fruity, and complex, the best lambic around! Thanks to Steve for sharing!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Thanks to Chad (cpferris) for the hook up at our sour tasting. Pours a very hazy dark golden orange with slight yellow hues, kind of a ripe banana color, and a two finger frothy white head wiith excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap and ring. Beautiful musty barnyard aroma with a berg prominent horseblanlet presence. Hints of cobwebs, foot, bandaid, earth and lactic creaminess. The aroma on this beer is incredible with lots of complex funk and sweet light fruit. Hints of crisp light fruit, maybe some apple, pear and grape with maybe some straw and grass. Iíve been taking in the aroma for several minutes and havenít been able to even sip it yet. Surprisingly full chewy mouthfeel, especially for the style. Very tart and puckering yet not acidic with slight lactic creaminess, erthy funk and oaky tannis. Sweet crisp light fruit notes, mostly apple and pear. Somewhat vinous with a sweet lingering vinegar character. Subtle dry finish. Complex yet very quaffable with a slightly dry finish. Highly recommended!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - MAY 15, 2012
A: yeasts, grapefruit, very fresh fruits. A: amazing gold-light amber. T: teh perfect geuze, medium to heavy sourness. P: mb, medium carbo. O: 20/20

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 No#80. Eh maybe i wasnt ready for this yet. Aroma is sour and salty. And taste is just sourness, way to sour for me. Up from 2.6 -4.9 Bottle in Da hearen, the 3rd last bottle in Belgium? Pours with still massive carbonation, big rocky head. Aroma is unmistakably drie fountainin, appley dry tartness, funky dusty yet clean balance of wheat malt and old hop. Taste is just as desirable. This was such a treat a one off special that i thought id never get to try again. Too bad this is most certainly the last.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Pours a hazy gold with a quickly dissipating head. Smells funky and sour with a lot of familiar lambic qualities. Tastes like a perfect champagne if sourness were the defining character.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
750ml corked bottle. Opened to a loud pop and was a light gusher (good thing we had all our glasses ready just in case this happened!). Poured a deep and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of brett, funky, yeast, wood, and apples. Tastes of green apples, yeast, citrus, brett, and fruity. My description of both the aromas and tastes doesnít give this one justice! Had a very nice sweet to tart balance. This one was worth every penny I had to spend to get it (I think this is the most I ever paid for a beer).

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle @ De Heeren Van Liedekercke. This was the first beer we bought in Belgium and remained my favourite for the rest of the trip. This was a wonderful geuze. Assertive and complex, yet soft at the same time. Wonderful earthy barnyard aroma, with some citrus also noticed. Palate is as i said assertive, yet soft, with wonderful tart flavours coming through. Finish is tart and softly sour, with a flavour that seems to go on forever. Probably one of the best beers i will ever try. Delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Poured a cloudy golden/orange color with a sticky off-white head. The aroma was sour citrus with a huge barny funk and some fresh swee/tsour fruits. Tastes are a lot like the aroma with a prominant green apple taste through-out followed by some sour green and red grapes with a big musty finish. Incredible gueuze I never expected to cross paths with. Huge thanks to Steve (Hopdog) for sharing this!!!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Another insanely generous bottle shared by Destructo at his 3F vertical dinner. Clear golden yellow pour with a white head. A great nose highlighted by citrus and supple barnyard aromas. WOW, simply outstanding. Complex, tart, superbly balanced with citrus, floral, sour funk, and barnyard notes. This, in my opinion, is Geuze perfection.....

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dennoman (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
750 ml bottle at Stockholm tasting. I didnít fancy myself a lambic drinker, until I tried this. Pours with amazing vigor. Color is a deep amber with a wonderfully fluffy head. Aroma is incredibly complex: some hoppiness on the nose, but deep funk and sourness from the yeast and cask. Wood, leather, "horse blanket". Layer upon layer to be discovered with every sniff. Palate is wonderfully light and refreshing, yet deeply rich and complex at the same time. A hint of fresh fruit in there, hops, bitterness, deep leather, parmezan cheese. Overall: the best gueuze Iíve had the pleasure of trying, bar none.


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