PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating #1400. Bottle was secured by Frank for me, shared with Allen, Bill, Simon, Frank, and Tim. I have been dying to try this sour since I heard about her. Poured a vibrant, hazy, golden-orange color with a massive off white head along with beautiful lace when swirled. Aromas are everything you would expect from a 3 Font gueuze..sour funk, lemons, oaky wood, barn, horseblanket, nectarine and more dust. This aroma was impressive for its age. Flavor followed suit with lemon skins, oak, nectarine, peach, basement, light vinegar, sea brine, and foreign cheese. Very leathery as she warmed up a bit. Body was light to medium with medium carbonation. One of the best lambics I have had to date and maybe my favorite blend from Armand. Must find another to lay down for half a decade or so. Op uw gezondheid!
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Sour & Bitter Festival CPH 2012. Hazy golden with a lasting off-white head. Classic funky 3F aroma with lots of grapefruit character - a little extra spicy adds to perfection. Extra sour, spicy and wooden flavour, but still in balance and still very, very tasty. Best beer at Sour & Bitter, and that says something!
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 My 1,000th Beer Review!!! Enjoyed this at Fermentoren in Copenhagen with another RateBeer user at slightly below fridge temperature in a wine glass.
A - Bright orange and a 2 finger creamy white head. Very persistent lacing! This beer really shines agains a candle.
S - Loads of grapefruit and navels. Nice sharp Lemonhead acidity
T - Lemon peels. Very acidic plums? Very bright and acidic. Pretty juicy and sweet. Grapefruit acidity. Dry and floral finish
M - Very high carbonation for a gueuze and medium in body. Loving the dryness of this
O - This is currently the #1 gueuze on Rate Beer and it’s very delicious. However, I still link Lente is a better beer. This is quite incredible though.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours a slightly hazed golden with a lasting white head. big punchy, fruity, tart nose. the flavour is complex, well balanced and masterfully blended. the best bottle of gueuze ive ever sampled. thx jeff
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ooh la la! Thanks Mike. Killer Dude! True complexity, sour, cheese, earth, mind blowing for me. Rich flavors.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle I was saving for my daughter’s 1st birthday. Bottle was highly carbonated. Deep amber pour with a thick massive white head. Lightly hazy with a touch of suspended yeast. The nose is absolutely incredible - musty/funky aroma. Hints of tropical fruit, passionfruit and a bit of soft horseblankety funk. Softly woody with a bright tartness. Restrained acidity with a light straw character. Some nice graininess in back of the fruit and bretty funk. Loads of soft carbonation. Some light citric character initially but as it warms up it there is a little bit of soft leathery funkiness and a soft spiciness along with a touch of lingering acidity. Just a touch of cheesy character as well. Incredible brew.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first gay geuze // Armand and Tommy (the bottle does say Tommy) // Stopgap rating // bought a bottle of this but not sure about when I will open this, assume it is not soon, may trade it latter on - will give a re-rate when and if I do // some general ideas about the sample had @ GBF 2012 // don’t expect to see this one popping up at other festival any time soon or maybe even ever again // quite an impressive list Klaas & Tim // lightly hazy, bright orange touch golden with a big foamy, assertive head even for a 3F // aroma is pure 3F if you know the stuff, 3F barnyard funk, lemons, lambic, spices, fresh oak // taste is once again very 3F actually I think this edges so close to the regular one that this could almost be chalked down to batch variations, there are differences, this is a tad, clearer, more crisp, tad fruitier touch especially in the lemons, barnyard bit tuned down, white pepper back // high champagne carb, higher than regular one // this feels like a variation not something big and new // this is no Blauw or Lente // prefer just the regular one // price and everything here feels more marketing than anything else // he could try a lot way cooler stuff and release those and the price would make a bit more sense // Tomme was involved apparently but this tastes so 3F & they couldn’t be bothered to either remember or spell his name correctly // for all I know he could have been hanging out in the bar like Mikkel while this was made // how many beers with the ’last’ 3F lambic have there been made? 6 plus bottles of it pure // more common than any other lambic of a given vintage it seems // at least I am glad to see this one available unlike Framboos for which Belgians are apparently not good enough for // it is probably not 3F making this available but the store owner having gotten hold of this in Denmark where all beers go // am I too cynic? do I have the right complaining having had this? // Anyway this beer is nowhere gay enough - hope that the next gay geuze will do better
Milevski (3) - - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Morten siger at den ikke smager af citrus. Det mener jeg at den gør! Masser af aroma og smag. Dejlig syrlig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the LCBO. One of the best beers that I have ever had. Really great, funky aroma. Has the vinegar bite to it, but finishes dry and long. Lots of funkiness in the aroma, with some oak notes as well. Taste is of lemon zest, some honey, sour vinegar, oak, herbal notes, and some floral notes in the finish as well. Very complex and something that was absolutely worth the price tag!
ComradeK (906) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a large white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a very strong sour funk character, with plenty of weighty, savoury oak, off-dry lime and some almost rose-like floral notes. It is powerfully sour up front, with lemon, tart apple skin and black cardamom notes. A funky, leathery flavour comes in towards the mid-palate, which gains weight and body from savoury, tannic oak. Fresh, biting sourness combines with the oak in a dry finish, which leaves an oaky, leathery aftertaste. This is simply a superb beer, even better than the standard Oude Gueuze. It is powerfully sour, yet beautifully weighted and balanced. A delightful, complex gueuze.