Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editor’s Note: This listing is for a special edition geuze that must have a label as seen on the left: either yellow with a purple "vintage" line as shown, or a red color field. It is not for a vintage year of regular Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, which has its own listing.

Bottles pictured are reproduced with permission courtesy of Lambic.Info. Bottles shown include the various labels and size formats used for this geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2015
750 ml bottle out of a basket, thanks AdamC, 2008 vintage. Aroma is huge funky yeast, light fruit and fecal matter.

The flavor has a low vinegar element with a big funky tartness. Maybe a very mild metallic hint. The texture is very dry, bone dry. The yeast gives a very light pucker. I got to say, I may never love the style but I understand what this is. This batch was blessed by the Brewer, was very happy to sample this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (865) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
Another treat brought from the hoprider. Pour amber, with a small white head that quickly turns into a thin ring of white head. Aroma brings my mind towards unripe peaches. Ever trues lickig a peach Stone? Every thing Else is somewhat subdued, but very well integrated - lemon peel, horseblanked. Pretty darn well made. Taste is sour and tart of course, but very well balanced. Medium bodied, with less carb. Than usual. This is an example of how to blend everything togethers in a Way, that nothing stands out, but everything stands out... You know?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmrmwel (1524) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle, 14.02.2007, St Valentijn Cuvée, enjoyed 8 years after bottling. Pours hazy golden, with a big creamy head. Aroma is bretty wood, nuts and lactic acid, with funky farmyard and earthy notes, as well as hay and crisp citrusy notes. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with bretty floral and wooden notes, as well as nice farmyardy funk and stone fruits. Funky sour finish, with citrusy notes of grapefruit. Tremendously balanced, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
Bouteille 37.5cl, bottled 12/04/2005. De couleur orangée portant un léger voire, col col est épais et crémeux blanc-cassé mais s’estompant relativement vite. Arôme offre un bouquet funk modéré, retrouve un fruité citronné offrant des effluves citriques sans pour cela être surfait, rétro boisé avec un côté grains restant de la partie même après autant d’années. Palais est sec, petite note de cuire, funk bien citrique qui rajoute à cette impression de feuilles séchées. Boisé n’est pas en reste et contribue à ce profil sic finement épicé. Acidulé perce sur la fin tout en restant appréciable, note également une pointe d’acidité de citron tout en gardant un aspect grains-moût sur la fin. Correcte, quant à savoir si les 10 ans lui ont fait un boni cela reste à discuter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (910) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Muddy orange color with some foam. The smell has surprisingly little old feet in the nose for a gueze. Distinct sourness with a mild funkiness, which results in a different gueze than expected. Dry and sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Thanks to Seth for the 08 bottle share. It’s OGV, it’s great, it’s got an almost unreal stone fruit character that comes naturally without any fruit needed, what more must be said? A timeless classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anstei (639) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at Zwanze Day Zurich, 2003 vintage. The definite geuze, yup. Rating from one sip is discouraged, but I have to do it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1590) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2015 2003, with Toni and anstei and co. Hazy golden-orange color with big white head. Funk and wood, bretts, citrus oil. Taste is citrus, red apples, grapes. Good complexity. Soft foamy mouthfeel. A fantastic Geuze again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MannyGoldberg (181) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2010 vintage consumed 12th Sept 2015, a week after it was released. Pours murky orange with a big head. Loads of carbonation. Aroma is that unmistakeable funky 3F house style. Taste has loads of Granny Smith, hay, citric lemon, minerally, very sour, some mild acetone at first but this went away as the beer began to breath. Superb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1778) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
St. Valentijn Cuvee 2007. The beer is a deep yellow-orange amber color. Quite cloudy but it would settle out more with gentler handling. Small off white head, dissipates quickly. The aroma has wonderful funk and depth with lots of earth but the oak is fairly strong and dominates a bit compared to other vintages. Mushrooms, very light apricots, a touch of citrus. Taste has a lot of oak. Fairly bitter, really. The depth is there but there’s a funny malt flavor. Medium body. Not a great year for this beer. I’ll revisit this rating and probably adjust it up quite a bit.

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