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


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RATINGS: 499   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (569) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle ’08 - pours light Amber. Nose is lemony, tart, acidic, oaky. Taste is tart, acidic, lemon zest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Appelgoud van kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaak zacht appel cider / champagne. Gedronken met Bryan en Martijn

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
11/2006 bottle. Was expecting the cork to shoot out on this, and nothing. Guess those synthetic cork rumors I’ve heard are true. Aroma of lemon pepper, funk, Brett. Taste is mildly spur, farmhouse brett. No acid. Carbonation is low but I’m assuming that has more to do with the cork issues.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle: 2008 vintage, yellow OGV label. Pours a solid, vibrant, semi-turbid golden sunshine-orange color with a foamy white head that fizzles a bit before receding to a small ring. Lovely aroma, exactly what you’d expect from the Fonteinen terroir. Acidic stone fruits, green apple, lemon tartness, mineral water, moderate acidic, super horsey funk, sweaty feet, a bit of barnyard hay, cork, & a nice helping of wet moldy oak towards the back end, proper tannic finish. Flavor is just as great. Very sour, tons & tons of Granny Smith apple up front with a bit of lemon, peach, & white grape underneath. Acidic, but tamed... Does not burn at all. Musky funk hits hard; lots of wood, moderate horseblanket, wet hay, old cork, & a bit of sweat in the finish. Tons of wood & white grape in the back-end with a very faint acetic dip, leading to a dry, tart finish. Wow. This is better than fresh 3F Oude Geuze; it is more tart, yet more complex & subtle all around. The oak is more tame as well, & blends with the wild yeast perfectly. Is this better than a regular, aged OG? Not sure. Hopefully I will find out soon, as I have an 07 OGV waiting to be opened alongside a regular 07 OG. But in any case, this gueuze is out of this world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
2008 375ml bottle from Kamiel, so grateful to finally get to try this. The cork releases with a loud pop, not a gusher but lots of carbonation stored in this tiny bottle as it takes a while to be able to pour into the glasses without the head pouring out the top. Murky amber (poured some dregs in) with a generous and then gentle bubbly sticky white head. Slightly acidic, wet hay, some cheesecloth, epson salts, great funk, light lemon, moderate carbonation and full body, acidic, funky, dry, and incredibly complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle at RBBWG shared by BelgBeerGeek. Nice cheesy, sour, but very balanced. Awesome gueze, probably the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma has barnyard, leather, Brett and white fruits. Flavor is medium tart, a big sweet base, loads of fruit and dust in there. Decent balance, beer held up well during aging. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (999) - - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 2006. Synthetic cork. Orange pour, no head. Oxidized drain-pour, more reminiscent of a mediocre aged barleywine. Some funk and brightness but otherwise too oxidized to enjoy. 2002 and 2005 enjoyed 6-19-15. 2002: nose is must, cobwebs, lemon rind. Taste follows similarly. Very similar to the Blauw I had a few months ago. 2005: much brighter with more citrus than 2002. Minerals, soft palate. 2008 750 - Orange red pour. Nose is cobwebs, funk, a touch of leather, caramel, lemon, musty, mineraly. Vibrant. Taste is sour lemon, funk. Really tart. Lingering tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Vintage 2002 (I believe) sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white head and lasting lacing. Aroma is brilliant funk, barn, lemon, brett and light wood. Mouthfeel is near perfection - with funk, minerals, wood, funky citrus, light white wine, weathered barn and a nice bright tart character. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very complex and well balanced geuze. Tart, funky and dry. Medium bitter finish. Fruity notes of lemon and apple. Very good!

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