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

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage 2002: released beginning 2006
Vintage 2003: released autumn 2006
Vintage 2004: released summer 2007
Vintage 2005: released summer 2008

Editor’s Note: There is a lot of confusion on this one. Please look at your bottle. It belongs here only if it says "Vintage" on the label. If it does not, it belongs under the regular Oude Gueuze listing. The above vintage guide is not what you should go by, as there are both 2002, 2003, 2004, etc...releases of Vintage and Regular Oude Gueuze.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3211) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (907) - - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6284) - Manhattan, 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (2084) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
375 ml bottle split two ways, ’08 vintage. Dark golden pour with a tiny head that quickly fades and leaves small lacings. Loads of funk, barnyard, green apples, lemon peel and some leather. So mellow but yet so complex. This is wonderful stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from trade in Brussels. Aroma of rubber, some floral notes. Orange cloudy pour. Sour and dry. Medium light feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1574) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to artmcd8. Poured hazy dark orange with thinning white head. Aroma of sour fruit funk. Light carb med bod. Tangy taste. Ok

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2008 vintage thanks to Mathias. Slightly cloudy golden orange with a good creamy white head. Aroma bus barnyard funk, mature cheese, dried stone fruits, hints of preserved figs. Medium bodied, tart and funky on the palate, very well balanced and complex, lightly fruity finish. Taste is dried apricots, peach pits, mature cheddar, candied citrus, hint of sour peach candy. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours hazy straw color with no head. Funky and tart nose and flavor, with hay, light malt and grapefruit. Lively mouthfeel and long tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. 2006 Vintage.Thanks man! Pour is slightly hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big funky, lemon rind, biscuit, sweet tarts, urine, slight cheese, and wax in the aroma. Taste is lemons, some grass, dough, biscuit, stone fruits, orange, and vanilla with a semi sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. Nice stuff - just wish it had more carbonation.


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