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

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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 April 12, 2002 Vintage. Poured from a 750ml Thanks to Jason. Aroma wicks forth with a flicking tongue of spring essence in a cherry orchard. Blossoms all around. Cottony wafts, sugars flaunt and a wheat essence plays with persimmon seeds and Passionfruit juice in a soft balance. Fleeting ginger. Pours that clear even gold, headed with mountains of residing billowy foam, lubricious in its delivery. Bubbly and alive. Flavor arrives in resplendent glory, with gentle tannins, refined sweetness and lots of elegant cotton. Pear juice and lemon oils. Tart, puckering and full of the necessary farm yard. This was tasted side by side with the standard Oude Geuze and this was hands down the winner. This maintains complex acidity and brightness, yet holds such refined softness and gentle, pleasing flavors. The young has cheese, wildness, wood and acid, this restrains those a little bit and yields soft spice, grassy fields and sunlight. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Rating #800. 2004 vintage. Murky orange pour heaped with lasting white froth. Fleshy, sherbety orange aroma with a hint of mouldy tangerine. Bitter orange and lemon fruitiness finishing with a dash of G+T dryness. Cleaner, spritzier and less complex than the younger versions I’ve tried, with little dankness or wood. A delicious tingling beer dripping with tangy, citrussy fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2007
Dark orange. Fine white disappearing head. Classic Oude Geuze aroma with some sourness popping up and notes of lemon. In the mouth the sourness is medium lasting. Some woody flavors. A bit earthlike as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Oude Geuze Vintage
Date: 01/31/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2002

opaque orange, fine white head, drippy lace, musty aroma with a light lemony tartness, creamy body, tart lemon flavor, the tartness starts small and grows throughout the swallow, a nice amount of funk provides some complexity,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2007
0.375 l bottle, vintage 2004. Copper to amber color with creamy head. Sour, earthy-leathery and parfumy aroma with notes of strawberry, pineapple and rose. Very sour, tart, woody and mouth drying flavor with pineapple and bitterness from the wild yeast. Very hard at first, but after a while palate got used to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (415) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2007
37.5 cl bottle, bottled in 2003. Cloudy, light coppery, white frothy head. Fruity nose: orange peel, a hint of raspberries. Also brett, matchsticks, a bit herbal. Dry, sour taste with citrus, soft fruit, flowing into apricot cake into a rather sharp bitter aftertaste. Filling, almost chewable body, satisfying fizz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle, GBBF 07. Cloudy golden with a thin white head. Nose is lively, slightly vinous and sherberty. Some nice fruit. Mouth is sharp and slightly acetic, fruitiness grows sweeter. Finishes with a sour freshness. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2007
Bottled: March 7th ’02. Hazy golden orange color, big frothy head. Nicely balanced aroma of tart gueuze, but still quite soft, some cork however. Bit fruity, some horseblanket. Nice strong taste, quite tart, not too sweet, slight carbonating. Quite decent gueuze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
bottle, dated 7/3/03. thanks ygtbsm. pours a glowing orangish-copper with white head. nose is barnyard, tart, lemony and citrus. very nice. flavor is tart lemon, funky, hay, nicely rounded out acidity and sourness. very fruity gueze but the palate is a little flat and short. wonderful, but i preferred their regular oude geuze.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle of 2002 and 2003 head to head, 2002 from antwerp, 2003 from ronnie. 2002 has a really fresh crisp sharp lambic funk, noteably sour. 2003 is similar but there are subtlties that differenciate the two. Taste 2002 again seems fresher increadibly carbonated, too much for me to be honest, cidery palete, sour funk, noteable belgiunness about it. 2003 had more body too it, not as complex, less carbonated and increadibly drinkable. If pushed id say the 2002 is a better beer, but both are complete masterpieces that i want alot more of.


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