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

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RATINGS: 469   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Vintage 2008: Une créature d’équilibre parfait, pommes vertes et fromage en avant plan, foin mouillé et petits fruits surettes en arrière plan, selon la gorgée....jusqu’à ce que le tout prenne ensemble et devienne le liquide qu’on voudrait boire tous les jours.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 750ml [2007 Vintage] Thx Chris. Pours slightly hazy golden with low white head. Aroma is of barnyard, funk, citrus, pickles. Taste is of barnyard, funk, fruits, sourness (somewhat subdued). Palate: Light body. Dry. Overall: Very good gueuze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
pours hazy bright golden with a frothy white head, very good retention and lacing. intense barnyard aromatics, white grapes and tart apples, other tart fruits - apricots, spicy, peppery, hint of caramel. bright carbonation, light body, very dry herbal-grassy and lightly acidic finish. excellent brew!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2013
75cl bottle, 2008 vintage, 10/28/2013. Pours brilliant dark amber, medium frothy head rests like a pillow on the surface, great retention, sparkling geysers of carbonation rising from the depths of the glass. Aroma is a cloud of yeast and musty barnyard, softly fruity, creamy tart peach and orange, mild apple, with an earthy, spicy funk, dry wood. Taste is tart, bright green grapes and apple, mild acidity with restrained spicy barnyard character, almost vinous-like oak finish. Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing in the mouth, lively. Out of all the different vintages in this series, one of my favorites, neck in neck with ’02. World class.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Staffan47 (860) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2013
Flaska på OC. Riktigt härlig funk i doften. Underbar och balanserad smak. Har bara stött på liknande kvalitet tidigare från 3F i Golden blend och Zomer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 October 28th 2013: Bottle (750 ml. ’07 Vintage - Valentin’s Cuvee. Shared by cparles, thanks Chris! Slightly hazy golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma of 3F funk, fruity notes, cheese, barnyard, hay and green apples. Taste is also similar to most of the 3F gueuzes with barnyard, green apples, fruits, cheesy notes, oak and leather. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Very complex. So easily drinkable. This is awesome stuff! I want more. 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4 EDITED: The OGV ’08 is as good and very similar to the OGV ’07. Same rating, same world-class Gueuze! Also had the OGV’ 07 (Valentin and others) a couple more time and it’s still very similar despite some bottle variation. EDITED: Bottle (750 ml) @ In de verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst on May 25th 2014. Vintage 2002 with "Felix de Boeck" label. Hazy bright golden with a medium off-white head and some lacing. There’s a lot of peppermint aroma like in some other old 3F gueuzes I had recently along nice funk, hay, some dusty notes and apple notes. Taste is fresh with pepperming, leathery brettanomyces and nice gentle funk but it also have a really mature and smooth aspect with dust and hay. Medium body. Medium/lively carbonation. Dry finish. Another superb 3 Fonteinen aged gueuze that I would love to drink on a regular basis. Just plain awesomeness. 9-4-9-5-19 = 4.6

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma tart, a bit rough, orange and a bit funk. Taste is rich with similar notes. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Pours orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is bitter orange, funk, citrus. Taste is bitter orange, funk, grass, citrus, peach. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1355) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Pours foggy dark amber Aromas of bretta, sour fruits, hints of caramel Very well balanced sourness with great malty backbone. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esp0r (1969) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle, 2007 vintage, shared with edvard & daje
Orange hazy, white head. Smells of funky funky barntard, hay, berries, wheat, horse blanket. Light sweet, bone dry, a very nice tart and sour flavor, i would say medium sour, nice brett infusion, nice berry taste as well. This gueuze is just pure world class. Fantastic


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