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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 476   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wihlan (288) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Fruktansvärt underbar, härlig smak. Underbar bäska men tar inte överhanden. Helt underbar! Köp! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2602) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2013
2007 Bottle shared with esp0r & edvard, september 27th 2013. Cloudy orange body, tiny white bubbly head. Aroma of grapefruit, barnyard, leather, berries. Taste is extremely refreshing, with a very nice balance between the sweet and sour stuff, fresh citrus fruits, funky yeast, hay, wood, and a slightly sweet malt character. Great stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
vintage 2002 thought i rated this but apparently didnt. poured a dark amber with big foamy head. poured side by side with 2008 vintage and you could really see the difference in color. smell and taste of cheese. a finely aged geuze. vintage 2002 is on the same level as the best geuzes ive ever had, awesome

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (570) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
2007 vintage - yellow bottle. Peach. Mild aroma of funk. Taste is very smooth for a oude gueze, not overly astringent, very tangy, sharp tropical fruits. Overall, decent gueze, but lacks a certain something - might be the 2007 wasn’t the year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kazin (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
Notes from backlog. Nice funky acidity, a lot of tropical fruit, and a touch of vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold/brown with a thin white head. Aroma is very funky and sour with notes of tropical fruit, oak, and citrus. Flavor is very sour upfront but fades into a fruit and oak finish. Hints of lemon, barnyard, and apples.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (1403) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Thanks to Tom for sharing this gem! Pours a light copper with a thin fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is of cittrus and wet hay, well made. Taste is softly tart, funky and loaded with tart green apples. Mouthfeel is nondescript but was light and refreshing. Moderate carbonation. This is really elegant like most of the other 3F offerings, really glad to have had the opportunity!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2158) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle 750ml [2007 Vintage] Thx Chris. [9/3/8/4/16] 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. [Edit: Rating for 2002 vintage] Bottle 750ml. Pours amber with high off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of funk, barnyard, oak, fruits, citrus, slight alcohol. Taste is of funk, barnyard, apricots, citrus. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Dry. Very refreshing. Awesome fruits. Quite complex. Outstanding. Easily in the top 50 Gueuze I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4540) - 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!


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