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

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5027) - 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 (426) - 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 (5595) - 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 (3895) - 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 (5595) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Vintage 2003. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, acid,apple. Flavour is sour, apple, yeast, acid. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Sparkling gold, fluffy head - much more than I’m used to in a lambic. Nose is acid, light wheaty hay, maybe a hint of strawberry. Flavor is a hit of lemon, lots of acidity, flowers, then strong sour undefined in the finish. Leaves me wanting more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 750 ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a fine white head. Aroma is classic geuze, acidic, fruity, barnyard, horse blanket etc. Same goes for the flavors, refreshing sour, acidic, mould, cellar notes, tart, grapefruit and some bitterness in the finish. It’s a classic geuze with a very fine and balanced expression. Compared with a Cantillon a had earlier it’s a little bit more smooth in my opinion. Regarding what your personal preference will be for a geuze it could be either less or more advantage. I think it’s close to perfection for a geuze. (re-ratet)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2007
Vintage 2002 from bottle. A very nice not to sour beer with soem sweetness in it. Very complex taste


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