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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 477   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Uto. Golden yellow with foamy white head. As effervescent as champagne. Lemon lime nose with vinegar. Taste of tart lime - not far off from sour mix. Yeasty, but light. Hints of red berries. Dry, acidic finish. Perfectly balanced. Refreshing and crisp. Quality stuff. Afterthought: the barnyard character came to the surface after last pour, presumably from the sediment. A more careful pour should prevent this nastiness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2007
Vintage 2002: Sour yeasty mineral aromaa. Bittersweet yeasty taste with cirus, herbs, barn and horse. Bitter sour aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Vintage 2002: Poured a hazy dark yellow color with a large white head. Semi-sweet aroma with a good amount of horsey, yeasty funk. Some sweaty feet notes. The flavor was very tart and mildly acidic. Some sweetness in there. Short dry finish but the tartness makes your mouth water. Mild bitterness on the finish. Yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Excellent aroma of hay, belgian funk and citrus, it’s also sour and lactic. Excellent flavor of hay, citrus, sourness,belgian faund and some sweetness, the sweetness is kind of surprising. The body is light to medium with a dusty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2007
Bottled - 2002 Vintage. A hazy orange coloured beer with no head. The aroma is sour, funky and welcoming. Barnyard and cheesy notes aplenty. A really inviting smell just shouting "Drink me". The taste is puckeringly sour and dry. Tart and grapey. Just a really lovely drink.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2007
07/03/2002 bottle courtesy of Christian. Audible effervescence from this murky mustard and apple juice body with a fizzy fluffy white head. The strange yet comforting aroma hit me and made my mouth start watering. I can already frrl it in my jaws and I have not even tasted it yet. Sweaty nose that in all other circumstances scares me makes me smile in this beer. Lemon sour with wood flavor and some orange puckering notes. So much acidity in such a small bottle. Sour leather finish. I don’t know why it is that I can like what I would otherwise detest in any other type of beer. But a nice and funky geuze is is so damn good. And this is a nice and funky geuze. Lingering band aid flavor is a bit of a negative, but not overly so. A great beer, that I want more of. Thanks so much Christian, I’m in your debt. 5 8 8 5 19

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
2002 Vintage, bottle at Ealing Beer Festival, April 2006. Hazy orange colour. Good strong horse blanket funky aroma. Excellent sharp, citric flavour with musty, woody undertones. Quite clean mouthfeel and finish. Classic geuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 2002 vintage sampled at the RB gathering at capt lawrence. Funkier aroma than a 99, and a bit less sour/tart- more earthy and spicy with a nice sourness though. Nice more4 tart flavor, with some lemony sitrus tart-like quality and a battery acid finish and funkiness all the way through. Nice spritzy yet smooth carbonation and a nice lingering finish. Great Gueze. Vintage 2002 4.1, vintage 2005 4.3.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
(Bottle, bottled on 13 April 2002) The first impression of this one nearly knocked me out, litterally. The cork flew out with enormous power, making a dent in the kitchen ceiling. Luckily I kept my head away. The beer pours a golden amber/orange colour with a huge, frothy off-white head. Musty, acidic nose with grapefruit, lemon, green apples, barn and old socks (yes, doesn’t it sound lovely?). Taste is acidic, musty, harsh with green apples, grapefruit, sour grapes and a slightly nutty bitterness. Extremely dry. Complex, balanced, beautiful, amazing!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle. Amber beer with no head. Tart, oaky aroma. Tart flavor with apples, earthiness, and yeast. Low carbonation. Lingering tartness.


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