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


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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Vintage 2002: released beginning 2006
Vintage 2003: released autumn 2006
Vintage 2004: released summer 2007
Vintage 2005: released summer 2008

Editorís 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12601) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Sparkling gold, fluffy head - much more than Iím 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5109) - 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. Itís a classic geuze with a very fine and balanced expression. Compared with a Cantillon a had earlier itís 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 itís close to perfection for a geuze. (re-ratet)

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle @ Le Bier Circus. Vintage 2002. Huge fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Copper colour with a clear sparkling body. Dust, barnyard, ash, citrus, perfume, tobacco, wood, vanilla, unripe apple. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Flavour was not as sour as expected. Still it was light to moderated acidic with some sweet notes left in the flavour. Excellent dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2007
Sour, farmy, coppery aroma with flavors including tart grapefruit and, well, old socks. Just a drop of sweetness before the funky, beautifully complexity kicks in. Occupied a happy medium between mellow drinkability and harsh, acidic aridity. Awesome, but Iíll keep some around a few more years and take another step toward the mellow end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Bottle sampled on 6/6/10: Pours with good lacing and a large frothy off-white head. Has a good complex funky barnyard nose with light sweetness and lemon zest. Body has good dry earthy tartness and some lightly sweet balance with oaky complexity before a puckering tartness. A very enjoyable gueuze.

Bottle sampled on 2/13/07: Pours a hazy dark golden bronze with a frothy, well-lacing white head. Dry, earthy, funky cheesy barnyard aroma has decent complexity. Body starts fairly full and with an earthy pale maltiness, nicely-balanced with a good, drier cheesy complexity toward a slightly bready finish. A nice gueuze.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
Date de mise en bouteille 07/03/2003. Hazy orange-gold with a large white head. Aroma of yeast, sour apple and dewy spring cottage garden. The taste is grapefruit with dusty books and paper stored in old barns and attics. Sour, but if you persevere you pick out a distant honey sweetness. The result is fresh, clean, immensely drinkable: a wonderful example of the brewerís craft. This is the reason I love beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4434) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
Bottle. Golden beer with a strongish head. The aroma is quite sour with a sweet finish, the flavour is very sour with a vinegar and dry finish. Overall an average beer.

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