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


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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7308) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Careful when you open the bottle. The cork and metal really comes in handy here. Small and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy orange body. Complex fruity aroma and flavor of oranges and some kind spice I cannot really figure out. For a geuze this is relatively sweet still, though, with a pleasant sharp edge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2007
Huge pungent Gueze-y nose: funky, horse blanket mustiness, the whole thing. Dark murky gold color with a low head. Soft malt base with a hint of apples. Sour and puckering end. Smooth overall and amazingly well balanced. Sophisticated and unique. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle dated 07/03/03. I honestly don’t know what t o make of this beer. I’ve had geuze before, but this was such an extreme example. The beer is a lovely honey colour in the glass with a big foam head. The strong aroma has bags of apples, sourness, musty animal smells and a hint of sweetness. Describing the flavour does it no justice at all - is at once foul and appealling. In one mouthfull it is a musty, sour, eye-wateringly sour with the smell of a restaurant kitchine floor - old cheese and rotten veg. Another taste is tart but refreshing, light bodied with a citrus tang, oakey dryness in the finish. Its either disgusting or the most complex brilliant beer you’ll drink and I honestly cannot decide which.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2007
2003. Aroma of citrus, forests and yeast. Hazy, orange coloured with an initially huge, white head. Taste is moderate tart, woody, dusty, quite fruity (citric), somewhat sweet, some yeast. Balance is perfect. Very refreshing and dry. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
2002. Hazy light orange with a small but steady white head. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, hay, barnyard, leather, even a bit of mushroom. Tart, acid, slightly yeasty and musty flavour. Very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1430) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Drunk at One Pint Pub, Helsinki during the Belgian beer week 2007. Vintage 2002. A bit damp aroma, fruity and dry. Nice hazy orange, quick head. Very dry, fuity and a but of a yeasty taste. Vintage 2003 got better grades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reakt (949) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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