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


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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editor’s Note: This listing is for a special edition geuze that must have a label as seen on the left: either yellow with a purple "vintage" line as shown, or a red color field. It is not for a vintage year of regular Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, which has its own listing.

Bottles pictured are reproduced with permission courtesy of Lambic.Info. Bottles shown include the various labels and size formats used for this geuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4336) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
The 2006 vintage version, apparently a variation on the regular oude geuze but with lambic of exceptional quality. Thick, stable, sticky, off-white, densely packed foam, warm orangey colour, bright with vivid sparkling but obviously misty after adding the deposit. Complex, extremely well-balanced aroma, lactic acid, lemon juice, wheat, pineapple, kiwi, green apple, wet hay, sherry, honey... Crisp, refreshing citrussy fruitiness in the taste, lively and pungent, wheat sourishness beautifully interwoven with barley sweetishness, complexely sprawling over the tongue, dry due to sourness but never becoming astringent, very long, dry finish. Absolutely fabulous.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (3357) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Ripe pure manure, dusty notes behind, pickles and beets. Hazy copper/straw color. Smooth yet tart mix of pickled fruit: pears, kiwi, sourish unripe cherries and apricots. Thin body, sharp on the tongue. Smooth and the complex flavor profile is astounding, all blended so well. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
2008 vintage from the brewery. Nose of tobacco, leather, grapefruit zest. Mellow flavor, nicely ages, leather, tobacco, grapefruit. Finish is very long lasting and mellow. Full, big body and flavor, well aged. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2005 bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong funk, rubber, oak. Medium mouthfeel with nice juicy funk, complex yet so balanced. Really amazing stuff. 2002 bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with medium creamy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is feet and rubberbands. Thin mouthfeel with dry fruit and light tartness wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Rating from notes. This bottle was shared at Levi’s tasting by Brian. I am surprised to see I have not rated it before. Sour aroma of course, with earth; dirt, wild grass and some barnyard character. Flavor is very sour and dry, earthy again. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled April 2004. Despite cork easing out gently, this poured well with a nice small white head. The aroma is citrussy and musty, almost of rotting lemons. Colour is clear orange gold. Taste is amazing: initial sweetness immediately giving way to a sharp, tart citrus taste, leading to a lingering dryness and some bitterness. Little carbonation but crystalline, spiky sharpness on the tongue with a puckering dryness that lingers. Overall a great beer. This is a great taste experience: sharp, sour , dry but all balanced leading the drinker to want another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2008 with huge thanks to Ben! Cork pulls with a satisfying pop. Pour is clear butterscotch orange with a medium off-white head that is fairly fizzy and dissipates down to a much smaller creamy remainder that nevertheless laces quite well. Aroma is light funky, barnyard, horse blanket, oak. Flavor has a bit of initial sweetness trying out quickly to a light tart, a wave of funkiness hits your palate immediately, but fades leaving the tart lemony oak notes behind. Lightish body and high carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, édition 2007, au Café Rose Red. Arômes très complexes de brettanomyces. Beaucoup d’agrumes. Robe dorée et légèrement trouble, effervescence moyenne à forte et belle mousse. En bouche, on retrouve une merveilleuse complexité de notes citronnées et sauvages. Belle présence fruitée. Très belle texture à la fois ronde et très légère. Finale très sèche présentant une acidité d’intensité moyenne. Probablement la meilleure gueuze que j’ai eu la chance de boire!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (7308) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at the Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light yeast citrus. The flavour is medium sour with a smooth refreshing yeast grapefruit citrus palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2776) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - 2007 bottle thanks BVery! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Cheesy funky nose - really nice. Soft sourness. Lots of funk.

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