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

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RATINGS: 474   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom10101 (2847) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 October 28th 2013: Bottle (750 ml. ’07 Vintage - Valentin’s Cuvee. Shared by cparles, thanks Chris! Slightly hazy golden with a medium mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma of 3F funk, fruity notes, cheese, barnyard, hay and green apples. Taste is also similar to most of the 3F gueuzes with barnyard, green apples, fruits, cheesy notes, oak and leather. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Very complex. So easily drinkable. This is awesome stuff! I want more. 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4 EDITED: The OGV ’08 is as good and very similar to the OGV ’07. Same rating, same world-class Gueuze! Also had the OGV’ 07 (Valentin and others) a couple more time and it’s still very similar despite some bottle variation. EDITED: Bottle (750 ml) @ In de verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst on May 25th 2014. Vintage 2002 with "Felix de Boeck" label. Hazy bright golden with a medium off-white head and some lacing. There’s a lot of peppermint aroma like in some other old 3F gueuzes I had recently along nice funk, hay, some dusty notes and apple notes. Taste is fresh with pepperming, leathery brettanomyces and nice gentle funk but it also have a really mature and smooth aspect with dust and hay. Medium body. Medium/lively carbonation. Dry finish. Another superb 3 Fonteinen aged gueuze that I would love to drink on a regular basis. Just plain awesomeness. 9-4-9-5-19 = 4.6 EDITED: Also had the regular label OGV ’02 at home. Really similar to the ’02 Felix de Boeck one. So smooth and mature. Extreme drinkabality. Nice minty feature. Perfect balance. It’s hard to get any better than this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3369) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
750 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma tart, a bit rough, orange and a bit funk. Taste is rich with similar notes. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1430) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Pours orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is bitter orange, funk, citrus. Taste is bitter orange, funk, grass, citrus, peach. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1406) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Pours foggy dark amber Aromas of bretta, sour fruits, hints of caramel Very well balanced sourness with great malty backbone. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle, 2007 vintage, shared with edvard & daje
Orange hazy, white head. Smells of funky funky barntard, hay, berries, wheat, horse blanket. Light sweet, bone dry, a very nice tart and sour flavor, i would say medium sour, nice brett infusion, nice berry taste as well. This gueuze is just pure world class. Fantastic

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2461) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours golden in color with a whitish head. Funky notes, some cellar and bits of forrest in aroma. Nice. Wood, some leather and tart notes in taste. Bitter fruits and some lemony juicyness is there as well. Oak and more wooden notes appear towards the end. Nice one indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2274) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
.75 bottle, pikkis. Yellow haze. Good barny hay. Malty yeah. Pretty good though. Sorry for the crappy comments..

-- bb/wp8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (554) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Bottle 75 CL. Pours murky golden with small head. Notes of apples, barnyard, sour, citrus. Goes down easy.

-- bb/wp

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2002 @ Sur Smagning, Mashup Beer Festival. Pours cloudy orange with a lasting white small head. Aroma is barnyard, grapefruit, lactic, citrus-fruit, leather, apple, wood, light musty and a hint of something petroleum-like. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and tart. Body is medium, texture is soft, carbonation is moderate. Finish is moderate long and very dry and tart with lemon. A very rounded geuze. I’m impressed with the elegance of a brew at this age.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1176) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Søernes Ølbar. Mash-up. Two finger head Cognac color. Hazy. Reddish copper. Apple. Tropical mango. Melon. Some metal flavours. Dry tart. But gentle ( my third in this tasting).


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