Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 2003 vintage is courtesy of Dak. It pours gold with slight haze and thin near white head. The aroma offers up vinegar, green leaves, tart notes, yeast and some slight body odor funk. The taste has some pleasing funk and herbal shrubby bushes and then it rolls into some lemon like acidity. Around the edges of those notes are pleasing smooth and not really all that tart vinegar notes nuanced by a thin sensation of sweaty wet socks. Digginí this.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Slightly hazy light orange color, small off-white head. Smell rubber and sourish. Taste is very balanced, sone sourness, tart, some sharpness. Lovely finish. Medium body, subtle carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 version thx to benzai. Very clear golden yellow to orange colour, medium to small white head. Smells sour, dusty, cellar, car tire, plastic. Tastes sour, not that sour though, a bit thin, fruity. Low carbo and quite thin.
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 at mikkeller bar, í04 vintage.
Apricot colored with aggressive lacy head. Clean, approachable, slightly sour but not overwhelming, finishes crisp, very nice. I have never had a Geuze this good, I should probably rate this higher, and once my palate is more refined I probably would.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 mL bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Pours a clear golden orange appearance with a nice off-white head. Very funky, big barnyard, tart lemon, cobweb, very earthy/herbal, citrusy, complex aroma. Quite puckering, very funky, tart lemon citrusy, barnyard, straw, a bit grassy, somewhat dusty flavor. It finishes fairly puckering, dry, and lemon. Really good and refreshing.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip. This is my official "end of first year of med school celebrating beer." 2007 vintage, bottled 12/27/2007 and given a 10 year lifespan.
5.0 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Three fingers of frothy white head. Retention is very good and thick, glass covering lacing is left behind.
4.5 S: Really nice nose on this as well. The funk is amazing. This might be the most powerful and complex funk Iíve ever encountered. Tons of hay and horse. Decaying fruit, stinky sweaty feet, apple orchard, dry rotted sweat socks, old wood. Like most other 3F gueuzes, this is insanely complex with the funk, but not all that sour. Nearly no acetic acid and only mild amounts of lactic acid. Borderline 5.0.
4.0 T: Taste is good, but itís not as complex or as overall good as the nose. Thereís more sourness, but itís a strange dry sourness, which is something Iíve never experienced before. Other than that, the funk is still crazy strong, but not quite as complex. Lots of hay, dry earthy woodiness, dry rotted sweat socks, musty basement. Lightly horsey. Mild lemony fruitiness.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good spritzy gueuzy carbonation. Could use more creaminess though.
4.0 D: This is good and I appreciate the funk, but itís a tad bit disappointing, especially given how impressive the nose is. Donít get me wrong, itís still a great gueuze, but I expect a lot from 3F when it comes to them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-10-2012 01:41:29
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by dak at nbutler11ís bachelor party! Beautiful burnt tangerine pour with a small eggshell head. Ample carbonation that ignites the palate. Tart lemon zest, tropical fruit, and floral qualities are accompanied by barnyard, freshly cut grass, and horseblanket. Nicely soured with vinegary notes. Well balanced and quite refreshing. Great beer!
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2007 3f vintage label gueuze
A - poured slowly. Half finger produced. Cloudy dark orange. SRM of 15.
S - flowers. Acidic. Quite a bit of vinegar. Scent. Pine and tropical fruits. Plums and big pear scents.
T - Gigantic sour in your face. Amazing! Peaches, pears, vinegar
M - covers your entire tongue with tart 50/50 carbonation. Insanely dry finish.
O - Remarkable. Worth the price? Probably not. Still, an upgrade to the standard oude gueuze
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 2007 Vintage @ WoSF 2012 // been hearing a lot of praise for this one lately about how ridiculous it is // 75 cl. bottle split between tderoeck, adamjackson (Tim, Adam) & me // (a) hazy amber with a firm 3F gauze head// (s) is touch muted, sour, touch apples, plenty of hay, horse blanket (present & here to stay), bitter side of lemons (lemon peel) // (t) pretty trademark 3F, hay, barnyard, funky, touch herbal, old lemon, small touch white pepper, fruity, finished 3F bitterness, aged hops, zoink // bit muted, lacks the sharpness, clarity & openness of the regular 3F gauze, still has all of the things that make 3F great // it is very solid but offers no surplus value to the regular version which is better or at least, I like it more // spritzy, nice carb. as usual // maybe I need an older bottle // 2007 already seems sufficiently old // dunno //// Tried this one again - 2003 Vintage @ RBWG 2013 - THX! to Dave. That one was phenomenal, effervescent, delicate, lively with mellow fruits, lemon, almost soft citrus fruits as well as complimenting 3F Vintage notes, earthly, light mushroom cellar like a mix of Lente & Blauw, upping the score from 4.5 to 4.9 ///// Tried a 2008. Did Ĺ bottle. This stuff really needs to mature, this stuff is drinking really well right now. Lots & lots of funk, horseblanket, light mushroom & black + white pepper. Very yummy, also worthy of at least a 4.9.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #3000. Wanted to get something good, and heard this was drinking the best right now. 2004 vintage, 375 mL bottle. Cork was a bitch, but got it out eventually. Nice hazy orange-red pour with fluffy white head, somehow it sticks around and has nice lacing, gorgeous looking beer. Aroma is funky to the maximum, sweaty socks, aged parmesan cheese, horseblanket and dusty barnyard, hints of wet damp basement, touch of lemon and citrus, some slight sharp acidity but fairly restrained, hints of oak and woody tannins as well. Super well-balanced, but big. Taste starts out with fruity lemon, vanilla, oaky notes, hints of a slight citrus, moving into a slight grassy note, going into big funky cheese, horseblanket and barnyard, some dusty and wet basement, lots of sweating rotten socks, very nice sweet fruit comes through as well, finishing very dry, bitter and slightly sweet. Fantastic, balanced, tart enough, and funky as all get out. Creamy on the palate, carbonation is perfect and pushes the taste through the palate. Awesome.