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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a short, lively white head. Aroma is immediate citric sweetness, lemongrass, brett, lemon peel and champagne. Flavours are a perfect blend of sweet and sour - loads of citrus balanced out by dry barnyard yeast notes. Like a fine champagne, this is to be enjoyed in the company of good friends.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (2398) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Really close to perfection and one of the best beers I ever had. Every sip is a delight and an event in itself. It was 37,5 cl of pure liquid awesomeness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Overall: Stable, maturity, balance, excellence.
Note: Bottle at Villevalla pub. (Vintage 2007) Reviewed 2013-07-06.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden orange pour, foamy white head. Grain, lemon, musty hay, lots of funk, leather, sour green apple, oak, and yeast. Complex and delicious. Love good lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2002 bottle @ Matt’s .. . deep gold .. medium head, lacing .. . dough, barnyard, earth, and medium tartness .. . impressive for the age, liked it quite a bit! .. . .

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3717) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
750 ml. 2007 bottle. Thanks Kai! Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of sour apples, lemon, funk, hay, and spice. Taste is sour apples, lemon peel, funk, hay, spice, grass, and oak. Amazing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at Søernes Ølbar. Cloudy orange with a frothy white head. Horseyblanet, barnyard, citric, very dry, woody, gooseberries, pink grape fruits, leathery, bretty. Extremely dry, crisp, peppery finish. Average to lively carbonation. Tart, lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Jared, light amber orange pour with a nice white head. Aroma of lemon and some yeast funk. Taste is big lemon and funk, bubbly mouth feel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (7246) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
2002 Vintage. 375mL bottle at Akkurat, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of classic 3F barnyard funk, some horse blanket and more barnyard notes. Flavour brings out a very dry palate, with classic notes of 3F barnyard funk, lots of horse blanket, wild yeast and lightly tart notes. Extremely funky, even more so than the regular 3F Oude Geuze. Extremely complex and full of flavour. What a fantastic gueuze.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
375mL brought back from Belgium. 15-4-2003 bottle date. A: Cloudy orange with a thin fizz of white head. Leaves some gunk and yeast on the glass. N: Green apple, lemon zest, barnyard hay smells, and loads of oak. Lots of funk - reminds me of being in an attic space. There’s some lavender and coriander here. Incredibly nice. T: A very balanced sournesss. Has a touch of bitterness and there’s plenty of cheesy funkiness and yeast. The age has done some wonderful things to this. M: Well carbonated with a touch of sharpenss. Lighter body - very quaffable. O: One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to see what another 5 years does to this. Get it.


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