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


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RATINGS: 502   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Green corked and caged bottle Vintage 2004 poured a hazy tarnished gold with as small lasting ivory head. Aromas of lemon, straw and barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, yeast and barnyard funk with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose/taste of hay, horse blanket, wild yeast, tart lemon, cheese cloth, dry wood and sour funk. Medium body. Dryish sour funk finish. Moderate balanced acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Hazy golden gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderful aroma of sweet ground cherries, leather, dust, and basement. In mouth, a restrained gueuze ewith light cherries, tart, gypsum and lactic acid. A smooth gueuze, a bit lighter than expected but very good. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11840) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle at ølbaren, cph. vintage 2002, tasted dec 2009 cloudy orange, small white head. Aroma is brett, sourish, super well balanced. flavor is dry, bertty, sour grape, citrus, definetly one of the best sour’ ales i’ve ever had, no off flavors, just good taste all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
<i>[vintage 2002]</i>
#2 Birthday beer.
Pours clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head. Fine duration lots of bubbles - impressive for a gueuze. Aroma is very nice, some cellar, lots of green apples, funkiness, lactic and citric acids. Still maintains a softness and elegance with just a tad of vanilla and oak. Highish carbonation, super dry mouthfeel. Just a tad on the watery side. Flavour is tart, but not overwhelmingly so, apples, citric and lightly lactic. Very soft and nice, but not near the best gueuzes IMHO.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bottled, 375 ml, 07.03.2002. Oak, honey, lemon and a hint of pepper in the perfect aroma. Sour flavor, but an eased down sourness, not too harsh. Oak, lemon, grapefruit, raspberry. Still some sharp edges, that need to be eased down by further cellaring. Great balance, great potential. Very long oaky and citric aftertaste. Close to perfection, I wish I’d bought more bottles. Bottle 375 ml, vintage 2-2005. Special label. Honey, lemon and sewer in the aroma. Sour flavor with sewer, lemon, grapefruit, oak, honey and rubber. Very complex and especially aromatic, but the aftertaste is too rubbery. (8 4 8 3 16 = 3.9)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Vintage 2003. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, meal), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of grapes and cask. Light bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (11172) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottled. in a train in Belgium. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense small off white head. Earth, barnyard, leather, intense sourness and soem spice and fruits in the aroma. Flavour as well full of earty and tarty notes. Grape and leather is present. Full bodied. Immensly dry and grapy sourness in the end. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 3/6/2006 Total Score: 4.4
Bottled: Dark golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Very tart and earthy nose. Notes of berries. Flavour is very sour with a balanced fruityness. Its a very astringent flavour and very grapish. Is very refreshing and cleansing. Definately another very good gueuze from 3 F.

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