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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 462   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange colour. Sour yeasty citrus aroma. Soft sour and sweet flavour with fuits yeast and a bit of mold. Sour fruitish finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Vintage 2003. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, acid,apple. Flavour is sour, apple, yeast, acid. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10141) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (10084) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
75 cl bottle. 2006 vintage. I really dont like to bring home expensive bottles, only to find them really bad. Something has went wrong here, and that shouldnt happen.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Bottle dated 09 04 2004. Cloudy strw colored with medium white head that fades quickly. Aroma of citrus and dust. Full bodied. Taste of sour grapefruit and must. Beautiful. Vintage 2007, courtesy of Armand and his wife - thank you! Shared with Bastien, Arne & Cameron on the day we crated the Schaerbeekse. Highly complex, lots of character, very tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9765) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9506) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2007
2002 vintage - hazy bright and dark orange colour with a little white foam; very complex aroma of hay, rhubarb and grapefruit; medium-bodied, juicy and very acidic; somehow smooth; very long acidic aftertaste with more dust, vinegar and rhubarb - a great beer!


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