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


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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11407) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11246) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11155) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11111) - 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
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2008
375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Looked just like the picture - hazy orange, surprisingly lively head. Massive estery sharp aroma. Honey and flowery, but never sweet, as such. Massively sharp palate. Great grapefruity sourness. Long finish, more of the delicious same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Oude Geuze Vintage
Date: 01/31/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2002

opaque orange, fine white head, drippy lace, musty aroma with a light lemony tartness, creamy body, tart lemon flavor, the tartness starts small and grows throughout the swallow, a nice amount of funk provides some complexity,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (10827) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10781) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10485) - 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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