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

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.



3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13075) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle 2004. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull sour great aroma. Moderate bitter exstremely sour flavor. Long finish. Oily palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2006
(750ml bottle, bottled 4/13/02, thanks hopscotch) Cloudy apple juice body topped by a big white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is mildly sweet, barnyard, some vinegar, funk. Taste is minimally sweet, horseblanket, lemon, funk, vinegar, light lime. Solid sourness, but not overwhelming. Somewhat dry finish. Light body, light acidity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12769) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12698) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
2002. Hazy light orange with a small but steady white head. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, hay, barnyard, leather, even a bit of mushroom. Tart, acid, slightly yeasty and musty flavour. Very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
(750ml bottle, “Vintage version” dated 13/04/2002) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of wood, mustiness, barnyard, horse blanket, light grapefruit, cork, and apple. Flavor of citrus (light acidity), earthiness, and brett with a carbonated mouthfeel and dry wood finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12274) - 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)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
75cl bottle (dated 17/12/07) from White Horse, Parsons Green. It pours a golden yellow colour with moderate carbonation and a large foamy white head. The nose is farmyard, grape, lemon, lime, grapefruit and even some sour tomato. The taste is dominantly tart: lots of lime, lemon rind, grape, redcurrants, grapefruit and granny smith apples, which mellows out to slightly sweeter notes of red apples and pears. It’s complex, very well balanced and smooth. Absolutely brilliant stuff and one of the best beers I’ve tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12048) - Escondido, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12023) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11918) - 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.


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