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


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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9834) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
Vintage 2004. Hazy amber without head. Aroma is rather sour - vinegar and wood - and light earthy. Flavor is medium sweet and rather sour. Very dry and moderate sour finish. Completely flat. Propably past it’s prime. 210911

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
2002 bottle at Mes Tasting. Pours a cloudy gold with a mild, white cream head. Sour, acidic aroma with oak and grass. Lightly sweet, woody, super acidic, with notes of grass and hay. Light to medium in body with effervescent carbonation. Tart, clean finish, dry, oaky, grassy. Beautiful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy dark yellow with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, tart, little barnyard, little citrus and wheat. Flavour is malt, tart, grapefruit, little barnyard, little citric, wheat and fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9822) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (9630) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9427) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (9387) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 1. Vintage 2003 Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006 Dry fruit aroma. Golden coloured and slightly hazy in appearance. Sour tasting. Some dried fruit flavour in a crisp dry finish. 2. From the Bottle dated 24/12/2005 at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2009 Sour and slightly spiced aroma. Golden coloured hazy in appearance sour and fruity with a little dryness in an oaked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9050) - 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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