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

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RATINGS: 1524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics.
A true Geuze - a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Refermentation in the bottle gives this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. 2010 Vintage 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden yellow with a larger white head that leaves some wonderful lace. The aroma is definitely sour. Lots of tart lemon and a little bit of cherry. The taste is very acidic. There again is the good tart sourness throughout with lemon and a hint of cherry. There is a little wood in the background on this as well. The mouth feel is decent. It hangs around enough, and the carbonation could be toned down just a hint. It’s damn good. There is a lingeringly sour, fruity aftertaste that is really good. Glad I got to enjoy this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (816) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2015
375 ml, bottled 01/2010, shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Deep amber, clear body, with a small, creamy, bit lacing, off-white head.
Complex aroma of barrel notes, various sour fruits, dried fruits, cherries, some sweat, some sweetness.
Taste is also complex, but more sour, tart and dry, with wood, lots of sour fruits and lovely, sweet barrel notes from the background.
Medium mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sour, medium dry, wooden, fruity.

Very tasty! Perfectly balanced, very complex and not all about the sourness, but also a lot of lovely barrel notes, that I like a lot. The Gueuze style isn’t my favourite sour style normally, but this is just how I like my sour beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with large white head. Dry. Highly carbonated. Unpleasant farm aroma. Taste slightly sour, but well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (588) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden, frothy head. Aroma is sour, barnyard. Taste is citric, refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (637) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle at home vintage 2010. amber almost clear color. very small white head. smells cherrries, wood, vanilla, very light sour notes, hints of coconut, dried fruits, plums. wow, very nice smell, was expecting more sour notes, but those are only very lightly noticeable. medium body, bubbly carbonation, slick silky mouthfeel. tastes sour, cherries, wooden notes (more subtle than on smell), some vanilla, apples. quite dry / lightly sour / fruity finish. wow, quite nice, very much liked the nose, taste almost a bit too sour for me, but overall great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Orange, cloudy, little head. Lactic sourness, notes of strawberries. Milky and sour taste, but not very strong. Fruity and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cory (371) - , California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle aged 1.5 years. Very sour nose of acetate, hay, pine wood, and clean finish. Leave me puckering a little bit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (186) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Tart and funky but still so drinkable and refreshing. This is simply just the epitome of a great geuze. Complex if you want it to be - easily drinkable if you want it to be. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is your bitch.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (680) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Light funk and slight oak notes on the aroma, lively carbonation on the tongue, good sour finish. A grea lambic

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2801) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Slightly hazy golden beer with small head. Aroma of funk, citrus and some oak. Taste is funk, cheese, citrus, yeast and a moderate amount of dry sourness. Lovely carbonation on the tongue and a zing. Excellent, world class.


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