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

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RATINGS: 1665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2703) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Bottle. Yellow body, with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour, dusty and cellar. Aroma is also fruity (lemon), sour and dusty. It gets better by each mouthfull. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 21, 2009
In the bottle from Beertopia. Dated 22 January 2004. Pours a hazy deep straw gold with a thick white head. The aroma is acidic and has an odd burning rubber/asphalt scent. Tar-like. The flavor is super tart and once that sourness saturates your palate, there is not so much in other anticipated complexities. I guess I just dont get it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle shared by mmtmatrix. Poured a clear yellow-orange color with a thick 2 inch head that faded to a bubbly layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of tart, funky barnyard yeastiness with hints of horse blanket and some acidic fruit (citrus and berry). Tart, crisp entry with some moderate acidity with hints of berry leading into a barnyard yeastiness with hints of horse blanket that finishes dry. Moderate carbonation and spritzy mouthfeel. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ObsceneOne (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
This is great. Nose of under rippened apples, horse blanket and yeasty. Pours with champagne bubbles and a foggy amber yellow brown. Flavor is sour suppernog skin, lemon and apple. Over all a great sour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
budobrewery (6) - , California, USA - MAR 12, 2009 does not count
2005 dated bottle at the Delirium Tremens Cafe in Brussels. Small fizzy head, nice champagne like carbonation in the glass, pale yellow gold color. Perfect sour apple tartness and citrusy flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (2104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 A rosy looking, delicate beer. Taut aromas of spiky fermentation and rustic apples. Big, champagne carbonation suits the lemoniness. Lots of apples like a scrumpy cider giving it a real fruity refreshment. Im not into geuze generally but this is so delicate and lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours murky orange brown, with a strange fizziness that seems more like Canada Dry ginger Ale than beer - the small fizzy head dissipates quite quickly. Smells of tart green apple, lemon juice, something mineral , fermenting grapes, wet wood. But those elements dont really describe the sum of the aroma - the only thing Ive really smelled that approximates it is other geuze - its fresh, tart funky, Taste is sour, lemon pepper, cider vinegar, with a long, tart, dry finish. Not an easy beer for me to describe or to rate; although certain flavors, like lemon juice, are obvious, the total aroma and flavor are hard for me to convey. Neither malt nor hops are evident in the flavor, at least not in the ways Im used to identifying them. Overall, I find it interesting, tasty, and refreshing. Will most definitely drink again.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Aroma is funky, grapefruit, cider and a touch of spice. Flavor starts off with some sour grapes and grapefruit and has a salty finish. Spice from the yeast shows up as well. The thin palate is tart and dry. Not my style, nor my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Golden orange in color with a large pearl colored head. Aroma is of barnyard, herbs, and tart fruit. Flavor is tert with a sherp bitterness at the back of the throat. The aftertaste is of freshly baked wheat bread.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Poured apricot orange. Nose was sour and funky. Taste was funky and sour. I like it.


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