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

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RATINGS: 1679   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Tre Sm Rum. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Funky aroma with plenty of sour notes and some wheat and lemon. Taste is citrus,sour and some oak. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Tre Sm Rum. Gothenburg. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Funky, sour, horse blanket, smelly cheese, wheat, lemon, yeast. Dry finish. Balanced and very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Yellow with a huge white active head. Tons of citrus, dusty basement, barnyard acidic sour funk nose. Flavor is refreshing citrus, vinegar sourness, barnyardy. The second best gueuze next to Cantillon Classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2009
Cork pops explosively on the 375mL bottle and pours a hazy yellowish orange with a massive white head that sticks to the sides and stays on as a cap. The aroma is seriously funky in addition to the tart vinegar aroma with some definite lemony tartness as well. There are hints of light fruit sweetness, especially peaches and apples, in the nose, but its definitely second fiddle behind the sourness and funk. The taste is extremely acidic up front which really puckers the lips. After a couple of sips and as it warms, there is more complexity that comes out with the sweetness of the peaches and apples. The finish is a combination of lemony tartness, vinegar burn and straight-up barnyard funk. The mouthfeel is light to medium and highly carbonated. Its extremely and dry and very wine-like in the finish. As with most of the Belgian sours Ive had, Im still working to get my taste buds prepped for the acidic onslaught that inevitably ensues when I try them. That said, I enjoyed this beer and it is very good for the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours bright golden orange with a finger thick white head. Huge funk citrus tart nose like grapefruit and lemon juices combined, with a hint of oak. Same in the mouth puckering flavor with a dry oaky finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2009
375ml corked bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is funk, yeasts, sour, astringent, lemon, asprin, acidic goodness. Flavor is asprin, funk, yeasts, sour, lemon, asprin, acid, dust, mold. Im not sure what it is about 3fonteinen but after I drink their in house lambics (not their blends of others) I detect a cough medicine like aftertaste. Could just be me though. That aside as it could just be how my mouth reacts to something in their beer this is a fabulous oude gueuze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 13, 2009
Bottle. A light fruity and sour smell , some yeast - very nice. Ar rather large white creamy-foamy head with a long duration. The body is cloudy and orange. The first taste is creamy, very sour, some sulfur. The finish is mild and long. The body is creamy, light to medium with a lot of carbonation. A really nice Oude Geuze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Fruit, citrus yeast and some strange rubber in aroma. Unclear yelloworange colour with white head. Sparkling mouthfeel from rich carbonation. Bitter flavour with a sour aftertaste. Grapefruitlike.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
(75 cl bottle) Wonderful orange colour, big foamy head, heavy carbonation. Very sour taste which mellows out perfectly. Classic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Botella. Belgian beer no. 600. Courtesy of Anker, thanks! Rather cloudy deep amber golden colour. Lovely tart fruity citrus aroma (in the Cantillon way). Good rather mild tart fruity and yeasty flavour with citrus and barn. Well balanced geuze.


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