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

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RATINGS: 1528   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmEricanbrew (6282) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
28 Feb 2004 bottling date. Foggy amber color with a frothy off white head. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Incredible aroma here is tart wheat, hay, barnyard piss, wood, weeds, earth. Mouth puckering taste is tart malt, sour funk, oak, weeds; very complex . The sour fades with every sip...... Earthy, barnyard, spring time fresh air,wood.... one of the most complex, finely crafted brews Iíve ever tasted. Excellent.112406

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Hazy golden in color with a medium-large frothy white head. Aroma: very funky with sweaty socks/barnyard, pepper, tart fruit. Taste is sour with a ton of sour apple/grapeskin, and quite funky with horseblanket/barnyard. The mid-palate is lightly sweet with peach, earth, and wood, turns acedic and sour near the finish with tart fruit, lingering funk and pepper.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
pepsican (1500) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 january 04 bottle. Cork popped way to easily out of the bottle. Iíd say there is a chance it is infected, but my notes are about the same as the last one I had. Pours a very hazy orange with no head. Tons of sour fruit and ick in the aroma. Flavor is of stomach bile and acidic funk, earth, metal. Very sour. I just donít see how people could drink this. Drain pour after 30 minutes and maybe 4 sips. <----lol at my first strait geuze attempt. Iím glad I can finally appreciate these for what they are.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
ok, so its our. Seems to be the same as others, or others are the same as this. Nothing too special or jumping out at me. Well made and not killing my mouth with acidity but still just tart sour. SOme fruit sourness but nothing that special to me right now.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Tasted 2008-01-26. 2 years old, thanks to Jens & Bodil. Pours clear (unclear, if all is poured), orange with a big, frothy, white head. Aroma: Ripe apples, acidic notes of wild fermentation. Flavour: Very acidic. Geuze at itís best. Ends slightly bitter. Very dry mouthfeel! This is now one of my favourites! Re-rate 2009-12-12. 4 years old. Has mellowed out alot. Still very dry. Bitterness is gone. Much more easy on the palate, but still an aggressive geuze. I like it better this age. (I stored it vertically in cellar without waxed top.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
11/05 bottle. Wow thatís a lot of head! Slowly poured down an 8 inch flute but still produced 2/3 of head that fell to nothing. Ridiculous CO2 aroma. Now thatís it settled, most of the rest of the bottle gave even stronger, thick, sudsy head. Golden, with a bit of haze. Dry crisp yeast aroma with some lemon and dry fall leaves. Dry and balanced on the tongue, not too sweet or dry either way, the waves of flavor only flow delicately. After the rest of the sediment is agitated and poured in, a seductive hazy sludge falls down and sits there lazily. Drier this way, tart lemon flavor and yeast up the nose.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Not much carbonation after an aggressive pour into a tulip glass. Head seems composed of air bubbles instead of CO2 bubbles. Iím worried this might be oxidized. Smell is of sour citrus, musty yeast, and hay. Taste is of lemon, apple skin, a faint sugary sweetness, a hint of champagney grape. Very sour and a little dirty on the mouthfeel. Quite drinkable for the amount of sourness however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle at home with Tom ... Crips golden Orange ... odd not unpleasent woody nose with a tiny tart sourness ... gentle sourness ... some cider notes ... again an odd woodyness ... good mouthfeel ... with an odd drying linger some lemon tones in finish

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4558) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
375 ml 2005 bottle thannks to Taktik_MTL, thanks Marc. Inital pour was suprising with a clear golden honey hue and a fluffy bright white head. Aroma of sour funk, earth, wet leather and wood that stings the nostrils like smoke. Body was thin and watery with light carbonation. Flavor was tons of funk, barnyard, sourness, wood and white wine. I cellared this one for four solid months, maybe next time I can exercise a slight bit more restraint and get an extra month or two of age on it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2008
1/20/08 Bottle, 2006.
Thick apricot body with an ample, slightly off-white head. Dirty, sour grape nose. Flavor is very barnyard and dusty: horseblanket, cheddar cheese, hay, vinegar, acidic, phenols and white wine. A nicely executed Gueze, lovely.


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