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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1648   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (5882) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Couldn’t find anyone who would share it with me (my wife for sure wouldn’t), so I finally opened it. Aroma of sour and tart and wood. Taste is of apple. Lots of earthly flavors mixed in. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2957) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle from Capones. Vintage 2005. Pours out a cloudy light golden/straw color with a moderate slightly off white head. Sour, vinous aroma with some tart fruits. Taste is complex and well balanced sour funkiness goes with some tart apple, citrus and some earthy notes. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3959) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Feb 2nd, 2007 bottle. Hazy golden pour. Thought about saving this to crush with carythedude, but it seems like he crushed one without me. So screw him. Funky, sour aroma. A bit citrus, a bit of hay, and maybe some cheese? Flavor is sour and oakey, lots of tart fruits. Pretty awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2008
750ml bottle from BOTW. Bottled Feb 28 2004, consumed Dec 31st 2008. Almost 5 years old. The cork comes loose with a loud pop and the pour is a muddy gold with a big pillowy head of white lace and cream. Aroma is sour as expected with some nice citrus. Flavor is sour, but balanced and not overwhelming. There is some funkiness and a very odd touch of what can only be described as vanilla? Very strange, but nice. A fantastic way to end the year.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (2183) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Dadbra called it mink piss. I think its a little better than that. Old man mustiness and sour fruitiness. So much fun to give a gueuze to someone who hasnt tried one yet and watch their face.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (19556) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 37 5 cl bottle dated 10 04 2004. Cloudy straw colored, small white head. Aroma of barnyard animals. Big dry sour flavor with must and grapefruit. Nicely complex. 750 ml bottle dated December 1997, no label, consumed on 19 December 2009. More animals in the aroma. Much more dry and complex, longer finish. An amazing brew. Bumps taste & aroma up a notch. 750 ml bottle labeled 1999, consumed April 2010. Still dry and dusty, less so than the 1997. Very tasty, makes me really look forward to trying the Millennium.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle date Feb 2, 2007 (bottle from Port Brewing Bottle shop)1st beer in Xmas tasting w/ Vistica. Pours a slightly hazed gold. Pear and apple cider aroma with a little funk. Flavor is oaked sour apple with some wet horse blanket. Surprising hop character to make for a nice balance. Super smooth finish wish there was more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle. Poured a golden red color. Aroma is vinager and sour. Taste is sour with hints of lemon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2008
750 ml bottle dated 17 January 2006. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through mid-glass and left some spotty lace. The haze eventually clears, revealing lots of tiny carbonation bubbles rising to the surface like a glass of champagne. Tart, funky aroma with lots of barnyard, old leather, and a few citrus notes struggling to be noticed. The flavor is less funky than the aroma, and is more about the fruit with lots of sweet and tart flavors swirling about. Effervescent and lively on the palate. This is a style that I have had some difficulty appreciating, although I must say I enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2008
Crazy lambic wow tart puckering even just in the nose!!! color is a yellowish orange that is nice and cloudy, very very bubbly. sour earthy barnyard nose and flavor but very refreshing at the same time. nice beer.


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