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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2007
This beer was a pretty good gueuze, although I found it very acetic, and although the sourness was nice I would’ve enjoyed a bit more sourness and champagne character. Nonetheless, still pretty good. Thanks to SurlySober for sharing this bottle with me. Appearance was an attractive hazy straw color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma was a mix of light champagne character, acetic vinegar-ness, and a bit of fresh-cut apple fruitiness. This beer also seemed a bit light-struck. Flavor was rather sour, but didn’t totally make me pucker. There was also some light apple and champagne notes. Mouthfeel was fairly light and bubble-y and appropriate. I did enjoy this beer and would recommend it.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 11, 2007
Refrescante. Aroma de vinagre azedo. No paladar, surpreende por não ter tanto vinagre, mas não percebi complexidade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6783) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
375ml bottle. A cloudy gold colour with a decent white head that left plenty of lace. Aroma of citrus tartness, the barnyard and sour apples. Very spritzy mouth feel with flavours of lemon, yeast and wheat. The finish was tart and very long. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle.
Pours a dark orange body with a large foamy white head - receding to a small white creamy covering. Very dry aroma has some nice properties but remains mostly woody oak and earthy in most aspects. Flavour is quite smooth and not completely funky. Predominantly dry and woody flavour. Finishes with a slight grapefruit twang but it’s not overly complex. Pleasant and refreshing level of carbonation. I’ve had vintages that I’ve enjoyed more so perhaps I need to be a more diligent with my samplings.
Bottled November 2005, picked up at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo and drunk on November 30, 2007.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - NOV 25, 2007
Garrafa. Coloração dourada, medianamente turva. Creme branco fraco, típico das Gueuze. Notas ácidas, azedas, salgadas e de vinagre.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
In Nov 07 had a bottle which was bottled 2004. Very clean, but not exactly rich. I should try this again in a few years because it felt like fruity notes were trying to poke out but either I’m not advanced enough or the beer isn’t deep enough to get them through. Who bets the former?! As is: a remarkably clean and sour geuze with only the vaguest fruit undertones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a yelllowed off white head. Aroma of funk, wood, and sour vinous fruits. Flavors of tart dark fruits, barnyard and funk, dry malt and yeast. Medium/light body, funky/dry/vinous with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34433) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange and with a fizzy and fully diminished off-white head. Aroma is dry, woody and with a subtle brett note. Flavour is orange fruity and dry. Nice dry and mild.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thepilferer (29) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2007
I understand this is supposed to be an acquired taste, but it is one I certainly haven’t acquired yet. The aroma was like an earthy cheese. It looked quite nice and had nice champagne-like bubbly texture. The taste was mainly sour, with slight funky yeasty notes as well and just the slightest amount of hops. Considering it was $8 for a 375ml, I don’t think this is one taste I will ever acquire.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6620) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2007
Huge offwhite coarse head. Deep hazy yellow body with carbonation. Dry sharpish barnyard and grain aroma with metallic acid notes. Thin dry acidic taste with grainy metallic background. Sharp and intense, but still somehow not unpleasant. Quite nice (0.75l bottle, 1999 vintage, RBNAG’07.)


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