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

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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Vintage 2000, opened on the day I officially finished graduate school. Brewed at the beginning of my college experience and consumed at the end of my schooling. Pours a brilliant effervescent straw gold with a voluminous off-white head. Aroma is tart and sour, with notes of cherries and grapes. Flavor is tart and acidic, but much more refined than younger gueuzes I have drank. Instead of harsh tones, they’re subdued and balanced. Mustiness and ripe fruit abound, with some cheese and lemon coming through. All the flavors, while distinct and complex in their own right, mesh beautifully with one another. Just fantastic all around; a truly memorable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
1999 Vintage. Well-hazed golden/amber under fully-diminishing white. Acidic, grapey, winish aroma. Flavor finds a fruity lift after a sour start. Thin, dry body. Highly drinkable. (3.6 is an excellent rating from me for a gueuze.)

<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilah’s <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle dated 01/28/03 This beer pours a cloudy orange and slightly yellowy color with a thin white head with fluffy lacing. The aroma is super duper funky with leather, banana and barnyard. Hints of wood and acidity dance in my head. Holy puckering assraming christ...funk-o-ramic! Lemony, grassy, cheesy, pearish, acidic, FUNKY CHEESE, with a hint of cardboard toward the finish. Cheese cheese cheese...!!!!! Not that i have anything against cheese. Dry finish, tart!!! Que fantastico. Prickling carbonation hints of hay and plums.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle at Restobières, Brussels. Hazy amber with a stable offwhite head. Complex pineapple and woody aroma. Pineapples flavours, good acidity, very dry, ending on an oakey vanilla and woody note. Well-carbonated, medium to light body. Simply one of the best beers on the planet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
Robe dorée foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes acides de poussière, de liège et de houblon amérisant. Saveurs âcres et acides de pommes vertes, de citron et de liège.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and sour fruit. The flavor was not for me, overly sour. I am not a Lambic lover.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2011 (Bottle) Pours hazy yellow. Nose of unripe berries and some wood. Tastes sour lemon and gooseberries. Ends with redcurrant and a woodiness. Dry. 7/3/8/4/16. Second try: (Bottle, Oude Geuze 1999) Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. The aroma holds pineapple and horse (blanket) up front. Undertones of elder lemonade, leather, citrus, apples, cheese and crackers. Clean with a fantastic balance between the lacto and the brett. The flavour is dry and medium acidic with no bitterness. Tones of citrus, horse blanket, tropical fruits, mould, hay, crackers, cheese, tar wood and tart berries. The mouthfeel is fresh and tart yet round with medium carbonation. Cracker-like malt and citrus acid linger. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
The aroma had soury fermented fruit, slight citrus, and slight flowers. The beer poured and orange color with yellow highlights and thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had soury fermented light fruit and slight citrus and flowers. The mouthfeel was light and crisp with good carbonation and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
RBSG DC 2006: Bottle dated 1999. Straw-amber colored, cloudy body with a small white head. The aroma is sour fruit, barnyard, funk, horseblanket, and shows fresh strawberries when swirled. Taste is quite dry, lightly acidic, sour hay, horseblanket, light citrus, barndyard, lacto-brett flavors, along with some mild vinegar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 1, 2006
hmm .... my bottle is somewhat different from the ratebeer pic and is listed as 6% instead of 6.5& Outhouse aroma, with a hint of dryness and something you might expect in your attic. Taste is explosively dry and tart, followed by a massive sourness. High carbonation level, and very acid. Complex and unusual


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