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

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RATINGS: 1663   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (20303) - 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 (3601) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3477) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2008
February 2004 bottle. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Funky barnyard aroma. Tart flavor with lots of funk. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around. Straw for the malt, herbs for the hops, cobwebs and cellar for the yeast, with a heavy background note of wood and a powerful solvent smell. Head is large, frothy, white with good lacing and is fully lasting. Color is hazy, but sparkling amber/tan. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour then finishes the same way with loads of bitterness. Palate is medium, watery with a bit of slickness and has an extremely fizzy carbonation. It finishes heavily astringent. Like the Flemish Sours, how the hell does one drink this and say they enjoyed the experience? I’m done being daring with my tasting of the unknown.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2008
bottle - hazy orange beer with almost no foam. Very sour aroma. Reminds on vine. The same for the flavour. Tastes very sour, like a brut cider. A little bit of "cellar" flavour. Very special beer but not my style.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (1902) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2008
Appearance: Dark orange. Lots of white head. Bottled 2008. Aroma: Sour, citrus fruit. Taste: Very sour. Quenching. Hint of fruit? Info: 375ml bottle, 2/11-2008, 187/300

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden-brown with no head to speak of. Aroma of sweet pineapple, vinigar, cider, quite pungent. First time I tried this was after a bunch of artificially-sweeneted lambics and my tastebuds were not happy. Re-corked it, left it in the fridge for nearly a month, and now I’m liking it a bit more. Very dry but with a lingering sweetness that balances nicely. Vinigar-cidery taste with a touch of spice, like cherry-pie (might be brett?) Thin body, barely carbonated. Not really my cup of tea, but complex enough to be interesting. Wouldn’t really want any great quantity of it, though. Many thanks to Boutip for the trade.


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