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

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RATINGS: 1506   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankman (254) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 It starts out tart with a very smooth dry finish. I enjoyed it but my wife and kids hated it, good taste does not come to us genetically.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8288) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle @ Rudolf’s ’Sourfest’. 2006 Vintage. Hazy orange yellow body with a smallish foamy white head (3+). Pretty funky musty yeastiness in the aroma, light wheaty notes. (7+) Pretty sourt first wave washes brazenly over your tongue, dropping chewed lemon seeds along the way, and whispering secrets about its cousin the grapefruit. (7+) Average palate. A pretty solid Geuze. 7+/3+/7+/3/16-17

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Slightly hazed orange with a dense fine white head. Sour tart in the nose along the lines of Liefman’s. A bit bit of salt, strawberry, some lactobaccilus and straw. Low fine carbonation with a bit more thickness than water. Tart and lively. Heavy on the lactobaccilis. A bit of salty fruit. this gives a nice bracing sharp refreshing tartness. Really clean, lingering tartness in the finish. Not bad, but I’m a sucker for the style lately.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 750ml @ Rudolf’s sour tasting with Rudolf, Jerc, Frylock & IPFreely. still not ready for this huge amount of sourness. Lots of funk, sour, tartness, some wood. good but still too sour for my virgin palate 7-4-6-3-14 1999 bottle at Rudolfs Lambic Tasting 2009. Courtesy of Ethan from Premier Gourmet. Liking these much more now. Taste was funk, earthy, mildly carbonated with a fruity wine-iness. Best of the day 7-4-8-4-17

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
750ml bottle shared by Sliffy & Pud - Poured Amber and quite cloudy with a good sized offwhite head. Aroma is straight up funk, cheese, and big sourness. Behind that I could get just a hint of oak. Flavor is much the same. Lots of funk, sourness, cheese and behind that a hint of some oak and maybe some pear. Lively carbonation leaves you with a fizzy mouthfeel and slightly acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/10/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2005

muddy orange, scant head, complex aroma with light tartness, musty moldy basements, and barnyards, creamy body, well balanced flavor with light tartness and moldy funk, good sour finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2003-poured into geuze/lambic glass. crystal, bubbly clear light golden copper color with good fizzy head. sour wild yeast aroma, tart. sweet front to sour finish. very spritzy palate, earthy finish to aftertaste. age takes the bite out, the acidic tones of a geuze don’t stick as much. the stickiness is less presence, makes it smooth. very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
RATING #200!!!

2004 bottling, lot 22. First example of the style, I’m excited. Pours a gorgeous combo of plum and orange, with a small white head that fades to a sudsy white ring on top of the beer. The aroma is alive - yeast, funk, spice, honey, lemon, oranges and barnyard notes. Smells divine. Wow, this is amazing. Lemon, hay, orange, honey, clove, yeast and a wonderful flavor from the oak aging. Finish is lemony tart, not mouth puckering, supremely long in length and fades to a nice honey sweetness. Feels a bit flat on the tongue, medium bodied with a nice tartness coming through on the palate. One of the best beers I have had so far.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2782) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle, 75 cl. Yesterday @ 9th Belgian Beerparadise weekend Brussels. Hazy orange like color, with good white head. Aroma sourness, fruity, yeast. Very drinkable. Medium body. Taste is nice sourness, perfect in balance, fruity, a bit bitter end. Love it !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
1997 bottle sampled - if you can call it sampling, I drank the whole 750ml by myself - at the restaurant in Beersel. Served in the classic wicker basket.

Opaque and peachy tangerine colored, and sported a lively but fleeting head.
An old leather tobacco pouch, for a Beer that old it had a striking freshness to it that tickled your nose, almost like freshly cut lemons, it wasn’t as dusty or musty as I expected.
Still very much alive after a decade corked and caged, it had a very mineral flavor that reminded me of some of Fantôme’s offerings. Acidity in the mid range (for a gueuze), and the aftertaste left a certain oxidized feeling in my mouth that might betray it’s age, but was still quite enjoyable, especially with my mussels. A real treat.


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