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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2005. Gorgeous amber, sunrise color, with a nice off white head. Aroma is a nice citrus sourness, oak, vanilla, vinegar. Taste is a nice sourness, oak, horse-blanket, citrus. I need to buy more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2008
375, corked, baled, and foiled. Pours a murky bright orange amber. Thick creamy white head that settle quickly to film and scant lace. Sharp, vinegary, funky nose. Medium, slightly fizzy body. Vinegar, sour cherries, horse blanket, and other delights await you on the mid-palate. Long, very slightly minerally and not-so-slightly funky-tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjpigs (6) - chatham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2008 does not count
not my kind of beer. its just too sour i see why people like them but its just not for me. i suggest it to anyone who enjoys a good gueuze

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2008
I found this to be much smoother on the acidity than some of the other I have tried of this style. Not extremely tart and sour, but much more balanced all the way through. Hazy orange with a very nice aroma, predominant lemon tartness, with some spice and dried fruits. Does slightly lack a bit of depth and complexity, but a decent take to start out on the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2008
25.4 oz bottle, 2/28/04. Hazed pale orange with a fluffy white head that settles to a thin coating. Nose is lemon custard with hints of soil and old matress. Over-ripe apples emerge with warming. Light, sparkly carb with a slick mouthfeel but not heavy. Taste is apple peel and dried apricot. Lemon pith drying with pear and chardonnay. Restrained sour, nice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
28 Feb 2004 bottling date. Foggy amber color with a frothy off white head. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Incredible aroma here is tart wheat, hay, barnyard piss, wood, weeds, earth. Mouth puckering taste is tart malt, sour funk, oak, weeds; very complex . The sour fades with every sip...... Earthy, barnyard, spring time fresh air,wood.... one of the most complex, finely crafted brews I’ve ever tasted. Excellent.112406

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Hazy golden in color with a medium-large frothy white head. Aroma: very funky with sweaty socks/barnyard, pepper, tart fruit. Taste is sour with a ton of sour apple/grapeskin, and quite funky with horseblanket/barnyard. The mid-palate is lightly sweet with peach, earth, and wood, turns acedic and sour near the finish with tart fruit, lingering funk and pepper.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DietPepsican (1527) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 january 04 bottle. Cork popped way to easily out of the bottle. I’d say there is a chance it is infected, but my notes are about the same as the last one I had. Pours a very hazy orange with no head. Tons of sour fruit and ick in the aroma. Flavor is of stomach bile and acidic funk, earth, metal. Very sour. I just don’t see how people could drink this. Drain pour after 30 minutes and maybe 4 sips. <----lol at my first strait geuze attempt. I’m glad I can finally appreciate these for what they are.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
ok, so its our. Seems to be the same as others, or others are the same as this. Nothing too special or jumping out at me. Well made and not killing my mouth with acidity but still just tart sour. SOme fruit sourness but nothing that special to me right now.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 Tasted 2008-01-26. 2 years old, thanks to Jens & Bodil. Pours clear (unclear, if all is poured), orange with a big, frothy, white head. Aroma: Ripe apples, acidic notes of wild fermentation. Flavour: Very acidic. Geuze at it’s best. Ends slightly bitter. Very dry mouthfeel! This is now one of my favourites! Re-rate 2009-12-12. 4 years old. Has mellowed out alot. Still very dry. Bitterness is gone. Much more easy on the palate, but still an aggressive geuze. I like it better this age. (I stored it vertically in cellar without waxed top.)


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