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

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RATINGS: 1630   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2006 Bottle from Beerlando. Pours gold-brown with a whirlpool of carbonation hurrying up to a huge head that leaves thick bubbly lacing. The aroma is a deep barnyard sourness with peppery notes underneath, and behind that there are apples, peaches, and with a deep swirl of the glass some caramel. The flavor is a strong musky sourness, complex and hard to pin down, balanced by a fruit-tartness that folds in and out. Smooth if slightly puckering with strong carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Hazy light yellow with white head. Quite sweet after taste after the sour beginning. Quite simple otherwize.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 99, Lambic - Gueuze, flute, tumbler ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 12.7 fl oz. estimated at 150 C Purchased at: OakTree in South Plainsfield, NJ for $7.99 Aroma: strong, sour, sharp, and bitter. 8 out of 10. Visuals: foggy, bronze, cloudy, golden, wispy white head, present. 4 out of 5. Taste: mostly sour, strong, well crafted. 8 out of 10. Palate: puckering, silt, silky, longer finish. 4 out of 5. Overall: Very mindful of other lambics, and it’s done well, but it is definitely not a preferred style for me. I would not seek it out again, but it was very well crafted, and highly respectable. 17 out of 20.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Pours out cloudy light orange. Fruity and sweet, but tart. Not to tart. Nice funky, woody and sour flavors. Tasty with a meal or before.Great gueze!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
12.7 oz. bottle. A good, but not great, gueze. Great color - a little orange in the mix. Aroma was lemony but not too intense. This is very dry and somewhat tart. All of the flavor is up front and goes away quickly. However, It did quench my thirst and worked well as an appetizer for my meal. I do like the Cantillon Classic Gueze, Hanssens Oude Gueze and the Boon Oude Geueze quite a bit more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle from the brewery. Cloudy orange/ambet with large white head and nice lacing. Earthy, dirty funk with slight light fruit and lemon. Flavor is dirty sweet, sour, tart, lemon, awesome. Medium body and nice pucker. Beatiful all around, so sour, so tart.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8158) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
Has to get used to these Geuze. Light brown, sediment. White head mostly diminishing. Aroma: sulfur, wood, acetic acid. Flavor is heavy, harsh acid. Dry texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle from the brewery. Bright orange cloudy with a thick white head that doesn’t last long. Nose is tart and slightly fusty with a lemony edge. Mouth is tart lemon funky, with a bit of acid, but with a sweet balance of peach, mellowing. Sharp clean end. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Bottle. Pours a golden orange haze body. Aroma is sour funk, some lemon, grapefruit, very tart in nose and cheek. Acidic woodiness. A certain palate cleanser and a easier on the palate then most gueuze. 2005 Bottle 1999 Vintage. Pours an orange copper body with a thin white effervescent head. Horse blanket, light lemon, sour fruit, delicious with very low acidity. This is Awesome at 10!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011 Well my entrance to this style of beer didnt go all that well. It is just too tart and sour. A weird beer for sure. I am a rookie at sour style beers, I will keep trying. Ok, so a rerate as I am a sour lover now. Cloudy gold pour, fluffy white head. Aroma of tart, wild grapes, funk, wet wood, basement notes. Flavor reminds me a ton of scuppernong grapes, citrus, sour, tart, fluffy yeast. Damn what a brew. Awesome!


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