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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: 1647   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2008
(37.5cl bottle, bottled 14.02.2004) Cloudy, orange colour with a dense, medium-sized cream-coloured foamy head. Moderately acidic and slightly dusty aroma with lemon zest and an almost ethereal spicy (estragon, pepper) note. Moderately acidic and bitter-tart flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Lemon-fruity taste with a mild Lambic-character; dry, moderately acidic and slightly bitter-tart finish. A mild and well-rounded Gueuze (24.08.08).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Bottle 2006: Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a creamy off white head. The aroma is super funk with a soft malt note in the back with subtle vanilla. Amazing funkiness with leather, farmhouse, horse blanket, acetic acid, rich old oak- just classic wild fermentation. Great fluffy body. The flavor starts with a musty basement note, along with horse blanket, leading to a citric acidity, cobwebs, cork, lemon-rind, a rounded, sharp, wheaty body, and an acidic finish with a late dryness. Has a touch of sweetness on the back when it warms. A quality Lambic with great funkiness and subtlety.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
The aroma is sour with tart fruit, lactic bacteria, yeast, urine, wood, and sugar. The appearance is cloudy and copper with a small head. The flavor is tangy is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not something I want again despite being complex and highly ranked here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3127) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Gueuze is not very favorite style, however I can appreciate this beer because of the expressive flavors, and the non abrasive tartness of the beer. its pours lively with some substance, it sourness is strong tangy with the mild wood in the background. well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle (vintage 11.30.05): Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Still full of carbonation. Smells sweet and fruity, woody, and tart. Apples and oak. Taste is again, sweet and fruity followed by lots of tart and some woody notes. A wonderfuly smooth and puckering experience. Thanks to BuckDich for delivering this splendid gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
Vintage 2000- bottle shared courtesy of piscator34- nice looking stuff- golden hay colour and good carbonation. Nose- wood, citrus, leather. Taste- nice citrus zing, some green apple, very dry and woody. Goes down easy.. Finish and mouthfeel is more dry than puckering. Very solid

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Tastes like lime, lemon, and grapefruit juice all romed into one dry, funky concoction. Sour and acidic but still very enjoyable and drinkable. Lively carbonation gives this a light and refreshing mouth feel. Too bad it’s so expensive where I live, but I’ll buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
Rating #900. Bottled sample (2000). Light orange in colour with a bit of haze and lively carbonation. Aromas of lemon, dry wood, and funk. Extremely dry in the mouth, with lots of earth, light lemon, horse blanket, moss, and wood. Almost a little too dry, and lacking a bit of fruit to make it top class, but still a very good gueuze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
[From the archive] First time I tasted this favourite and then I lost the rating. The times I’ve had it since I’ve always thought I had rated it – well, I had – so didn’t make a new rating. Doubtful it would make a 4.5 the second time around but definitely closer to 4.5 than 4.0. Even the aroma is dry! Tarty outhouse and wild yeast. Flavourful, loads of acidity but I’d still have it as a session beer. My stomach would probably spring a leak, however. Some metallic tones (copper, iron?) in the dryness. The head is persistent and creamy leaving good lace over the beatiful amber body. Calls for some fitting food or snack but I’d never spurn it even if all by itself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3636) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle, bottled 1/2006. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is quite funky (barnhouse, sour cheese). Flavor is super tart, of nice tart candies, oakiness. Just like other 3 Fonteinen beers, this is nice and tart and sour but not too acidic on the palate. For a lambic, it is extremely drinkable. Awesome beer!


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