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


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RATINGS: 1600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
theisti (3590) - Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 375 ml bottle mail ordered from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Bottled 30 Nov 2006. Pour is hazy orange golden with a big fluffy white head and audible carbonation. Aroma of tart, sour, funk, barnyard and some sweet citrus fruit. Really beautiful nose, stunning. Taste is initially sweet rounded sourness, transitioning to a funky, woody, earthy tart, dry slightly bitter finish. Orange, lemon and pineapple tart sweetness is also present. The taste is both dry and mouth watering at the same time. Hard to explain, but really works great. This was a really good one, a joy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2008
light sour lemon, apple, pear, apricot. Somewhere in the finish there is actually this touch of marshmallow, which doesm’t make sense given the style and the other flavors, but it works quite well. The flavor kinda disappears after the initial burst on the tip of the tongue. Sure there’s a little wood here and there, but it’s mostly a rather simple beer. Certainly enjoyable, but just doesn’t have a ton of depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
bottle at delirium. Poured hazy gold with white head. Nice aroma of sourness and wood. Flavor is sour and acidic, but not overpowering. Nice tart dryness at the end. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
surmont (12) - USA - APR 13, 2008
This Oude Geuze is not a stomach-killer like some other geuzes but indeed a sweet revenge after your meal on dishes with too much sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (535) - California, USA - APR 12, 2008
Pours a hazy golden orange with white foam. Champagne-like woody aroma with a bit of banana. Extremely carbonated. Very tart followed by oaky cork mouthful on the side of the tongue.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gusgus (235) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2008
(Oct 19, 1999) 1998 Bottle @ Kuminator, Antwerpen. Amazing bouquet of virtually every acid you can imagine. Really nice effervescence. Everything a gueuze should be. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
Yesterday @ het Anker, Zele. Bottle, 37,5 cl. Hazy orange color, white head. Sour aroma fruity, yeast. Flavour good sourness, malts, perfect in good balance, fruity, and bitter end. Very good gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lowry99 (14) - USA - APR 1, 2008
Presented to me as the best gueuze and it is the best I have had so far. Crispness washes the sourness away. Excellent for any occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th March 2008 with renffisch. Standard cloudy orange gueuze appearance with a lovely lime and gooseberry aroma. Tart goosebeery flavour which lasts but with a sweeter softness in the middle to balance it. A good gueuze. I think I’m beginning to like the style :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ofri. Bottled 23/10/13. Hazy orange. Funky, lemony, sour. Wonderful. 8/3/9/4/18=4.2

Re-rate 7/3/11: Bottle sample at the 1st Israeli Sour Tasting. Vintage 2008. Thanks Lee. Cloudy orange with a white head. Citric aroma with some sweaty notes. Prickly sour flavor with lemon and grapefruits. Medium-bodied. 8/4/8/4/16=4

(3/6/08) Bottle at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Ghent. Bottled 3/06. Cloudy orange with a white head. Great aroma of brett, citrus and some wood. A sour flavor with lemon and some funk, very dry but not overpowering. Medium-bodied. Wonderful. 8/4/9/4/17=4.2

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