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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and sour fruit. The flavor was not for me, overly sour. I am not a Lambic lover.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2011 (Bottle) Pours hazy yellow. Nose of unripe berries and some wood. Tastes sour lemon and gooseberries. Ends with redcurrant and a woodiness. Dry. 7/3/8/4/16. Second try: (Bottle, Oude Geuze 1999) Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. The aroma holds pineapple and horse (blanket) up front. Undertones of elder lemonade, leather, citrus, apples, cheese and crackers. Clean with a fantastic balance between the lacto and the brett. The flavour is dry and medium acidic with no bitterness. Tones of citrus, horse blanket, tropical fruits, mould, hay, crackers, cheese, tar wood and tart berries. The mouthfeel is fresh and tart yet round with medium carbonation. Cracker-like malt and citrus acid linger. Medium bodied.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
The aroma had soury fermented fruit, slight citrus, and slight flowers. The beer poured and orange color with yellow highlights and thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had soury fermented light fruit and slight citrus and flowers. The mouthfeel was light and crisp with good carbonation and a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
RBSG DC 2006: Bottle dated 1999. Straw-amber colored, cloudy body with a small white head. The aroma is sour fruit, barnyard, funk, horseblanket, and shows fresh strawberries when swirled. Taste is quite dry, lightly acidic, sour hay, horseblanket, light citrus, barndyard, lacto-brett flavors, along with some mild vinegar.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1302) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 1, 2006
hmm .... my bottle is somewhat different from the ratebeer pic and is listed as 6% instead of 6.5& Outhouse aroma, with a hint of dryness and something you might expect in your attic. Taste is explosively dry and tart, followed by a massive sourness. High carbonation level, and very acid. Complex and unusual

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle - 22 January 2004. Pours a cloudy amber color with a very small white head one top. Aroma is clove, vinegar, oak, and pears. Flavor is high acidic and tart. Very dry taste, much like champagne. Tasting also sour apples and lime. A highly complex beer, never had anything quite like this before. I will have to try different lambics after this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
12.7oz, Bottling Date 22 January 2004. Pours a cloudy orange with a two finger yellowish white head. Aroma of pears, light strawberries, lots of acidity, pepper, an aged oakiness (duh), and a fair amount of horse blanket funk. Very acidic and tart, also pretty oaky and extremely dry. Lingering bitterness akin to chewing on lemon rinds. Highly carbonated and medium bodied. I do believe that this is my highest rated gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle at Cambrinus Rest, Brugges. 25/05/06. Slightly murky orangey golden body with an average head. Aged smell of vinegar, clove and pear. Tart taste with lime characters as well as some wheat also the aroma characters. I thought this was good but I struggled a bit with it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Pours a clear piss yellow with a lasting white lace. Aroma is almondy, barn-like and acidic as all hell. Body is dry dry dry. Flavors are actually far less complex than I would have expected. Acidic to be sure, but there was a complete lack of typical oaky vanilla characte. I wil say that this did have a nice character remeniscint of chardonnay grapes, more the skins than the actual fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2006
750 ml. From the first cork pop to the last sip, this geuze has an aroma that tickles the nose and a flavor palate that dances on the tongue. Hazy golden color with a big head and good lacing. Sour apples, green apples and a little bit of apple cider vinegar flavors. Tartness makes it highly refreshing.


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