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

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RATINGS: 1676   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2008
bottle - hazy orange beer with almost no foam. Very sour aroma. Reminds on vine. The same for the flavour. Tastes very sour, like a brut cider. A little bit of "cellar" flavour. Very special beer but not my style.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
CH-303 (1931) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2008
Appearance: Dark orange. Lots of white head. Bottled 2008. Aroma: Sour, citrus fruit. Taste: Very sour. Quenching. Hint of fruit? Info: 375ml bottle, 2/11-2008, 187/300

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy pale golden-brown with no head to speak of. Aroma of sweet pineapple, vinigar, cider, quite pungent. First time I tried this was after a bunch of artificially-sweeneted lambics and my tastebuds were not happy. Re-corked it, left it in the fridge for nearly a month, and now I’m liking it a bit more. Very dry but with a lingering sweetness that balances nicely. Vinigar-cidery taste with a touch of spice, like cherry-pie (might be brett?) Thin body, barely carbonated. Not really my cup of tea, but complex enough to be interesting. Wouldn’t really want any great quantity of it, though. Many thanks to Boutip for the trade.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (908) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
1999 bottle, sampled at RBSG 08. Pours a golden-amber. Aroma is sweet and sour, very fruity. Crisp, sour-sweet taste, citrus and other fruits. Light lingering sour sweetness. Very tasty and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Vintage 2003 Thanks to JoeMcphee! Hazy amber pour fluffy off white head.. Light to medium bodied with acidic tart aroma. Sour apple and pear flavor with a clean dry finish! Excellent gueze

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Cloudy appearance. Light-bodied. Apple, lemon, citrus, and floral notes form a wild, acidic sour for a tart, bitter, and sparkling finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2727) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
750 ml bottle. This comes out a fizzy amber and you can pick out the sour aromas as soon as the cork comes off. Head is big and kind of soapy-looking. Closer inspection of the nose reveals a grassy, lemony, funky tartness. Flavor is funky and tart, but has lots of other stuff going on... apples and oak with a very dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle shared by lithy at the Pre-Brewer’s Jam Tasting. Pours a dark yellow with a fizzy, off-white head that leaves light lace. Musty, earthy aroma with some spices. Nice sour that brings out that white grapes, apple, and hay flavor. Medium body. Sour throughout, but not overwhelming. Dry but expected. Very enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Suttree’s 2008 Pre-Brewer’s Jam Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Bottled dated 02 Apr 2001. Pours a clear straw yellow with two healthy fingers of large bubbled just off-white head that holds its full body well as long as it isn’t disturbed. Aged oaky tartness in the aroma dusty and powerful acidity. The body is smooth with almost corky barnyard tastes and more fantastic acidity. Not wincingly sour, just potent and balanced acidity. Dry but lasting finish holds on to the back of the tongue nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 A lot of flavors combined into a glass full of awesomeness. All the terms used to describe this stuff - metal, horse blanket, barnyard, dust, battery acid - don’t sound appetizing, but they combine to create a winner.


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