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

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RATINGS: 1503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (215) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Hazy and orange. Aroma is apples, grapes, grapefrut, hay and vinegar. Watery, sour (but not very) with a long dry finish. Tart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2007
bottle (2004) pours flat stagnant yellowish brown. big musty odor with sour lemons and yeast. perfectly crisp with nice tart bite. smooth clean mouthfeel with a quick drying finish. wonderfully balanced and enjoyable geueze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle - 1999 edition. Urine-yellow brown in color. yeasty, grassy, musty. Very smooth, even delivery. Expectedly sour but not overdone. Quite dry - quick evaporation. Nice job here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Sampled at the 1st annual Stone Sour Festival 2007. Awesome top 3 of the day. Very drinkable, very delicious. Loved how it felt in my mouth, loved how you wanted more after every taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2007
What can I say? I guess that beers like this are a reminder of just how fantastic the world of beer can be. It looks absolutely fantastic, with a steady stream of bubbles holding up a thick, foamy head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus (lemon particularly) and oak (in the best possible way) and light on the more wild elements that enhance something like Girardin and detracts from something like Cantillon. As a result Iíd say itís not the most complex aroma in the world of gueuze but itís incredibly focussed, and itís focussed on deliciousness. It tastes so soft, fresh and juicy after more than two years in the bottle, with an incredibly clean acidity. So incredibly drinkable... and these days I think thatís the point with gueuze. Itís the kind of thing that makes you stop getting all geeky and just sit there and drink. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11875) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast, apple. Flavour is sour, apple, yeast. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle from 2003. A hazy gueuze with a lovable foamy top. Even though it has aged for a while it doesnít have that peculiar cellary aroma most gueuzes tend to get. Another observation, because of the age, is that the carbonation is still very heavily present and also the familiar tart and sour flavor. An ejoyable and wonderful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 Bottle purchase at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. The classic recipe for a gueuze - something foreign to American brewers. Needless to say, it is also a very acquired taste in my opinion - and I also have very little experience with lambics. Big frothy head, mild carbonation. Intensely sour from start and finish. Coupled with yeast and hints of lemon. A great example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottle. Golden color with a foamy white head. Strong sour, wood, and emon aroma and flavors. Wonderfully tart and dry with an acidic and earthy finish. Cheers to Nuffield who I talked to on the phone while drinking this fine beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Poured with aplomb from a wicker basket (and a great height) at Pocchenellekelder, Brussels. Where do you begin? Hazy orange with an initially creamy head of suds. All the saliva-tickling lemon juice sharpness youíd expect, but combined with a depth of sodden, peaty malt whiskey woodiness and blue cheese dankness Iíve never encountered before. Lemony, meaty, tingly and slightly smoke-tinged. Mould and sherbet. Lingers with a distinctly creamy, blue-veined mouldiness. Brie-smeared cellar walls, sherbet lemons and whiskey. Didnít necessarily understand why, but absolutely loved it. Sorry, Dave.


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