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

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RATINGS: 1665   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2008
375ml bottle. Hazy amber/orange color with a smallish head. Aroma of lemon and orange citrus and funky horse-blanket. Tangy/sour texture that finishes with a taste of fruity/apple sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bottle marked November 30, 2005. Pours with a large, rocky, off-white head covering a cloudy orange body. Aroma of pineapple, melon, orange, horseblanket and a buttery note. Taste is really, really, sour, with lots of citrus. Sourness gets a bit more tolerable after a couple of sips, and there is even a nice, light sweetness towards the end of the taste at the end of the glass. Duration is a bit short. Lightly fizzy and very very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2008
impottigliata il 9 dicembre 2005 oro carico schiuma media piuttosto persistente naso invitante legnoso vinoso un po di acidità in bocca l’acidità c’e ma anche i tannini il corpo piuttosto leggero finale di scorza di limone legno

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 A live experience: I’m setting here at my desk with a cooled down edition of 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Slowly I pour the geuze into my glass... There is aboslutely no head and the colour is hazy orange. My first impression of the aroma is a bit of surprise. I expected sourness in the style of Cantillon, but it is actually quite balanced with notes of apple, melon, pear and metal - very nice. I take my first sip... Immediately I’m hit by an aggressive acidness as if biting into a unripe apple. The sensation is that of very dry champagne or grape fruit. Perhaps the flavours die away a bit too quick in the ending, but the initial feeling is really great and not too extreme. A further plus is the lack of sour eruptions one can sometimes experience drinking geuze. I am actually blown away by this one - it’s so perfectly balanced, dry and fruity that I am in beer heaven. For the first time I truly understand the bliss of a lambic - geuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2006 Bottle from Beerlando. Pours gold-brown with a whirlpool of carbonation hurrying up to a huge head that leaves thick bubbly lacing. The aroma is a deep barnyard sourness with peppery notes underneath, and behind that there are apples, peaches, and with a deep swirl of the glass some caramel. The flavor is a strong musky sourness, complex and hard to pin down, balanced by a fruit-tartness that folds in and out. Smooth if slightly puckering with strong carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Hazy light yellow with white head. Quite sweet after taste after the sour beginning. Quite simple otherwize.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 99, Lambic - Gueuze, flute, tumbler ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 12.7 fl oz. estimated at 150 C Purchased at: OakTree in South Plainsfield, NJ for $7.99 Aroma: strong, sour, sharp, and bitter. 8 out of 10. Visuals: foggy, bronze, cloudy, golden, wispy white head, present. 4 out of 5. Taste: mostly sour, strong, well crafted. 8 out of 10. Palate: puckering, silt, silky, longer finish. 4 out of 5. Overall: Very mindful of other lambics, and it’s done well, but it is definitely not a preferred style for me. I would not seek it out again, but it was very well crafted, and highly respectable. 17 out of 20.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Pours out cloudy light orange. Fruity and sweet, but tart. Not to tart. Nice funky, woody and sour flavors. Tasty with a meal or before.Great gueze!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
12.7 oz. bottle. A good, but not great, gueze. Great color - a little orange in the mix. Aroma was lemony but not too intense. This is very dry and somewhat tart. All of the flavor is up front and goes away quickly. However, It did quench my thirst and worked well as an appetizer for my meal. I do like the Cantillon Classic Gueze, Hanssens Oude Gueze and the Boon Oude Geueze quite a bit more.


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