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

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RATINGS: 1549   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 18, 2007
The pour is a hazy moderate golden with a nice white head. Aroma has notes of sosurness, earthiness, some slight vinigar, fruitiness, and barnyard. Flavor has a twang to it with a sweet and sour combination. In addition tastes of fruit and an earthiness are present. Slight astringincy at the finish with a touch of vinigar like acidicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11434) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. A hazy yellow without a head. Aroma is sour, but is still based on a malty sweet base, giving it a barn-like expression. Flavour begins with a yeasty sourness, then turns around with oak, caramel, and a round finish. The sourness lingers all along - a great example!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle @ Copenhagen Øl Festival. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spar lacing. Clear golden color. Heavy acidic with notes of dust, barnyard, milky acidic, grain, fruit, berries and vinegar. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sour notes with light sweet flavor. Impressive dry and sour finish that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Brux 07. This was sampled at The Delirium Tremens and am pretty sure the label said vintage 1999? Pours a hazy amber with a small white head and a hint of lacings. Smells of cheese and sulphur with an interesting hint of wood and dried resin. Very sour with a light bitterness. Grainy aromas with citron and grapefruit. Lots of earth and some vinegar. Hint of wine. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Way too sour for me.
Earlier Rating: 12/5/2006 Total Score: 2.3
Thanks to Lars for a sampler. Smells of resin. Pours a hazy golden with little white head. Tres sour with woody flavors. Also some honey. Learning to love this style is proving a long process.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4406) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy light brown beer with a strong bubbly head. The aroma is dry and sour and the flavour is quite fruity sour and dry/fizzy at the finish. Overall an average beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2007
750 mL bottle, dated 28 Feb. 2004, split with NachlamSie at the Maproom. Pours a cloudy amber orange with big white head. It has a big sour aroma with lemon, sharp cheese, must cellar, and hints of oak and white wine. The flavor is lemon peel, cabernet sauvignon, toasted oak, cheese, and some dry herbal notes. The finish is dry and cheesy, and leaves an aftertaste of smoked wood. Some tart savory notes come through once in a while. All the flavors are balanced very well; the sourness is prominent but smooth, the cheese notes are delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
[Sampled at Carlsens.] This is the first time I like this beer, but some time has gone, so I’ve forgotten the flavor I tasted in 2003 4 years ago. Indeed this time I could drink it and time will show if it gonna get my favoritebeer. Notes of grapes, cellaring , wood and more refreshing than ever.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, 2000 vintage, from the Kulminator, Antwerp. Hazy gold studded with a plethora of little winking bubbles and a huge, craggy white head that lasts significantly. Aroma is complex but subdued: lemon citrus and tartness, yeast funk presence in barnyard and dustiness, some earthy tones as well. ’Wow’ is the first word in the taste section in my notes. Funky beyond all. Souring all over, very intense and distinctive. Lemon, slight fruitiness apart from the citrus component. The finish is a very strong sour and bitter combination that I have never experienced before. After all the lingering sour and funk notes, there is a slight touch of pale malt which complements everything well. Flavor everywhere, really, and immensely complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Bottled 01/04: Muddy orange with no head. Spicy sour vinegar & earthy taste and aroma. Slight sour fruity citrus/grape taste Low carbonation. Dry end. Tasted this a few times within the last couple of years and still think its a tough one to swallow! Rerating Feb - 09. Extremely original lambic. Tart, leather, funky, crisp, dry, quenching. Nice. Bottle @ Too many geuzes only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Barnyard , manuer, Tart, dry and funky. 3,9-4,0 March 2013. 4-4,2. Lemon, citrus, barnyard and hay. Lovely drink

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2007
Bottled at Le Bier Circus, Brussels. Pours hazy orange with a lasting white head. Aroma is citric and sour. Taste malty with notes of lemmon and lots of sourness. My first lambic. All that sourness seems a bit strange to me.


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