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

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RATINGS: 1577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2007
RATING #200!!!

2004 bottling, lot 22. First example of the style, Iím excited. Pours a gorgeous combo of plum and orange, with a small white head that fades to a sudsy white ring on top of the beer. The aroma is alive - yeast, funk, spice, honey, lemon, oranges and barnyard notes. Smells divine. Wow, this is amazing. Lemon, hay, orange, honey, clove, yeast and a wonderful flavor from the oak aging. Finish is lemony tart, not mouth puckering, supremely long in length and fades to a nice honey sweetness. Feels a bit flat on the tongue, medium bodied with a nice tartness coming through on the palate. One of the best beers I have had so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Sampled during the First Annual Stone Sour Fest. Sour acidic aromas. Golden orange and hazy with a smallish head. Flavors were acidic as well, with a rather nice lingering bitterness. A nice Gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (559) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Smells like a shoe, sour funk.. like an old lady fart passing through an onion. Golden unfiltered. Great lacing. Great llambic, Very tart almost sour. Golden unfiltered color. most tart beer i have ever had. Enjoyable, had this beer at the 30th annual great british beer festival. this one was a nice change of pace, but could drink more then one of these in a sitting. I just prefer fruit flavored lambics more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Aroma is very similar to 1809. Very citrus and slightly hay-like. Taste is very acidic and dry with a very, very slight bitterness at the end. Very refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (231) - 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 (12650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast, apple. Flavour is sour, apple, yeast. Nice beer.


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