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

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RATINGS: 1528   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours hazy dark amber with a nice thick off white head. Smell is tangy pine and citrus. Oak and lime taste with HUGE dryness; nicely carbonated. Wow, really picking up on some things I didnít the first time I tried this one...After taste is as good as the first taste... really some nice fruitiness here. Absolutely delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2008 (Bottle, 22 Jan 2004 vintage) Pours a lightly cloudy orange body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of white grapes, grapefruit peel, earthiness, and chardonnay grapes. Flavor of grape tartiness that just makes the mouth salivate. Dry finish. Excellent gueuze! (Bottle, 1999 Vintage) Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Nose is sweet, tart, and full of life. The taste is tart, apples, and grapes with a well balanced acidic finish. Incredible Gueuze!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a clear amber gold, somewhat fizzy, with an inch of white foam. Decent lacing throughout the glass. Funky fruity sharp tangy aroma. Ahhh.... Very full flavored - with dry apple cider, straw, tart cherry, light mild cheese, and a hint of spice like coriander in the finish. Excellent sour lemony dry aftertaste lingers forever. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Great stuff. Expensive, but worth it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Vintage: April 2005
Consumed: October 2009 (3.7)

Softer palate structure than I expected but still very good. Good sour fruits right through the palate but doesnít really stray into the intense territory. Good grapey notes as well and finishes with some minerals and pepper. Stil some years to go yet.

Vintage: December 2004
Consumed: March 2009

Dark in colour for the style; kinda dirty orange. Thin head with decent density. Shows a lot of power with classic sour fruits and bitting acidity but well balanced and very drinkable at the same time. Persistent citrus drive on the finish. (e.5.0 @ ít Brugs Beertje).

Vintage: 1997
Consumed: October 2006 (3.8)

Thin head, well built, cloudy orange body. 9 years of bottle age becomes very evident on the nose with old, grapey, wine-like notes and a hint of sour fruit. Palalate is something special as the bracing acidity and sourness evident in so many young gueze has all but disappeared. More vinous and mild sour notes drive the palate and plenty of fizz keeps the beer dancing across the mouth. Just a hint of volatile acidity. (Oct 2006, 4.0) (e8.00 750ml @ Brewery cafe

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Poured orange with a light brown head and floaties. Aroma was sour, burn vacuum, barnyardish, and smelly cheese. Had that poweful funky lambic flavor that I have come to love. Tart and sour with what I could call cheese and barn yardish hay flavors. Good body. Excellently sour and tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2007
750 ml bottle (bottled Feb. 2004) shared by Bockyhorsey via his Secret Santa - Pours a hazy golden color with a big white head. Aroma is light yeast and esters (including berry). Flavor is mouth puckering tart. Lots of esters in the flavor. Medium body. A good beer. Iím just not a fan of Lambics. Thanks Bill for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Dry aroma of yeast, wood (oak?), and lactic acid. Great coppery gold color with a head that dissipates, but does not disappear. Starts with a lactic sourness, puckers the mouth. Very like a Brettomyces product. This is tart, tart, tart, but in a pleasent way. Green apple popped up suddenly. The impression changes with the passage of time on the mouth. The end remains sour, but it is a good sour. Now it changes with every sip - almost. Quite interesting and quite rewarding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason (1714) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
1999 bottle brought out from Hopdogs cellar, Thanks for sharing this one Steve. Poured a hazy golden body with thin head. Oakey aroma-sour, got my mouth watering. Very nice sour taste, oak. Finishes well, I could drink this all night. Nice, nice finish. Good taste even when I burped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2007
750 ml. shared with cbkschubert. Had a common yeasty and friut aroma. Cloudy yellow body with big white head. A tart fruity flavor with some sour. Body had a good amount of carbination with active bubbles in the the glass. Thanks to secret santa for sending me this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2007
750ml bottle. Bottled on 2/28/04. Aroma: Lots of tart citrus, some green apples and grapes, brett, dusty/musty, leather, and some cheesy funk. Appearance: Light gold in color and just slightly hazed. Lots of champagne like bubbles. Off-white head was full and rocky, but didnít last long. Some lacing. Flavor: Strong vinegar, lemon and orange, apples, rubber, leather, wood, dusty basement, horseblanket, sweat, and a slight cheesiness. Brett all over the place. Finishes fairly dry, but the flavors linger for awhile. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Iíve been holding this one for several months, and Iím glad I chose today to crack it open. Really nice.


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