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


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RATINGS: 1586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2004 bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with no head but lively carbonation. Aroma of spicy horse blanket, oak, lemon and grapefruit. Taste is citrusy wet barnyard with just a mild amount of sourness and spicy oak aftertaste. Thin spritzy mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2007
An all around great Geuze. Very herbal and earthy. The first sip is full of spritz and tartness. The finish lasts long and is full of wet straw and intense lemony barnyard aromas and flavors. Delicious, itís amazing all the many levels of flavor that this beer offers. Proper serving temperature is crucial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
bottle - Pours orange with no head and just a little fine carbonation. The aroma was funky and other than that I didnít notice much else, but it was a good aroma. The flavor was kind of bitter and sour with lots of funk. Medium bodied with very low carbonation noticeable in the mouthfeel, this beer is a fine example of a gueuze, which is definitely not my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Spicey horseblanket, acidic on the nose. Pours blonde with a thick white head. Tart honey, earthy farmhouse with tart citrus. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Courtesy redlight. Thanks brent. Pours a cloudy orange red with a small white head. The smell is of monster acidity and sourness with a touch of lemons, just like a good gueze should smell like. The taste has a decent sourness to it but not as much as you would expect. It wasnt cheek puckering at all. Nice earthy sourness to it, lemons and citrus fruit dominate the flavor characters. It almost seems like its a bit more mellow than its counterparts. Good gueze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle at the MicroBar in Clapham (London), slightly hazy light amber with a frothy white head. Aroma was yeasty, with ground cloves and peppery spice. A brilliant sourness all the way through, tart fruit flavour with a yeasty background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Nice slightly hazy golden color. Light, fizzy carbonation with some streaks of tiny bubbles on the surface. Aroma of muscat grapes, grains, a fruity sourness, a slight musty funkiness and some acetic acid. Intense fruity flavors with grains, a hint of woodiness, a musty sourness, apple cider vinegar, and a bit of bitterness. Very dry and clean finish. Hugely fizzy and champagne-like soft mouthfeel. Really great stuff, I could drink this endlessly. Immediately after each sip, I wanted more.

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