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

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RATINGS: 1335   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (275) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is a dry tartness, mild yeast, citrus fruits. Flavor is potently sour, with lots of citrus sweetness. Oily palate with a delicious lingering tartness. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michcam8 (267) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Damn fine beer! Well worth the $19 charge for 750. Corked, and released. Aged cheese aroma, with the barnyard funk, and grassy hop aroma. By far, the best looking beer i have had in a glass. Hazy, dark orange color, with a nice, and quickly evaporating, white head. Tart, and sweet on the palate, that sticks around, with the cheese taste coming thru towards the end. 1st beer from this brewery, and excited to try...lives up to the good ratings...outstanding beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEENJAMIN (288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2013 vintage 750ml bottle with a yellow 3 on the label - This beer took around fifteen minutes to really open up but once it did it was pure beauty. A lot of acidic lemon balanced by oak. Really funky wet hay, vinegar, almost a salty briny quality to it. Huge carbonation at first and then it softens out. Lots of herbal floral notes with some earth. Very complex, changes every time you take a sip. This is a rustic beast which is what I’m looking for in a gueze, classic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 How: Bottle.
Where: From Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, had at home.
Appearance: Golden colour with a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: Sour, citrus, apple, acidic.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, citrus, acidic, apple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (27) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
0.375 bottle at Cardinal. grass, grass, barnyard, slightly sour, sharp taste, much CO2, nice yellow-orange colour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Great beer. Complex flavors and aromas including lemon, hay, vanilla, cheese, and gym socks (but in a good way). Tart and refreshing. Sorry for the vague review, but this was part of a long, involved sour beer tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wouterv (17) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
Saved a good one for my tenth rating. This is one amazing geuze. The color is somewhat foggy orange. A rocky white head that doesn’t last very long. The aroma: green apples, some sour notes and that typical Geuze smell that I cannot yet describe with the right words, but I like it. Taste: again green apples, some citrus, sourness. Every sip makes you look forward to the next. Can be right up there with the other Geuze greats like Cantillon and Hanssens. Carbonation... Well, it does actually remind me of champagne. And I would prefer this geuze over champagne any day of the week. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (2793) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
375 ml bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma is sour, citric acid, lots of barn notes and mild ammonia. Taste is rich and full, nicely balanced acid, some astringent notes and ammonia. Very nice

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (154) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Abundant white head with large bubs. Lemon citric acidity, vinegar, leather nose, with light herbal character. Lemon, leather, briney, intensely herbal mid palate, hay, moderate funk. Absurd complexity, changes sip to sip. Really really dry. Among the best geuzes for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (394) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2014
Blonde or voilee a la tres genereuse carbo. Col moyen persistant. Aromes complexe pomme verte, vinaigre doux, fleurs et note boisés. Belle presence meme si je n’accroche pas des masses avec les lambic. Le petit cote aigre passe difficilement. Toutefois c’est la meilleure de toutes celles testées. les notes boisés prennent le dessus en final pour minimiser l’aigreur.


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