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

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RATINGS: 1679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1410) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75 cl., drunk at Hall toll. Pours large, murky golden with a frothy, creamy, lasting and lacing white head. Nose is heavy, green apples, citrus, vinegar, moderate yeast and light floral and warm spice. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy sour, light bitter with a lasting, sour finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1142) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
0.75l bottle. Orange body, white head. Aroma of lemon zest, citruses, orange, apple cider vinegar and some hore blanket. Taste of lemon juice, caramel, apple cider vinegar, cheese and earth. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3255) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
37,5cl, wazig oranje/amber met witte kraag. aroma van hout, zuur, paardenstal, stro, gras, kruidig, muf. smaken van een metalige zuurheid, ijzer, hout, droog, muf, matig zoet, iets dun/waterig, eindelijk niet eens zo bijzonder...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1083) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
Flasche (75 cl), 3-4 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Orangegelb, schön trüb; dichter weißer Schaum. - Runde, sehr gediegene Geuze mit allem, was dazugehört: milde aber intensive Säure, bittere Grapefruitschale, Weizen, etwas Kellermuff und Holz. Trocken und enorm erfrischend. - Perfekt für einen heißen Sommerabend.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1492) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours golden with minimum white head. Aroma: good it good, sulphur, cow shit, raw apples, cider notes, hay. Taste: medium sour and you can even find some sweetnes in there, sulphur, raw apples, hay, cow shit, spicy, a bit oak. Sour finish. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazy golden pour with thick head, persistent fizziness. Tart / sour citrus maybe lemon aroma. Wild, energetic tart taste that scours the tongue a little. Faintest of malty sweet touches. The finish is almost candylike, but not cloying or unctuous. A great beer, brought in from Vancouver. I’ve never seen 3 Fonteinen in Pittsburgh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1994) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. clear golden color with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavor. Sour finisf. Creamy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2016
375 ml bottle
An excellent lambic lives up to all expectations and then some. I’ve yet to run across a release from 3F that is not world class. Hopefully I can figure out how to get back over to Belgium to sample a few more at the source some day.

Aroma / Appearance - A warm amber body glimmers as the light trickles through it. Fresh carbonation bubbles upwards with a lively undercurrent. Funky cheese and sweat socks meld with an acidic vinegary foundation. It’s not the harshest one I have smelled but subtlety is not on the menu.

Flavor / Palate - Vinegary cheese tickles the tongue. Tart, acidic, and in your face, the profile bites back as it cleans the palate. Lemony textures round out a top notch beer that I wish I could have on hand all the time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours hazy gold under a thin white head, aroma of wet hay and some overripe pears. Flavor is aggressively sour, some light leather and tobacco. Medium body medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
At home, 2015 37.5cl bottle. Pour: Golden, hazy, large lasting foam, relatively high carbonation. Smell: Intense, sour, slight hay, barn Initial taste: Rounded, sour, citrus, sharp. After airing - First: sour, slight alcohol, sharp (carbonation); mids: hay, citrus; after: slight tart, short lived. Verdict: Good, but not nearly as good as 2013 bottle I’ve previously had.


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