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

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RATINGS: 1398   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. TdF. Hazy orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, fruity, brett, spices, peber, grass, citrus. Taste, citrus, brett, spices, peber, grass. Nice. High carbonation. Slightly oily mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget, bottled November 2012. Three twists on the cage and the cork fly, decent pressure...Pours (with no spill) hazy golden with a quickly dissipating medium sized frothy white head, Aroma is tart apples, citrus, funk, barnyard, hay, oak. Taste is tart with a light fruity apple sweetness in the background, getting drier in the finish with a barnyard note coming through. Light/medium body and fizzy small-bubble carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (780) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Fairly hazy pale orange our. Lots of funky, horse blanket, yeasty, yummy, aroma. Crisp, citrusy, funky, horse blanket, yummy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (103) - Lecce, ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
la mia prima 3 fonteinen, un vero capolavoro questa birra, l’acidità forte e il gusto che rimane persistente la rendono una geuze perfetta

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Taste at FyneFest. Very cloudy. Golden colour. Very strong. Not really my taste. Shame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (314) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 22/6-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Tart, fresh, fruity, grape, brett. The finish is tart and very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2014
Pale yellow with a quickly disappearing head. Lemon peel, other citrus fruit but also wood and earthen notes. Very balanced and not as sour as the lesser geuzes, top notch. Medium body, lively, long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
37.5 ml bottle at home. Served in a Hoegaarden shaker. Pale yellow haze with a lively white head that soon calms down to a white skim. Very lively carbonation. Sweaty cheesy aroma. Dry, acidic, tart apple, young hard cheese, yeast and pickled lemon flavour. Light body thin texture, fizzy. Astringent finish. Yapped around my taste buds like the beer equivalent of an overwrought Jack Russell. Have a go!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3958) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Nicht ganz so ein Knaller wie zuletzt Cantillon, aber weiterhin große. Würzig, mit schön viel Frucht und ein wenig Buttersäure, jedoch wird im Geschmack die Säure etwas überdreht, was beinahe in Richtung Essig geht. Klasse Piwo mit kleinen Schwächen.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3956) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a hazy, cloudy amber colour with medium body and small head. Wonderful sour aroma of berries, mild vinegar and green nuts. Taste of very sour unripe berries. gooseberries, leaves, vinegar. Sour finish. Little bit too unbalanced in the sourness but still a great lambic.


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