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

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RATINGS: 1383   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
Tsekouratos (187) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 26, 2014
375 ml bottle shared. Orange golden color, slightly haze, with a white head that dissapeared quickly. Nice aromas of citrus, orange, lemon, and barnyard notes. Taste was clearer. Tart hay and manure notes, paired with orange and lemon. Really nice and not as sour as I expected. Dry aftertaste. Light body with medium to high carbonation. Great balance in this one!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (322) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
P: Clear amber with almost no head. S: The smell is everywhere, from lemons and hay, towards rotting fruit and smoke, its just to difficult to nail down. T: Lots of lemons, hay, oak, oranges, some spice and cheddar cheese. M: Light all the way and a bit puckery. O:Whoa, lots of stuff going on here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (354) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Opaque copper-red colour, beatiful carbonation and a bubbly head. leather, wood and metallic smell, fresh and sour, with a subtle alcoholic twang. Dried fruits, maybe even zome nuts. Taste is salty sour watery with a dry resin finish and lots of lemon and zest sourness. The balance is brilliant! Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
375ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. Classy packaging and great beer to match. Pale sunshine yellow in colour with a spray of white foam. Zesty fruit aroma and flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (588) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle 37,5 cl., corked and caged, bottling date 15/11/2012. Clear orange golden color, airy white head that disappears within seconds, lively carbonation; sour nose, yeast, hint of cheese, barnyard, apricot, apple, oak, citrus; moderate sour taste, astringent tart, hint of sweetness, some woody bitterness; medium body, soft creamy texture; dry sour finish, woody undertones.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (886) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma of barnyard, yeast, tart grapes and apples, brett, oak. Flavour is sour. Carbonation is very high,champagne-like. This is a remarkably balanced gueuze. Wow.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
impressive lambic. strong aroma that lets you know it is going to be good an sour. the taste does not let you down, it is mouth puckeringly good. so many flavors in the sourness that i was not prepared and can not describe them all. My favorite Geuze.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hockert (69) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
37,5 cl bottle at home. Pretty dark caramel color. Bubbly head. Smells of hay and citrus. And also sour. Very tart and sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
saintjulien (86) - - MAY 11, 2014
hay, grass, citrus, herbs, orange, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rifaldo (25) - Torello, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2014
Botella. Acidesa al nas, tèrbola amb notes cítriques a boca. Sidra amb lleugera llarga al paladar


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