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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1647   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (251) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
A fresh bottle from 2015. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma; funk, a little tart, floral and rose notes, woody, earth notes, lemon and orange peels. Flavours; floral, lemon, citrus, wood, earth tones with a semi dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2015
37,5 cl corked bottle. Hazy golden with an average bubbly head. Aroma is very gueuze typical, even funkier than other geuzes can be, apples, a light acetone note. Moderately dry and sour, more bitter than most geuzes. Average carbonation, medium bodied. A palate that is rather full. Very good traditional geuze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from JefVerstraete, thanks! Peppery phenolic, horseblanket, unripe plum, tart notes already in the aroma. Car fumes as well (!). As it gets warmer, it resembles more and more a horse blanket covered with pepper. It is quite bitter for a lambic and the finish is so dry that it literally begs for another sip to wash down the dryness. Which in effect intensifies. Complex thirst quencher.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guruhso (215) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Yeasty aroma of barnyard. In mouth aroma of citrus, acetic acid, fresh fruit and Brett also comes thru. The body is medium and the texture is thin. The carbonation is fizzy. The flavour is slightly sweet at first but then becomes very sour and finish dry.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2013 Vintage. A perfect example of a blended Gueze. Tart and funk dominate, but with only a hint of sourness or barnyard notes. Effervescent and refreshing. Layers of complexity, with clean fruit flavors giving way to some sour bite, followed by a residual funkiness with a little bit of bitterness. Worth waiting for!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lambic84 (1) - - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
75cl bottle from Oct 2014 drank at room temp (18C). in the glass nice cloudy orange with foam of medium persistence. Aroma of black pepper, lemon and light funkiness. Taste is strong black pepper, wood, smoke and acid (less than other geuze). Dry, low bitterness and quite carbonated. I was expecting more sourness to come through but overall very drinkable and enjoyable. Would buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (888) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Pours a bright gold orange rose, minimal light head. Aroma is earth, wood, oak, heavy funk, floral / rose notes, barnyard. Flavor is oak, earth, skunk, barnyard, light acidity. light/med sour, fairly flat carbonation on this one. lovely

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2015
Very carbonated with dense white foam of medium retention. Very complex and light body of pale orange color. Lime, citrus and funk on the nose. Citrus and high tartness in the palate and other flavours I couldn’t name. My very first gueze. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5310) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016

Nov 2015 - Bottle share at Drie Fonteinen restaurant, thanks to Steve. As ’3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze’. Presumably a recent bottling. Hazy orange, quite still, small foamy white head. Aroma is lime, mint, sour lemon notes. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is tangy lime and spearmint, dry and earthy with a light acidity. Nice. (3.8)

Feb 2016 - 37.5cl cork and cage bottle at home in Richmond. Bottled Feb 2012 at 6%. Very attractive orange, slight haze, highly sparkling, big dense foamy off-white head makes a crackling noise. Aroma is sherbet, lemon peel, light metallic and papery notes. Body is light, spritzy, foamy, some tooth rot. Taste is pretty pungent and sour up front, sugars dissolved in lime juice. Paradoxically sweet and dry at the same time. Lemon juice finish. Long musty aftertaste. I was hoping this would develop a bit more complexity with time, but it’s not quite there. Still a very nice beer. (3.8)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (745) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is hooves, oak, aromatic woods, minor fruits (maybe peach / melon), lemon, citrus. Taste is tart and dry. Lots of minerals, vitamins, acids, piths, pits, dry skins. I was expecting a lot more from this beast. It’s certainly good but definitely overhyped.


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