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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1676   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JtanK (135) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Aroma is champagny, fruity, there’s this famed "barnyard" scent. Pours orange-yellow, bright and vivid, with massive head, which later becomes considerably smaller but still covers the entire top. Very sour and tart, citrusy, even vinegary. It has a hard-to-describe sweet-fruity flavor going through it, I dunno, sweet/bitter oranges peels kind of approximate it, but there’s some of the "belgian" and earthy in it as well. Some call it funk. Most of sourness lets up by the finish, leaving a slightly malty, dry aftertaste, I think I can actually discern some hops in it too. And near the end it actually gets somewhat bitter, very grapefruity kind of bitter. It’s light, highly carbonated, and even despite it’s monstrous acidity, it’s very drinkble. Flavors flow and balance excellently. Hard to review due to my inexperience, but I liked it a lot.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2016
Not too many bottles of 3 Fontenein left in Japan so I grabbed one when I saw it. This 2013 Oude Geuze (6%) pours a lovely glowing honey gold with an active carbonation and head of foam with staying power. The nose is highly aromatic - tart, oaky pepper, lemon and surprisingly brief peach & pineapple notes. Light bodied with a rounded smooth effervescence. The taste is very very nice striking a balance between flavorful, complex and highly drinkable. I get oak, lemon, tartness, tangy pineapple and a dash of white pepper and even fresh peaches in the finish. Lovely. This is top shelf stuff in fine form and easily one of the nicest geuzes I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Clear golden but with bit yeast I poured this is golden ochre, lacing ring and thin foggy island just remain of head but they do persist. Ripe, almost fermenting green apples with sour funky notes also, delicately white wine. Nice aroma actually. Light, tingly, fresh, acidly sour, long long taste, hay here also and citrus, grainy malt minimally and mostly under fruits. Challenging but also interesting. Nice palate. Fresh, crisp, refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (860) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016

Aroma:
Malts, yeast, wood, sour, fruit and hops.

Appearance:
Turbid golden/amber beer with a slight white head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium sweet, slightly sour and slightly bitter with malts, yeast, fruit and hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZodiacM (795) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
Altijd in voor een experiment. Geuzes zijn niet mijn ding, en deze top 50 oude Geuze haalt mij niet over. Geurig bier, fruitig, smaakvol, zurig, lichte houtsmaak, kan mij voorstellen dat liefhebbers dit lekker vinden, maar voor mij is dit niet wat ik lekker vind in een bier: te zurig, fruitig op een manier die voor mij niet prettig is. Ik hou mij bij de stouts, porters en voor wat fruitigs bij de IPA’s en alles wat daar tussenin zit. Lambieks en geuzes.... nee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle. Uneven frothy white head with strong retention. Cloudy golden amber body. Nose is Parma violets, lactic acid, oak, white grape and candied fruit. Sour and tangy. Well carbonated. Refreshing palate. Dry finish. Very good, more to my taste than Cantillon Oude Gueze, more well rounded.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlf (265) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2016
clear golden, thick white head, fresh fruity smell, little sour, whitewine-like mouthfeel(also taste in a way), little sweetness, fruity-citrus like taste, sour and slightly bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours quite sparkling, clear golden with big white head. Aroma is light, leathery, hay, wheat, loads of white grapes, fruits and lemon. Taste has many green apples, fruit, white grapes, tart and funky, light mold. Bit watery body, high carbonation. Very well balanced and drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aconley (14) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bought this at the brewery and cellared it to perfection for three years. No deScription needed the score speaks for itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (159) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
An amber coloured beer with a huge white head. Intensive aroma with notes of leather, steel, citrus, horses and earthiness. Soury taste with notes of citrus. Long bittery and dry aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation.


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