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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1402   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (84) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 8, 2014
Meravigliosa lambic! Ambrata opalescente con schiuma poco persistente. Al naso sentori di legno bagnato, aceto di vino e mele. In bocca spiccata frizzantezza e bilanciata verso una decissa acidità che la rende interesantissima. Il corpo è medio ed il sapore riporta frutta gialla non matura. Nel palato rimane pulitissima ed aromaticamente persistente ma non invasiva. Questa è una birra acida consigliatissima! Bevuta in bottiglia nella birroteca Vaffalluppolo di Fermo (Italia)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bouteille, 6%. Merci Jean-Ben ! Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche. Arômes de levures sauvages, fruits, sauvignon. En bouche, douce, aciditée moyenne, belle effervescence, légères notes de fruits, pommes. Finale acidulée, douce et fruitée. Un régal...excellente.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
37,5 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavou of oak, yeast, brettenomyces, fruit and sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (624) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Deep margarine color. Straightforward nose. Sour berries, gym socks. Similar flavor. Crisp finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Un style que je connais encore peu... Belle couleur caramel, mousse qui exclate à l’ouverture de la bouteille mais qui retourne se coucher assez rapidement. Au nez c’est citronné, avec des notes de pommes oxydées et de terre. En bouche, c’est surette mais avec une profondeur étonnante remplie de susprises. Il y a définitivement des notes terreuses, de cuir, de souffre, qui viennent rejoindre le citron ici aussi assez présent. Ce n’est pas la plus raffraichissante des gueuzes que j’ai bues jusqu’ici, ni ma préférée, mais c’est tout de même très bon et j’en boierai d’autres avec grand plaisir!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garry_Evans (29) - HONG KONG - JUN 2, 2014
3.75cl bottle. Cloudy dark yellow with dirty white head that soon disappears. Aroma of sour apples, gooseberries. On the palate, sour apple with background of cedar, pear. Long finish with woody hints. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
One of the best lambic! Again very complex with a strong sour character, fruits, flowers, oak. Amazing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2012 375ml bottle pours a light orange with a white head. Yeast oak orange and lemon taste.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrjohnnybones (4) - - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
If you have never had a "sour" beer, then this is a great place to start. I won’t bore you with details, but please do yourself a favor and give this a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (212) - 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!!


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