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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (215) - 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 (1061) - 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 (199) - 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 (340) - 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 (383) - 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 (3353) - 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 (668) - 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.


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