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


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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Yellow-golden coloured with a smal white head. Sweet and sour aroma with some funk and oak. Taste reflects the aroma. Thin bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (450) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
Dorata leggermente pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca abbastanza fine e poco persistente. Aroma di stallatico, polvere, legno umido, lattico, susina acerba, leggera banana, citrico. Al palato astringente, susina acerba, pompelmo, polvere e note legnose, coda amaricante erbacea ed acidula mista a frumento. Corpo leggero, ben carbonata. Gueuze da manuale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2015
Poured into a teku showing apricot color and two fingers of clean white foam. The nose shows a lot of dry citrus fruit of orange peel, lemon zest, etc. Probably a little bit of brett if one really searches. The palate is fully carbonated and light bodied. Very pleasant flavors of the same dry citrus fruit leading the first impression, with a mid palate showing the oak, and a moderately tartness throughout. A slight citric spice on the palate afterwards that lasts for good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 Un bel colore dorato con un leggero velo è sormontato da una schiuma bianca. Al naso i sentori di agrumi ed uva lasciano subito spazio ai più tipici sentori del lambic: animale, cuoio. Al palato è acquosa e secca con il lattico e l’acetico che prendono il sopravvento. Il finale secco svela un ananas segretamente nascosto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1651) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
375ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a low white head. Tart, some vinegar, barnyard, youghurt, ripe fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015

375 ml cork bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Preparation: Fridged bottle, popped at 10°C -12°C (within recommended temperature of 14°C) onto a dimple.

Looks: Translucent orange honey colour with a small nob of yeast sedimentsHalf finger head with crumpety white foams which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active, slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and tart aroma of malt, with red wine, strong vinegar, strong funk, strong yoghurt, wood barrel, champagne, light grape skins, lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Strong sour taste of malt, with strong funk, strong grape skins, moderate vinegar, yoghurt, cider alcohol, wood barrels, liquorices, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to light body. Thin and dry palate.

Mouth Feel: Very strong astringent red grape skins and barnyard upfront, with underlying yoghurt and vinegar slowly come through. Then comes strong cider booze, barrels, liquorces, and strong lemon to close. Different from most Gueuze with strong Balsamic character, but still very layered and pretty nice nevertheless.

Hoppiness / Tannic: Lemon and thin grass in nose. Strong lemon, very astringent grape skin some tannic in taste. Bitterness is strong, for a lasting, high astringent fruit peels tart finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Funky, viney and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is a class on its own with unique taste, quite standoff-ish with so few Balsamic and white wine taste, but infused with strong grape skins, cider booze and liquorices. Funky and lemony, just imagine this is almost like a Gueuze version of craft IPA. Enjoyable but not as hearty and wholesome as I wished. I wonder how it will pan out with a few more years of aging…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duracell (28) - Montreal, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle at home in wine glass. Beautiful, cloudy, orange colour with a generous snow-white head. Very complex aromas of lemon peel, straw, with a good amount of wood and a hint of leather. Lovely palate with more funk and wood. Powdery finish, very dry and very tart - a call for the next sip. Simply World-class!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Poured murcky light red to Amber. Quick dissipating white head. Balanced by a sour and woody oak character. Some floral notes present. Taste very tart of white wine grape skins and a cognac type of dryness. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (977) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Update Dec 13 2015: 375ml bottle @ home, better context than in a festival. Aroma is quite good. Funky hay, ripped apples and some dust. App: huge white head great lacing. Taste and palate: thin body high carbonation, fruity, medium dry acidity. Overall: so much better than my souvenirs! More fruity, more carbonated, maybe a bit too much though. Increased rating by 5. Sampled at The Festival in Florida. Aroma: light ripped apples aroma, woody, a bit of vinegar. App: clear golden, no head. Taste and palate: light body, no to soft carbonation, vinous, acidity finish. Overall: good but not insane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4483) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma barnyard, hay, grassy. Hazy golden to amber colour. Taste is intense, moderately complex wild flavours, barnyard, horse blanket, hay. Easily drinkable, moderate to light high sourness, woody, moderately smooth.

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