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


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RATINGS: 1702   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2016
375 ml bottle
An excellent lambic lives up to all expectations and then some. I’ve yet to run across a release from 3F that is not world class. Hopefully I can figure out how to get back over to Belgium to sample a few more at the source some day.

Aroma / Appearance - A warm amber body glimmers as the light trickles through it. Fresh carbonation bubbles upwards with a lively undercurrent. Funky cheese and sweat socks meld with an acidic vinegary foundation. It’s not the harshest one I have smelled but subtlety is not on the menu.

Flavor / Palate - Vinegary cheese tickles the tongue. Tart, acidic, and in your face, the profile bites back as it cleans the palate. Lemony textures round out a top notch beer that I wish I could have on hand all the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (201) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours hazy gold under a thin white head, aroma of wet hay and some overripe pears. Flavor is aggressively sour, some light leather and tobacco. Medium body medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
At home, 2015 37.5cl bottle. Pour: Golden, hazy, large lasting foam, relatively high carbonation. Smell: Intense, sour, slight hay, barn Initial taste: Rounded, sour, citrus, sharp. After airing - First: sour, slight alcohol, sharp (carbonation); mids: hay, citrus; after: slight tart, short lived. Verdict: Good, but not nearly as good as 2013 bottle I’ve previously had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (560) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Slightly murky orange yellow with quickly dissipating head. A: candy sugar, light tartness, nettle, orange, slightly funky grass rice herbal note. T: herbal note returns, dark tea, orange peach tartness, relatively dry bitter sour development. Aftertaste is dry, light tart and fruity. 100 percent Geuze with fruity elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1435) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 5, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with no head, just a few big bubbles of foam when you swirl it. Aroma is really funky with nice hay and and other farmhouse notes. It’s quite clean and lemony, not overly funky on the aroma. Taste starts sour up-front with lemon and other fermented fruits, nice farmhouse funk but not cloying at all, actually it’s quite refreshing. Light body, really dry with good carbonation. A really well made, true to style gueuze. Nice farmhouse funk but also easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is straight funk, barnyard, dust, horse blanket, a beauty. Appearance is golden amber, white head, hazy. Taste is funk, a perfectly balanced amount of tart, barnyard, horse blanket, good lord. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp light carbonation, ridiculously funky aftertaste. Overall, this is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2016
Glowing golden body, grey head. Apple sourness, bready, delicate. Yum. Strong sourness, fruity aftertaste. Plucky ending. Great stuff, top quality. You have to dig string sourness though. (375ml bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (1121) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Butelka 0,375l Kolor bursztynowy, jasny mętnawy, piana drobna trzyma się mocno, ładnie szkło oblepia. Aromaty owocowe; jabłka, winogrona, limonka. W smaku wyraziste, kwaśne z owocami na pierwszym planie. Szampańskie nagazowanie, lekka goryczka, świetne gueze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5226) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Hazy orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of rustic yeast, barnyard funk, oak, earth and hints of herbal spice. Similar flavor, dry, tart, rustic and woody with a light crisp feel and a mild sour finish. This is good, but I was slightly underwhelmed on this occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (608) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Ljusgul och lätt grumlig. Vin känsla med surhet. Lite funkig och någon smak jag inte gillar. Inte min stil ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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