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


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RATINGS: 1514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ForlornHope (173) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
37.5 cl bottle at home, 10 years old. Orange-gold colour, tight white head. Aroma of musty, dusty leather and citrus fruits, grapefruit and lemon, almost acrid on the nose with a deep sniff. Taste is sharp and tart, lemony sherbet and some balancing sweetness. Lively on the tongue, rich body but smooth and very drinkable. The lip-puckering dryness leaves one instantly wanting another sip, but I’m trying to take my time and savour this! Exceptional beer in all respects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hank37 (149) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2015
Sweet apple and hay on the nose (fresh cut hay, not old stored shit). Dry, with a touch of funk & a tart backbone with ribs of medicinal cherry and a punch of acetic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fergalicious (6) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Aroma: Corn husk hay Old cheese Appearance: Cloudy Golden Amber color. Big soft flavorful head. Taste: Tart, lemon juice. Lightly bittersweet. Small kiwi flavor underneath. “Farmhouse barnyard door” taste at the finish Palate: Fizzy carbonation Refreshing sharp tartness Overall this beer is refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - JAN 3, 2015
bottle. hazy gold with small head. aroma is funky with grassy hints. taste is similar with sharp tart finish. slight acidic. very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from 2008. Pour is hazy golden yellow with a medium white head that fades rather quickly. Aroma and flavor of tart green apples, belgian yeast, wheat malt, pale malt, and slight spice. Finish is sour and spicy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle from 2012, pours clear yellow with white head. aroma is funky hay and grass with a light sharpness. Taste is mineral funky and sharp tart finish, excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (363) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Blind tasting of Gueuzes with the following:

3 F Gueuze, Cantillon Gueuze, Girardin Black Label & Tilquin all 2013 and around 8-14 months old.

A – Second darkest one after Girardin, a bit cloudy copper-orange with a thick white head.

S – Funky, lemons, very earthy, barnyard, hay, and floral, very refreshing smell but with a "heavy" funky touch to it.

T – The most complex of the bunch by far, also the strongest tasting, loaded with barnyard upfront, which turns into some hay earthy component and some grapefruit lemony refreshing touch on the end, it truly changes taste in a very remarkable way from start to finish.

M – A bit more full bodied and creamier than Cantillon & Tilquin, perfect for a gueuze.

O – This was the best of the bunch, mostly because it had the most barnyard and most complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
Champagne like pour. Fizzy with a decent white head. Grass, pine, apple, orange peel. Very tart and deep. Top stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2010, 375ml bottle. Clear orangey gold with quickly dissipating white head. Nose is funky, barnyard, minerally. Tastes of barnyard funk, sour fruit, minerally. Dry finish. Quite effervescent. Wonderful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 25, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

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