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


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RATINGS: 1564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (74) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Winelike mouth twisting gueuze. Sour apple. Ruthless, but gentle. Elegant. This is something I’d keep in basement and serve in special occasions like Friday.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmanock (28) - - APR 20, 2015
wonderfully acidic on the nose. like champagne and hard cheese, sweat/feet, and green apples. pours straw gold and with a fluffy white head. very effervescent, taste is of unripe fruit, white grapes, champagne, and green apple skins. a bit funky, but not overwhelmingly so. most of the aroma and flavor is green apple and champagne with enough damp cave must and barnyard to make it interesting. ends very dry. with a lingering sourness that is refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Apparently this one is such a classic to me that I hadn’t rated it yet... Slightly hazy, deep and warm orangey blonde, cloudy but still warm and pretty with deposit; irregular, yellowish white head with good lacing and decent retention. Classic, strong lambic aroma: spritzy lemon zest, sour cream, leathery ’horseblanket’, starfruit, oaky tannins, a delicate and refined, floral sweetness (rose petals, even acacia honey), hints of red wine vinegar, cava, fresh pineapple, moist wood, gooseberries, apple peel... Very crisp and refreshing onset, acid but still elegant, lemony, bit astringent as it should be, estery but in a very balanced, noble way, with a subdued fruity sweetness underlying the acidity; spritzy, champagne-like carbo, minerals, ’deeper’ lactic tartness in great balance with the more impetuous citric acidity, bready and wheaty background, long dry finish with continuing carbonation, very stimulant and satisfying, with a beautifully balanced ’woodiness’ and a hint of soft, leafy hop bitterishness in the end; sour berry and lemon acidity cleans the back of the mouth and throat without becoming overly ’biting’; the overall result is simply mouth-watering. This is a world classic in sour beers, tastes just as perfect, balanced and quenching as ten years ago; in spite of the variations in the lambics used since then, it has managed to maintain its own personality among ’oude geuzes’. One of the best for me, the special editions notwithspoken. Great to meet with this one again after a few years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (46) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
Vind hem persoonlijk veel beter als de Geuze van Cantillon, daarstraks nog een paar kisten kunnen scoren van deze godendrank. Bijzonder rijk smakenpallet, en bovenal, een zeer vlotte drinker. Heerlijk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
Small bottle (23.10.2013). Slightly hazy golden body, tall steady head. Aroma has cumin seeds and some dandelion blossoms. Also general cellar notes. Surprisingly balanced mouthfeel and taste with not only sourness (medium to high level) but also balancing notes of sweet wheat and something lightly oaky. Did I say "surprisingly balanced"? This is because my experience with proper Geuze is limited and the few ones I have sampled before seemed to be more acidic and less complex. I may have to re-rate Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René because it looks like I really underrated that at the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (217) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a quickly fading foamy white head. Aroma of sweet apple, hay, citrus, some orange notes and slight hint of vinegar. Some flavours of white grapes, sweet apple, citrus. Tart and acidic, slightly oily mouthfeel with high carbonation. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (799) - ITALY - APR 2, 2015
In bottiglia da 75cl. aroma di lime, cantina, polveroso, lievito, legno e leggera mela verde. al palato ritroviamo sensazioni di cantina, legno, zest, leggera nota di zolfo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Sharp tart nose, flavor of extreme tartness of lemon and sour peach. Excellent balance if oak and cellar funk! Aging this may be a great thing as well. Some wine character in the finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2015
Had a few times now but most recently alongside the Mikkeller HUES. This is a magic Geuze. Pours Gold with a White head. Incredibly tart and sour. They’re not joking about the champagne texture. Funky and sour. A very serious Geuze. It knocked the stuffing out of the HUES. I’ve got another one in the cupboard with Emma’s name on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Stamped on the bottle : February 6th 2014. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to yellow color. There was no head nor lacing. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend of grapefruit, slight rind, a tad of light woodiness ever so slightly as it warmed. The taste blended all of the previously mentioned characters to a slight sour but allowed a decent tart citrus fruitiness to blend really nicely. The aftertaste was subtle and had a light citrus to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. If it was Summer, I probably would have pounded the whole thing within two gulps. Holy sessionable feel. The carbonation seemed to be there but felt nicely. Overall, I say this was a wonderful gueuze I would definitely love to have again.

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