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

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RATINGS: 1646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4273) - - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle at the brewery restaurant. Pours hazy gooden amber with a shortlived fizy offwhite head. Aroma is funy cellar stable wet blanket fruity slightly sweet and sour, very fresh. Flavor is crisp yet not too carbonated, sour bretty fruity very refreshing and has a good astringent stable finish. Exelent pairing with a lunch.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4918) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (969) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4659) - Fort Collins, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (368) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Hazy orange liquid, little head. Fruity aroma. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is very sour, with hints of peat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (141) - POLAND - APR 1, 2016
Jasny bursztyn, wyraźnie zmętnione. Ładna drobna piana, trwała. Aromat to prawdziwe bogactwo. Kwaśnie niedojrzałe jabłka, młode winogrona, cytrusy, a nad tym wszystkim trudne do nazwania "dzikie" nuty kojarzące się ze skórą i drewnem. W smaku mamy dużo owocowej kwaśności, sporo nut dzikich, mocno - szampańsko wysycone. Bardzo przyjmeny słodkawy posmak. Goryczka lekka. Znakomite piwo. Excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savagesteeler (133) - Warszaw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
No to lecimy. Aromat cudowny. Po pierwszym węchu wiesz, że to bedzie wspaniałe piwo, a każdy łyk przysporzy ci nie lada wrażeń. Wychodzi cudowna dzikość w postaci końskiej derki, przełamanej cytrusowością, dalej aromaty piżmu, lekkiej nafty, podszytej zapachem skóry i tropikalnych owoców. Jestem ciekaw jak by to sie rozwinęło z leżakowaniem, bo na razie jedynym minusem jest średni balans wszystkich aromatów, przez co momentami staje sie agresywne. Smak to oczywiscie wierne powielenie aromatu w połaczeniu świetnym kwasem, mineralnoscią, do tego dochodzi wysokie iście szampańskie wysycenie. Posmak to praktycznie sam cytrusowy kwas, który pozostawia odbiorce z chęcią wzięcia jeszcze jednego łyka. Piwo oczywiscie złote, mętne, z ładną biała drobnopecherzykową pianą. Dla takich chwil sie żyje i docenia kunszt i różnorodność świata piwnego

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeanF (2199) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Oh mighty mighty Geuze - it’s nice to know something so funky is still made in the old way well into the 21st century. I’ve tried to turn a few new-world beer dorks onto the stuff and they mimic Brando ("the horror, the horror"....) but still I loved the damned stuff. It costs a small fortune over on the North American continent but usually worth every penny to get it the proper Belgian way. As for this stuff, I feel like I’m in no position to judge - the head is perfect, the body and carbonation is perfect. That aroma of barn funk, sour hay, donkey hair and fermented lemon juice will be a symphony to a geuze fan, or a horrible stench to everyone else. The flavour is light and dry yet resonates. This is textbook perfect and I’m going to give it a perfect score, only the second in all my 6 years of rating beer (or more than that? I can’t remember, I’m drunk). I’m not in a position to criticize perfection. There is nothing left to say - this is the gold standard of geuze. Or at least one of them, all the old standbys do it so well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1906) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden with white head and nice active lacing. Hay, grapes, stone fruit, unripe peach, juicy sour apple, apricot. Strong sour, medium bitterness, light salty/minerallike. Thin body, very active carbonation. No gusher but the cork unpopped itself immediately after removing the metal placeholder. Juicy and minerallike mouthfeel. Light vanilla in the finish. Lovely stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rask0lnikov (433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pale yellow colour. Nice white head. Barnyard, leather, wood, hints of vinegar and flowers in the aroma. Sourness, hints of vinegar at first. Hints of wood, grass and white wine. Acidic, but refreshing finish. Sour aftertaste. Light bodied, very well balanced, fantastic gueuze.


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