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

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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


LoFi's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, - NOV 13, 2012
2009 bottle, thanks to fredrik_ or Ludvig! Golden with a white head leaving lacing. Aroma: green apples, light sulphur, fruity. Taste: dry, sour and tart, lemon, grapefruit + the white stuff under the peel, green apples, light funk. Medium bodied, high carbonation. This was nice.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1316) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
I’ve had a million sours now and few have inspired the joy this beer still does after 15 or 20 encounters. Light and tart and fluffy and wild and crisp and vibrant. Amazing and honestly beautiful like a Dardennes film.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2014
37,5cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Hazy dark gold color. Thin to medium head. Taste is lovely soured and bitter. Aroma is herby, wheat, citric and hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1283) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
375ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours hazy golden yellow with big foamy head, that familiar musky sour aroma coming straight out the bottle. Spritzy mouthfeel with an acidic, dry character.. green apples, lemon, funky yeast all create a sharp refreshing taste with a well-blended, tempered sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Rate dug out from a while back from MesandSim’s epic Rome stag do. 1999 bottle sat in 4:20, thanks a lot to the legend that is Alex. Pale orange gold with a thin to medium white head. Aroma is yeasty awesomeness, fruity, definite minge, hint of marmite. Palate is stunning. Very refreshing. Verrrry good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ Home. TdF. Hazy orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, fruity, brett, spices, peber, grass, citrus. Taste, citrus, brett, spices, peber, grass. Nice. High carbonation. Slightly oily mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget, bottled November 2012. Three twists on the cage and the cork fly, decent pressure...Pours (with no spill) hazy golden with a quickly dissipating medium sized frothy white head, Aroma is tart apples, citrus, funk, barnyard, hay, oak. Taste is tart with a light fruity apple sweetness in the background, getting drier in the finish with a barnyard note coming through. Light/medium body and fizzy small-bubble carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Fairly hazy pale orange our. Lots of funky, horse blanket, yeasty, yummy, aroma. Crisp, citrusy, funky, horse blanket, yummy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (57) - Parabita, ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
la mia prima 3 fonteinen, un vero capolavoro questa birra, l’acidità forte e il gusto che rimane persistente la rendono una geuze perfetta

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (720) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Taste at FyneFest. Very cloudy. Golden colour. Very strong. Not really my taste. Shame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (184) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 22/6-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Tart, fresh, fruity, grape, brett. The finish is tart and very dry.


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