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

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RATINGS: 1495   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.


Dunt's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2012 vintage picked up at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. I was surprised to see a few of these 750’s sitting on the shelve. If nobody else wants them, I would be happy to dispose of them. Sampled in a Piraat tulip. The beer pours a light yellow-orange/peach in color with about a finger and a half worth of frothy white head. Nose is a beautiful melange of lemon, apricot, must, horse blanket, and some urine. Flavor is lemon rind, peach, must, oak, some faint bitterness, and is still moderately sweet. Once the funk takes over a bit more, the sweetness will disappear, but this blend is still a little young so it needs to sit awhile. Spritzy carbonation, almost overcarbonated honestly, gentle acidity, medium bodied, and a long finish. This has served as my favorite standard gueuze for awhile now. It is the perfect balance between bright lactic acidity and funk. Cant wait to let these 750’s sit in a dark corner of the cellar for a couple years.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (336) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska Bishops örebro. Orangeaktig kulör med vitt skum. Stark doft av stall, äpplekart, citron och hö. Parfymig i positiv bemärkelse. Smaken är frisk och syrlig. Äpple, vitt vin, citrus, passionsfrukt och jordkällare. Fint torr och sträv i gommen. Väl kolsyrad

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
StephaneAlbert (1) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
I’m writing this as a person who isn’t a beer connaiseur at all. Living in Brussels, very close to the Cantillon brewery, I have easy access to many great beers. To me this is one of the best beers ever, superior to any Cantillon I’ve tried. Fresh, fruity tastes. Watch out for that cork, it comes flying out every time. Tons of foam, champagne like. I got a crate from 3F and drank one of these babies every day after coming home from work, after looking forward to it all day long. Pure joy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
9.8.2014. Hazy orange colour. First aroma coming from bottle reminds of sparkling wine. Aroma has also apple cider, yeast. That sour lambic smell is not good for newbie. Palate is sparkling wine style carbonated. Taste is very tart and stale with wood, leather, sour apples. This is difficult style to understand. My first real lambic, needs re-rating later.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3861) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
A la biere comme a la biere, Paris: Pours orange with a fluffy head. Aroma is funky, vinegar, and some hop actually. Taste is sour and very dry. Lingering aftertaste for quite some time. Highly complex. Very interesting. I am glad I got this in Europe where it is much more affordable than it is in the US.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1041) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, funky blanket, apricot and oranges. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, funky blanket, leather and grass. Well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (200) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Color is orange with tons of nice carbonation rising up the glass. Aromas of orange rind, bubblegum, sour candy, with dampened notes of vanilla and oak. Flavor is nice, sour and very dry with spicy flavors of apple skin, unripe apples and kiwi with a very dry finish with some slight breadiness to it. I’d say this is one of the best geuzes i have been fortunate enough to try. Enjoyed at home with my brother @Haavard

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haavard (9) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Aroma: sour candy and bubblegum notes of citrus Palate: pleasing and dry, perhaps a tiny bit too carbonated Taste: unripe apples, appleskin kiwi and a slight bready note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (220) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from MOMH. Hazy orange, big white head. Some dry grass and hay in the aroma, soft lemon rind. High carbonation, lively. Sour, lemon acid. Slightly minerally, lots of layers of sourness and complexity. Bone dry. Classic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2402) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured from bottle at fantasy football tasting. Yellow orange pour. Nose is funky citrus. Tastes of lovely tart lemons, grapefruit, wood, and white grapes. Perfect puckering finish. Need to get full bottle of this

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
One of my favorite gueuze. With a lot of complexity and less acid than a cantillon. Very smooth.


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