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

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RATINGS: 1662   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a hazy copper color, with a dinky half finger white head. Meh. S: Now this is more like it. I’d surmise this is the funkiest of the three, coming across almost like a moldy, stank-ass cheese (in a good way). Sourness is subdued compared to the others, but the grape presence comes across more brightly. T: The opening flavor is a subtle, pleasant sourness. Afterwards comes lots of earthy, hay-like funk (and stank-ass cheese) to finish the flavor profile off. There’s a real complexity here that’s hard to place, but still keeps the palate guessing brilliantly. M: The delicacy and softness of the palate feel are simply to die for. Everything - from the dry finish to the carbonation - is perfectly measured. Super drinkable, period. O: This was a narrow second place finisher - and a damn close finish at that - but at the same token, this is the only one where I’d attempt to finish an entire large-format bottle solo. Refreshing, easy to drink, and challenging all at the same time.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2016
clear golden, thick white head, fresh fruity smell, little sour, whitewine-like mouthfeel(also taste in a way), little sweetness, fruity-citrus like taste, sour and slightly bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow colour. Nose is intense sourness, horseblanket, wet cork/wood, and citrusses. Taste is low bitterness, intense, citric sourness, but not harsh, very well balanced. Light vanilla in the aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel. True masterpiece.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
2015 small bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a lively pale yellow color. White head. Aromas of rubber. Slight funk. Lots of rubber. Hope this improves over time. Great medium sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75 cl., drunk at Hall toll. Pours large, murky golden with a frothy, creamy, lasting and lacing white head. Nose is heavy, green apples, citrus, vinegar, moderate yeast and light floral and warm spice. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy sour, light bitter with a lasting, sour finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1087) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
0.75l bottle. Orange body, white head. Aroma of lemon zest, citruses, orange, apple cider vinegar and some hore blanket. Taste of lemon juice, caramel, apple cider vinegar, cheese and earth. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3039) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
37,5cl, wazig oranje/amber met witte kraag. aroma van hout, zuur, paardenstal, stro, gras, kruidig, muf. smaken van een metalige zuurheid, ijzer, hout, droog, muf, matig zoet, iets dun/waterig, eindelijk niet eens zo bijzonder...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1048) - Beijing, CHINA - JUN 5, 2016
Flasche (75 cl), 3-4 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Orangegelb, schön trüb; dichter weißer Schaum. - Runde, sehr gediegene Geuze mit allem, was dazugehört: milde aber intensive Säure, bittere Grapefruitschale, Weizen, etwas Kellermuff und Holz. Trocken und enorm erfrischend. - Perfekt für einen heißen Sommerabend.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1348) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours golden with minimum white head. Aroma: good it good, sulphur, cow shit, raw apples, cider notes, hay. Taste: medium sour and you can even find some sweetnes in there, sulphur, raw apples, hay, cow shit, spicy, a bit oak. Sour finish. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (59) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazy golden pour with thick head, persistent fizziness. Tart / sour citrus maybe lemon aroma. Wild, energetic tart taste that scours the tongue a little. Faintest of malty sweet touches. The finish is almost candylike, but not cloying or unctuous. A great beer, brought in from Vancouver. I’ve never seen 3 Fonteinen in Pittsburgh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1986) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. clear golden color with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavor. Sour finisf. Creamy palate.


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