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


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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeiznogood (10) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
At home, 2015 37.5cl bottle. Pour: Golden, hazy, large lasting foam, relatively high carbonation. Smell: Intense, sour, slight hay, barn Initial taste: Rounded, sour, citrus, sharp. After airing - First: sour, slight alcohol, sharp (carbonation); mids: hay, citrus; after: slight tart, short lived. Verdict: Good, but not nearly as good as 2013 bottle I’ve previously had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (496) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Slightly murky orange yellow with quickly dissipating head. A: candy sugar, light tartness, nettle, orange, slightly funky grass rice herbal note. T: herbal note returns, dark tea, orange peach tartness, relatively dry bitter sour development. Aftertaste is dry, light tart and fruity. 100 percent Geuze with fruity elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 5, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with no head, just a few big bubbles of foam when you swirl it. Aroma is really funky with nice hay and and other farmhouse notes. It’s quite clean and lemony, not overly funky on the aroma. Taste starts sour up-front with lemon and other fermented fruits, nice farmhouse funk but not cloying at all, actually it’s quite refreshing. Light body, really dry with good carbonation. A really well made, true to style gueuze. Nice farmhouse funk but also easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1014) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is straight funk, barnyard, dust, horse blanket, a beauty. Appearance is golden amber, white head, hazy. Taste is funk, a perfectly balanced amount of tart, barnyard, horse blanket, good lord. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp light carbonation, ridiculously funky aftertaste. Overall, this is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5024) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (1018) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4702) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (388) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Hazy orange liquid, little head. Fruity aroma. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is very sour, with hints of peat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (217) - 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.

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