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


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RATINGS: 1702   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (188) - POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Aroma: tart apples, gooseberry, hay, funk Medium sourness, no bitterness nor sweetness. a little bit astringent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2016
37.5 cl bottle. Hazy orange no head. Aroma of wood, barnyard, yeast. Sweet fruity flavour with sour notes of lemon, wood, apple, tarty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (1108) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2016
F: big, light off-white, average retention. C: deep gold, amber, orange, hazy, opaque. A: malt, barnyard, woody, basement, fruity, leather, earthy, horse blanket, peach, oak, peppery, complex and great. T: barnyard, oak wood, basement, leather, peach, lemon, light apple, tarty, hint of vinegar, tobacco even, smooth effervescence, pepper, very complex and drinkable together, for 4,1e here in Belgium great stuff, I like it, botteled 31/10/2014, BB: 31/10/2024, 75cl bottle from Prik&Tik/Quali-drinks/ in Brussels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. 1999 Vintage : ABV 6.5%. Pours a darker straw golden colour with a slight haze and a healthy off white head that dissipated after some time. Nose of citrus, funky barnyard, musk, hint of vinegar. Flavour is tart, sour, barnyard, oak, citrus, and wow this is smooth. Compared to a fresh geuze the sharpness that is generally there is muted. This leaves a wonderfully delicious geuze that really drinks like a fine champagne. Thank you Alex for opening this gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Tasting at Alex’s. Vintage 1999. Pours a hazy golden with a strong white head. Aroma is like a champaign, somewhat fruity and earthy. Taste is tart, dry, earthy. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kasjo (29) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle at lambik-O-droom. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, barnyard and funk. Crispy, fresh, spiced champagne, barnyard, dry and clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (743) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2016
Alaranjada de média turbidez, espuma amarelada de otima formação e persistência. Aroma de uva verde, maça verde, acidez e dulçor de igual intensidade. Corpo de média densidade e alta carbonatação. Final de média persistência, prevalesce a acidez, uva se mantém constante em todo o tempo, frutado também não perde a força. Referência do estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 6, 2016
Clear amber with strong flufy white head. Aroma: fruity, spicy, funky. Moderate to strong sourness. Flavour: bitter almond, rotten hay, some parsley, other herbs. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle->tulip. 2014 and 2004 side-by-side. Hazy gold with small offwhite head. Tart and funky barnyard and citrus, complex yet very quaffable. Age mellows the funk but fuses the flavors nicely. Just awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Antonio369 (171) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
37,5 cl bottle, served in wine glass. Poured cloudy golden amber with a huge frothy, spidery 4 finger off white head. Lively carbonation in glass. Aroma: barnyard, citrus, green apples, basement, blue cheese, musk, vinegar. Taste: tart & sour, barnyard, oak, blue cheese, goat, vinous, dusty granny smith apples, funk, rotting hay, peach, citrus, green grapes. Medium body with a long, sharp sour and dry finish with a hint of fruity sweetness in the background. Absolutely delicious geuze that really drinks like a good champagne. A great work of art...

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