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

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RATINGS: 1529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


MarcoE's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoE (12) - - AUG 25, 2012
Ruikt frisser dan veel andere oude geuzes. Heeft iets prettig muffigs. Schuimt flink voor een geuze en daar blijft uiteindelijk ook een dun laagje van over. Mooie, heldere, oranjegele kleur. Smaak is heel mooi. Zuur, bitter, met wat gekke funky geuzezijsprongetjes. Gele grapefruit, verse stro. Redelijk wat ijzer. Smaak evolueert van droogbitter via friszuur naar rinsig bitterzuur. Beste ’regular’ geuze tot nu toe.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lebermilz (79) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
A really great Lambic. Citrus, some Brett, cocoa, lactic, wood. Tart, sour, but balanced, intense but fine perlage.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5493) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle (2014) at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. This is pretty amazing and I’m shocked I haven’t had this one yet. Wow. Poured a cloudy, orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma was subtle tartness, with a nice lemony zest note. There’s a bit of dust on this one, a touch of funky barn in there that produces a very intersting, highly drinkable, very complex beer. I can see why this is a gold standard of geuze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2977) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle (2014) at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of barnyard funk, floral notes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, floral notes, barnyard funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Tried a bottle of 2004 as well, less floral and barnyard with more tart acidic notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (811) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Aromat wyraźnie kwaśny, dziki, z przysłowiową końską derką. W tle lekka słodycz, herbatniki, karmel i nuta alkoholowa. Barwa głęboko złota, do pomarańczowej, klarowna. Piana w kolorze ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała. Smak wyraźnie kwaskowy, dziki, z nutką karmelu i alkoholem. Goryczka symboliczna, niewyczuwalna. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie, wyraźnie kwaskowy i nieco alkoholowy finisz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (274) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
tout aussi tendue que la Girardin black label, elle est juste un peu moins complexe et puissante, néanmoins une gueuze d’une élégance rare. Un délice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. 2010 Vintage 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden yellow with a larger white head that leaves some wonderful lace. The aroma is definitely sour. Lots of tart lemon and a little bit of cherry. The taste is very acidic. There again is the good tart sourness throughout with lemon and a hint of cherry. There is a little wood in the background on this as well. The mouth feel is decent. It hangs around enough, and the carbonation could be toned down just a hint. It’s damn good. There is a lingeringly sour, fruity aftertaste that is really good. Glad I got to enjoy this one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (839) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2015
375 ml, bottled 01/2010, shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Deep amber, clear body, with a small, creamy, bit lacing, off-white head.
Complex aroma of barrel notes, various sour fruits, dried fruits, cherries, some sweat, some sweetness.
Taste is also complex, but more sour, tart and dry, with wood, lots of sour fruits and lovely, sweet barrel notes from the background.
Medium mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sour, medium dry, wooden, fruity.

Very tasty! Perfectly balanced, very complex and not all about the sourness, but also a lot of lovely barrel notes, that I like a lot. The Gueuze style isn’t my favourite sour style normally, but this is just how I like my sour beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with large white head. Dry. Highly carbonated. Unpleasant farm aroma. Taste slightly sour, but well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (608) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours cloudy golden, frothy head. Aroma is sour, barnyard. Taste is citric, refreshing.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (703) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle at home vintage 2010. amber almost clear color. very small white head. smells cherrries, wood, vanilla, very light sour notes, hints of coconut, dried fruits, plums. wow, very nice smell, was expecting more sour notes, but those are only very lightly noticeable. medium body, bubbly carbonation, slick silky mouthfeel. tastes sour, cherries, wooden notes (more subtle than on smell), some vanilla, apples. quite dry / lightly sour / fruity finish. wow, quite nice, very much liked the nose, taste almost a bit too sour for me, but overall great.


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