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

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RATINGS: 1575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


jamesie1857's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 9, 2012
37.5cl bottle - a hazy straw body with a fizzy white head, a strong nose of apples and sour cider. A very tart first taste of bramley apples, very sour, very acidic. Fizzy throughout,. Afterwards a very bitter fruitiness. Some may like it, but not for me.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (276) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. 2014 vintage. Hazy orange color, nice white head. Aroma is acidic, lemon, gooseberry, leather, barnyard, apple. Pure funk. Taste is medium to strong sour, dry but with moments of sweetness. Flavor is lemon, young grapes, sour apple, funky. Aftertaste is dry, tart with lemon zest, woody notes. Body is light to medium, medium to high carbonation. Lovely beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (259) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket, some fruits (apple, pear). Pours golden, hazy with very nice and stable white head. Taste is medium sour, tart, funky, very complex. There is wood-like dryness, white fruits sweetness, some citrus. Brilliant!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2015
Acidic aroma, green apple and salty. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a fizzy orange body. Bitter and dry upfront quickly followed by tart notes of bitter lemon. Thin body with high carbonation but true to style. Not a go to but a good intro to the style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (926) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
375 ml bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy deep gold with a small lively off-white head. Lemon, green apple, young pear, lime zest, some almond along with hay, horse blanket and salt aromas present. Taste is very complex with lots of sourness and tartness intertwining with some wonderful almond, wood-like dryness. Bone dry on the finish with strong lemon pith flavors as well. Has a nice bit of salt noticeable as well.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pointclick (3) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015 does not count
incredibly rare tasting. sprtizy like a wine, sour like a spelt ale. complex and very satisfying. you wouldn’t believe it

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turtles (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden withwith creamy white head leaving behind rich lacing. Aroma is tart, sour lemon, ripe peach, green apples. Smooth and sour mouthfeel. Taste got oak barrels, cider, green apple, lemon up front. Turning mild sweet with peach and mango, some more ripe citrus. Complex and aged taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
This almost perfect.. The aroma has funk, apple and hay.. golden color with some haze, frothy with head Very complex and well rounded taste, extremely enjoyable. of course it is a bit sour but very well balanced so the sour taste is more like a freshness. The palate is full, lively with a long, fresh finish.. WOW

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Woc (62) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2015
I did not read the description and wanted to write that it is like champagne :-) But overall geuze is not my style so difficult for me to judge it appropriately.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NateH10s (33) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
37.5 cl bottle into tulip A: hazy yellow, off white head that is thick to fine Lacey cover A: hay, cereal, herbaceous, barnyard T: dry, light bitter, very sour early P: full bodied vinous, lively carbonation O: enjoyable geuze

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
To paraphrase Keith Murray, how can I manifest its uniqueness in vernacular? Medium gold. The cloudiness brings on a dull glow, like the afternoon sun through thick glass. Fizzy white head. Deep, heavy funk on top of lemon peel and oak barrel. The aroma is layered with sour, farmhouse delights. Apricot, lime, cherry pit. A mix of dusty warm hay, wet wood and freshly turned earth. The complexity is dangerously enjoyable. Medium sour with no real harshness. All of the edges have been rounded off. Leans lacto but like all of the flavors, the sourness is multifaceted and wonderfully pleasant. Gentle mineral flavors. Long oaky finish. Effervescent carbonation with a full but light body. The beer is an absolute joy to drink.


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