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

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RATINGS: 1425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle.

ABV: 6.0%. Unclear / hazy light orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, horse blanket, barnyard, wood, sour, skunk, apple tart. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and bitter with a average to long duration and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate astringent. ;o)) (240807)
7-4-8-4-16

Bottle 1500ml.

[ Vintage 2004 ]. Clear medium orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy horse blanket, barnyard, leather, citrus, wood, light sulfur. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, citrus - grape, barnyard, dry. LOVELY. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120127]
8-3-8-4-16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange and with a fizzy and fully diminished off-white head. Aroma is dry, woody and with a subtle brett note. Flavour is orange fruity and dry. Nice dry and mild.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2003
The aroma is rather sour with notes of wood and metal. The color is a slightly hazy orange and it has a beutiful lasting white head. The flavor is a goor sour one with strong notes of lemon, and milder notes of wood and grapegfruit. A really good geuze.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) This version simply called "3 Fonteinen Geuze" at 5% ABV - bottled 011297. Hazy, dark golden/amber with a fine, white head. Very classical, traditional gueuze - dry and very vinegary nose. Earthy, notes of over-ripe apples. Sour indeed, but far from the most extreme example. 140499

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with floaties and a huge lasting white head. Acidic aroma of fruits and lactic acid with notes of wood. Acidic and fruity flavour of wood. Dry finish of hops and wood. Nice on a warm day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled (2002). Rated already in the end of April, but missed it in my beer logbook. Pale orangeish colour with surprisingly good head for a lambic. Aroma is yeast, fruits and sourness. The flavour is sour apples with hints of also citrus and some yeast. Very refreshing beer after getting used to the biting, crispy sourness. I think this would fit perfectly at a cheese table.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19638) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2003
Bottled. Hazy golden colour. Acidic lemony aroma. Clean maltiness. Firm, drinkable and refreshing with balanced acidity. Perhaps less complex than Girardin and Cantillon, but still a great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a big white head. Aroma of barnyard with some citrus hints. Sweet malty flavor with nice sourness and hints of citrus. Sweet malty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Corked bottle, Vintage 1999, 6 years old, 5% ABV
Hazy golden color. Wonderful aroma, very complex, balanced (cellar aroma, sourness, some fruitness). The taste has still some sugars, well sour without being excessive. It’s difficult to ask for better…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle at home with Tom ... Crips golden Orange ... odd not unpleasent woody nose with a tiny tart sourness ... gentle sourness ... some cider notes ... again an odd woodyness ... good mouthfeel ... with an odd drying linger some lemon tones in finish


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