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

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RATINGS: 1512   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2008
[bottle] Potent aroma, very funky and acidic. Pours hazy yellow with a very quickly diminishing white head. Flavors are very acidic and almost bitter. Loads of sour bacteria. Very complex finish...lingers on for quite a while. Saturating.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (478) - USA - MAY 2, 2015
A medium dark spritzy copper color with plenty of fluffy white head that sticks around. Smells of funky sour fruit, vanilla, apple, cranberry, pear, juicy fruit, perm, barnyard, wheat. Taste is a medium funky sour burst, apple, pear, that fades with a fair amount of sweet vanilla tones and oak, cheesey hops. Fairly dry finish, not as much carbonation as expected. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (446) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus and green apple. Taste is very sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 28, 2015
Amber, white medium head, Sour, honey, apricot and hay taste. Long finish Barn, cellar caramel and cabdy aroma

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nogva (42) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
375ml bottle from 10-2013. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin but creamy white head. Complex floral aroma of unripe apples, lambic yeast, sour candy and hay. I could spend a whole day smelling this. Light body, slick feel fizzy carbonation. Taste is super tart and dry with citrus (most prominent: grapefruit and lime), herbs, grass, sharp cheese and even some vanilla. Long lasting astringent finish. Delicious geuze that I’ll definitely want to drink more of!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly cloudy muddy orange with nice white head. Nose is sour apple and sourdough bread. Taste adds some vinegar. Dry aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (411) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2015/04/27 - Bottle at 't Brugs Beertje in Bruges. Pours a translucent dark orange honey colour with a thick, frothy, off white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is fermenting bread, floral notes, apple, citrus, mild cider vinegar, wet wood and mild funk. Taste is tart citrus and apple, oak, slight funk and floral notes. Mouthfeel is medium with effervescent carbonation and an astringent and slightly salty finish. This is an exceptionally crisp and refreshing geuze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Hazy yellow colour with magical fluffy head on top. Straight 5/5 appearance! Aroma has zesty lemon and sour green apples. Taste is zesty and sour. Green apples and hints of vanilla and lots of dry sourness. Medium body with high carbonation. Excellent geuze.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
huineman (71) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Cloudy golden amber. Thick ivory head. High intensity aromas of fermenting bread, cider, lemon pulp, greek yogurt, lilies and roses. Very dry and very sour. Salty, savoury and metallic notes under the sour foundation. Mouth-cleaning, no bitterness, long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Punkero (38) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Winelike mouth twisting gueuze. Sour apple. Ruthless, but gentle. Elegant. This is something I’d keep in basement and serve in special occasions like Friday.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmanock (27) - - APR 20, 2015
wonderfully acidic on the nose. like champagne and hard cheese, sweat/feet, and green apples. pours straw gold and with a fluffy white head. very effervescent, taste is of unripe fruit, white grapes, champagne, and green apple skins. a bit funky, but not overwhelmingly so. most of the aroma and flavor is green apple and champagne with enough damp cave must and barnyard to make it interesting. ends very dry. with a lingering sourness that is refreshing.


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