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

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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Poured a orangish red with big foamy head. Strong sourness up front. Lots of fruits and floral form a backdrop for the sour vinegar. These would include sour apple, citrus and hibiscus. Beneath the fruits is yet another layer of maltiness-wheat and pale malts. A musty yeast theme connects all these layers. This beer is either the product of thousands of years of diligence and beer knowledge or simply the beauty of throwing together local ingredients with the natural yeast in the air and crossing fingers. What ever it is, it works.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (962) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is straight funk, barnyard, dust, horse blanket, a beauty. Appearance is golden amber, white head, hazy. Taste is funk, a perfectly balanced amount of tart, barnyard, horse blanket, good lord. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp light carbonation, ridiculously funky aftertaste. Overall, this is wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4928) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2016
Glowing golden body, grey head. Apple sourness, bready, delicate. Yum. Strong sourness, fruity aftertaste. Plucky ending. Great stuff, top quality. You have to dig string sourness though. (375ml bottle from Dekoninck)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Butelka 0,375l Kolor bursztynowy, jasny mętnawy, piana drobna trzyma się mocno, ładnie szkło oblepia. Aromaty owocowe; jabłka, winogrona, limonka. W smaku wyraziste, kwaśne z owocami na pierwszym planie. Szampańskie nagazowanie, lekka goryczka, świetne gueze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Hazy orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of rustic yeast, barnyard funk, oak, earth and hints of herbal spice. Similar flavor, dry, tart, rustic and woody with a light crisp feel and a mild sour finish. This is good, but I was slightly underwhelmed on this occasion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (368) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Ljusgul och lätt grumlig. Vin känsla med surhet. Lite funkig och någon smak jag inte gillar. Inte min stil ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (252) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Hazy orange liquid, little head. Fruity aroma. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is very sour, with hints of peat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiezmar (141) - POLAND - APR 1, 2016
Jasny bursztyn, wyraźnie zmętnione. Ładna drobna piana, trwała. Aromat to prawdziwe bogactwo. Kwaśnie niedojrzałe jabłka, młode winogrona, cytrusy, a nad tym wszystkim trudne do nazwania "dzikie" nuty kojarzące się ze skrą i drewnem. W smaku mamy dużo owocowej kwaśności, sporo nut dzikich, mocno - szampańsko wysycone. Bardzo przyjmeny słodkawy posmak. Goryczka lekka. Znakomite piwo. Excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savagesteeler (133) - Warszaw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
No to lecimy. Aromat cudowny. Po pierwszym węchu wiesz, że to bedzie wspaniałe piwo, a każdy łyk przysporzy ci nie lada wrażeń. Wychodzi cudowna dzikość w postaci końskiej derki, przełamanej cytrusowością, dalej aromaty piżmu, lekkiej nafty, podszytej zapachem skry i tropikalnych owocw. Jestem ciekaw jak by to sie rozwinęło z leżakowaniem, bo na razie jedynym minusem jest średni balans wszystkich aromatw, przez co momentami staje sie agresywne. Smak to oczywiscie wierne powielenie aromatu w połaczeniu świetnym kwasem, mineralnoscią, do tego dochodzi wysokie iście szampańskie wysycenie. Posmak to praktycznie sam cytrusowy kwas, ktry pozostawia odbiorce z chęcią wzięcia jeszcze jednego łyka. Piwo oczywiscie złote, mętne, z ładną biała drobnopecherzykową pianą. Dla takich chwil sie żyje i docenia kunszt i rżnorodność świata piwnego

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeanF (2202) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Oh mighty mighty Geuze - its nice to know something so funky is still made in the old way well into the 21st century. Ive tried to turn a few new-world beer dorks onto the stuff and they mimic Brando ("the horror, the horror"....) but still I loved the damned stuff. It costs a small fortune over on the North American continent but usually worth every penny to get it the proper Belgian way. As for this stuff, I feel like Im in no position to judge - the head is perfect, the body and carbonation is perfect. That aroma of barn funk, sour hay, donkey hair and fermented lemon juice will be a symphony to a geuze fan, or a horrible stench to everyone else. The flavour is light and dry yet resonates. This is textbook perfect and Im going to give it a perfect score, only the second in all my 6 years of rating beer (or more than that? I cant remember, Im drunk). Im not in a position to criticize perfection. There is nothing left to say - this is the gold standard of geuze. Or at least one of them, all the old standbys do it so well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1908) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden with white head and nice active lacing. Hay, grapes, stone fruit, unripe peach, juicy sour apple, apricot. Strong sour, medium bitterness, light salty/minerallike. Thin body, very active carbonation. No gusher but the cork unpopped itself immediately after removing the metal placeholder. Juicy and minerallike mouthfeel. Light vanilla in the finish. Lovely stuff.


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