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

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RATINGS: 1398   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.


bboeckl's rating

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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (118) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
Trüber Apfelsaft. In der Nase Hefe, saure Noten, Holz, GEwürze, funky. Komplex, aber nicht 100% appetitlich. Am Gaumen saurer Apfel, Limette, Champagner, etwas Getreide. Nicht mein Stil, dennoch gut.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared by CLevar - thanks! Hazy light yellow pour with a white head. Cheesy funky nose. Sour, wet straw, tart, funky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1039) - ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2014
Murky yellow, off-white head. Nose is funk, tartness, apples, citric notes. Flavor is granny smith apples/apple peel, barnyard, leather, lemons. Lingering apple peel, tartness and funk. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een oude geuze zoals het zou moeten zijn, heel rijk van smaak, bijna perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, peppery, barnyard, musky and woody. Taste: Medium/high sourness, low/medium bitterness with low sweetness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, dry, lingering tart, citrus, peppery finish. Comments: Good and lace. Bottled 10th February 2012.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Nose is tart and lemon. And yes, barnyard. Pour us fairly cloudy with a large white head that dissipates but leaves a small later of bubbles. Taste is mostly fruit, lemon. Only slightly acidic. Doesn’t kill your chest. Very refreshing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Where others describe the beer with words such as "old leather" "slightly funky" "wet horseblanket" or "dusty basement" and still rate this beer with great numbers is beyond me... I smell and taste these things but it just aint for me!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (411) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
37.5 bottle, present from my nephew. Sour aroma, lemon, stables. Poured orange, hazy, no head. Taste was natural, sour, dust, apples. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
oqnid (76) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
16 déc '12 -->oude gueuze blonde, 6.0% -blonde aux reflets orangés, voilée; mousse compacte et fine -nez typiquement gueuze (sulfureuse) -entrée pétillante, boisée (champignons), pommes mûres -ultra-effervescente, astringente -finale boisée, aigre, fruitée (pommes, canneberges); sèche Co=3 Arô=3 Am=2 Su=.5 Arr=2.5 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thin white head. Aromas of sour apples, stale, leather and some grass. Slightly funky. Taste is pretty tart up front, sour Apple and grass. Yeast and leather.


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