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

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RATINGS: 1663   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2010

Source:750 mL bottle split during a massive beer weekend.
Glass:DFH goblet.
Appearance:Hazy to cloudy orange pour with a small but lasting white head.
Aroma:Nose was wet horse blanket, strong scent of limes, some general citrus and a whiff of bread.
Flavor:Strong lemon/lime sour flavor. The sour-pucker didn’t linger like it does with some other sours. Almost no hint of vinegar in this.
Palate:Smooth, light body with strong carbonation.
Overall:Absolutely excellent flavor, but I wouldn’t say earth shattering. I expected this to be more complex. It wasn’t bad, but it was just a few steps better than Lindemans Cuvee. Solid Gueuze, but too high a price point for a "good" beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrei79 (25) - - JUN 26, 2016
One of the best gueuze’s I’ve had. Big carbonation, makes a nice white foam that goes down quick. Smells like stright funk. Taste is fruit, citrus sour and funk. Subtle bitter funk finish. Funk all the way!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 24, 2016
clear golden, thick white head, fresh fruity smell, little sour, whitewine-like mouthfeel(also taste in a way), little sweetness, fruity-citrus like taste, sour and slightly bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scrumpy369 (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow colour. Nose is intense sourness, horseblanket, wet cork/wood, and citrusses. Taste is low bitterness, intense, citric sourness, but not harsh, very well balanced. Light vanilla in the aftertaste. Dry mouthfeel. True masterpiece.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (2999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2016
2015 small bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a lively pale yellow color. White head. Aromas of rubber. Slight funk. Lots of rubber. Hope this improves over time. Great medium sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75 cl., drunk at Hall toll. Pours large, murky golden with a frothy, creamy, lasting and lacing white head. Nose is heavy, green apples, citrus, vinegar, moderate yeast and light floral and warm spice. Taste is moderate sweet and heavy sour, light bitter with a lasting, sour finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1088) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
0.75l bottle. Orange body, white head. Aroma of lemon zest, citruses, orange, apple cider vinegar and some hore blanket. Taste of lemon juice, caramel, apple cider vinegar, cheese and earth. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3071) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
37,5cl, wazig oranje/amber met witte kraag. aroma van hout, zuur, paardenstal, stro, gras, kruidig, muf. smaken van een metalige zuurheid, ijzer, hout, droog, muf, matig zoet, iets dun/waterig, eindelijk niet eens zo bijzonder...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1048) - Beijing, CHINA - JUN 5, 2016
Flasche (75 cl), 3-4 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Orangegelb, schön trüb; dichter weißer Schaum. - Runde, sehr gediegene Geuze mit allem, was dazugehört: milde aber intensive Säure, bittere Grapefruitschale, Weizen, etwas Kellermuff und Holz. Trocken und enorm erfrischend. - Perfekt für einen heißen Sommerabend.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1348) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours golden with minimum white head. Aroma: good it good, sulphur, cow shit, raw apples, cider notes, hay. Taste: medium sour and you can even find some sweetnes in there, sulphur, raw apples, hay, cow shit, spicy, a bit oak. Sour finish. Nice one.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PanMarek (66) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazy golden pour with thick head, persistent fizziness. Tart / sour citrus maybe lemon aroma. Wild, energetic tart taste that scours the tongue a little. Faintest of malty sweet touches. The finish is almost candylike, but not cloying or unctuous. A great beer, brought in from Vancouver. I’ve never seen 3 Fonteinen in Pittsburgh.


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