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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1692   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.


nqualls' rating

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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (671) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2016
Goudblond bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: in eerste instantie weinig, te koud? Daarna, zacht zurig en wat appelen. Smaak: licht zuur, groene appelen, wat citrus. Veel koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zurig, wat citrus.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludos68 (14) - - SEP 27, 2016
Una delle migliori Geuze mai bevute. Buona, ottimi aromi e profumi, acida e molto dissetante.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (710) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours yellow with medium white head. Aroma is slurry, rotten apples, sour, very raw apples, rotten hay. Taste is sour, slurry, cow shit, apples, citrus, rotten hay, acid. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (519) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Dry and sweet; fruity; Taste follows nose, which is quite good; Would get again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
s_hartshorne (2635) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle porgu Estonia. Golden clear slight head. Aroma is sour lemon yeast funk taste same ok tartness so dry like a camels toe great ascorbic finish great stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Rating #2138 - 2015.10.28 -Pours hazy golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of orange peel, lemon juice, Brett, barnyard. Quite tart and juicy with a pronounced sourness - lingering acidity into the finish, unreal dry finish. Extraordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (415) - Butzbach, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
From a bottle dated 12/2015. Less than a year old at the time of drinking. Pours golden orange. Lots of visible carbonation. Big head that fades. Apple and peach in the aroma and a hint of spice. Sour throughout. Finishes sour too. Probably should have been aged. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
[backlog] 23-11-15 // 375ml bottle, bought in Belgium, drank at home. Lovely gueuze. Funky sourness! Next time I need an older one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (492) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Hazy amber gold color with a thick frothy eggshell head. Lemon, mineral water, funk, and wood. Lightly tart, lively carbonation, and a light body. Finish is clean and short.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Shared bottle. Hazy Amber body topped by an excellent head. Very lively carbonation. Moderately funky aroma and flavor with some barnyard elements and fairly high tartness and complexity.


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