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

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RATINGS: 1334   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 12, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a medium white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lace. The aroma has a fair bit of sourness, along with leather, oak, riesling and raspberry notes. It is potently sour up front, with lime and apple skin notes. Leathery, oaky flavours come in at the mid-palate, with a touch of raspberry freshness. More sourness at the finish brings in lime and tart apple. This is an excellent gueuze. Its potent, lasting sourness gives it great drive, but it has plenty of substance to back that sourness. Very enjoyable indeed.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 375 ml, c&c, into a tulip, ABV 6% Deep golden orange colour on the body, tall white head, froathy, with low retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Sour aroma, wood, cork, grassy old hops, a bit of funk. Very sour, some lemon, floral notes, very tasty. Medium thin body, high carbonation, moderate tartness on the palate. Overall really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (411) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma is sour with some floral notes. Taste is a lemon sourness with some distinct wild yeast tastes. Lots of carbonation here. Thick lace head retains well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (131) - ITALY - APR 6, 2014
Beautiful light orange color, fluffy white head, very high carbonation. Sour smell with some yeast, some metallic notes and a very particular aroma that I cannot identify, not exactly good but definitely not bad. Sounds weird but there?s also some old cheese smell. Taste starts very acidic with a lot of lemon taste but with also a sour herbaceous note that reminds me of currant. Notes of wild yeast and damp wood. Slightly salty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, Citrus, Äpfel. Geschmack sauer nach Äpfel, Citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Raddler (22) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
funky sour aroma, golden orange with a lot of carbonation, white head. Sourness not overwhelming with some nice funky character.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush (40) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
Cerveza muy ácida, en el primer sorbo da una sensación muy rara en la boca pero a medida que se va bebiendo va gustando mas y mas

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bouteille 375ml, 2012. Couleur jaune paille trouble, mousse blanche très effervescente et fuyante. Arôme de citron, acidité, brett, paille humide, un peu terreux. Goût de pomme verte subtile, brett, cuir, bonne acidité, sèche, légère amertume en fin de bouche. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen. Superbe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (328) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle Aroma-fresh fruits,apple Appearance- orange, hazy, white foam, Taste-heavily sour, light sweetness, Palate-light body, slick feel, lively, sour finish Overall-very good

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
J’ai découvert les gueuzes avec cette bière. Et je n’aime beaucoup les gueuzes en fait... L’acidité assez violente au palais est à peu près le seul souvenir qu’elle me laisse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (268) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is a dry tartness, mild yeast, citrus fruits. Flavor is potently sour, with lots of citrus sweetness. Oily palate with a delicious lingering tartness. Tasty.


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