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

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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


mpersinger's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
375 ml bottled on Nov 18, 2010, purchased from Ledger’s a few months ago. Cork was chueco, and ready to go. Citrusy floral volatile aroma gives way to oak, dried apricot and damp linens (a refined barn yard, if you will). There’s quite good clarity here, and color is golden with a brassy orange hue topped with half-inch plush, persistent white head of tightly-packed tiny to medium bubbles with rising columns, leaving some lacing. Medium body and perky effervescence support a flavor profile rich with some triple cream soft French cheese, tropical fruit and fruit punch around a core of dried cantaloupe and honey that is then punctuated by quite tart lactic and red fruit sour, followed by a sweet lull then a blooming finish of fresh grapefruit that dries and sweetens. Lemon meringue flavors emerge as it warms. (Seems like you can taste oak in the dregs.) Here’s to Lucky!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
In bottle (beer temple/Delerium); pours a hazy orange/brown. Aroma of wheat and hops .. somewhat sparkling ... Overall OK, not sure if I can a gueze fan

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3303) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
750ml bottle 9/11/14 This goes out to all my Coworkers lost on 9/11. (Binny’s Downers Grove 1/5/12 Bottling Date)-50° in Flute-Pours a clear golden with a small white ring. Aroma of tartness, oak, and funk. Taste of oak, funk, sourness, and apple. This light bodied brew is different but still tasty. This being my first beer from this style was not sure what to expect so I would say interesting but darn tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (375) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Lors du versement de la bière dans le verre, l’effervescence très active forme une mousse tout d’abord intense, mais tout s’estompe rapidement. Le liquide est voilé et de couleur doré avec des reflets cuivrés. Pour les non-initiés au style, vous risquez d’être dégoûtés quand je vais dire que le nez était poussiéreux et humide comme dans le fond d’une cave, mais croyez-moi, ce n’est pas du tout péjoratif. Des fruits très mûrs se collent à cette impression de saleté. En bouche, c’est à la fois complexe et facile à boire. Raisins blancs, citrons, pamplemousses et autres fruits similaires saisissent le palais et s’étalent dans une finale délicatement boisée et sèche. L’acidité assez prenante et l’effervescence élevée de la bière contribuent au facteur élevé de buvabilité de ce grand classique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (690) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 4, 2014
Couleur orangée trouble, légère mousse. Nez aigre et acidulé, allumette brulée, note de pomme et fruits verts. Super gout aigre, note brulée, rhubarbe, fruits vert avec fin bien amère aigre.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (126) - 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 (1549) - 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 (1053) - 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 (1242) - 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 (999) - 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 (1886) - 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.


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