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

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RATINGS: 1501   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.


Acetobacter's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a medium yellow to very light golden color, with a small white head. Aromas of Brettanomyces and tartness. Flavors that seem to show several different strains of the aforesaid "wild" yeast, along with the remnants of lactic bacterium. The beer is revelatory in the sense that it shows the true art of the blender, who created this nectar from three seemingly disparate products. Absolutely amazing, and worth every penny.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
Vind hem persoonlijk veel beter als de Geuze van Cantillon, daarstraks nog een paar kisten kunnen scoren van deze godendrank. Bijzonder rijk smakenpallet, en bovenal, een zeer vlotte drinker. Heerlijk.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1300) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
Small bottle (23.10.2013). Slightly hazy golden body, tall steady head. Aroma has cumin seeds and some dandelion blossoms. Also general cellar notes. Surprisingly balanced mouthfeel and taste with not only sourness (medium to high level) but also balancing notes of sweet wheat and something lightly oaky. Did I say "surprisingly balanced"? This is because my experience with proper Geuze is limited and the few ones I have sampled before seemed to be more acidic and less complex. I may have to re-rate Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René because it looks like I really underrated that at the time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Johnstledger8 (95) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a quickly fading foamy white head. Aroma of sweet apple, hay, citrus, some orange notes and slight hint of vinegar. Some flavours of white grapes, sweet apple, citrus. Tart and acidic, slightly oily mouthfeel with high carbonation. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (656) - ITALY - APR 2, 2015
In bottiglia da 75cl. aroma di lime, cantina, polveroso, lievito, legno e leggera mela verde. al palato ritroviamo sensazioni di cantina, legno, zest, leggera nota di zolfo.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Sharp tart nose, flavor of extreme tartness of lemon and sour peach. Excellent balance if oak and cellar funk! Aging this may be a great thing as well. Some wine character in the finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1942) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2015
Had a few times now but most recently alongside the Mikkeller HUES. This is a magic Geuze. Pours Gold with a White head. Incredibly tart and sour. They’re not joking about the champagne texture. Funky and sour. A very serious Geuze. It knocked the stuffing out of the HUES. I’ve got another one in the cupboard with Emma’s name on it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2498) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Stamped on the bottle : February 6th 2014. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to yellow color. There was no head nor lacing. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend of grapefruit, slight rind, a tad of light woodiness ever so slightly as it warmed. The taste blended all of the previously mentioned characters to a slight sour but allowed a decent tart citrus fruitiness to blend really nicely. The aftertaste was subtle and had a light citrus to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. If it was Summer, I probably would have pounded the whole thing within two gulps. Holy sessionable feel. The carbonation seemed to be there but felt nicely. Overall, I say this was a wonderful gueuze I would definitely love to have again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (363) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska Bishops örebro. Orangeaktig kulör med vitt skum. Stark doft av stall, äpplekart, citron och hö. Parfymig i positiv bemärkelse. Smaken är frisk och syrlig. Äpple, vitt vin, citrus, passionsfrukt och jordkällare. Fint torr och sträv i gommen. Väl kolsyrad

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
StephaneAlbert (1) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
I’m writing this as a person who isn’t a beer connaiseur at all. Living in Brussels, very close to the Cantillon brewery, I have easy access to many great beers. To me this is one of the best beers ever, superior to any Cantillon I’ve tried. Fresh, fruity tastes. Watch out for that cork, it comes flying out every time. Tons of foam, champagne like. I got a crate from 3F and drank one of these babies every day after coming home from work, after looking forward to it all day long. Pure joy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
9.8.2014. Hazy orange colour. First aroma coming from bottle reminds of sparkling wine. Aroma has also apple cider, yeast. That sour lambic smell is not good for newbie. Palate is sparkling wine style carbonated. Taste is very tart and stale with wood, leather, sour apples. This is difficult style to understand. My first real lambic, needs re-rating later.


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