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

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RATINGS: 1405   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
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3195) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml purchased at Armsby Abbey before Zwanze 2014. This vintage was 2012. Color is opaque golden straw and dirty even on a slow canted pour. Aromas of musty basement, moldy cheese, unfinished leather.

Flavor is a mirror image of the aromas with a yeasty, chew body. Kind of a chalky texture. Lingering pucker but not sharp. For the style I would reach for Cantillon for my personal taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From a bottle shared with sonnycheeba. Pours opaque dark orange gold with a bubbly foamy white head. Tastes like yeast, dry apple, pear, cheese, cracker malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like pears, apples, cheese, yeast, and deliciousness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3560) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle to celebrate my new job! Pours hazy golden amber with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sour fruit, oak, vanilla, toasted malts, and black pepper. Flavor is sour fruit esters, dusty hay, faint tropical fruit esters, and faint vanilla; crisp finish with a dry oak flavor lingering. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darrennelson12 (414) - 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 (724) - 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 (137) - 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 (1555) - 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 (1055) - 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.


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