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

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RATINGS: 1389   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
Green 37.5cl bottle: best before 9th Dec 2019. Poured carefully into two old ’Home Ales’ half-pint countryman tankards on 3rd Nov 2012. Almost clear old gold to new golden in colour, no real head to talk about. The smell and taste reminded me of good quality scrumpy, cooking apples, baking powder and Bicarbonate of Soda: very acidic. I actually thought this was OK and drinkable compared to others in this style. Try as I might, this style of brewing/bottling and blending still leaves me unimpressed somewhat. I want to embrace the idea of Lambic beers and Geuze but struggle to feel the wonderous excitment other ’beer geeks’ get from having beers from this stable or other Lambic breweries.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (103) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thin white head. Aromas of sour apples, stale, leather and some grass. Slightly funky. Taste is pretty tart up front, sour Apple and grass. Yeast and leather.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7680) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
Cloudy hazyy yellow coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Fruited sour aroma.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrSquash (34) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Medium golden color. White head with little retention. Scent of sour Apple and slight horse blanket after cork removed. Wonderfully puckering upon taste. Nice blended sour with persistent and lingering tartness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3004) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle @ Café Rose Red, Brugge. Pours slightly hazy straw with airy off-white head. Intense vinous aroma with strong dusty notes and touches of hops. Vinous flavour with notes of basement, dust and hops, as well as well-preserved fruit. Lingering, dry and vinous aftertaste. A very good Geuze!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (83) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2014
37,5 cl bottle in teku. Pours a small foamy dense head, bit cloudy orange colour with golden reflexes. Very pungent, funky, basement aroma, lactic, ripe apple peel, brett/wild yeasts. Tastes lactic, wet wood, acidic, a bit cidery/mature apple,and I also get some old/cheesy hops. Nearly o sweetness, almost medium bitterness and high sourness, fairly balanced. Medium to lively carbonation, medium bodied. The sips enjoyed most were the last ones. Something you can’t abslolutely understand initially, and that really needs time to develop flavours in the palate. Unique stuff, would like to try some older bottles of this non-flavoured oude 3F

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crlnts (220) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Thin head. Golden hazy. Tongue scorching sour. Lemon, grapes, barnyard. Intensitiy is comparable to a ripe cheese.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2064) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
0,375 l bottle hay, citrus, dough, cheese, leaves, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, fizzy,

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
I’ve had a million sours now and few have inspired the joy this beer still does after 15 or 20 encounters. Light and tart and fluffy and wild and crisp and vibrant. Amazing and honestly beautiful like a Dardennes film.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1342) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2014
37,5cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Hazy dark gold color. Thin to medium head. Taste is lovely soured and bitter. Aroma is herby, wheat, citric and hop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1395) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
375ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours hazy golden yellow with big foamy head, that familiar musky sour aroma coming straight out the bottle. Spritzy mouthfeel with an acidic, dry character.. green apples, lemon, funky yeast all create a sharp refreshing taste with a well-blended, tempered sourness.


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