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

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RATINGS: 1496   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 (4435) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - 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 (341) - 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 (1158) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3871) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2015
A la biere comme a la biere, Paris: Pours orange with a fluffy head. Aroma is funky, vinegar, and some hop actually. Taste is sour and very dry. Lingering aftertaste for quite some time. Highly complex. Very interesting. I am glad I got this in Europe where it is much more affordable than it is in the US.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1043) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden beer with a small white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of citrus, funky blanket, apricot and oranges. Flavor is spicy with notes of citrus, funky blanket, leather and grass. Well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (200) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Color is orange with tons of nice carbonation rising up the glass. Aromas of orange rind, bubblegum, sour candy, with dampened notes of vanilla and oak. Flavor is nice, sour and very dry with spicy flavors of apple skin, unripe apples and kiwi with a very dry finish with some slight breadiness to it. I’d say this is one of the best geuzes i have been fortunate enough to try. Enjoyed at home with my brother @Haavard

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Haavard (9) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Aroma: sour candy and bubblegum notes of citrus Palate: pleasing and dry, perhaps a tiny bit too carbonated Taste: unripe apples, appleskin kiwi and a slight bready note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrew_drinks (222) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from MOMH. Hazy orange, big white head. Some dry grass and hay in the aroma, soft lemon rind. High carbonation, lively. Sour, lemon acid. Slightly minerally, lots of layers of sourness and complexity. Bone dry. Classic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2404) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured from bottle at fantasy football tasting. Yellow orange pour. Nose is funky citrus. Tastes of lovely tart lemons, grapefruit, wood, and white grapes. Perfect puckering finish. Need to get full bottle of this


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