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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


mpersinger's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mpersinger (360) - , 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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours quite sparkling, clear golden with big white head. Aroma is light, leathery, hay, wheat, loads of white grapes, fruits and lemon. Taste has many green apples, fruit, white grapes, tart and funky, light mold. Bit watery body, high carbonation. Very well balanced and drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aconley (14) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bought this at the brewery and cellared it to perfection for three years. No deScription needed the score speaks for itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
japi (156) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
An amber coloured beer with a huge white head. Intensive aroma with notes of leather, steel, citrus, horses and earthiness. Soury taste with notes of citrus. Long bittery and dry aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FBoekman (138) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Gyllengul, molnig. En del skum som lägger sig. Luktar syrligt. Härligt sur. En riktig suröl.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gavmcg92 (10) - - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a hazy amber with a substantial white head. Aroma is of sour green apples. Similar sour taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvgeniyKurilov (100) - - FEB 4, 2016
Old notes. It’s the best Geuze I’ve ever drunk! I bought it in Bruugge’s beer shop not far from our hostel. And I’ve tasted this from tourist rubber folding glass and tried to make cooler under cold water in hostel. And this was really nice aged sour beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
at_the_hop (87) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Smell is acid and bacon. Trite to say that it primarilly tastes like gueuze. Main characteristic is green apple but you get the barnyard and phenolic traits too. Fruity, fresh and super zingy. Lovely moussy champagne carbonation. I just wanted a bit more musty funkiness. Working my way through the main examples of this style and Cantillon still tops the table for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (534) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours hazy straw color with a big foamy white head. Aroma of funk, sour notes, and fruit. Taste is clean but perfect amounts of tart, light fruit notes, and just the right amount of funk. Awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (332) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Crisp, clean, controlled funk, tart more than sour. Some apple, dry white wine. Delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sydgilmour90 (7) - Catania, ITALY - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Questa si che è una gueuze come si deve. Sarà anche un blend ok, ma è favoloso. Inutile scrivere una descrizione. Da bere immediatamente!


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