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


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RATINGS: 1651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours hazy gold under a thin white head, aroma of wet hay and some overripe pears. Flavor is aggressively sour, some light leather and tobacco. Medium body medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeiznogood (10) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
At home, 2015 37.5cl bottle. Pour: Golden, hazy, large lasting foam, relatively high carbonation. Smell: Intense, sour, slight hay, barn Initial taste: Rounded, sour, citrus, sharp. After airing - First: sour, slight alcohol, sharp (carbonation); mids: hay, citrus; after: slight tart, short lived. Verdict: Good, but not nearly as good as 2013 bottle I’ve previously had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdb84 (500) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Slightly murky orange yellow with quickly dissipating head. A: candy sugar, light tartness, nettle, orange, slightly funky grass rice herbal note. T: herbal note returns, dark tea, orange peach tartness, relatively dry bitter sour development. Aftertaste is dry, light tart and fruity. 100 percent Geuze with fruity elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (910) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 5, 2016
Slightly hazy golden color with no head, just a few big bubbles of foam when you swirl it. Aroma is really funky with nice hay and and other farmhouse notes. It’s quite clean and lemony, not overly funky on the aroma. Taste starts sour up-front with lemon and other fermented fruits, nice farmhouse funk but not cloying at all, actually it’s quite refreshing. Light body, really dry with good carbonation. A really well made, true to style gueuze. Nice farmhouse funk but also easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1034) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is straight funk, barnyard, dust, horse blanket, a beauty. Appearance is golden amber, white head, hazy. Taste is funk, a perfectly balanced amount of tart, barnyard, horse blanket, good lord. Mouthfeel is medium body, crisp light carbonation, ridiculously funky aftertaste. Overall, this is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5039) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2016
Glowing golden body, grey head. Apple sourness, bready, delicate. Yum. Strong sourness, fruity aftertaste. Plucky ending. Great stuff, top quality. You have to dig string sourness though. (375ml bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Manslow (1018) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Butelka 0,375l Kolor bursztynowy, jasny mętnawy, piana drobna trzyma się mocno, ładnie szkło oblepia. Aromaty owocowe; jabłka, winogrona, limonka. W smaku wyraziste, kwaśne z owocami na pierwszym planie. Szampańskie nagazowanie, lekka goryczka, świetne gueze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Hazy orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of rustic yeast, barnyard funk, oak, earth and hints of herbal spice. Similar flavor, dry, tart, rustic and woody with a light crisp feel and a mild sour finish. This is good, but I was slightly underwhelmed on this occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
knasputte78 (394) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Ljusgul och lätt grumlig. Vin känsla med surhet. Lite funkig och någon smak jag inte gillar. Inte min stil ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
Hazy orange liquid, little head. Fruity aroma. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is very sour, with hints of peat.

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