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

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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage 2002: released beginning 2006
Vintage 2003: released autumn 2006
Vintage 2004: released summer 2007
Vintage 2005: released summer 2008

Editorís Note: There is a lot of confusion on this one. Please look at your bottle. It belongs here only if it says "Vintage" on the label. If it does not, it belongs under the regular Oude Gueuze listing. The above vintage guide is not what you should go by, as there are both 2002, 2003, 2004, etc...releases of Vintage and Regular Oude Gueuze.


MitchWayne's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, - MAY 28, 2009
Hazy golden beer with a thin white head, amazing sour wooden grapefruity aroma and taste, the sourness hits your tastebuds. makes a homerun and stays to celebrate in your mouth for quite a bit. Amazing.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Very nice lemony-citrussy nose over horseblanket and distinctly wheat. Very mild, malse gueuze. Smoked, grainy, near sweet-malty notes, sweet muscat grapes. Better filled than most gueuzes, slick (restsweetness? couldnít be with Brett). Another superb try by Armand.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
2008 vintage thanks to Mathias. Slightly cloudy golden orange with a good creamy white head. Aroma bus barnyard funk, mature cheese, dried stone fruits, hints of preserved figs. Medium bodied, tart and funky on the palate, very well balanced and complex, lightly fruity finish. Taste is dried apricots, peach pits, mature cheddar, candied citrus, hint of sour peach candy. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1627) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours hazy straw color with no head. Funky and tart nose and flavor, with hay, light malt and grapefruit. Lively mouthfeel and long tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. 2006 Vintage.Thanks man! Pour is slightly hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big funky, lemon rind, biscuit, sweet tarts, urine, slight cheese, and wax in the aroma. Taste is lemons, some grass, dough, biscuit, stone fruits, orange, and vanilla with a semi sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. Nice stuff - just wish it had more carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephenís 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours clear orange with no head. Aroma is nice, taste is nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (894) - USA - SEP 14, 2014
Drunk from 75 cl bottle bought in the blender in Beersel. Sharp, tart geuze. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (96) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Vintage 2008: released this weekend. Feature the red label artwork "Nightlights" by Felix de Boeck. Pours amber murky with small sticky foamhead. Aromas are woody, oak, cedar, orange zest, very balanced and soft to the nose... and mouth! Tart, dried apples, slight cheese taste; medium sourness and smooth acidity that finishes slightly dry to the mouth. Appreciate this Vintage for its unique smoothness, balance and character : this one of the best old gueuze blends around. Chapeau Armand!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luk_ (191) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Iíve had many vintages over the years, they ranged from very good to excellent. This rating is for the 2002 Vintage (white label). Pours a blond with huge white head, spectacular. Aroma is barnyard funk, lots of cheese, oak and light menthol. Taste is so bright and well balanced between lemon and cheese with a considerable oak presence. Palate is dry (not the driest Iíve seen for a beer this age) and highly carbed. It feels so fresh for such an old beer, one of the best 3F vintage Iíve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at DHVL, 2003 vintage. Pours dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart citrus, apple, barnyard, light leather, oak, earth. Taste is medium acidic, with dry tart apple notes, hay, oak and a soft malty backbone. Dry lingering fruity tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4703) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Pallieter85, many thanks my friend. Vintage 2004 I believe.<,/i> Hazy orange colored with huge off-white head. Tart aroma of lemon, apples, wood, cellar aromas, funk. Taste, gentle tartness together with some sweetness, yeast, wood, brett. Dry finish. Tasty.


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