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

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Honing is a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old lambics. The wort of the old lambic has been infused with local organic honey, during its nightly cool-down process on the coolship. Spontaneous fermentation, patient maturation in oak barrels, and continued evolution of the ecosystem in the bottle result in a distinctively complex and elegant natural beer.  Lambic and Geuze are living, cultural heritage rooted in the Zenne valley! Taste, savour, enjoy, and experience this unfiltered, unpasteurised, and unadulterated beer with friends new and old! Bottled January 12th 2015

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3.7
Zlotta (8125) - Hagen, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2022
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2022 0.375 l bottle from 'Schürmanns Genusswelten', n° 114 1819, 6.0% abv, bottled in October 2019. A little hazy, orangeish amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, sourish, quite funky, gently fruity aroma of overripe lemon, green apple, gooseberry, horse blanket and some oak. Minimally sweet, quite sour, gently funky and rather fruity taste of overripe lemon, gooseberry, some green apple, oak, horse blanket, a tad of vinegar and light hay, followed by a medium long, rather tart, woody-dry finish. Medium body, quite astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Solid Geuze, rather sour and vinegary though, a little one-dimensional as well. Alright, but definitely not their best blend.

3.9
mcberko (37166) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2022
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2022 375mL bottle at Brewdog Manchester, pours a clear bright golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out that signature 3F barnyard funk, leather and horse blanket — can’t detect any honey presence. Flavour is funky but softer on the palate than regular OG; there’s barnyard funk, somewhat sharp citric notes, and soft, mostly fermented out honey. Citric, funky, and soft on the palate. Very good but I definitely prefer regular OG.

3.7
mike_77 (12887) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2022
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2022 Assemblage 114. 6%. When it warms up the subtle floral honey comes through well in the aroma although not so much in the flavour. Furthermore a fresh and sharp one with a touch of citrus

4.2
zvsn (7959) - ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2022
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2022 Bottle. Season 1819. Blend No. 114. Hazy orange, small bubbly head. Funky barnyard aroma, notes of wood, apples, apricots. Light sweetness, quite dry but not overwhelmingly sour, funky, flavors of stone fruit, lemon, apples, herbs, spices, honey, wood. Medium-bodied, fizzy. Very complex, great stuff.

4.3
thejackpacker (2572) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2022 Bottle at the brewerys Lambiek o Doom. Geuze aroma with the honey slightly coming through; same in the taste. Deep gold colour. Quite dry in the ending. A really nice beer..

4.3
Saeglopur (3817) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2021
UPDATED: APR 18, 2021 750 ml bottle 'Oude Geuze Honing Vintage 2015', bottled 12/01/15. Amber, medium hazy body, with a medium, fluffy, lacing, slightly yellowish head. Lovely aroma of spicy honey, horse blanket, wood, apple, some stone fruits. Tastes similar, with less honey. Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation. Finishes quite dry, funky, wooden, a bit spicy, a bit citric, with green apple skin, subtle honey. Delicious! Very complex and balanced, with a great mix of funk, wood and fruits. The honey is more prominent in the nose, providing some sweet and spicy notes. Drinks very elegant, beautiful stuff! Score: 9 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17

3.7
FatPhil (23340) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2020 750ml bottle (Taptap, Tallinn) as 'Oude Gueuze Vintage - Honing' 2015 edition drunk 2019 (8:3:8:3:15=3.7) Honey colour, tight head. Lovely apricotty aroma, quite Cantillon-like. Very tart palate. Sharp gueuzzey taste, apricot, aged and funky. A touch harsh in places, but on balance it's lovely.

4.2
The_Osprey (10584) - WALES - AUG 1, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2020 3F Oude Geuze (bee on label). 750ml cork and cage bottle, 6.2% bottled 6 June 2018 and consumed 1 Aug 2020. After a day out in London and the first tube journey in 5 months due to coronavirus. Dark amber, clear and sparkling with a dense white head. Aroma is dried apricot, sawdust-like oak, dusty old slightly mouldy lemon, caramel backbone, slightest iodine and polished metal. Body is light, quite fizzy to start, rounded. Taste is intense, apricots and old damp wood, lemon juice mingles with dusty wood, stone fruit puree, tangy orange and nectarine. Soft acidity. Very strong fruit flavours overtaking any oak or funk. Nicely integrated acidity. As it warms up some more metallic notes come out, faint tannic linger. Plenty of sweetness for this one to have another couple of years' aging potential. Very nice but needs an extra year I think. (8-4-9-4-17=4.2)

4.1
tiong (14905) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2020 750ml bottle (2015 vintage). Sourish, funky and oaky with some hints of honey, farmyard, earthiness and gooseberries. Quite balanced and complex.

4.3
Tide (8968) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2020 Bottle from a friend. Amber color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, sour apple, earthy notes, minerals, a bit of honey, white currant and oak. Sour finish with citrus, sour apple, minerals, a bit of honey, white currant, oak and a bit of acidic notes. Exquisite lambic.


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