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


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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old lambic. Fermented and lagered in oak vessels. This beer has no head, just like lambic. The lambic is brewed with 60% barley, 40% wheat, last years hop

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Bottled Feb. 23,2006. This golden lambic ale poured with a thin off-white head and a sharp citric aroma. There were bubbles rising from the bottom to the top of my geuze tumbler. Thre is a sour fruit flavor witha a bitter yeast finish and oak undertones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 25, 2008
Splendida gueuze atipica con un nome che non riuscir mai a pronunciare: grazie mille Sergio (Mr. Chiodi) per aver condiviso con me questa fantastica bottiglia dopo una jam session leggermente ubriaca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle from the brewery. Cloudy yellowy brown with no head at all. Nose is nice and tart, punchy, slightly dusty. Mouth is - wow - tart, sharp, fruity, lemony, orangey. No fizziness in here, in fact the cork took long enough to remove. Finishes oaky, slightly fusty again, and with a lasting sour tone. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 375 ml corked and caged bottle my Dad picked up for me at Zipps in Minneapolis, set aside by tytoanderso. Feb 23, 2006 bottling date - that would make this 18 months old at time of tasting. Cork was quite difficult to pull. Opens with a loud pop, and there is immediate sour funkiness. Pour is hazy yellow orange with only a few soapy looking bubbles for a head. Aroma is nice, soft Brett yeastiness. Very wild and delicate smelling. Some tart sour lemon citrus present as well. Floral notes. Taste is flat, really no carbonation to speak of, the wild earthiness of the nose is in the taste, but even more muted. The sour tartness picks up in the middle, and is nicely integrated with the funkiness. Very much lemon. The aftertaste is woody, dry and a bit cardboardy. The oakiness lingers a bit. Thanks for making this happen Tyler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Had at Oud Arsenal in Antwerp on 6/20. Pours gold body with no head. Nose of lemons and sour apples. Initial taste balances sweet fruit malts with tghe sour elements, but the sour elements take over, and last a long time. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2008
375mL bottle, Feb 23 2006, drunk from a Duvel snifter on Bastille Day 2008.
A surprisingly dark color for a gueuze, with deep orange and tangerine shades playing about a strong copper background. Sparse bubbles appear on the very edges and the clarity is medium-high, leaving the sediment behind, as always.
Heavily lactic in the nose, with light mushroom suggestions and less tartness/sourness than I would expect. I must admit to reading David’s review before trying this and some residual sugars, that he mentions, certainly seem to be prominent in the nose, for a gueuze. They somewhat dull the resulting phenol bouquet, but I’m still hopeful for the flavor....
Hmmmm, very sweet for a real lambic, and without as much of the dry, oily woodiness that is presented in the Grand Bruocsella. Not to say it dosen’t taste mostly proper for a flat lambic, but there is a quick transition from sweet malts to a watery, overly loose finish. No flaws though, I don’t even get any obnoxious rubber or sulfur. Could just be my tolerance to it though. You want to score this one high, but it just dosen’t seem to be nearly as complex as, say, a 2001 oude gueuze or any Cantillon Gueuzes. More sourness please.
Will compare this side-by-side to a Loerik after a few more years. Loerik has the last word on lazy gueuzes, at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4872) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, gold body with, well, no head to speak of. Smell: Zip of sour lemonade made from lemons just as sour. Notes of vinegar, abandoned basements left in disrepair, and discarded, retired horseblankets. A dear friend of mine described it thusly: "Gasline Lemonade, baby!" Yes, he’s quite the character. Taste: All at once it’s sour and it’s tart with only minor hint of sweetness and malt on the underside. It really goes beyond puckering and leaves you making hissing lizard faces. Cobweb-coated, musty, and with a distinct damp cellar taste. Throw in a few sour lemons, maybe a drizzle of vinegar. Finishes crisp and fairly dry. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Really lacking any carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly nice and about as refreshing as a gueze can get (for me). I’d say it could use a touch more carbonation, but really it could use any carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2008
apple juice cloudy appearance, no head whatsoever.A very mild geuze vinegar aroma. A malted masked taste that fills the mouth over time, with mild fruit and vinegar. Very easy drinking, controlled tartness and refreshing. Stomach warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
12.7oz Bottle. Noses in immediate, tart cobweb funk, including old lemon rinds and dust. It’s all a good thing, with real cheese and cotton depth. Classically Drie, but with a fair amount of surprising bright acidity. Pours a flat (expected) dirty gold and almond. Flavor is rich and wildly tart. Tends towards many Cantillon examples. Brazen acidity climbs up with passionfruit juice, blue cheese funk, and candied apples. Faint sweetness, lots of cobwebs and dryness. The cottony, airy quality of most Drie Guezes is subdued and flattened by the deadness of the flatness, but it also some shining, flagrant acidity to really carry curt tartness that is just impeccable. Complex and flailing with funk. Delicious, even without carbonation. A different animal. I must admit, that I still crave carbonation, but can handle the new nuances and intricacies that show with a flat version of Gueze. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poured a lightly hazed orange amber color. The aroma had tart citrus notes with light funk. Citrusy tart lemon flavor. Some acidity but all was to the lighter side of things. Really not too bad.

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