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

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Review #400!! Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Pretty apricot color with no head at all, which I believe is appropriate here. Opaque body with no visible sediment. Aroma is of crabapple skin and lemon drupelets, harsh and acidic with a touch of wood. A very fine gueuze smell. Flavor is quite sour (you shoulda seen the look on my girlfriend’s face when I let her try a sip). Grapefruit zest and citric acid are the dominant notes. Unripe stone fruit and an earthy woody note. No carbonation at all, a touch less than medium bodied. Finish is short and dry from the acidity. Tasty and unique, a treat for a sour lover, but fairly inaccessible.

3.1
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Tasting at PP C-Bad. Cloudy dark yellow hue, no head/lacing. Nose is super tart and funky, light fruits, yeast, oak, wheat. Taste is light tartness and grapefruit acidity, lemon zest, flavor falls off quickly. Watery texture, moderate carbonation. Very tart and acidic gueuze, no alcohol presence, pretty decent overall.

3.9
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Part of horizontal tasting along with Cantillon 50N-4E and Russian River Beatification (002), all served at near room temperature and similar sized snifters:

Deep honey golden hue with almost no carbonation. The nose is classic old school Lambic with lots of musty and farmhouse vapors with a nice round vinegar and lemony acidic punch. Moderate notes of oak as well within the aroma.

Very traditional Gueze flavor profile with all those funky brett farmyard notes over moderate acidity and a oak finish. The Doesjel just keeps getting funkier and funkier as it warms to room temp. I honestly was expecting to dislike this with the lack of carbonation but I sort am digging the taste. EACH OF THESE WHILE HAVING MANY COMMON ATTRIBUTES ARE STILL VERY UNIQUE AND RATED ACCORDINGLY.

The heaviest of the three mouth feels, almost oily on the palate in comparison. Still a tad too soft for me to say this is refreshing. Bone dry finish.

A very nice brew all told but I just found myself wanting the other two more towards the tale end of the session. One bottle is enough of this brew.

3.8
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Murky lemon yellow with just a touch of nectarine in the pour. Not a single bubble remained after a vigorous pour. Citrus, funky cold medina, and barnyard in the nose. Flavor is sour but refreshing. The tang sticks around for a couple of seconds but then disappears. Earthy, grassy, sour, funky, and woodsy characteristics. Starting to appreciate the style but would still take a stout or IIPA any day!!!

3.8
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Pours golden amber working on brown. No head. Mostly flat. The aroma is pretty cheesy with some nice oak notes. Very tart and tangy with a long sour finish. Medium syrupy body. Really pretty nice considering I don’t like most lambics.

4.2
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Bright golden-orange in colour with a thin off-white coloured head, very light lacing. The aroma is mildly acidic, some lemon citrus, tart, some barnyard and cheese. The flavour is very dry and tart, not so much acidic as sour, some citrus, barn and leather. Sour mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes mid length, dry with some light citrus.

This is very good. A light gueuze but one of the most drinkable one out there. I ended up drinking a ton of this at Mondial.

375ml bottle obtained in a trade with henrikb, thanks Henrik.
Opened on March 25, 2008.
Bottled on February 17, 2006.


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xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Damn, this aroma is amazing. Lots of lactic sourness, funky hay-like yeast, citrus. Taste is sweet maltiness, sourness, slightly watery, and a touch bitter. Finishes refreshingly sour, crisp, a touch watery, and yummy. This is really good. I like it Thanks John (Vyvvy)!

3.6
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
12.7 oz bottle. Hazed copper with a ring of white bubbles. Nose is lemon peel, earth and leather. Medium light with a faint sparkle. Taste is lemon pith then juicy grapefruit. Oaky drying with hints of tangerine and apricot.

4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Poured a fuzzy cider-esque golden-copper body with a fluffy white head that went away. Sour, tart, wheaten nose with lots of pucker factor. Funky, yet subtle and dainty. Acidic, dry, woody, nd well built gueuze. Yum!

3.6
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2008
To rate to style or to rate to personal liking...I will try to combine. Aroma is of a white wine with sour apple notes and hints of vinegar, wood, lemon and yeast. Appearance is cloudy apple juice with minimal carbonation, with the thinest of white heads around the edge. Flavor is sweet for a beer, apple, white wine, tart and wheat. Palate is thin but smooth, a slight sourness. For my first Lambic, it was a lot different than what I was expecting, still decent. And as strange as this beer was to me, I like it, I think its well done, balanced and not overpowering.


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