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

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RATINGS: 685   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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4.1
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
9/9/08 - Max’s on Broadway, Baltimore, MD. 350 ml bottle. Pours yellow with no head. Nose is surgar, apple, vinegar with some musty cheese notes. Tastes is sharp apple with a rather salty malt character, slight vinegar taste with notes of gooseberry and wine grape. A touch of lemony citrus/sour lingering. Fantastic.

3.5
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours hazy golden with a touch of orange. Completely flat with no carbonation or head. The nose is quite cheese like with a touch of musty blanket. The flavor was a bit like the nose but added grapefruit and other citrus influences. Smooth and light on the palate.

3.9
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2008
375ml from tytoanderso - thanks, dude!! Lovely clear amber pour, still and serene with a few bubbles. Extremely appetizing aroma, dry white wine and lemon rind, with a bit of hay. Mouthfeel is pleasant, slightly fuller than one might expect from the style. The oak really comes through in the flavor, without being overpowering. Slight hint of red grapefruit amongst the traditional gueuze flavors. Exquisitely lengthy, dry finish. Very nice one.

3.6
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, my first Gueuze. Somewhat reminded me of a Sour Ale (RR - Beatification) with less carbonation. Pours a hazy orange with no head. Smells slightly flowery. Light sweetness with a moderate sourness and a light bitterness. Lots of grapefruit and a little resin. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Sour finish. Interesting brew, unique and takes some getting used to...

3.8
MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2008
(37.5cl, bottled 26.02.06) Cloudy, bright orange-golden colour with a very small foamy white layer. Acidic, moderately yeasty and fruity aroma with notes of lemon and a woody tartness. Sourish tart flavour, medium to light bodied without carbonation. Acidic Lambic-character with a minimal malty sweetness; dry, bitter tart and moderately woody finish. Delicious and rounded Lambic(07.09.08).

4.2
illidurit (2347) - 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 (1875) - 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.


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