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


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RATINGS: 678   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6410) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjotrapostou (165) - POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Bardzo stajenny, kwaśny, wysycenia praktycznie nie ma. Dużo mokrej, zgniłej trawy, duża intensywność.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Noform (66) - Tarnowskie Gry, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Bardzo fajnie skrzane i brettowe. Kwaśność cytrynowa delikatnie zwiększa sie z czasem picia. Czuć też fajny ser dojrzewający

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2017
Surprised I never rated this before! Lovely. Big drie fonteinem aroma of dirty funkiness. Soft and low carb, very smooth, bit of citrus. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekmotyka (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 6, 2017
Special beer and must try for lambic geeks. No carbonation. Classic stable in aroma with sour aftertaste. Funny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
castor010 (254) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aromat - morele, nuta winna i octu jabłkowego, kwaśny z słodkim muśnięciem miodu, minimalne drewno. Wyraźnie kwaśne, wytrawne, nisko nasycone. Kwaśne, twarde morele/nektarynki, lekka nuta brettowa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (2007) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
375 ml corked bottle, bottled 05/03/2015, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Amber orange, clear body, with a small head.
Aroma of wood, funk, overripe fruits, sour apples, unripe pears, some leather.
Tastes quite similar, with some more vinegar.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes sour, but smooth, wooden, subtly sweet, a bit leathery, with pears, apples, some ripe fruits.

Very nice. Really greately balanced, with the sourness not to overpowering. Complex, with lots of fruits, but also some unique leathery notes. Overall Drinks really fresh, great, straight style example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2709) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
0,375l bottle at home shared by 3. Bottled 05/03/2015. BB 26/10/2035. golden, clear shiny color, very little small white head. smells funky, some green apples, spices, light wood, light cheese, grassy, light malty notes. very nice smell. medium body, no carbonation, light mouthfeel. tastes grassy, citric, funk, light cheese, light grain notes, hints of green apple, some wood. finishes light to medium sour with notes of grass, citrus and wood notes. good one, but I am not so big on uncarbonated lambic, also lacks a bit complexity for me. a whole (small) bottle would be definitly too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - MAR 6, 2017
37.5cl bottle. Clear orangish golden with almost no head. Fruity, funky and floral. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle - Funk and apricot skin. Clear gold with a tiny white head. Orange blossom, some sweat with a nice funky citrus notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (1140) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Aroma: leather, pineapple, stone fruits, cheese Taste: light sour, leather, pineapple, stone fruits, cheese

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