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

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RATINGS: 660   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6090) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Crystal clear golden beer without head to speak of. Aroma has white wine and barrel note with sour green apples. Taste is very mild for gueuze, there is sourness but not that much, some sweet fruity note and green apples. Flat carbonation with medium body makes it watery beer. Disappointed for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (778) - Tychy, POLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Piwo nalewa się właściwie bez piany, ma głęboką złotą barwę i jest krystalicznie czyste. Aromat jest bardzo intensywny i totalnie zdziczały. Wraz z pierwszym niuchem nozdrza przejmują we władanie nuty skisłego siana, suchego drewna, starego sera żłtego i zharowanego konia w pełnym słońcu, ale także letniego zielnika. W smaku mamy średnio-pełnego lambika o umiarkowanej kwaśności, przypominającej cytrynę. W ustach dominują posmaki ziołowe, z nutami cytrusowymi. Finisz jest cierpki, z posmakiem suchego drewna.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (576) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
2015 bottle. Dark gold clear color. No carbonation. Stale sweat, horse blanket, passion fruit. This is a great lazy lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2407) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
gedeeld met lion. Vrij zoet met graan en thee daarna ziltig en zuur met een afdronk met Flevosap

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1773) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Wysycenie jak w nieblendowanym lambiku. Bardzo dobry balans, dużo nut skry, delikatna serowość, siano, żłte owoce. Bardzo dobre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1705) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2016
duft pre ble frisk syre smag:citrus syr lime tr frisk lang syrlighed mange friske noder af lime appelsin

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle 75cl @ La Linterna Ciega, Seville, Spain. A: Golden. T: Cereal, citrus, tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1900) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle, enjoyed ten years after bottling. Pours clear golden orange, with a very small rocky head. Aroma is hay, light berries, wooden brett and funky farmhouse. Medium body, with soft to no carbonation. Flavour is sour, acidic fruity notes, wine grapes, floral bretty notes, wooden barrels and funky farmhouse.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (508) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2016
2006 bottle. Pours rusty golden, not a trace of head. Nose: Apple, leather, mineral sweet prune. Taste: sour kick, citric apples, tart citrus pulp and a teaish bretty aftertaste along with the tart lemon peel. No real carb but you knew that. Lived up to expectations which were not all too high but still after holding on to a beer for 10 years you wish for it to be drinkable. And it was. Very much so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3896) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Bottle at home. Aroma is bretty barnyard funk, tart fruits, oak, citrus, lemon zest, touch of apricot. Flavour is medium to heavy sour with a touch of sweetness and a nicely dry finish. Body is medium. Highly drinkable and crisp fruity sour Gueuze, delicious!


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