3 Fonteinen Millennium Geuze

 
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(transl.) In big oak casks, more than 100 years of age, lambic ripens. Specially for you, the best of lambics have been selected, blended, and bottled. By refermentation in the bottle Millennium was created, the superior geuze! Geuze Millennium has been bottled in the autumn of 1998. It contains only wheat, malt and hops. Not pasteurised and spontaneously refermented in the bottle.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finol (3339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours clear with a big white head. Very luxurious taste and feel, very champagne like palate. Taste of pear, grapes and oak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange with small white head. Sourness and vinous bitterness in aroma. Big luxurious champagnesque taste, lots of bubbles, some dryness and bitterness in the aftertaste, and also fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3889) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2010
750mL bottle shared by puzzl, thanks Andy. It is a thick, dusty, golden color that one cannot see through. Aroma is all rubber and horse-hay with citric spikes. Very intense and pure aged 3F aroma. Flavor is surprisingly different, very calm, intensity turned down. Its just like citric juice, has a bit of a meaty character to it. Has a very dry citric finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Thanks to Chad (cpferris) for the hook up at our sour tasting. Pours a very hazy dark golden orange with slight yellow hues, kind of a ripe banana color, and a two finger frothy white head wiith excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap and ring. Beautiful musty barnyard aroma with a berg prominent horseblanlet presence. Hints of cobwebs, foot, bandaid, earth and lactic creaminess. The aroma on this beer is incredible with lots of complex funk and sweet light fruit. Hints of crisp light fruit, maybe some apple, pear and grape with maybe some straw and grass. Ive been taking in the aroma for several minutes and havent been able to even sip it yet. Surprisingly full chewy mouthfeel, especially for the style. Very tart and puckering yet not acidic with slight lactic creaminess, erthy funk and oaky tannis. Sweet crisp light fruit notes, mostly apple and pear. Somewhat vinous with a sweet lingering vinegar character. Subtle dry finish. Complex yet very quaffable with a slightly dry finish. Highly recommended!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle shared at puzzls New Years Eve 2009: (Thanks Andy!) Like Andy noted, the cork popped off with great force- pouring a beautiful cloudy golden with a thick white head that retains nicely. The aroma is so cheesy and funky with tons of citric acidity, rustic farmhouse, cheese rind, cobwebby notes, and lots of lemony citric acidity. Very complex. Fluffy dry body- quite dry in fact. Minerally notes in the flavor along with the traditional horse blanket, citric citrusy presence, old wood and just full of rustic nuance. The flavor is actually note quite as enticing as the aroma, but its still exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottled on New Years Eve. The cork pops like a true champagne, and this pours with a lovely head. Unfortunately, the rest of this ends in disappointment; its not that its not good it is but does this truly stack up with the worlds best gueuze, especially at this age? Not even close.

The aroma is citric, lemony, with a mild, cutting acidity, and a very strong mineral character. Decent complexity with some hay, cheese, overcooked bacon notes.

In the mouth the beer is kind of thin and lemony, with more minerals and the most minor acidic finish. It tastes like a gueuze thats aged too long. It simply fails to impress compared to the staples or the most celebrated vintages. It is just lacking in complexity, body... eh. Count me saddened.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
deflagro (106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle at Lambikodroom. Cloudy, golden liquid with a rather large, white head. Rich, complex aroma with a lot of acidity, and mustiness, with notes of bitter herbs and burnt rubber. Taste is dusty and very complex with some burnt rubber and a hint of raisins. Really a fantastic beer in every way. Memorable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/4/09] Bottle at LambikODroom in Beersel. Hazy orange-golden color with a huge (but quickly-diminishing) bubbly white head. Beautiful aroma of barnyard, some sweat, some lemony notes, light soapy hints, wood and some earth-after-rain. Refreshing sour flavor with some citrus, vinegar notes, some tropical fruits touches, earth and oak. Light sweetness in the back. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle. Shared by my cousin, ggaughan, to celebrate his brothers wedding. Pours slightly hazy brownish gold, capped with a huge off-white head. Aroma is tart, with notes of straw, lemon, and wild yeast with wood and earth in the background. Flavor is beautiful; its quite tart and acidic, with lots of lemon at the forefront. Lime, white grape, straw, leather, oak and wild yeast add complexity to the palate. Finishes very dry, with oak and bretty funk. This was beautiful; Im really glad I got to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
Always a treat to sample a retired beer. Big pop from the cork. Big lasting head, clumps together as iit sinks. Dark gold-amber liquid. Big sharp sinus clearing salt-cheese-gueze scent. Sharp flavour but not overly cheesy or salty. Dont notice the ABV. Hard to believe this beer is so old.! The flavour is so fresh.


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