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

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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Editor’s Note: This listing is for a special edition geuze that must have a label as seen on the left: either yellow with a purple "vintage" line as shown, or a red color field. It is not for a vintage year of regular Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, which has its own listing.

Bottles pictured are reproduced with permission courtesy of Lambic.Info. Bottles shown include the various labels and size formats used for this geuze.


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4.4
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2003 Vintage bottle Wetherel brought to the holiday tasting we helped throw. Pours orange/yellow with a bright 1 finger tan head. Nose is supremly tart. Taste is acidic and beautifally tart. wowza wowza.

3.7
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2008
Vintage 2004, Light amber coloured geuze with some average carbonation and a medium white head. Light sour grainy touched aroma, refreshing. Full palate. Finish is sour fruity balanced with some herby hints. Nice.

4.6
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Bottle dated 09 04 2004. Cloudy strw colored with medium white head that fades quickly. Aroma of citrus and dust. Full bodied. Taste of sour grapefruit and must. Beautiful. Vintage 2007, courtesy of Armand and his wife - thank you! Shared with Bastien, Arne & Cameron on the day we crated the Schaerbeekse. Highly complex, lots of character, very tasty.

3.5
Yves (3042) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2008
Clear goldblond coloured beer with medium carbonation and small white head. Sour aroma. Full sprankling palate. Finish is sour diminishing, a litte bitter. Noticed some strange aftertaste for a geuze.

2.9
Wim (3980) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2008
cloudy gold orange coloured body with a white head a hoppy sourig fruity aroma a sourig fruity hoppy taste with a sourig bitter finish

4.3
jerohen (2296) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottled, 2003 version. Cloudy orange coloured. Very nice complex nose, fruity, dusty, pleasantly tart. Flavour is quite easy going for a oude geuze, sour but not extreme. Very nice geuze.

3.6
thewolf (12597) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
<i>[vintage 2002]</i>
#2 Birthday beer.
Pours clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head. Fine duration lots of bubbles - impressive for a gueuze. Aroma is very nice, some cellar, lots of green apples, funkiness, lactic and citric acids. Still maintains a softness and elegance with just a tad of vanilla and oak. Highish carbonation, super dry mouthfeel. Just a tad on the watery side. Flavour is tart, but not overwhelmingly so, apples, citric and lightly lactic. Very soft and nice, but not near the best gueuzes IMHO.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Vintage 2003. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, meal), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of grapes and cask. Light bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.

4.3
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2003 vintage shared by Jason. Well my notes on this one aren’t very good as they went through the washing machine, but those numbers were correct because that survived. I recall it was straw colored and very hazy with a nice white head. The aroma and flavors were extremely well balanced but not overly sour. This beer would be a great one to introduce people to Gueuzes because it’s so perfectly balanced. Nice leathery sour fruits but not overly so.

4.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2003 Vintage. Poured effervescent healthy golden with a medium cap of fizzy white head and lots of rising carbonation. The aroma was large and in charge with apple cider vinegar, leather, and dusty funk throughout.. warmth brought out a pinch of lemon zest and some floral character.. awesome! Prickly vinegar and lemons on the tip of the tongue with citrus meat and dry oaky notes following.. vinegar and Bretty funkage were laced throughout, and this maintained tremendous balance the whole way.. finished long and sour with apple skins and funk. Again, perfect balance on the palate.. soft enough that you can drink this all day and not tear up your stomach.. great, great stuff!


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