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


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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Editors 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Found a bottle at a shop in belgium on a recent trip. An off brownish orange color with a small soapy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma has some tart citrus qualities I know this will be sour, a good amount of dry oak. Palate is puckering and coated. Flavor is very tart lots of sour fruits I thought a hint of berry and some apple skins over a dry wood taste that pulls the moisture off my tounge. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2008
[1250-20080404] 375mL bottle. Sour flattened cardboard malt aroma tucked in a bed of old pine needles. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Mostly sour flavour with mild grains, mild malt and mild citrus. Medium body is super bitter. A puckerer! Yum.
(2004 Vintage; w/ jerc, tupalev)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 38cl, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good sour Geuze, a topper!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2008
37,5 cl bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke, Kbenhavn. Cloudy amber orange color, fine white head. Aroma is acidic with oak and wood - just fantastic. Flavor is acidic with green apples. Wonderful long lasting aftertaste. A great gueuze!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
(2004 vintage at Pikkulintu on 2008-07-12) Pale orange. Hazy. Largish pale white head that disappeared quickly. Sour nose with wood and bit of cowhouse. Medium and dry palate with little carbonation. Bit fruity flavour, sour, wood, some bitterness and bit of sweetness in taste. Very good geuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (8462) - ITALY - JUN 27, 2008
2004 chiara buona schiuma persistente note acide di cantina legno legggera ossidazione ma delicata in bocca acidit media non agressiva note aspre leggermente astringenti tocco di buccia di agrume amara leggero legno ossidazione molto piacevole non agressiva negli aromi

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
37,5cl 2004 bottle. Hazy golden/brown, lacing foamy head. Sour and malty nose, some funk, apple seeds. Quite smooth, but not that special. Flavor is something else alright, strong apple seedy sourness, apple wine and earth. Natural dry apple finish. Medium bodied and smooth palate. Just keeps getting better with every sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3718) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Bottle from bu11zeye, thanks. Dated 13/04/2002, 6 years old. Pours with a big foamy head, the bottle was a light gusher. The color is dark murky/dirty golden, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is signature 3 Fonteinen rubber heavy. Then there is thick aged gueze maltiness to it and even a light malt sweetness, again from the age. Flavor is light citrus and barnyard. Its lightly drying with lots of tartness at the end. Again, age shows with a heft in the none sour parts of the beer. Low acidity and pretty tame for a lambic. Very nice aged experience and definitely a defined difference from a fresh bottle.
750mL bottle, De Neve tumbler.

Thanks to mreusch, 15/03/2003 in a generic tulip glass. At first a very large head, bubbly. Clear dark golden color. I guess I wont get too much detailed here anymore its 3F, all rubber, dry dry rubber, their house character. rating stays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 A cloudy geuze. Light brown colour like in the photo. Lots of sourness. Mild nose some hints of honey. Grapefruit in the taste. A 0.375 l bottle of 2004 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle from JoeinUccle. Thanks Joe! 2003 vintage. Deep golden orange with a solid ring of white lace. Nose is leather, horseblanket, oak, must. I love the smell of lambic, I must admit. The flavor is acidic, tart, dry, and funky. Slightly sharp and acidic mouthfeel. Will have to put my other bottle up against the regular gueuze and see how it compares. I really enjoyed this as I do with everything Drie Fonteinen makes.

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