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88
style
Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1770   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics.
A true Geuze - a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Refermentation in the bottle gives this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks.

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3.9
nimbleprop (8278) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Sampled a bottle at Max’s Belgian Fest. Pours a cloudy, orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of hay, barnyard, grass. Flavor is tart, berries, hay, dusty, earthy, lemons. Finish is tart, full bodied, dry.*******1999 Vintage sampled thanks to Travlr. Pours a translucent orange with one ring of white head. Funky, horsey, cheesy aroma, sweat, garlic, sour oranges. The flavor is nice, mint, lactic acid, orange, lemons, orange rind, cheese, yeast, grass. Tart, funky finish.

3.8
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle from Winking Lizard. Nice golden color with a tinge of copper. Aroma is somewhat sour, but still noticeably sweet. Taste is certainly more sweet and sour, with prominent notes of apple, caramel, lemon, and spice. It actually manages to finish a little dry despite the sweetness. Very carbonated, almost like a champagne. Pretty good.

4.1
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Golden-orange color and this thing poured at first with a gushing head. Thick retention once it settles. Fruity, zesty and funky aroma with champagne and horseblanket. Pretty intense and lively. Sour and puckery up front with tart lemon, grapefruit and pear. Quite a bit of oak comes through as well, especially in the finish. Oak and cardboard settle on the tongue and remain long after the sour fruit. Good stuff here. Girardin Black is still my favorite Gueze to date but this is close.

4
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 375ml bottle dated 12-2-03 thanks to BA bosse) Pours clear yellow with nice head. Nose of sour apple, sweet tarts. Taste of vinegar, sour fruit, great carbonated finish that’s cheek-puckeringly sour.

4.1
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle (bottled 1/22/2004): pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head, plenty of carbonation, nice sour and tart aroma, taste is dry, tart, almost makes me pucker, finish leaves a dry fizz on the tongue

3.9
JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods (scored a second one after Bill ordered it, hated it and traded me for my pint of 60 Minute). Clear gold pour with a huge white to off-white head. Funky and acidic aroma with some spiciness and citrus. Spicy and peppery flavor up front giving way to some lemon juice and a bitter and sour finish. The kind of beer I would have spit out a year ago, but man have I developed a taste for it.

4.2
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Cage and cork. Nice champagne pop when opened, but no gushing. Pour is hazy yellow with a great big rocky head. Aroma is grass, hay, vinegar, citrus, acidic, super tart. Flavor is pleasantly biting with a lots of green notes, a little floral, a little tangy, but really really sharp with some barnyard hay and great pucker. Nice nice beer.

4.7
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
375ml bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Very happy to finally have this one available here. My first try. Cork pops as if rocket propelled, nice report. Pours explosively, had to slow down and be cautious. Really exceptional aromas bursting - wet hay with a twinge of bubblegum esters, gruyere cheese, peach pit. Very heady smell- love it. Proteiny lacing clings to the glass tenaciously. A nice acidic presence that doesn’t quite punch you in the face like Cantillon, yet provides a satisfying pucker. Suave in the mouth, followed by a nice slowly drying finish. Has a very old-world quality, makes me think of reading leather bound books by the fireside in comfortable nightclothes with my favorite hound by my side. Absolutely top grade craftsmanship here. Hard to imagine it being any better, the ten dollar Federal Reserve Note that I gave for this seems worthless in comparison.

4.3
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured orange with a big, sudsy white head. Left nice lacing. Has a pleasantly carbonated body to it. Aroma is funky, grassy, woody, and lemony. The flavor also has a lot of funky, earthy, grassy notes to it that become more pronounced as it warms. This is very sour, almost vinegary, with a lot of pleasant fruity notes to it, with lemon and apple being noticable. Very awesome.

3.8
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bottle at the Toronado. Aroma of citrus and funk. Nice flavor of lemon, funk and grass. Nice sourness but not overwhelming. Tasty lambic.


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