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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1821   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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savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2008 Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/orange due to picking up some bottle dregs with a white fizzy head that dissipates to a small film. Sharp, bright aroma of musty barnyard, horse blanket, wheat, green apple and wood. Very tart, mouth puckering sourness that fades to some wheat and apple flavors. Medium to light body with a sparkling carbonation and a long sour finish. Excellent Lambic that is very tart and sour with a nice balance.

4.1
mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - JUL 6, 2010
2007 vintage sampled on 2010. finally found this after a long search. pours cloudy yellow with a big white head, it has a huge aroma of cheeze and citrus. a delicious brew with tart mouthfeel and complex flavor.

4
mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2010
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured pale golden and almost clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained fruitiness, sourness and cow house. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sourness, wood, malts, vomit and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and mildly bitter.

4
charlotte (5460) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle.Orange colour with large white head.Aroma of sour apples wood and vinagar,good dry mouthfeels like dry champagne and German white wine well balanced and sour with nice dry finish.

4.5
BigMomma (250) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2011 75cl bottle, bottled in April 2010, shared with Travlr at 3 Fonteinen
Perfumy aroma of gentle must and just the perfect amount of dust, slight peppery, sour, lemon. Magnificent nose! Flavor is again perfectly balanced between the musty flavors and the sourness. Dry finish.[br[ Super Geuze and for me untill thus far the best 3F Oude Geuze batch I’ve ever tasted!

4.5
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 Tasted from 12.7oz bottle at Lush Roscoe, bottle date is Feb. 1, 2008. Pours cloudy golden with a thick, bubbly white head that recedes to thick lace. Nose is sour citrus and vinegar funk with some nice yeasty bread aromas as well. Flavors are sour with lemon and lime acidity and light bitterness. There are also some yeast, bread, and hay notes. The body is fairly light with sparkling carbonation and a long sour and bitter finish. ***Re-rate of the ’99 vintage tasted at Delilah’s Lambic Fest. Pours cloudy burnt orange with no head, but a thin collar of lace. The nose is fantastic, with some oaky vanilla, more sour than funky, with vinegar, lemon, cinnamon, with all of the aromas well-integrated. The flavor is sour lemon peel, slight nuttiness, vinegar, lots of barnyard, with the vanilla and cinnamon oaky notes, more subdued. The body is medium, and very tannic, with light to no carbonation, and a long, sour, barnyard, and tannic finish.

3.7
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUN 26, 2010
Orange peel, sourness, and fruit in the nose. Hazy orange in color with a big, fizzy head. Taste is quite sour with orange, pear, and champagne notes. Some white grape as well. Incredibility carbonated and fizzy,

4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled side by side with Girardin black label. It pours hazy orange with a huge frothy white head. The aroma is lemony with leather and wet hay. It’s more laid back than the Girardin and a touch sweeter with some vanilla. The flavor is very lively and sour with lemons, leather, blood oranges, and some barnyard funkiness. Overall, a great beer that is slightly less funky and more sour than the Girardin.

4.3
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 2008 vintage opened courtesy of Brendan at Memphis Taproom in June 2010

A: Light golden-wheat colored body. Two fingered fluffy white head. Good retention and nice sheet-like lacing.

S: Fairly straight forward, classic gueuze aromas. Sour lemons, a bit of wheat, and musty lactic acid.

T: An improvement on the nose is evident with a nice sour lemon blast, a nice general lactic tartness, wheat, funky yeast, some oak and other citric notes. In the end I think the lactic tartness starts to separate itself from the other flavor notes.

M: Smooth, medium bodied brew. Lingering tartness. Really dry, but damn refreshing.

O: A special beer for sure. Its a toss up with the Girardin Gueuze and Cantillon Classic. If you haven’t had this yet do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle.

Non-ratable Oude Geuze variants:.
Selectie C: (4/9/9/4/17 - 4.3) Dominated by a profoundly refined must and funk. Absolutely classic Drie Fonteinen.

3.8
BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2010
37 cl bottle @ kulminator

head: tiny
colour: gold/orange, clear
smell: sour, fruity , grainy, granny smith apples a bit, wineous
taste: citricpeel bitterness, and a sour start , water, somehow a bit of smokeyness, soft carbonation, dry finish
very tasty


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