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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1777   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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4.1
Argentine (14) - Walla Walla, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Aroma: Dusty leather, cedar sawdust, cigar box, antique books, very papery smelling... Windex and urinal cake arrive later. Taste: Bitterness, dryness and sourness all balanced. Sensation of bitting into a grapefruit peel, oak is strong yet tighly tucked in with esters and acids. 10 3 6 5 17

4.4
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle brought by emacgee, and poured into everyone else’s glass first, such that we had to then pour back some into generous Ethan’s own glass, selfish bastards that we are. This is a beer to be greedy about (or a beer to share with good friends... one in the same, right?). Pours hazy to cloudy yellow-orange, depending on how far down the bottle. Surprisingly lovely and prominent head. Funky barnyard, tart lemon and apple, oaky, white grapefruit in oodles. Lovely, lovely beer.

4.1
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2009
I can’t remember who shared this (Ethan?) but thanks much for the treat! Cloudy and rustic as hell pour, with all kinds of yeast and sedimental material contributing to a lively concoction. Fluffy white head, and a huge tart nose with funk cubed. Nicely full bodied, tons of wood and grapefruit, and a big sour apple kiss to finish things off. Top notch gueuze.

2.3
KM (416) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle. Yellow unclear body. Huge fluffy white head. Sourish aroma, a particular sweetness that is hard to describe. Very sour flavour, after a little while a strange maltiness. Long sour finish, like champagne. A litte too sour. (At home, 010709)

4.1
wouterpulinx (27) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2009
37,5 cl. Orange/amber colour. Small head. Lemon nose. Tart, wood aroma. Dry and sour. Ending is just awesome. Love this!

4.2
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 At the sour tasting, thanks Lee, pours hazy yellow to orange with a nice head that leaves a nice lacing, aroma of sulfur, horse skin, saltiness, pop-corn, seaweeds, cocoa and some shit, flavor is acidic with some herby hops, fresh leaves, lemon skin, ether, pleasant dryness, extremely refreshing, full bodied, amazing. 9/4/9/5/17[4.4] 2008 bottle, orange with a nice soapy head that diminish quickly, "wet" aroma, some olives, grapes and lemons can be sensed (very pleasant), dry and sour flavor, zesty on the tongue with almost no sweetness, delicate vinous notes with some lemon and hay, low bitterness towards the end. Full bodied. Great stuff 8/4/8/5/15[4.0]

3.8
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange, sparkly and fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly to a ring. Aroma and flavour is heavy on wood, quite fruity, with notes of sour lemon, earth, bread, yeast, and loads of cheese like funk. A refreshing and drinkable sour. Body is light, carbonation is prickly, but fittingly so.

4.1
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2009
750 ml bottle picked up from Greens Liquor store in Atlanta. This is a bottle from February 02, 2007. I think this is my first lambic - gueuze. Smells a wee bit like some charred wood, with some funky fruit. Yeast aroma is pungent. This is a very nice nuanced pungent beer. Slight bread, and little sour as well. Very nice nuanced aroma. Nice fluffy head that fades away only slightly. Nice haze dark orange color. Funky sour flavor with some yeast. Nice flavor is you ask me. I am just starting to like the sour-type beers. Slight charred wood flavor in there as well. For $20 it is a little expensive, but having it aged 2 years without having to do it myself is ok with me. Overall, pretty damn good beer.

4
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
375 ml bottle - February 2006 bottling; cloudy, straw gold; aromas of funky cheese, lemons, barnyard funk and fruit; texture is soft and delightful; mild flavors across the palate that aren’t as harsh as the nose would suggest; tasty, soft, smooth, subtle and yummy

4.1
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Golden amber pour with nice white head. Great aroma. Tart lemony wood, great funkiness. Smooth and delicious. Better than the vintage from nearly the same time. Smooth and tart.


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