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

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RATINGS: 1811   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Fantastic stuff. Even the missus who isn’t very big on sours liked this. After pouring it fizzed strongly in the glass for quite a while. Complex smell and flavor, sour and tart but just enough balance to make it not too puckery. Serving: Bottle


4
astronzz (10) - POLAND - DEC 9, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 Kolor: metny, zloty Piana: obfita, opadajaca nie zupelnie zanikajaca Aromat: intensywnie drozdzowy, delikatnie jablkowy, wrazenie niedojrzalosci owocow Smak: bardzo intensywny, kwaśne jabłka, drożdże, pestki, mocne wysycenie, finisz wielowymiarowy (można się doszukać zarówno smaku większości typowo kwaśnych owoców, jak i delikatnych nut chmielowych) Bardzo dopracowany lambic.

4.1
coil (172) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 375ml corked bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Hazy amber colour with white head. Big barnyard funk, big citric acid, big tart blood orange funk, green seaweed, Brett, horse blanket, light black pepper, some vinegar, acidic Champagne, funky overripe lemon, sour green apple funk. Classic geuze.

4.1
Mpuntmuts (330) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2017
Slightly hazy orange yellow pour with a thin layer of a head. Fruity aroma of granny smiths, citrus, stable, cheese, sweaty socks and funk. Highly sour tart taste lasting till Christmas 2018, low in sweetness. Thin champagne-like mouthfeel with the comparable bubblies. Very well done!!! Good for every season!! Great alternative for champagne on New year's eve!!!

4
SNL (836) - - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle.
Hazy golden pour, small white head.
Nose is quite sour, smelly socks.
Taste crisp and cider like, real nice.
Medium body, soft carbonation.

4.3
vinivini (3055) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 14, 2017
Bottle 37.5cl. Opaque honey colour. Moderate airy head. Low retention. Aroma: nice fruity acidity, barnyard, sunflower seeds, minor hay. Very cool. Light to medium body. The taste is fairly sour still soft & mild. Small wildness. So fruity. Pretty tart ending. Splendid.

4.1
aleksander9 (1910) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2017
Hazy golden with white head. Funky, lemon and stinging nettle. Sour, astringent and some spice finish. Amazing.

3.9
alhobj (53) - - NOV 10, 2017
13203398229851171 13203398229851171 13203398229851171 13203398229851171 13203398229851171 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Feb 2008

I bought this from South Bay Drugs & Liquors.

It pours from caged & corked and then gold foiled 750ml bottle( bottled 17 Jan 2006) a cloudy and very bubbly orange with a 2 finger head of foam(it started to semi gush about 5 seconds after opening) and some nice sticky lacing. The foam shrinks to a solid layer after a while but stays for the entire session.

The smell I noticed as soon as I popped the cork. Very sour with notes of lemon, and some minor spice in there as well but *that* was hard to pick out.

The taste on first sip is also very sour but I almost immediately notice some peppery notes and a good flavour of funk that work together to cut some of the sourness. Ah, this is a fine sipping brew..I guess I'm a fan of the style because I certainly do favour sour ales of similar ilk.

The mouthfeel is on the thin side(that's ok) and the carbonation isn't as high as I would have thought judging from the pour. The finish is has a citrusy dryness to it along with another dash of pepper and funk. I'm finding that the contents of the bottle are diminishing way to quickly...always a good sign when I'm having a brew. ;^)

Bottom line: A very tasty and enjoyable sipping example of the style that I can only recommend but I'd also recommend trying before buying(if at all possible) because sour ales aren't everyone's cup of tea. ;^)

3.7
GTAEgeek (2455) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle shared by Logan. Pours a bubbly, pale yellow color, with no real head. The nose is orange peels, yogurt, vanilla, and wet grass. Sweet and citrusy up front, with a good, tart flavor coming forward. There's a surprising bitterness in there, too. Light to medium body, hard and minerally, but crisp and effervescent. This is a well made and fun gueuze.

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Paszczur (36) - Toruń, POLAND - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Złociste, zmętnione, biała piana utrzymuje się długo. W zapachu kwas, przywodzący na myśl niedojrzałe owoców (jabłka, agrest, może winogrono) W smaku mocno kwaśne, bardzo fajny balans pomiędzy pestkowym posmakiem, kwasem I minimalną słodyczą. Bardzo dobre, wielowymiarowe piwo.


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