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

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RATINGS: 1807   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (362) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a hazy grapefruit orange color with a fair amount of egg shell head that faded fairly quickly. No legs and light lacing. Good thin collar. Aroma is very much like when I would march in my highschool homecoming parade and the floats were all covered in straw. I also pick up some lemon and grapefruit. The flavor provile is very citrusy tart up front, then some dry grass. Nice silty mouthfeel, very dry, and that tartness stings the tongue. Very glad I got to try this, but I wouldn’t put it in my top 5, maybe not in the top 10.


4.3
vinivini (3009) - 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 (1898) - 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 (43) - - NOV 10, 2017
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3.8
Bill Becker (1808) - 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 (2425) - 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.

4
Paszczur (33) - 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.

3.8
DraftDodger (1708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2017
Copenhagen 28/10-2017. 75 cl bottle from Vin De Table, NV. From the 16/17 season (assemblages no. 8) with an ABV of 5,4. Simple stylish bottle wit a big "3" printed on the bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with small white head. Settles as thin rim of foam alongside the side of the glass. No lacing. Settles as thin patch of foam floating aimlessly around. Aroma is fresh and tart with a nice dry streak. Some slightly sweeter unripe apples in the background. Fairly strong carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is tart fruit with only subdued sweetness. Finish is dry as a white wine. Nice crisp and dry geuze. Makes me miss summer.

3.9
Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is tart citrus with a bit of malt. Taste is tart up front with a bit of apple and malt , clean lingering finish.

4.5
kaserov (991) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2017
Color dorado anaranjado, translúcido de inicio, más turbio al final de la botella, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (apariencia jabonosa y buena retención). Carbonatación alta. Textura acuosa y ligeramente efervescente. Aroma ácido suave y realmente fresco, con reminiscencias herbales y especiadas y madera (menos presente que en otras Gueuze que he probado). Sabor ácido de entrada, con algo de madera, fruta (pera, manzana, limón) y final de ligerísimo amargor. Seca.

3
OminouSC2 (902) - Mora, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2017
Golden color, large beige head. Tart aromas with gooseberries, vinegar, citrus and earthy hints. Sour taste with earth, gooseberries and lemon juice. Too sour for me.


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