overall
100
88
style
Brewed by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lot, Beersel, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1768   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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mpersinger's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
375 ml bottled on Nov 18, 2010, purchased from Ledger’s a few months ago. Cork was chueco, and ready to go. Citrusy floral volatile aroma gives way to oak, dried apricot and damp linens (a refined barn yard, if you will). There’s quite good clarity here, and color is golden with a brassy orange hue topped with half-inch plush, persistent white head of tightly-packed tiny to medium bubbles with rising columns, leaving some lacing. Medium body and perky effervescence support a flavor profile rich with some triple cream soft French cheese, tropical fruit and fruit punch around a core of dried cantaloupe and honey that is then punctuated by quite tart lactic and red fruit sour, followed by a sweet lull then a blooming finish of fresh grapefruit that dries and sweetens. Lemon meringue flavors emerge as it warms. (Seems like you can taste oak in the dregs.) Here’s to Lucky!


4.2
TheMattBrewer (17) - - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Smooth, detailed, and sweet, the sour notes were maintained so well over all of the combined years.

4.2
samsomuk (37) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Bottled Oct 2013. Pours golden with small dissipating white head. Aroma is acidity, funk, hay & green apple skins. More of the same on the taste. Apples, bretty funk, wood, lemon with lots of acidity. Light body, bone dry finish. Not much carb. The gold standard for geuze? A proper sipper, my insides are squealing

4
Mishnok (332) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
A great sour beer, really tart with an apple like taste. Quite a dry finish and a complex palate. Definitely one to sip and enjoy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
czlowiekmotyka (356) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Fine gueze. Leathery, citrus and stable-ish aroma. More sour than acidic. Mine was a bit too carbonated which made it more difficult to enjoy.

4.1
drdisque (860) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2017
From a shared bomber at a party. Aroma is dry funk. Flavor is VERY funky with a good but not overwhelming dose of sourness as well as a good dry backbone and some sweet wheat. Somewhat light bodied. Good beer.

3.7
Beerwithwings (116) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Bottle at home. Has a nice sour taste possibly to sour not sure I like this compared to boon. It produces little head and has a taste of apples

4.5
fillepolo (1025) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Bottle from 3 fonteinen lambik-o-droom, Lot. Vintage 2008. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and bretty with notes of green apples. Dry finish

4
ccubaka (52) - LATVIA - JUL 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 great geuze. sauer, but not too much, I’d say somewhere in the middle, full of taste and sauer enough to be great. Also a little hints of bitterness. The nose is great.

4.1
Primekick (93) - POLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Intensywny kwaskowaty aromat, duzo stajni, agrest, winogrona, ocet. W smaku równiez dosyc kwasne, cierpkie, mocno sciagajace. Lekkie i orzezwiajace.

4.2
Zilverenmaan (217) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2017
Aroma and taste mostly tart, soft, not very sour, rather fruity. Distinctly bitter en astringent finish. Tartness is elegant and subtle but very rich and complex of taste and aroma. Excellent geuze.


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