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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1762   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
birrabona (221) - - NOV 15, 2012
beutiful amer orange color, little hazy. litle carbonation. small foam. intense paum of lambic beer. fantastic acid and fresh taste of geuze. very balanced beer. fruity , green apple, pineapple, peach , citrus, lemon. the six sense of a beer


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matbli (357) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
2016 - Pours slightly hazy orange with high white head. Aroma of apricots, grapes, green apple, white wine, hay, leather and light barnyard. Refreshing with medium sourness, some tartness and winish o and herbal bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Very high carbonation, a bit to lively for me, but still a very good drinkable.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartyW (175) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017
Vintage 1997 (6/12/1997) consumed summer 2016. 750ml bottle as 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze at 3 fonteinen restaurant. Beautiful hazy light brown, dark orange. good off white head. Aroma of dust, roasted barley, vinous, slight fruity, abricot? Peach? Light acidity, grapes. Oak. Light cheesy, blue cheesy. Fantastic aroma. Light sour with flavour of dust, light barley, grapes, lots of dusty oak. Moderate oily, harsh on the throat with dust and funk, yet really well balanced. 4.9/5 Masterpiece as an aged version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1468) - Bled/SF, - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle 0.75l, release 2016@: pours straw like, pale yellow, slighlty haze and off-white soapy head with very poor retention. Aroma: intense barnyard, earthy, hay, horsey, horse blanket, moderate citrusy... Flavour: follows aroma; lactic sour, light wheat-like, grainy malt notes, barnyard, horse blanket, moderate citrusy fruit and floral character, with crisp, dry, astringent tart finish. Light-medium body, soft texture, high carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borkowski (56) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
taste like champagne/rotten fruits. Very intense, big bubble foam, strong aroma. Wild yeast, superb.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MasDen (343) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 21, 2017
Aroma: Barnyard, green apple, fruit. Appearance: amber, a bit haze with thick white head. Taste: green apple, sour, fruits. Palate: light body, average carbonation, long dry finish with small bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (2166) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Corked bottle to tulip. Aromas of rustic malt and bright, yet muted, citrus. Sweet white wheat in the background. Pours a hazy old gold with off-white, sustained head. Flavor profile is tart, fruity and slight spice. Slight oakiness is present. Well carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pilsnertest (271) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle at home. Tart taste of apples, lemon, lime and hints of oaked white wine. Tartness is medium/high. Ends with a light fruity, stony bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (1091) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 15, 2017
Corked bottle. Hazy honey gold with lots of fizz and sustained head. Vinegar, dusty basement must aroma. Tart, thirst quenching, citrus, light vinegar, lemon tree leaf bitterness if youve ever licked a leaf from a lemom tree. Fantastic geuze, really complex, but satisfying and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (408) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
375ml bottled 2015-02-09. Pour clear orang with big bubble white foam that vanish into a ring. Aroma of tart wooden cheese like yeast. Classic Lambic ! Taste is tart and salty, notes of wet wood and earth. Refreshing and a little bit dry. Medium body and high carbonation. Long salty, tart and woody finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martythesmarty (308) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of hay, ammoniac, pear and Lily of the valley. Taste is rich with notes of cherry seeds, lemon and natural yeast. Really lovely!


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