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3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (375ml Bottle)

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 375ml Bottle

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.

Tasting Notes

Lambic Style - Gueuze

Gueuze is a blend of young and old lambic. The yeasts are rejuvenated and carbonation ensues. The old lambic is more refined in character and helps take some of the edge off of the young lambic. The hops used are old, and act only as a preservative, so hop character is not a part of the style. The wild yeasts not only ferment and sour the beer, but they bring the funky, unpredictable flavours that characterize all lambic beers. A quality gueuze will be blended to eliminate some of the less desirable flavours. Above all else, a gueuze should be sour and very complex. The best examples are the most complex beers in the world, and put most champagnes to shame as well. The finish should be bone dry.

PRICE

$20.50


375ml Bottle x 1





IN BRIEF

ABV: 6.3%
Standard Drinks: 1.86
Style: Lambic - Gueuze
Serving Temperature: 10°C
Country: Belgium
Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Best Before: 26/10/2039

Stock: All Items are In Stock
Stock Level is 10%

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