3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
From 3 Fonteinen – 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.
3 Fonteinen – 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze – On tap at Stone Sour Fest 2011 – 6% abv.
Appearance: Pours an apple juice yellow with a very thin ring of bubbles around the perimeter of the glass.
Aroma: Perfume and fresh mulch.
Taste: Earthy tannins, tart, mineralistic (new word?)
Mouthfeel: Juicy with modest carbonation.
Overall: I needed more tart or more sour. Yes, I know that defeats the purpose of a masterfully blended geuze, but still fun to try, and tasty.