Millennium Geuze
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
ABV:
7%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 7.42%
Ratings:
133
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 07, 2022
Added:
Aug 08, 2003
Wants:
  308
Gots:
  21
SCORE
100
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4.55 by edthehead from New York on Jun 07, 2022
 
4.43 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2022
 
4.83 by Affinity from Missouri on Apr 25, 2022
 
4.81 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 07, 2021
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4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Huuuuuuge thanks to rudzud, never thought I'd try this beast. Review # 7000!! 1991 vintage.

Light fizzy head medium lower retention, light lacing, hazy golden orange color

Nose quite nice, juicy apricot peachy stone fruit, light funk and grassy, little salty brine and earthy funk, acidity, soft funk, little oaky

Taste wow, super juicy fruit and soft funk, grassy with light barnyard funk and hay like, like soft funky cheese (but not bad cheesy funk) and good acidity, apricot, unripe peach, light oaky, tannin notes, soft buttery French oak and pillowy, dry soft finish, more lingering fruit and tart notes

Mouth is soft buttery, medium lighter bod, medium lighter carb, light acidity

Overall really friggen awesome, incredible, so much great fruit, soft funk, so complex depth, I can def see why it has so much clout!

Aug 15, 2019
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4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

A beer I never thought I would have, traded a Mimosa for it two treats years ago. Who know when I'll get to drink with these people again so it's time to share it. Review #3800.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly hazy honey hue with a great fizzy head that fades to leave light wisps. Just great.

S - Big aromas of stone fruit and apricot, hay, grass, light acidity, funk. Phenomenal musty citrus and oak.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with lovely stone fruit and bright lemons. Incredible funk and barnyard hay, bright acidity. Just a flash of corkage on the finish. Lingering old musty basement as well. Utterly spot on.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean. The finish is pleasant and not overly acidic. Lingering sharpness.

O - Overall this was a phenomenal beer. Something I never thought I would get to try let alone actually own. This is beyond description and the company shared with makes it even better. Jared, Kyle, Tim, and Francois I'm grateful for all the memories and thrilled to be able to share this bottle with you all.

Serving Type: bottle

Jul 27, 2019
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4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml bottle at 1420, 1998 vintage, with a best before date of 2010. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.

Appearance: After a careful pour, it was a mostly clear golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Slight musty dusty notes, hay, funky, citrusy lemon and oak.

Taste: Complex goodness. Lightly sour, funk, barnyard, musty, hay, citrusy lemon, green apple, apple skin and oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Wow, just so lucky and happy I got to try this while there are still bottles around. To be honest, I wouldn’t know if it is past its prime yet, but what I drank was very balanced and had wonderful complexity and was just an absolute joy to drink. Must try if you can still find and afford it.

Jul 15, 2019
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Bottle. What a treat. This bitch must be expensive! Pours a cloudy orange color. Aroma was really cool A little bit of cork and a whole lot of musty, aged, earthen smells. I swear it almost smelled like saltwater a bit. The blood and bones of the earth! Flavor was very deep and pungent. It's about ~21 years old? It held up and you could tell it was raring to get loose from the bottle. I was just really impressed with how the flavors aged and grew. Still maintained some carbonation. The feel was rich. Lasting flavor. The tart and sour ichor from the days of Pangaea.

Mar 25, 2019
 
4.93 by kidzord from Illinois on Oct 14, 2018
 
4.85 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Oct 13, 2018
 
4.5 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Feb 28, 2018
 
4.84 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.75 by AMCimpi from New York on Mar 09, 2017
 
4.5 by YvesB from Belgium on Oct 12, 2016
 
4.79 by SimcoeKid from California on Oct 09, 2016
 
4.71 by marqoid from Arizona on Mar 27, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Big head. Deep orange. Smells oxidized. Citrus. Deep oakiness. Oxidization kinda overpowers, though. Tastes brighter. Lemon. Some orange. Oxidation behind it. Oak. A little cardboard. High carbonation. Swirling helps. Oxidation is tough to get past, but it’s nice.

Dec 27, 2015
 
4.44 by halo3one from Georgia on Sep 03, 2015
 
4.97 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Aug 17, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kscaldef from Oregon

Very good, but 2002, 2003, and any of the seasons are better.

Jun 07, 2015
 
4.75 by LotsofLupulin from Colorado on May 03, 2015
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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by SaltySizzle from California

Even after all this time, carbonation is very much present with a loud pop of the cork. Nice head. Funk, acidity, mouthfeel is perfect. Delicious!

Jan 25, 2015
 
4.25 by TurdFurgison from Ohio on Nov 29, 2014
 
4.25 by claaark13 from Indiana on Nov 29, 2014
 
5 by Pecan from Arizona on Nov 24, 2014
 
4.58 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 14, 2014
 
4.5 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Sep 28, 2014
 
4.5 by brian4beer from Indiana on Aug 04, 2014
 
4.75 by tjmodica from Texas on Jul 29, 2014
 
4.75 by greenspointexas from Texas on Jul 28, 2014
 
4.72 by Dicers from Colorado on Jul 27, 2014
 
5 by Roze from New York on Jun 17, 2014
 
4.5 by GRG1313 from California on May 30, 2014
 
5 by BrandonDZ from Indiana on Apr 30, 2014
 
4.25 by eggs from Illinois on Apr 28, 2014
 
5 by mjohnson17 from Illinois on Apr 27, 2014
 
4.5 by Zaphog from Michigan on Apr 27, 2014
 
4.75 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Apr 21, 2014
 
4.5 by zestar from California on Apr 10, 2014
 
4.75 by Quackus from New York on Feb 21, 2014
Millennium Geuze from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 133 ratings