Season 18|19 Blend No. 117 - Bottled 15/10/2019
This specific Oude Geuze was blended with lambikken from five different barrels and from six different brews. The oldest lambikken were brewed at the beginning of the 17|18 season. The weighted average age of the blend at bottling was 19 months and consists of a very large part of two year old lambikken, brewed by both Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Boon and Lindemans.
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze is a blend of one-, two-, and three-year old lambics. Spontaneous fermentation, patient maturation in oak barrels, and continued evolution of the ecosystem in the bottle result in a distinctively complex and elegant natural beer. No two bottlings are alike, as there are multiple variables in the blending process, a variety of barrel sizes and shapes, differences in aged lambic proportions in the blend, etc. When cellared properly, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze can be aged for several decades. The aromas and flavours will evolve from notes of vibrant fresh citrus, zesty and grassy notes to a mellow, oaky, stone fruit bouquet as the lambic continues to develop with time. Lambic and Geuze are living, cultural heritage rooted in the Zenne valley! Taste, savour, enjoy and experience this bottle fermented, unfiltered, unpasteurised and unadulterated beer with friends new and old!