STYLE Oud Gueze
Orange Rind - Lemon Pith - Oak
A stalwart in the world of Gueze & Lambics - this is tart with an underlying complexity and earthy funk from the wild fermentation.
Fermented orange rind, oak and lemon pith is dominant with a refreshing zingy finish. Good with rich and light foods - the acidity will cut through richness and the tartness will work with things like seafood and fish.
A true Geuze, a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic unfiltered and unpasteurized and aged in the bottle for at least 6 months after blending. Continued fermentation in the bottle give this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness.
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.