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- Gueuze 3Fonteinen
- Pascal Lotiquet
October 29, 2005, 6:26 am
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I have bought several sort of old traditional gueuze among other 3Fonteinen
and Boon Mariage Parfait, there is as good as no pressure in the 3Fonteinen
bottle, which you don't have with Boon's gueuze (where you must be some
carefull at opening it).
I thought that gueuze needed a champaign bottle because of the pressure.
not true for 3Fonteinen... or do we all handle those bottles badly?
Re: Gueuze 3Fonteinen
I have read similar reports recently about 3 Fonteinen gueuze. What I fear
is that a recently released bottling of 3 Fonteinen gueuze is a "loerik"
(=lazybones in English), meaning a mix of lambics that refuse, for God knows
which reasons, to referment in the bottle. This happens more often, and
mostly this beer is kept in the caveaux, because after several years (10 is
not exceptional), the refermentation, even very timid, starts off all the
same. You could do the same with this beer too. However, the taste/character
of 'loerik' is not unlike that of old lambic, and not really bad at all,
IMO. It won't get you sick...