A true Geuze – a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambics, unfiltered and unpasteurised, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Re-fermentation 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 is a lambic brewery and blendery located in Beersel, and Lot Belgium. Though he is no longer actively brewing, 3 Fonteinen is currently headed by Armand Debelder, after he took over the brewing and blending operations of the business from his father Gaston. There is also a cafe attached to the original brewery in Beersel, which is overseen by Armand’s brother, Guido. In addition to lambics, 3 Fonteinen also produces several other non-lambic beers including a blonde, lager, and porter.
DID YOU KNOW?
In Dutch, the name 3 Fonteinen means three fountains and originally referred to the hand pumps that were used to serve the three types of beer at the inn: lambic, faro, and kriek.