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Golden Doesjel - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 16
Gots: 49 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerpirates on 12-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of thegerm87
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IanSpindler
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml caged and corked bottle - another offering from this brewery apparently back from the dead.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium tarnished apricot amber hue, with a very thin cap of purely bubbly dirty white 'head', which leaves absolutely nothing in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of tart, indistinct fruity acetic acid (so, lemon then), funky barnyard yeast, bready, grainy pale malt, white cheese, musty old wooden boards, and leafy, wet hay-like hops. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, subdued lemon vinegar, a tepid earthy funkiness, moldy basement (this, I know), ethereal stale white cheese, a subtle soaked woodiness, and plain leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are unsurprisingly similar to the opening act - damned near nonexistent - the body on the light side of medium weight, and generally smooth, neither the acidity nor wood really in the mood to trifle, it would seem. It finishes just off-dry, the inherent fruitiness not so far gone to the tartness dark side that it can't still proffer a wee touch o' the suggah.

A fairly approachable version of the style, the sour, tart, and funky characters all kept within more than sensible ranges. That said, I'm now wishing for a bit more sassiness, that Gueuze edginess usually found in spades, but I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for that. Good for what it is, then, i.e. maybe a, heh, 'gateway' example.

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottJWing
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrebeka
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gkoz
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidfoley
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ken_P
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of aleigator
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

Has a golden- amber color, with almost no head.

Citrusy crispness, as well as a tart funkiness, both with almost the same intensity, define the first impression of the nose. The fruit aspect gets enhanced by aromas of young green apples, supported by flowery qualities and old, musty hops, as well as leathery malts and cheesy yeast.

Has almost no carbonation at all, which gives the citrus peel fruitiness a lot of space on the palate to unfold. This goes along with very earthy, bready malts, both blending into a short glance of toffeish sweetness, reminding me of a lemon bonbon, which then immediately gets washed away, to introduce an intense dryness to the palate. Lemon rind qualities shine in this dryness, while malts vanish to a minimun, in which they are barely recognizable any longer. Finishes still very sour, almost fruity, due to the juicy lemon flavor, which got a resinous dryness to it, gluing the outside of my teeth. Very refreshing, complex, sour and well balanced Gueuze.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Golden Doesjel from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
91 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.