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Golden Doesjel - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 16
Gots: 49 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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.

No notes at this time.
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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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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 4/13/2012.

Appearance - Deep orange. The faintest well up of bubbles at the end. Very thin collar, but no head.

Smell - Trademark Drie Fonteinen sharp oak, white pepper, and some funk. Very malty smelling, too. Doesn't smell that acidic. Still kinda lemony with lots of white wine notes.

Taste - Dynamic flavor. Starts off with a bright lemony tartness. Then some sweetness, like a light caramel. Builds into a sharp oak flavor which peaks before leaving off with a grassy herbal character and a hay grain flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nearly flat. Just a slight hint of carbonation. Not all that sour by gueuze standards.

Overall - It's very good, but I'd take Oude Geuze over this, especially for the price and availability.

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Golden Doesjel from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
91 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.