Golden Doesjel - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.31/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into 3F tumbler. Vintage 2013.
Pours flat, filtered apple cider appearance to the T.
Aroma is pleasantly fruity, funky, and bright like most 3F lambics. Clean citrus with key lime and loquat, apple peel, Camembert, and white grape juice.
Taste is also bright with citrus, light white wine, fresh pasture, and green apple. Not as complex as a lot of lambics can be, but what it lacks in that department makes up in juicy flavor. Very nice.
Mouthfeel is light with flat carbonation. Drinks much like a filtered apple juice would. The lack of carbonation seems to make this even easier to drink than a standard Gueuze.
Very nice straight lambic beer with bright flavors and crazy drinkability. Given the price of this, it's too damn drinkable. Crushed it quick. Though it's nice, I do prefer the carbonation of Gueuze. But that aside, it's a beautiful offering by Drie Fonteinen.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:21:28 | More by MarcWP
4.29/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375ml bottle sealed with C&C.
bottling date of APR 13, 2012.
poured into HF Wine Stem.
Appearance: Glowing orange bodied beer with a yellow huge. This beer is slightly opaque. Thin cap of white colored head resulting from a hard pour. No lacing on the glass. No head retention as the head dies out to a very thin ring on the perometer of the glass.
Smell: Moderate to high levels of acetic sourness in the nose. White wine and massive amounts of oak presence in this nose to match the intensity of the sourness. Lots of funk in this nose too. Its remenicent of Golden Blends funkiness. As soon as you smell it you know its that signature 3F funkiness. Barnyard mustiness and rotten hay with some horseblanket for good measure. Deep earthy and fruity brett aroma as well.
Taste: well that is a surprise. I was expecting a sour bomb based on the nose, but that is not the case at all. Mild tartness pairs with earthy brett and wet oak to start things off. Mild bitterness in the middle that I cant quite place. Moderate funk presence that translates in to the flavor just like the nose. It is full of barnyard mustiness and rotten hay with some horseblanket plus a hint of lacto cheesiness like plain greek yogert. Very earthy. Finishes with lemon, white wine, and a hint of apple cider vinegar. Fairly balanced flavors without anyone thing over powering other elements in the flavor profile with the exception of the level of funkiness in this beer. The funkiness seems to be the start of the show in my opinion. Nice and complex beer that is like a unblended lambic/gueuze hybrid.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with almost non existant carbonation levels. The beer feels watery and slippery (like what uncarbonated acid would feel like in your mouth), then it has a semi dry finish. I need this beer to have more carbonation for this gueuze to be great. Surprising drinkablilty.
Overall: In the battle of Golden Blend vs Golden Doesjel. Golden Blend is the definately the better gueuze by far. Another quality gueuze by 3F. This is honestly like a flat version of Golden Blend. Golden Doesjel also reminds me more of an unblended lambic than a Gueuze. Still a treat to try another 3F beer!
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 02:54:03 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Golden Doesjel from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
91 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.