Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.41%
Wants: 441
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-15-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of drmcleod10
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Hazy, darker yellow body. Low carb, small white foam head

S - Lemon zest, citrus, tart. Amazing smell for being 11 years old.

T - Taste follows the nose here, love the funkiness that 3f has compared to some of the loons. Woody citrusy lemony blend that it still amazingly bright for being this old

M - Light bodied lower carb, really smooth and easy to drink.

O - Truly a treat to be able to experience a beer such as this

Although this wasn't the best beer at the share in everyones opinion, it definitely was the best experience. Transcend back in time to grab a piece of some vintage beer.

Still holding up great and still world class

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Medium white head. Nice collar.

Smell - Citrus zest and a hefty funk. Very woody. White pepper. Oh my.

Taste - Orange and lemon citrus. Some wheat. A little bit of malt. Pepper. Funky. Sourness builds into the finish. Unbelievably good.

Mouthfeel - Perfect sourness. Perfect body. Well carbonated.

Overall - I am stunned. This is as good as a gueuze gets.

Photo of Stevedore
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What the hell Steven? Thanks a ton for giving me a nice-sized pour of this yesterday, 4/26/2014.

A- Hazy, darker yellow body. Clearly lower in carbonation; but it does come with a half finger white head that retains surprisingly well for such an old lambic.

S- Bold and assertive is what I'd describe the nose and flavour profile of this lambic. Pungent wood, lemon zest and musty barnyard funk are the big players here. Citrus rind, peppercorns, Senne valley funk. The woody, moldy citrus zest is the strongest player in the nose and it is excellent.

F- Again, bold and assertive lambic. I haven't had a ton of these before, but the citrus rind character comes through in a strong way as the barnyard, mustiness isn't as strong as you'd figure. Complex in character since the lemon zest, white vinous character, rind, wood, Senne funk all conspire to bring an unique (thus far) geuze character. Again, the flavour profile is so bold that it made a major impression after drinking full pours of fresh Cantillon Fou' Foune and Cuvée-St-Gilloise; which you'd think would make a 11-year old lambic seem less flavourful.

M- Medium bodied, dry and refreshing. Carbonation is quite low, as expected. Finish is dry with a good bit of funk and old lemon skins.

O- This is great. Part of the excitement may be that this is a 11-year old lambic and these don't come around every day, but even when I correct for that bias, there is no way I can deny that this geuze is very complex and flavourful despite its age. This was definitely a highlight of a very excellent day. Thanks Steven!

Photo of jegross2
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the infamous Geuze Cuvée J&J Blauw from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen out of Belgium.

Score: 99

2003 vintage bottle served in a Drie Fonteinen fountain logo gueuze glass and enjoyed on 02/11/14. Huge thank you and shout out to Paul for graciously sharing this whale! Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a murky, unfiltered honey color with a nice fade to yellow at the bottom of the glass with three fingers of head that slowly recedes to a thick half finger layer. Poor lacing and retention, but what else would you expect for an 11 year old gueuze? 5/5

Smell: What is striking about this beer is how complex and balanced it is. The big unique character here is a distinct cedar wood aroma, which I absolutely adore. Cedar wood, hay/straw, lemon rind, and a very light/subtle barnyard funk. There’s also a little bit of “raisin” that comes through around room temperature. At first, there’s a touch of pool water/chlorine in the nose, but that breathes out and disappears after 15 or so minutes. Very subtle barnyard character and a hint of resinousness. Has a nice residual citrus/fruity brightness, which grows as the beer warms up. 5/5

Taste: Straw-forward upfront, with a little more barnyard funk than nose but still pretty mellow and surprisingly subtle overall for an 11 year old gueuze. Growing bitter lemon rind flavor and tartness and a little orange too as it warms up. At first, at fridge temp, there is minimal sourness. However,t by the time this beer reaches room temperature it gains a nice tartness and bright citrus character that reminds me of the 2007 OGV we drank the other night. Mineral water, straw and faint cedar round out the taste. The cedar is not nearly as pronounced in the taste as it is in the nose, but it is still there. Everything is nicely mixed here. I am shocked by how relatively not unpleasantly funky this beer is. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation. Nice light, but growing tartness with a very dry finish. Acidity level is perfect. 4.75/5

Overall: The cigar lover’s sour! This one largely lived up to the hype for me. The cedar-forward nose was absolutely incredible, and the taste, while different (in that it had less citrus and cedar and more straw/must/funk and mineral character) was just as good. My only knock on this brew is that I would have liked a little more carbonation or tartness to give the taste a bit more liveliness on the palate. Cheers!

Cost: $250 for a 750 ml bottle.

Photo of Jeffo
4.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Generously shared by rvdoorn and papaeugene at my place a while back. Thanks for coming and hanging out for the day gents!

From a 750 into a small wine glass
Bottled 6 September 2003
A blend of one year old Lindeman and 4 year old Girardin.

APPEARANCE: The cork shot out upon opening, so be careful if you're in a room of valuable things (or people). Pours a huge, foamy, white head with half decent retention. Gamboge orange, cloudy, with a bit of carbonation evident. A foamy head remains until the end leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass. Lots of head, but it makes for a good looking glass of lambic.

SMELL: Lemon, hay and barnyard aromas with a bit of acidity as well. Very funky with lots of barn and a hint of peach as well. Very nice.

TASTE: Follows suit. Lemon sourness, barnyard and hay up front with a touch of peachy sweetness in there as well. A mild but lingering finish of tart lemon sourness, acidity, hay and leather works really well. Flavors are really soft, complex and well meshed at this point. Acidity is well measured as well.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. Light and prickly, goes down okay and finishes quite dry and puckering.

OVERALL: Really nice stuff. The flavors have meshed really well and the balance between tart, lemon sourness, funk and acidity is excellent. A little too carbonated and prickly even for a geuze, but that's a minor issue for sure. Definitely worth the effort. Thanks again for bringing this one over guys.

Photo of joe1510
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml

A huge thanks goes out to Alex for cracking this bottle open and generously sharing! As soon as the cage was pulled off a gunshot was heard and d0b lay in waste from a cork to the eye. RIP! Luckily we didn't lose much nectar.

Blauw proudly shows off a glimmering apricot body with a bit of haziness through that absolutely glows when backlit. The dirty white head rises in no time to a billowy three fingers and shows remarkable staying power. The lacing left behind as the head falls and the beer gets drank is immaculate, Swiss cheese coating sheets. Blauw is easily on the best looking gueuzes I have ever run across and the retention lacing is crazy good.

Daaaamn! The funk is out of this world! The aroma is so packed full of musty, cheesy, barnyard, and citric aromas it's hard for me to even begin. Damp, decaying forest wood mustiness gets things moving before segueing into a horse blanket shoved directly into my nasal cavity. Gobs of acidic lemon juice and old, worn out leather add the perfect accompaniments. Not only is the smell of this beer deep but it's incredibly complex and constantly evolving as it sits in the glass. They should make this into an air freshener.

I didn't think there was any way the taste profile could ever live up to the aroma. Surprisingly it does and may actually surpass the smell. All the barnyard, cobwebbed mustiness that the nose showed is found full glory in the aroma. This gueuze is all encompassing funky AND sour. The tart, acidic lemon comes through the upfront mustiness cutting it down to perfect proportions. Worn leather and decaying, fallen wood bring up the rear. This is an amazing beer and one to be reckoned with.

I have to figure out somewhere to take some points off and the only place I can find is mouthfeel. The carbonation was a little on the high side after being in the bottle for 6 years. Surprisingly it never reached aggressive or prickly. As a matter of fact, the barely noticeable high level settled after a couple minutes in the glass to the light bodied snap that I was expecting.

The drinkability is off the charts. While this beer is a world of funk, which can tend to drag on with repeated drinking, the sourness cuts through perfectly to make this gueuze a refreshing drinker. A light body and carbonation on the higher side of the spectrum keep things moving, almost too easily. It's a hard beer to set down, I'll give it that.

I almost feel guilty giving this beer the two less than perfect scores throughout the review. It was easily good enough to land perfects throughout, which is something I have never done and wouldn't like to do. With that said this is one of the best, most complex, enjoyable beers I have ever had and the clear winner (for me) in a night of incredible sours. Thanks again Alex, you crazy bastard!

Photo of jeonseh
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank at NWIBDU tasting. Thanks Rfraga for sharing!

A - Dark hazy orange with a light white head and tons of carbonation. This was so carbonated that it gushed slightly when opened

S - Tart lemon, lactic acid, good amount of funk, slight orange, and light oak. This is just such a well balanced and great nose that manages to bring a strong amount of both tartness and funk. Really a great and complex nose 5

T - Lots of funk that gives it a blue cheese and farmhouse flavor that is mixed with a very tart lemon and lactic acid gueuze. It has a nice softness to it that keeps everything melded together and well balance. The funk really lingers on in the finish after the tartness fades away.

M - Tons of carbonation in a medium body make this easy to drink. The lingering funk with the tartness makes this have a very dry finish.

O - Really a great sour that lives up to the hype. Great balance between a funky and tart gueuze. I was happy to be able to enjoy this one

Photo of cfrances33
4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a basket into a Drie Fonteinen stem.

Pour: Cork shot out with a pop, and gushed about 2 ounces. Have glasses ready! Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange with three plus fingers of sticky, frothy white head. Lots of retention, and lacing.

Smell: Stunning. Overly ripe peaches and apricots, lemon rind, and a deep earthy funk. Incredily well balanced and integrated. As it warms, the funk evolves, opening up with barnyard and minerally earth. The stone fruits become more prominent and tropical. I could smell this forever.

Taste: Bright peach flesh, funk, and tropical sour fruits. Some lemon rind. Lightly sweet. The funk becomes more pronounced as it warms, yet never overpowers the beautiful fruit aspect. Truly incredible how vibrant this is after 10 years.

Mouthfeel: Despite being a massive gusher, this was perfectly carbonated. The balance of flavors lends this to be incredibly drinkable and refreshing.

Overall: Simply, this beer was nearly flawless, and probably the best beer I've ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Vibrant in every way, yet utterly balanced.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle at de Heeren, bottled in 2003, served in a gueuze glass.

A- Pours a hazy dark gold/amber color, huge off-white head, excellent retention and lacing.

S- Absolutely loads of the typical 3F forest floor funk aroma, wet earth and wet oak, some honey. A bit of hay as well. Just a funk explosion. Some light citrusy acidity, but the funk dominates completely.

T- Almost as good as the aroma. Moderate acidity, lactic with a bit of lemon. Flavors are very soft and rounded, similar to the aroma there's a focus on the damp, earthy funk flavors. A bit of hay as well. Lingering flavors of oak and must in the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, lowish carbonation with a smooth, soft feel, finishes bone dry.

O- An excellent beer from 3F, along with Lente and Millenium this is one of my favorites from them. Just a wonderful beer all around.

Photo of AlexFields
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Thanks to totoropanda for the bottle. Opened at our whales tasting 3/16/2013.

Pours a bright almost neon orange, huge froth head with long trails of lace. Epic.

Smells funky as hell. Bright acidic orange, bready wheat, dry funk, wet horse and the rest. Hell yeah.

Taste is bright orange, fairly acidic but also somewhat softened with age, grainy/wheaty finish. Delicious.

Great mouthfeel, soft and great carbonation. Doesn't burn despite being very sour.

Yeah I do like this!

9.7/10

Photo of yourefragile
4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle, thanks for sharing Brad.

Pours a dirty golden orange with a retentive finger of white head. Extremely musty and funky nose, lemon sourness, tart apple, lactic and slightly sweet. Flavor has a slight sulfur hint and is more funky than sour. Lemon acidity, tart under ripe green apple, grass, musty funk in flavor; all incredibly balanced without any one dimension dominating each taste. Medium thick, well carbonated, soft body with a crisp, dry finish. Lovely.

Photo of rudzud
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and company at the last whale tasting. Reviewed from notes. 2003 vintage.

A - Poured into my Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy gold with a one finger white head that fades to leave a thin little blanket with halo. Seriously though, with a touch of the cage this beer errupted out of the bottle.

S - Super, super sharp funk. Rich and potent and powerful stuff here. Nice and earthy, faint flashes of malt. You can almost smell this from across the room.

T - Taste is super funky and super dry/tart. Like an old funky cheese. Delicious. Just insane the amount of funk in this beer. So musty and barnyard like. Floored.

M - Mouthfeel is very good carbonation, so tart and so absurdly funky. Excellent.

O - Overall this was an OMG bottle. Never figured I would get to try one of these. Next up is Blaebear and Isabelle!

Photo of Luk13
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle thanks to hoppypocket. Glowing orange with huge creamy white foam. Impressive for a 9 year old beer. Aroma is distinctive barnyard, citrus peel, old cheddar and some old lambic (menthol). Taste is out of this world. It feels so fresh while being bone dry. Lots of citrus, must and some herbs. Feels like orange juice, nice moderate acidity with orange sweetness. Lively carbonation and light bodied. Awesome and refined, the best of the tasting and probably the best gueuze I've had.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly to Josh for sharing.

a - a GUSHER!!!! gorgeous murky orange color with a thin fizzy head that hung out forever. streaky slippery lacing.
s - musty. barnyard funk.
t - musty barnyard funk, just like the nose. Really funky. very enjoyable.
m - dry finish...musty!
o - overall holding up amazingly well. really good, really funky, and really musty.

Photo of brystmar
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously opened by blatantdream alongside Roze at our big sour tasting last night. Thanks!

Loud pop from the cork announces its arrival, though Blauw kindly follows my house rules and doesn't gush. Impressively carbonated for a 9-year-old beer. Slightly hazy, golden-amber body sports tiny white bubbles up top.

Wow, the nose is incredible! Rich, potent funk; citrus; earthy yeast; a touch of sweet malt in the middle; hints of fruit. And again, its potency is impressive. My gf kept a small pour of this in a separate glass so she could smell it for the rest of the night.

Tasting reveals Blauw's delicate complexity. Tart and citrusy at first, mildly grassy in the middle, fades into a dry & funky finish. Rays of ripe fruit flavor shine through intermittently. Impressively layered; a joyous beverage to sip.

While I typically prefer fruit lambics to gueuze, this was phenomenal. Roze, by contrast, was overly grassy/earthy and not nearly as good. Blauw ranks among the best gueuze I've ever had.

Photo of kevanb
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle shared with friends

A bit of a gusher, this pours a wonderful straw color, hints of orange, copper, gold and amber when held to the light. Fairly cloudy and a few bubbles dance around the beer. The head on this beer is massive with huge billowing clouds of foam that has impeccable retention and fantastic lacing. The aroma is great, a bit soft, but great notes of funk, yeast, horseblanket, all that lovely stuff, but there is so much more, lemon zest, smooth malt, tart fruit, not too acidic at all. The flavors follow the nose well and are a bit more in focus, great funky flavors, tart apples, mild berries, a hint of sweetness, great savory flavors, almost like a spice note from the yeast with some simple grain. This really is a superb geuze, it has everything you could possibly want and it's near perfect harmony. The body is wonderful, so lively yet seemingly rich for a geuze. It dances on your tongue, but doesn't get too bubbly and prickly.

Verdict: Sublime geuze, perfect for sharing with good friends on a great day outdoors. The flavors are in unison, balanced, perfectly integrated and wonderfully complex. This defines a world class beer.

Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an e 75 cl bottle purchased at De Heeren Van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw, Belgium
Botteldatum 6/5/2003
Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler

Review #675

The beer poured a hazy, medium amber and was topped by a three-finger, tight and bubbly, eggshell colored head. The head slowly faded to a thick cap of froth. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was super powdery and dry initially. A bit simplistic. As the beer opened up, the nose turned far more complex. Super funky and musty. Lots of barnyard and cellar characteristics. Leathery with strong notes of oak. There were also some crisp, fresh and dry, grass-like notes that added to the overall complexity.

The flavor profile was crisp, bright and Champagne-like. Remarkably dry with strong white grape notes. Good amount of lemony tartness. Slightly wheaty. Fairly acidic. Musty. Earthy hops came through on the puckeringly dry, tart and tannic finish. The beer turned funkier as it warmed but did not display the complexities found in the nose.

The mouthfeel was quite Champagne-like as well. Super creamy, plush and smooth on the palate. Supple. The liquid contained an ultra fine bubbled, zippy effervescence.

Geuze Cuvée J&J Blauw is a remarkably crisp, dry and refreshing beer, but it did not quite live up to my expectations. For a nine-year-old gueuze, it tasted surprisingly fresh and bright.

Photo of Treebs
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

And this is what Sean finished the tasting with. Had this back to back with the Roze. 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip.

A: Much darker amber color than the Roze. A nice frothy white head forms on the pour and slowly recedes to a thick collar and thin cap. Splotchy lace is left behind.

S: Sour raspberry, tart cherries and some oak. Light sweetness and mild funk as well. blends really nicely together.

T: Dark sour cherry with a nice pucker. Almost like a warhead candy with out the artificial sugar flavors. Tart raspberry, vanilla sweetness, some woody oak and nice funky cheese on the finish.

M: Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. The sourness gets in there gives you a nice pucker. A real jowl hitter.

O: I enjoyed this just a tad more than the Roze as it had more a sour kick to it. The Roze was more vibrant, but this beer went deeper in flavor. Huge thanks again to Sean (Sean9689) for sharing this rarity!!

Photo of spdyfire83
4.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

211th Review
75cl bottle
Poured in a 3F Geuze glass

The one and only vintage...2003, of course!

A: Medium orange copper. Barely half (soft white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Robust, crisp, and funky. Cracked straw, barnyard funk, blue cheese, and lemon zest. Touch of oak and mellow citrus.

T: Oh so tasty! Excellent balance of sour, tart, and sweet. Barnyard funk, green apple tart, lemon rind, aged cheese, and cobwebs. So complex, but so great!

M: Light/medium bodied with smooth, gentle carbonation.

O: Superb beer with beautiful balance and age. So tasty, smooth, and enjoyable! Hard to top this, but I'm sure there might be a few out there, that I have yet to enjoy, that rise above this (hence the almost perfect score).

Photo of mdfb79
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 04/14/12 notes. I believe Thorpe429 brought this one and Brad brough the Roos, but it could be the other way around. Either way, huge thanks to both fo you for sharing these side by side at the sour tasting; they've been huge wants of mine for a very long time.

a - Pours a murky dark orange-brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Little bit darker then the Roos.

s - Smells of sour fruits, barnyard funk, oak, earthy notes, citrus, hay, light spice. Ton of sour fruits, very nice nose.

t - Tastes of barnyard funk, sour fruits, sour citrus, lemons, hay, earthy notes, spice, fruity malts, bread. More funk then the nose and even more sour fruits; amazing taste. One of the best tasting gueuzes at the tasting and I've ever had.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Crisp and easy to drink; perfect mouthfeel.

o - Overall this beer blew me away; one of the best beers I had at the tasting and one of the best sours I've had in general. I think everyone preferred this one to the Roos; I found this one funkier and the Roos with a little more spice. An Awesome beer I really hope I can have again.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Re-reviewed at Akkurat next to millennium, blauw, and other main players. Pour is golden yellow, hazy, thin white head with big gentle bubbles. Very light funk, paper and dusty cobweb, salty and rindy with light hint of soap. Golden fruits behind, sour and citrusy, fantastic balance. Flavor actually falls off slightly, still great. Dusty, salty up front with cheese rind notes and lots of mineral mid palate. Good golden fruits, rather bright and nice level of sourness. Light body, soft palate, highly carbonated and nice dry finish. Such a great beer and still holding up incredibly well, had several bottles throughout the trip and each was great.
***
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this at the Epic tasting where he, Frank, and Jeremy really shook the groud we sat on with insane beers.

A-dark hazy golden amber color with orange edges and tons of a tight creamy head with a spotty lace.

S-the nose brings a yeasty funkiness with notes of an earthy mushroom and cheese. a lemon tartness comes in towards the back.

T-the funky earthy musk is right up front, notes of aged cheese and chardonnay, tart white grapes, soft peaches, with a touch of sweetness. acidity comes in at the finish with the lemon from the nose.

M-great feel, a little grainy, huge carbonation with a crisp finish and solid body throughout.

D-extremely tasty with the highest utmost complexity. subtle flavors ranging all over the map but truly working together. couldn't drink a ton of this; but this is insanely well done.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour was golden orange, nice fluffy white head. built up quick and just stuck there.

nose was very interesting. along with the cheese and funk was a mild berry aspect. picked up very faint blueberry and lemon. nice old oak. stunning nose.

very tart with the help of light lemon and sour berry. cheesy and funky with a strong old barnyard presence. a fair strong oak and musty flavor through the finish which helped the dry bitterness.

fairly carbonated with strong bite. very dry and bitter.

delicious, worthy, amazing.

Photo of MrFootstones
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a big bone white head that settles into a decent foam cap.

Sweet, tangy fruit. Berries, citrus, and slight peach. Dirty, stanky, horsey funk. Ancient oak barrels. Slight enteric raunch. Old, potentially past-their-prime hay bales.

Humongous funk and cheese. Tangy fruit and mild fruity sweetness. Lingering musty oak. Lemons and underripe stone fruit. Old forgotten barns with lots of hay and cobwebs. Oddly, but not unpleasantly, lactic cured artisan salami lingers in the finish. Cedar like spice arises as it opens up.

Highly carbonated, pretty spritzy, leaves your palate scrubbed as if with a Brillo pad, what with all the acid and tannins.

One of my favorite beers I have had. Fantastic stuff. I am a fan of this intense funk.

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Drank this superb blended Geuze on many occasions with more to come!

Hazy reddish orange with a huge two finger bright white head, leaving a light film and thin wisps of lace down the glass; perfect!! Aroma is typical Armand geuze with the funkiness you expect from his Lambics. Barnyard, horse blanket, lemon peel, sour apples, drying oak tannins, and a bright acidic tartness; it doesn't get much better than this. I could savour this aroma for hours without a taste from the glass; very complex! Then comes the taste with a nice lemony zest but balanced with other fruit like sweetness and hints of oak and earth and of course funky barnyard, horse blanket, and just the perfect touch of tartness. Mouthfeel has light tannins, delicate, nuanced and well balanced with a nice puckering aftertaste that leaves me drooling for more.

Personally, this once in a life time Geuze is second to none; Fantastic!!!

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 split two ways at De heeren. Poured into 3F geuze glasses. Served at celalr temp. Reviewed 19 June 2011.

Ar: Fruity, berries, dirty funk, barn, straw/hay, good sourness, tropical fruit, cherry, woody, msty/earthy, definitely has the 3F fdirty funk.

Ap: Mild haze orange amber, thick off white head, great retention, lace

T: Sour, strong lemon, grapefruit bitterness, hay, tart fruit, green apple, strong grapefruit rind, very grassy/hay oriented, very complex, tropical fruit, cherry, berries, dirty barn character comes out with time, goaty, complex earthy/musty/woody, strong pithy citrus, earthy blackberr (blackberry, overripe blackberry, dusty old deaad vines, young green vines) strong bitter and sour up front, fades to more fruity, ends with strong earthy with blackberry, lingering hay and barn.

M: high fine carbonation, slightly puchering acidity, warming acid, pithy bitterness at end

O: Unique, nice fruitiness, very complex, not as dirty in the taste as in the aroma, very good, long finish, not as dirty/cheesy as other 3F geuze of similar vintage.

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.