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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

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 183
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6.64%
Wants: 423
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-15-2005)
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Photo of JDV
3.15/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by miketd. Thanks Mike!
Pours rich and murky yellow. Smell is funky and sour and very gueuze like. Taste is tart, sour and very similar to the Rose but maybe a bit sharper and more tart. Medium body. Decent, but too mild flavor-wise aside from the neutral sourness for me.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked and capped bottle poured into an acbf sampling glass, 2003 vintage.

Pours a very light cloudy almost whit color. Nose is all kinds of funk and tart that just kills your sense of smelll.

Taste is all wet blanket and old funk, pretty similar to the oude gueze but still pretty drinkable given the harsh and tart finish.

Photo of incubuscience
3.75/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Arbitrator
3.9/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by alfrantzell, who was overheard remarking, "This isn't made by Cantillon so it's not a real gueuze anyway." That comment was as real as the Narke Xantus tasting notes he ascribed to me.

A: I had the pleasure of sitting across the table. I was in full adrenaline mode, having stayed up most of the night before; my heart was pounding in the low 100s, and I was staring at everyone with an intense, but haggard, paranoia. When I saw Arne apply some pressure on the cork, I went into The Zone. Time slowed down. I observed his wan, dullard face adopt a soft grin. I saw the cork slip just a millimeter past his fingers. I should have reached out and caught it, but I wanted to see what would happen next. Yes. Yes. The bottle was about to burst, all over Arne's pretty face. Yes. OOMPH! The cork shot out, just inches past his eye. Arne, still grinning, had no time to react. If he had been standing just a bit closer, he'd be a pirate right now.

Anyway, the beer was grossly overcarbonated to the point of injury. It gushed. In our glasses, it poured a faintly glowing light amber / orange body with good head, good retention, good lace.

S: Wood. Tannic as hell. Sulfur, fresh produce -- I suppose blueberries, but there was a general berry / fruit character to it that went beyond just one fruit -- and funk.

T: This is very, very woody (cue largadeer: "That's what makes it amazing! Most tannic gueuze I've ever had!"). Lemon zest, lactic sourness, restrained blueberries and some other fruit (white grape?). Funk was there, but it was not a strong or defining characteristic. It is expressed as horse blanket and must.

M: Carbonation is high, making it quite foamy. Otherwise, the beer is dry, astringent (tannic).

D: It was quite good.

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of BearsOnAcid
4.08/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours similar to the oude geuze. Hazy yellow color and lively carbonation. Smell has a very musty brett character. Earth, mushrooms and sharp lemons. Flavor is strikingly similar to Millenium Geuze for me. That dry, woody, strong brett, and earthy/soil/mushroom flavor is coming forward the most. Lemon acidity is moderate. A bit more acidic than Millenium. I actually prefer this much more. The flavor isn't totally driven and dulled out by that unique brett flavor. Carbonation is prickly on the tongue. Very nice.

Photo of trappistlover
4.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. Huge thanks to Rusty for the share!!). Pours a cloudy, yellow apricot. Aroma is funky and has some nice grape, vinous qualities. Taste is sour and vinegary. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Smoth, sour finish. This was really good and I’m really glad to have tried this.

Photo of Jeffo
4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
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 drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at a tasting, side by side, with the J&J Roos. First thing is first. The labels of these beers are great. Oil paintings of a silhouette of a nude female torso profile, its just such a pretty painting. I understand that these beers were originally brewed for the brewer's wedding and the roos was for the wife (naked woman on the label) and the Blau was for the husband (naked man on the label). Great concept.

Beer is yellow and hazy, just like the other one. Head is small bubbles, white to off white.

Aroma is a strong funk and completely sour. More funky than the Roos but still amazing smelling.

There is a lot of citric based sour in this beer. This reminds me a lot of a Cantillon Helena but totally different. Beer is tart and there is a slight sulfur taste really late. Overall this beer is very similar to the Roos, slightly less sour, slightly more funk, and there's some sulfur in the palate. I understand that most people like the Blau over the Roos but I'm the opposite. Both are great but the Roos is slightly better.

Photo of rfgetz
4.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Great Lambic Summit

Pours a mysteriously dark (for a geuze) copery gold color with hige poof of minature white bubbles. The glass is sheeted with lace after each sip. Scent is a wonderful blend of many subduded notes such as barnyard, earth, chalk, horse, musty oak, slight metallic tones even some fruit. Taste is more aggressive than many geuzes i have had, bold flavors from many complex notes including big musty wood flavors, balanced tartness, earth and clay, hints of tart cherry as well. Lighter side of medium bodied, highly active carbonation, light chalkyness, wonderfully dry. A treat that i would not even have put on my radar due to its rarity.

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of jrallen34
4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle graciously provided by Eric, redeeming my De Heeren experience that left me speechless and without a drop of their special nectars. Sadly the beer itself didn't redeem my experience, maybe too high of expectations on my part but based upon the seasoned palate of Alex and Sean who shared that their previous bottle was much better, it might be high time to drink these bad boys up. Especially considering this beer was about a month old straight ouf of De Heeren where you presume they are being stored at proper conditions and not waste deep in a flooded basement or off site completely. But I digress(if you want the full store just bm me)....As everyone mentioned, be prepared when opening, highly carbonated. Golden pour with a decent amount of head, not as much as you would expect though, a good thing. Good retention and lacing...A decent nose of funkyiness but it its weirdly acidic and stale to me. Lots of oak was surprising, sterile in a weird way for me...Taste was slightly better but still a sterile presence to it, inhibited in some way. Oak, lactic, sour horse blanket. The right players are there, just not working completely. Don't get me wrong this is still an excellent beer, but I was expecting in the range of Loerik and it was more in the range of Oude Gueze Vintage. The taste is more of a 4.25 but just can't give it a 4.5.

A beer worth trying for sure but starting down the wrong side of excellent.

Photo of AgentZero
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Big props to TurdFurgison for bringing this one out at my Bachelor Weekend Tasting.

A - Huge head, apparently this beer exploded (luckily some knowledgable BA's knew to open this outside. Some dragging lace on the sides. Head dissipated quickly to a partial cap.

S - Grass and barnyard up front. Sweet notes, also very light.

T - Great barnyard funk and horse blanket. Nice hay and farm smell. Not always a fan of these, but this is outstanding. Very light and sweet, great funk.

M - Super smooth, no bite on the backend like I was expecting. I think this is actually the highpoint of this beer, the complete lack of harshness.

D - So easy, even with the tartness. This is a great beer, not quite mindblowing, but doesn't disappoint on the hpye.

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.