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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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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6.64%
Wants: 421
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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 MrFootstones
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

MrFootstones, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

spycow, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

claaark13, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

dmsohyea, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

nathanjohnson, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

WeisGuy, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
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!!!

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of stx00lax
5/5  rDev +7.1%

stx00lax, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

starrdogg, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Ineedabeerhere, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

ChaseT, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

jh1982, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

SourNotes, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DaveJanssen
4.7/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

DaveJanssen, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of popery
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Notes from 6/4/19. Huge thank you to cpferris. This was one of the best beers that I’ve ever tried. It looked great - hazy, yellow liquid with a surprisingly nice head. The aroma was fantastic - complex, sour and earthy. In a good way, it smelled like old books, lemon peels and acorns. Lots of oak and sour were apparent. The flavor was possibly even better. The sour wasn’t overpowering but inviting and interesting. It starts with sweetness and acidity but finishes quite dry. Great funk. Gentle feel. An absolutely excellent gueuze. More notes from 6/2011 BA BA tasting at GHS. Once again, I loved this beer. It's got some of the best funk that I've come across. It's just a wonderfully complex gueuze. Lots of lemon, horse blanket and subtle forest-like aromas. Great stuff. One of my very favorite beers.

popery, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of fisherman34
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled sample, consumed at De Heeren van Liedekercke. Tarnished gold in colour with very strong carbonation. Loads of leathery barnyard funk, sharp fragrant lemon, and earthy old wood on the nose. The funk and citrus dominate the palate with a spicy exotic wood note coming through on the finish. Delicate body, but full of flavour and acidic zip. A very special beer.

fisherman34, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of levifunk
4.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared with the usual suspects.

a - super carbonated. the cork blew off with the slightest touch and proceeded to gush. be prepared.

s - huge funk. like blue cheese that smells diaper. lemon haygrass. a slight sulfer picked up that isn't desired.

t - green apple, grass and herbal finish. lemon AND lime. sweet dryness. basically imagine a gin & tonic lambic.

m - very carbonated (overly). light body. this one definitely improves once it has sat a while.

overall - I feel like this is a world-class brew/blend on its way down-hill. I'd say open it if you have it.

levifunk, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of orangesol
4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

HUGE thanks to Kramer for bringing both Blauw and Roos to Ffej of July IX and allowing me to knock off a pair of long time wants. Blauw first, Roos second.

A - Pours murky reddish orange with a huge two finger tall bright white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin wisps of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of funky basement must, barn yard hay, lemon peel, sour apples, drying oak tannins, and a bright acidic tartness. It kind of smells like ripe cheese with a bit of tartness thrown in. Very nice.

T - Starts off with a big, sharp, acidic kick quickly giving way to a mix of musty funk, wet hay, lemon zest, granny smith apples, and drying oak tannins. The sourness is strong initially but it quickly gets enveloped by the strong barnyard funk. The finish is bone dry, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, funky, feel with lots of dryness in the finish. It has an good balance of funk to tart throughout.

O - While I personally preferred the sharp tartness of the Roos to the funky must of the Blauw, this is still an excellent beer. They truly are the perfect complement to each other. Hope I get to try this one again in the future. Thanks again Kramer!

orangesol, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of Deuane
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Second installment of an awesome one-two punch provided by Kramer at Ffej of July IX.

A-Turbid reddish copper with a towering birght white head that quickly disappated to a wispy veil of retention.

S-Massively complex with so much going on. A swirl of wet hay, humid basement, lemon zest, green apple and musty wool blanket. There is sharp acidity in the back adding to the complexity.

T-Muting mustiness up front overlying biting tart berries, lemon zest and Granny Smith apple. Drying oak, fresh cut hay and general musty notes add to the interesting flvour profile.

M-Medium-light bodied, quite sharp and biting with a bone dry finish and long lingering flavours.

O-While I enjoyed the sharp, sweet-tartness of the Roos more this one is hard to beat as well. Just about everything you can expect out of a Gueuze. A true benchmark of the style.

Deuane, Jul 10, 2011
Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.