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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

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.62%
Wants: 415
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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4/5  rDev -14.5%

vissai, May 12, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%

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

AlexFields, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

yourefragile, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

drummermattie02, Mar 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Shmeal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.7/5  rDev +0.4%

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!

rudzud, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

readbaron, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

aasher, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

mark99, Jan 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Mark000, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

jbuddle, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

futura123, Jan 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Brew33, Jan 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

rmaste6282, Nov 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

shoyoroll, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

SpdKilz, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

brystmar, Aug 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

whartontallboy, Aug 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

sideshowe, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of kevanb
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

kevanb, Aug 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

DJButters, Jul 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Kaydogg, Jun 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

mdillon86, Jun 28, 2012
Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.