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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose)Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose)

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 317
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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.

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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 44
Photo of cfrances33
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a 3F stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013. Thanks rfraga7!

Pour is a deep orange, with two fingers of off white, frothy head. Head retains for a while, and leaves some nice lacing. Smell is incredible, and easily the highlight of this beer - bright, juicy tropical fruits (mango, papaya), some lemony bite, and wrapped up in a clean, musty funk (cobwebs, basement, some hay). Taste is impressive, but not as much so as the nose. More tropical fruits that are slightly subdued. A nice lemony bite, and a delicious mineral funk. Finish develops this floral, grassy, perfume aspect that is enjoyable, but mildly offputting. Quite drinkable, with a medium level of sourness. Finish is dry. A top notch geuze that was a pleasure to have, but falls short of Blauw but quite a bit.

Photo of Tnudish
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transferring some old reviews over to BA. Bottle provided generously by Sean. Thank you for the extremely rare tick man.

A-Pours a cloudy pale orange in color with a half fingers worth of white head.

S-Nose is classic 3F gueuze with a touch of sweetness. It’s funky as usual, must and cobweb.

T-Flavor isn’t in your face funk like a vintage gueuze or an aged regular Oude gueuze, it is a touch sweeter and slightly perfume-like? Still delicious don’t get me wrong.

M-Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, with a moderate finish.

O-We sampled this side by side with blauw, and in my person opinion blauw was a far superior beer. Not to say that this isn’t a phenomenal gueuze, but blauw was just flat out better. Thank you Sean for the opportunity at these beers. It was truly a treat to try them side by side.

Photo of brystmar
4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously shared by blatantdream alongside Blauw at our big sour tasting last night. Thanks!

Loud pop from the cork announces its arrival, though Roze kindly follows my house rules and doesn't gush. Impressively carbonated for a 9-year-old sour. Pour is similar to Blauw: golden-amber, transparent body with small white bubbles forming on the surface. Less head than its peer.

Funky barnyard yeast dominates the nose. Grassy, earthy, bitter yeast parades through my nasal cavities while oak and citrus try to make a name for themselves. Enjoyable, but pales in comparison to Blauw's decadent aroma.

Taste follows the nose with bold, funky yeast leading the charge. Hay, grass, and earthy notes support the base closely, squashing the citrus resistance shortly after it appears. Roze is the free-spirited younger child to Blauw's role as the composed, refined older sibling.

Really glad I got to try this, especially alongside the other J&J. Both held up surprisingly well after 9 years in the bottle, though it should be obvious which I preferred. Cheers!

Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had next to blauw, vintage 02, and DHVL Ann. Blend. Pour is a hazy golden yellow with a light fluffy white head and huge lace left behind. The nose has some dusty leathery funk, golden fruits, and slightly perfumy in back. Taste is great, lighter funk than blauw, still rindy, more dusty and leathery, more assertive fruits of apricot and peach. Hint perfumy in the back with a strong sour and dry finish. Light body, gentle up front with lively carbonation tingling the throat in back. Awesome stuff, less forward than the blauw but more drinkable.

Photo of Treebs
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't even know where to begin with the thanks. Sean (Sean9689) decided to pull out this beer I thought I'd never get to try. Massive thanks Sean!!!! 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky, splotchy lace as it slowly makes its way down the glass.

S: There's really a lot going on in this nose. Sweet and tart berry. Some slight tangy blueberry, sweaty funk and some mild oak.

T: More berry combination. Tart blueberry, sweet strawberry, and a mildly sour lemon grass. Oaky vanilla sweetness with some nice funky after tones.

M: medium to light bodied with a nice carbonation. The finish is drying and refreshing at the same time.

O: Well a huge thanks Sean (again) for busting out this rarity. It was still incredibly delicious and vibrant after all this time and it was treat to have. I'm very happy to have knocked this off my "never going to have" list. But Sean wasn't done with this one...

Photo of mdfb79
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 04/14/12 notes. I believe Brad brought this one and Thorep429 brough the Blauw, 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 clear yellow orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour fruits, funk, earthy notes, lemon, citrus, hay, lactic notes, orange, spices, bready notes. Awesome, super sour nose, with a lot of fruit and citrus, and nice funk mixing in. Amazing nose, a tiny bit better then Blauw in my opinion.

t - Tastes of sour fruits, spices, pepper, yeast, funk, earthy notes, hay, citrus, bready malts. More spice and pepper than the nose and less funk than Blauw; a step down from the nose, though still great.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, easy to drink, quite light. Awesome body.

o - Overall I loved this one and thought it was amazing, though the Blauw is even better. While I feel like it is splitting hairs between two of the best gueuzes I've ever had, this one had some more spice and pepper while the Blauw had more funk, which I loved. An amazing sour I'd love to have again.

Photo of DaveJanssen
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1/3 750 poured into red wine glasses.

Ar: Horsey, dirty, barn, super funky, slightly composty, olives, tropical fruit and citrus, strong hay, chalky

Ap: Brilliantly clear dark gold, white head, great retention, very pretty

T: Dirty, olive, citrus tartness, sour fruit and vegetable, olive pit bitterness, wood, oak, citrus/pineapple tang, vanilla, mild berries/cherry, strong lingering olive bitterness, great restrained balance, mild cheese, amazing complexity, the strongest character to me in this beer is fresh picked green olives with a quick soak in seawater

M: Med/high fine carbonation, light body, fink, bitterness

O: strong unique olive, good fruit, acid and wood before ending with funk and bitterness, pleasant balance and subtlety, fruit character increases with warmth, much funkier than blauw.

Photo of MrFootstones
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a white head that settles into a thin film atop the brilliant, clear, bright orangy golden geuze.

Delicious 3F funk hits the nose first. Lemon zest and bitter pith, general sourness, and slight citric sweetness round out the aroma.

Sourness is first up, lemon juice and straight up lactic. Very restrained funk for a 3F beer of this age. Mild earthiness and damp oak and cellar. Slight cheesiness and earthy mushroom come out as it warms. Distinct, perhaps uncured olive, bitterness hangs around for quite a while. Grassy herbal notes also arise.

Wonderful mouthfeel. Full but not spritzy carbonation. Damp, drying, oaky tannins linge long after the sip.

A very restrained geuze from 3 Fonteinen. While it doesn't beat you over the head with brash or complex funk and sourness, it achieves a beautiful balance that makes it a real pleasure to drink.

Photo of orangesol
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

A - Pours hazy copper orange with a nice one finger tall bright white head, dissipating down to a thin film, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of light must, sharp raspberry tartness, lemon peel; and a few other tropical fruits; and a touch of dry oak tannins. The sourness is quite delicate compared to its brother with quite a bit more fruit. Awesome stuff.

T - Starts off with a bright raspberry sourness up front slowly giving way to a mix of lemon zest, grapefruit, horse blanket funk, and a touch of dry oak. This one has WAY more fruit than its counterpart, and in my book that is a good thing. The finish is quite tart with a touch of dryness, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sharp, tart, feel with plenty of it lingering long after consumption. I enjoyed how the sourness never gets to the point of being overpowering. Very nice.

O - This is easily one of the best sours I have ever had. I enjoyed how it had plenty of tart fruit but it never got to the point of being overpowering. I never thought I would even see a bottle of this, let alone have the chance to drink one. Thanks again Kramer!

Photo of Deuane
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A bottle picked up on a recent trip to Belgium by Kramer and generously shared at Ffej of July IX. Thanks much Kramer!

A sharp, forceful--POP with no overflowing or gushing.

A-Hazed copper kissed golden with a thin eggshell white head that faded to a wispy veil.

S-Powerful nose with sharp musty tartness with notes of raspberry sourness, fresh cut hay and a little lemon zest.

T-Sharp, biting raspberry and lemon rind sourness nicely moderated with a pleasant sweetness. Mustiness is subdude and rather low key, no real wildly "weird" funk going on with this on--and it works great.

M-Medium-light bodied, sharp and crisp with great complexity and long lasting biting tartness.

O-An excellent example of the style. This is a dream of a brew to sip and enjoy on a hot summer day. Everything one could ask for in a world class Gueuze!

Photo of sisuspeed
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to an awesome BA for the bottle!

Nice clean pop, no gushing, straight into a Drie Fonteinen tumbler. Light amber-brown body with a thin white head. Slightly hazy body.

Cedar, lemon zest and brett rise up from the glass. Musty aroma with earthy pepper notes. Lots of wood, oak and cedar, but not overdone. Beautiful spice aroma.

The taste is light, earthy, leather with dry brett and lemon zest. Earthy floral qualities mixed with oak and cedar. Dry, grassy, bitterness on the finish. Lemon grass citrus. Great flavorful balance.

Mouthfeel is dry brett with soft citrus. Light carbonation and slightly slick.

Overall, this beer has excellence balance and feel. Beautiful flavor and aroma. I really like the cedar spice notes that come through. Roos seems to be drinking really well, but I haven't had it fresh, so I can't say how it's changed. Definitely right up there with the best Drie Fonteinen blends. I'd love to have another bottle or two, but considering how hard this is to come by, your time and money is much better spent acquiring the new Armand'4 blends that don't cost an arm and a leg, yet taste as good or better than this. Still, Roos is an excellent beer and worth trying if you can.

Photo of SpencerDB
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Popped next to Blauw thanks to Craytonic. You’re the man Matt. Poured into a snifter a pretty clear orange. Clean orange pour. Thin white head, no lacing. Almost still. This is a real delicacy.

Peppery aroma. White and black pepper. Funky. Pie crust. Sweaty socks. bready. Best nose of any beer I’ve ever had. If I could have rated the aroma 11 I would have.

The taste is full on funky awesomeness. White pepper and sharp funk. Smooth, perfect mouthfeel. Added the yeast and it was spectacular.

This is by far the best lambic, beer, consumable I’ve ever had. An absolutely incredible nose of pungent funk and pepper. I would bathe in this beer. Cheers to everyone that had a part in making/blending. Superb. Crushed Blauw in every way. Giving it a 5 is an understatement.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.53/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mikey711 for sharing this one. 4oz. pour from a corked and caged bottle into a brandy snifter. Reviewed at a tasting on 2/19/11. From notes.

A: Pours near no head with just a slight white ring clinging around the glass. Beer is a semi-clear orangy-peach pulp. Lacing is spotty and sparse. Besides the ring of head that clings near indefinitely to the top, pretty pedestrian-looking brew.

S: Nose is lemon, peach, and citrus. Funk presence is like smelling an open milk fridge at a supermarket that hasn't been cleaned recently. Subtle too.

T: Opens with a slight lemon rind tartness. Grassy bitterness towards the middle. Yeasty. Tart lemon, peach, and Brett funk. Dry at the finish with a slight aftertaste of cobweb and wet straw. Above average, but barely. There's less funk here and much more earth and grassiness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly spritzy going down with some rough edges here and there. Very dry. Finish is a bit messy with a clean aftertaste that doesn't linger. Appropriate and well done but could use a bit less bubbles.

D: Much less impressive than its counterpart Blauw, Roos is more of an earthy gueuze rather than a funky gueuze. I was delighted to try this next to Blauw to provide a nice contrast (thse beers complement each other very well) but its important to keep in mind the flavor profile so as not to be shocked at what you're getting.

Photo of craytonic
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shared with dirty south tasting krewe of kkipple, habmike and SpencerDB to celebrate Spencer's new job.

Appearance: very small mother-of-pour head, does not stick around or leave any lacing. Pour istself is a light straw-golden-yellow Visually, this one is a bit lighter but does not have the head retention or lacing of Blauw.

Smell: I knew instantly this was going to be an amazing gueuze. Very soft and mellow with a light pleasant funk, oak and a faint honey sweetness. Perhaps some pear and peach.

Taste: Amazing mellow funkiness of leather, horse blanket and soft cheese, followed by oak with fresh lemon juice on the finish. Sour but not bracing.

Mouthfeel: Amazingly light and crisp; very enjoyable. Very light carbonation but it does not detract

Drinkability: Wish I had a gallon of this. I wanted to steal someone else's glass. I was wishing I had kept this one for myself. That good. Reminds me of my favorite red label vintage 2002 bottles. I found blauw much more sharp and less enjoyable.

Note: I have been told by multiple people that they have seen great bottle variation in both blauw and roos and like each differently each time they taste them.

Photo of mothman
4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ahhh the now bigger wale of the two.

Pours a white head. Great retention and lacing. Color is a hazed golden bronze.

Aroma: Cognac and oak. Big funk. Lemon acidic flavors. Vanilla and brown sugar spice. Musky. Killer aroma.

Taste: Lemon acidicness, fruity, melons, nice spices, vanilla, brown sugar, oak, and basement funk and musk.

Mouthfeel: Light fizzyness,dry, sour, and tart. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a really good gueuze. Blauw is better, but this is still solid. Solid -bals. Great drinkability. Another solid gueuze from 3F.

Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you for breaking open yet another great bottle, Jer.

A: The pour is a clear orange-amber color with a finger or so of white head.

S: Very grassy on the nose, like a lot of Drie Fonteinen beers. Quite funky, too. I seem to smell some blue cheese, which is interesting. A lot of lemon and lemon zest, in particular. Hay, wet oak, and must are there as well.

T: Again, there seems to be an emphasis on the grass and hay aspect of the funk. Plenty of oak and a slight must to go with lemon peel and lactic acidity. There's the typical dirty/sweaty sock thing going no here, too.

M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level carbonation and a dry finish.

D: Not as good as Blauw, but still a pretty decent gueuze. I wish I could have tried this when it was younger.

Photo of AgentZero
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Chris aka spycow for this very generous contribution to our post Christmas tasting.

A - Golden colored beer with a small head that quickly dissipated and left some random spots on the side. Appropriate gueze-look.

S - Not always a fan of guezes, but this one does smell pretty nice. Barnyard funk, lemon, some funkified fruit, grass and flowers, and some earth tones. The tart mingles with just enough fruity sweetness and barnyard to give this a great smell.

T - Tastes a lot like the above mentioned nose, with the lemon and earth making a more forward appearance than was expecting. Somehow tastes like it has some age on it, as the the tartness and funk being great but have both had the edge taken off of it. Some wood characteristic comes through, but it only adds to the complexity as opposed to being distracting.

M - Smooth with an appropriately dry finish. Carbonation feels quite natural, very champagne-like.

D - For a tart and funky beer, this is exceptionally easy to get down. Very smooth, unoffending, and drinkable.

Photo of Overlord
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Jerz for hosting an awesome tasting, and for so many generous beer connoisseurs who made the event possible.

Pours ... not red or pink! But, rather an orange gold. Half an inch to an inch of white crust with bubbling.

Smells like spiced pepper zest with unripe apples and lemons. Raw bracing lemons. This is a great funky, unripe fruit, cheesy/moldy/barnyard-y/musty and not overly spiced aroma. Really superb.

Taste is brings with it some wood notes, along with peppery yeast, spicey crazy piercing funk that shoots to the brain (whoa, a moldy haystack just lanced my frontal lobe), and some melding unripe fruite notes that unfortunately aren't quite as strong in the flavor as they were in the nose. The flavor might have gone a little to spiced funk for me, but still excellent. Maybe even a bit of a random old cognac/old port/old dark wine barrel aftertaste.

Very nicely carbonated.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared very graciously by spycow at the post-Christmas tasting--thanks Chris! Served in my Cantillon tulip.

Luckily, this one didn't quite explode the cork like the bottle of Blauw Eric generously shared a month or so back. The appearance was a slightly-hazed golden color with a thin white head but not much in the way of retention. The nose was pretty powerful with a good deal of funk and a touch of sourness carrying through in the background. Also there was a bit of hay, random fruit, and a nice amount of lemon rind. Very interesting and complex.

The taste followed in the same direction and really hits the style on tue head. Great funky presence along with mild acidic character. Nice lemony pucker plus some other mild fruits. Each sip reveals something else. Feel is fantastic with a great complexity of funk and a nice finishing light sourness. Huge thanks again to Chris as this had been a longtime want for me and I'm thrilled to finally have gotten a taste.

Photo of spycow
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Post Christmas tasting. 750ml bottle poured in a Bruery Tulip.

Opens with a nice pop of the cork but thankfully no gushing at all. Pours a golden yellow with nice lacing and carbonation. With a swirl of the glass you get that musty, barnyard funk, and some grassiness in the aroma. Taste is mildly sweet and sour, tart lemon, some exotic fruitiness that lingers pleasantly on your taste buds. The mouthfeel was light bodied and a little dry with feel of the right amount of carbonation. This is a really a good gueuze that is definitely worth seeking out albeit the rarity makes it tough on the pocketbook or your cellar to obtain these days unless you can savor it at De Heeren.

Glad I had an opportunity to try this. Now for a Blauw....

Photo of MasterSki
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to spycow for sharing this one. Served in a Rodenbach tulip.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of white foam that dissipates to a thin cap, leaving little in the way of lace. The body is a hazed orange color.

S - Plenty of lemon, earthy mushroom and herbs, musty barn, and light diaper notes over top of a bouquet of rotting tropical fruits. Even though this is blended from lambics not brewed by Drie Fonteinen there is still some of their signature funk - perhaps that is why Armand pick these specific lambics for blending?

T - Light acetic sourness, some berries and lemons, a bit of woodland mushroom, and a bit more oak than I was expecting, although still less tannic than the Blauw.

M - Mellow carbonation, medium body with a smooth texture, very dry in the finish. The sourness gets a bit stomach-churning after a half-glass.

D - This is very good, although not on par with the Blauw I had back in September 2009 or the bottle generously shared by nerd this August. It IS, however better than the Blauw I had three weeks ago at TurdFurgison's place. Perhaps this is aging better, or perhaps it's just random bottle variation. We'll probably never know. In any case, a very good gueuze that is highly recommended, particularly if you are in the neighborhood of DHL.

Photo of Sean9689
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Chris to bringing this to our post-Christmas tasting. Poured into a 3F wine glass.

A - Pours a darker golden yellow, white fizzy head, some spotty lacing here and there (not much), a very thin cap on top.

S - Funk, tart/sour, oak, floral notes, lemon zest. Not as funky as Blauw, but still a great level of funky goodness.

T - Lemon zest, oak, funk, floral tart/sourness, and an interesting slightly bitter/funky finish. This is better then the Blauw we opened up a few weeks back, but not quite as good as the Blauw we opened a year or so ago.

M - Light, champagne-esk/fizzy carbonation, dry finish.

D - Really enjoyed this one and it's about time I ticked this beer! Once again, huge thanks to Chris for bringing this and letting me get the tick. A nice holiday surprise!

Photo of jrallen34
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into my Narke glass. Big thanks to Chris...Darker than usually gueze gold. Surprisingly not a gusher, decent carbonation, nothing special...Aroma is really good, earthy musky yummyiness, slight horse blanket finish. Subtle fruity undertone is interesting...The taste is equally nice, incredibly balanced gueze, super musky sourness, I keep picturing spider webs. Finish is tons of oak.

Photo of JAXSON
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 rate.

Bottle, thanks to Henrik. I can't believe I'm getting to open some of these bottles lately. It's a sign that this habit has either gone too far, or not quite far enough. Pour is a clear, medium honey gold with a nice head. Huge sour hay and geuze springs forth from the glass. Big nose full of sour barnyard, brett, green apple, and a really noticeable ripe banana. Lush. Damn, this is good. Tart sour hay at first, washes over the palate with a likeness of banana and mango. Very interesting tropical edge for a geuze. Quite spritzy and a touch harsh at times. Very big and interesting, though a lingering off-balance at the end which comes off as a bit harsh prevents this from being totally epic.

Photo of Arbitrator
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. Courtesy of a mutual tasting arrangement. Thanks, Mike.

A: No gushing; this is immediately more impressive to me than the Blauw. Pours a murky copper-mango juice color. Finger of off-white head that leads to a thin cap. Not much lacing down the sides of the glass, though there are a few spots during swigs.

S: Barnyard funk, white pepper, leather. Lavender / floral aromas (could just be the power of suggestion from the name "Rose," but the other guys got this, too). It's tannic, but much less so than Blauw.

T: Again, it's floral, with an emphasis on lavender flavors. Soft lactic sourness, horse blanket / barnyard funk. There's a presence of leather, grapefruit rind, passionfruit, lemon. A small tannic presence in the finish, giving it a lightly drying feel. Compared to Blauw, which I remember being unpleasantly tannic, this is impressive.

M: It's soft, sweet, and lightly astringent (tannic) in the finish. Velvety overall. Very easy on the palate, yet expressive and flavorful. I don't know what it was like fresh, but age has been kind to it. No major flaws or imbalance that I could see.

D: I liked this far more than Blauw. Good stuff...

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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
96 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.