Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by Overlord:
4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
01-11-2011 06:50:22 | More by Overlord
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4.5/5 rDev +2%
Bottle I brought back from De Heeren to share with my family on Christmas Day 2008. Bottled 03.09.03. I picked this bottle up at De Heeren 5 years to the day, 03.09.08.
Beer poured a reddish copper color with a small white head, good lacing. The nose of the beer was tart up front along with some wonderful fruit notes (grapefruit, lemon, pineapple). There was also a strong bretty yeast character in the aroma. The taste is tart on the tongue up front but it mellows out a bit and makes way for some great exotic fruit notes. This one is a bit less tart than the blauw. This beer is fantastic and worth seeking out if you can find it.
01-06-2009 19:03:03 | More by ggaughan
3.55/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
02-20-2011 14:58:24 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.4/5 rDev -0.2%
Big big thanks to my friend Olivier, who happened to stop by at De Heeren Van Liederkercke and picked up a pair of the His and Her lambics. A rare treat indeed!
Appearance: A little bit clearer murky peach tone than the Blauw, the head sported the signature lambic ring of lace.
Smell: Freshly cracked szechuan pepper, the funk factor was less present than the male counterpart, but it did have more subtle fruit aromas, and made me think of an antique wooden hope chest filled with decrepit blankets in a dingy old attic.
Taste: Woody aromas hit you hard at first, but become nice and mellow, with citrus notes and smoother carbonation. I liked the Blue better, but this was one fantastic lambic, and it must have been a great wedding!
03-05-2006 21:01:45 | More by Goldorak
4.5/5 rDev +2%
Thanks a lot, Shane.
Clear reddish-orange in the glass, topped by a finger of foam. Head retention is great, this is an unusually beautiful gueuze. The aroma is very fruity with a faint fusel quality and some reserved funk. I get a lot of tropical fruit character; passionfruit, guava, and a touch of mint. One of the more unusual and enjoyable aromas I've come across in this style. I get more mint on the palate, along with a burst of lemon and tropical fruit (passionfruit). Quite tart and moderately acetic, the sourness is nicely balanced by strong tannins. The body is light and crisp, making for an almost quaffable gueuze. Finishes woody, semi-dry and fruity. Great stuff.
11-11-2009 20:17:38 | More by largadeer
4.63/5 rDev +5%
Wow, big thanks to Chris over at Lion's Pride for busting out this bottle for the Vagabond Release Party and giving away free samples!
Pours mostly golden with a slight orange tint, lots of carbonation that gives a good head and fades slower than I thought it would, some patchy lacing.
Smell is divine and easily the best characteristic of this beer, the nose is a delicate balance between sweetness and tartness with a good fruit appeal.
Taste is sour but not overpowering, I'm really surprised at how soft it is and is very pleasant, carbonation is not as assertive as I thought it would be, a slight dry finish.
A real surprise, from the looks of it he might have opened a couple bottles of Blauw before I got there too, darned errands!
10-19-2009 19:52:34 | More by deltatauhobbit
4.5/5 rDev +2%
Much thanks to hopdog for getting this, along with the blue label, which we had side by side...
Appears a hazy, light orange with solid streams of bubbles rising to the top. The white cap quickly fades into a mild collar. Small scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tart, plastic, earthy, pineapple, tart lemons, sour strawberries, and raspberries.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with standout lemony tartness coming through to the forefront.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, acidic, tart, with teeth-licking tartness.
10-28-2008 19:45:44 | More by weeare138
4.47/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
01-05-2011 13:40:17 | More by Thorpe429
4.6/5 rDev +4.3%
750ml bottle acquired in a couple trades. Tasted side x side with the Blauw.
Poured a medium and cloudy orangish color with a smaller sized off white head.
Aromas of funk, citrus, floral, and just 'tart'.
Tastes of sweet tarts funk, lighter green apples, wood, and tart.
Medium pucker factor.
Compared to the Blauw, I wrote; this one is smoother and overall more balanced and 'tastier' (but don't confuse tastier with better).
Notes from and tasted on 6/27/08.
11-04-2008 05:28:58 | More by hopdog
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
01-13-2011 16:00:25 | More by AgentZero
4.68/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
01-21-2012 18:44:16 | More by DaveJanssen
4.15/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
01-14-2011 01:20:11 | More by womencantsail
4.48/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
12-28-2013 14:57:01 | More by cfrances33
Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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