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

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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%


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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SpencerDB

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 18:55:33 | More by SpencerDB
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.95/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: The afternoon of Saturday 26th March 2005 was spent at the excellent De Heeren van Liederkercke. Whenever I get the chance to visit this most excellent of establishments, I drink only one style……traditional lambics.

So imagine my surprise when I managed to get a bottle of each of the Wedding Geuze that was produced for the marriage of the owners. A “His” and “Hers” Geuze so to speak, but better known as the Roos (Rose) and Blauw (Blue). As far as I know this is only available at De Heeren van Liederkercke and it is a Limited Edition, at least whilst stocks last.


The first of the bottles, which arrived at my table in one of the traditional whicker baskets along with a Drie Fonteinen Tumbler, was the “Hers”, listed on the bottle as the Roos, or Rose, but moreover the label has a Pink background with a painting of a naked Woman’s body on it.

The Roos is properly labeled “Geuze Cuvée Jessie en Joost”. It is dated 6-9-2003, which is September 2003 as this is a Euro-style date. The Roos is blended with younger lambics; 1 year old Lambiek Boon and 3 year old Lambiek Girardin, which is then aged & matured in Oak Barrels. Unfiltered and Refermented in 750ml bottles, Cork and Caged. The label, apart from the striking nature of the naked Breasts, also refers to “Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Gueuzestekerij”, not sure to what this pertains but I do know that this was blended by Drie Fonteinen, which is I guess why it was served with a 3-F Gueuze Tumbler!


Appearance: Lovely glowing sunset orange body, fizzy off-white head that raced on the pour but soon disappeared to form a ¼” thick bubbly off-white head in the 3-F Tumbler. The head eventually settles down to a mere sliver. Carbonation is good, so a quick swirl will initiate a reinstatement of the head, along with an audible fizz. Looks good but when the head disappears, the brilliant orange color shines through when held to the light.

Nose: Oooooh, I paused when I first inhaled the aromas from this. *This* is why I come to Belgium, I know for sure that this special Oude Gueuze will never make it to the USA, the label alone would gt it banned. This was a treat. Lots of damp oak wood, funky barnyard odors, horse blanket, Turbo-charged Brett, citric infested mold like that smelled straight from a frothing bung at Cantillon. The end of the experience has a lemony twist. Stunning complex nose that my limited English is incapable of fully explaining.

Taste: Incredibly dry, this one is TART!!! I suspect the 3 year old Girardin Lambiek is responsible for this characteristic. The nose runs right through into the tastes. Lots of dry acetic anhydrous forces pull the water off your tongue first time around; the second and third mouthfuls strip you naked of any moisture, lemon and screeching grapefruit bolster the ending. Super long, desert dry, lingering Cheek-Pulling finish. A 'Special' Gueuze in every sense.

Mouthfeel: This one is exceptionally dry, full-on wet oak grain with a barnyard woody feel. Lots of Brett, yet shockingly acerbic. Decidedly marvelous in it’s utterly brutal assault on the senses. Perfect.

Drinkability: Get the Settlers Tums out…..I could drink this one all day, simple as that.

Overall: I noted that it was a rather steep €11 for the 750ml Bottle…..but you know what, this was worth every single Euro-Cent. Sadly, I could only get the one bottle of each (Roos & Blauw) of these, and I shared them both with friends at the Pub. But if you can, and I say *if* you can, get one of these to take away, I think that this one will age rather well.

Absolutely Superb!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 21:02:34 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 04:57:58 | More by craytonic
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 22:44:31 | More by orangesol
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mdfb79

New York

4.73/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 16:53:54 | More by mdfb79
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 17:51:22 | More by Deuane
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DaveJanssen

Germany

4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 18:44:16 | More by DaveJanssen
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Brad!

Tasted along with the J&J Blauw

A: cloudy, light orange hue. Moderate lace and plenty of carbonation.

S: hay, straw, barnyard funk, pepper. The aroma is mouth watering.

T: Wonderful. A myriad of flavors including, oak, pepper, subtle tart fruits, perhaps lemon. As the taste develops I get a tannic, acidic spiciness that is very intriguing. The sourness is remarkably well done. This was a treat.

M: Perfect carbonation and smooth all the way.

D: Like the Blauw, this is very drinkable, if you enjoy gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 02:27:15 | More by Huhzubendah
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egajdzis

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden color with a small white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, citrus fruits, some leather, green apple, tropical fruits, and a musty cellar. Taste of brett, lemon peel, citrus fruits, more green apple all fused together with the gueuze backbone. A very soft, and well put together lambic here, thanks to Steve for sharing these!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 00:33:30 | More by egajdzis
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 19:52:34 | More by deltatauhobbit
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 05:28:58 | More by hopdog
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Overlord

California

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 06:50:22 | More by Overlord
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 15:56:15 | More by cpetrone84
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stcules

Italy

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Side by side tasting with the Blauw.
Light bronze color, with white foam, a good amount, compact.
Spicy smell, peppery. Even a light fruitiness, maybe peach. On a bed of camomile that left the present tartness comes out in female sembiance.
Delicate taste, tart, but not too much, smooth. For sure, the female side of the couple.
Still are presente the classic notes of leather, barnyard, gueze, but a bit calm.
In the aftertaste, a more difficult smoothness, still achieved.
Again spiciness, pepper.
Great.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 11:41:21 | More by stcules
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Shane. Unas may slay gods, but you slay wants, which counts for more in my book.

Brilliantly clear amber with a dense white head, excellent clarity and retention. The lacing is pretty solid too.

What an exceptional nose! Fruity and sour with a delicate fruit character, a blend of tropical fruit (papaya and passion fruit), lemons and melons. Sourness is mild and delicate, mainly lemony with a low acetic/lactic character. Mildly grape-like, the passion fruit character grows with temperature. Mildly minty as well, as well as a touch grassy. Not as woody on the nose as the Blauw was. Excellent stuff

The palate is a lot more delicate than the Blauw, opening mildly sour with a combination of lemons and mint before a mid palate that's dominated by the tropical fruit character takes over. While not as fruity as the nose, this is still plenty fruity. Passion fruit and mint are prominent before a long, drying finish with a mildly herbal character takes over. Funk is low on both the nose and the palate, with only a delicate grassy, barnyardy character, and not much wet wood or wet dog. Astringency and oak character are faily low and the low levels of tannins are awesome. Mildly fruity on the finish, along with a touch of grass, this is exceptional stuff. Light in body, medium-high carbonation and an exceptional finish make for a great beer, and the relatively low levels of tannins make this very drinkable to me.

I guess I'm in the minority, but I preferred the Roos over the Blauw.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 14:27:27 | More by DefenCorps
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.53/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 01:52:10 | More by jrallen34
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 19:45:44 | More by weeare138
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 19:03:03 | More by ggaughan
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, huge thanks to Harry for pulling this one out!!

Pours a hazy peach colour, some orange hues, really nice colour, thick white ring forms around the glass, and drops a few spots of lace. Smell is great, very sour and acidic, lemons, nice toasty malt, charred wood, fresh fruit salad, very fragrant and funky, great amount of sourness, really nice. Taste is similar, intensely acidic, grapefruit and lemons, lots of fruit, mango, charred wood, nice and oaky, sweet and sour middle, very acidic finish, lots of fruity complexity. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, quite acidic and spritzy, very nice. Wow, Drie Fonteinen always impressed me, and this was a great bottle. Thanks Harry!!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 18:28:42 | More by Viggo
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 20:17:38 | More by largadeer
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HopHead84

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 11/6/2009 and poured into a snifter. The beer is dark orange with a two finger white head, good retention, and good clarity.

The nose opens with fruit and reserved funkiness. I detect light barnyard and horse blanket character. But, back to the fruit, because that is what I found most interesting. Roos has much more fruit than her male friend, Blauw, possessed. It is reminiscent of passionfruit, pomegranate, guava, orange rind, and lemon peel. I also detect tannins, wood, and shadow of mint.

The flavor opens up with a mild tartness and a low lactic sourness. Fruit immediately takes center stage with a nice combination of citrus and tropical. I taste nearly all the fruits I smelled, including passionfruit, orange rind, and lemon peel. Mint is distinct. There's a low wood character, and funk is restrained with light musty and barnyard notes. Acetic character is at a moderate level. After drinking some really tannic beers tonight, the low tannic character in Roos is a welcome respite.

The beer is light bodied with a crisp and moderately dry mouthfeel, and an upper medium level of carbonation. This was very enjoyable. Pairs well with a Black Tuesday hamburger.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 05:23:01 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this with dinner at De Heeren Van Liedekerke. Really expensive at 35 euros as their supplies are diminishing, but I figured I'd never get another chance to try it.

It pours a dark golden color, a little hazy, with a nice finger of foam. It's 10 years old at this point but still has good carbonation. It smells fantastic, tart and funky, some citric character too, lemons and maybe red grapefruit. All of this presents in the taste, along with a good level of tart and sour bite. If anything more tropical fruits in the flavor background, and a lasting sour twange after every sip. Really nice flavors overall.

Good carbonation, a tingly mouthfeel to complement the tartness, everything was spot on. The main deterent to drinkability has nothing to do with the beer itself, just the cost.

I had just had an excellent 2000 De Cam Oude Lambiek the night before and was hoping this would compete or blow it out of the water. It does indeed compete but I still prefer the Oude Lambiek. On the other hand Roos is much much better than the 2006 De Cam Oude Gueuze I had afterwards, maybe a more fair comparison.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 08:25:59 | More by TurdFurgison
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Treebs

Illinois

4.48/5  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...

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 14:21:19 | More by Treebs
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 14:57:01 | More by cfrances33
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MasterSki

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4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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