Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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5/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
05-11-2011 18:55:33 | More by SpencerDB
4.95/5 rDev +12.2%
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 Womans 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 its 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.
05-15-2005 21:02:34 | More by TheLongBeachBum
District of Columbia
4.85/5 rDev +10%
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.
02-08-2011 04:57:58 | More by craytonic
4.78/5 rDev +8.4%
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!
07-13-2011 22:44:31 | More by orangesol
4.73/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
04-20-2012 16:53:54 | More by mdfb79
4.72/5 rDev +7%
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!
07-10-2011 17:51:22 | More by Deuane
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
District of Columbia
4.65/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
01-25-2010 02:27:15 | More by Huhzubendah
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
4.63/5 rDev +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!
11-10-2008 00:33:30 | More by egajdzis
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
4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
06-29-2012 15:56:15 | More by cpetrone84
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
Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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