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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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BA SCORE
96
world-class

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 305
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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3.3/5  rDev -25.3%

Bottle shared by miketd. Thanks, man.
Pours a nice golden color with a light head. Smell is sour, tart, funky, and bright. Flavor is tart, with mild flavor otherwise. Very sour, but very neutral otherwise. Pretty good, but didn't blow me away with the lack of pop in the flavor.

JDV, Jul 01, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.55/5  rDev -19.7%

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.

SpeedwayJim, Feb 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Anonymous1, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

POTABLE83, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

seeswo, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Brew33, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Tnudish
3.78/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

Tnudish, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Quackus, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

readbaron, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

KAF, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of brystmar
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%

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!

brystmar, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

womencantsail, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of MrFootstones
4.2/5  rDev -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.

MrFootstones, Dec 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

tectactoe, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

SpdKilz, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Ilovebrew, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

MordorMongo, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

gn0sis, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Another rarity from fonefan. I was ready for a gusher like the Blauw, but this cork popped with only moderate velocity and the contents stayed in the bottle this time.

The pour is a hazy orange with a decent fluffy white head that recedes to a cap and leaves spotty lacing. The body cleared up almost completely as it warmed. The carbonation is not nearly as visible and active as in the Blauw.

The aroma is a great mix of the tart, funk and fruity sweetness. There are some pears and apples in the nose as well as some tart lemon notes. The funk is not nearly as prevalent as in the Blauw, though it's definitely in there. This aroma may actually be a tad more balanced than the Blauw, but they're both great.

The taste is where I think the Blauw differentiates itself vs. this one. There is an massive acidic bitterness with lots of lemon and other fruity tartness on top. There is a bit of bready malt but the sweetness of the aroma is not evident in the taste. It's got a dry, funky finish that lingers on the palate and leaves me puckering a bit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and bone dry in the finish. There is noticeably less carbonation in the Roze vs. the Blauw.

This is another wonderful sour from Drie Fonteinen, but I wouldn't put it in the truly world class category like the Blauw. It's got lots of acidity and funk but there isn't as much other components to match the complexity and balance of the Blauw.

gford217, Jun 22, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

bauermj, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

whartontallboy, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

yourefragile, Mar 15, 2013
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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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