Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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3.78/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
09-07-2012 14:30:46 | More by Tnudish
4.13/5 rDev -6.3%
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!
08-20-2012 19:04:56 | More by brystmar
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
4.48/5 rDev +1.6%
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...
05-19-2012 14:21:19 | More by Treebs
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
4.68/5 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
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
12-23-2011 21:08:08 | More by MrFootstones
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
Geuze Cuvée J&J (Jessie En Joost) Roze (Rose) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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