Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.8/5 rDev +5.3%
33cl bottle at 't Brugs Beertje, this beer is labeled vintage, unlike their regular Oude Gueuze. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler, the Oude Gueuze Vintage 2005 is a brassy dark gold with a pillowy off-white head that leaves almost no lace.
Smell is sour, lemongrass, hay, with a hint of sweet baby diaper as it warms.
Taste is fantastic, a nice tartness but relatively clean, very elegant, with some tropical fruit notes, like a very acidic white wine (sauvignon blanc), just awesome.
Mouthfeel is dry, acidic, medium-light bodied, well carbonated.
Drinkability is perhaps the highest of any gueuze I've ever had. Fantastic taste, with a satisfying but not overwhelming acidity, wow.
10-23-2009 05:05:25 | More by ccrida
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4.5/5 rDev -1.3%
Bottled April 9, 2004; Enjoyed at 3F with BA woosterbill and others. Cheers Will!
A - Pours a clear copper with two fingers of white head. Head has nice retention before fading to a cap.
S - Rich musty aroma that seems to be a 3F signature, with hints of citrus. Also a faint musty cheese aroma. Very nice.
T - Initially tart but not bracingly so. Very earthy, with building bitterness and tartness midway through with a considerable grapefruit bite. Very tasty.
M - Medium mouthfeel that is quite up front and finishes with substantial bitterness that lingers for awhile.
O - Very enjoyable. I'm loving the 3F musty funk. Good tart/bitter character with a nice earthiness as well. After an amazing tasting day at 3F, I can't help but be a bit sad thinking about how difficult it is to find nice lambic/geuze in the U.S. But what a day it was...
04-10-2012 03:25:02 | More by warnerry
4.46/5 rDev -2.2%
750 ml bottled in 2006.
A: Murky red/brownish color, very little carbonation.
S: Very funky. Musty smells, a bit of lemon.
T: Must, lemons, apples, wheat, oak. Tastes better than the smell.
M: Medium body, I would've like more carbonation though.
O: Great gueuze, I haven't tried many but this one was almost at the top of what I've tried (probably second only to Lente).
11-29-2012 01:46:07 | More by standardcherry
3.7/5 rDev -18.9%
375ml corked & caged bottle from 04/12/2005 poured into a small table glass at Delirium Cafe.
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with a very small head that fades fast. Woah! This nose is crazy, funky tart and very old and musty smelling, like nothing else I've had.
Not for the faint of heart, this is a very hardcore sour. It tastes old and tart and it'll make your face pucker. There's a lot of that barnyard wet blanket funk to it. It's a super slow sipper but totally worth a try.
06-17-2010 12:14:13 | More by kingcrowing
3.98/5 rDev -12.7%
Bought this in Brugge, Belgium, September 2006...it is indeed the Oude Geuze Vintage. I could only hold out a full year before popping the cork.
A huge fluffy head that looks lighter than air sits on top of a coppery gold teaming with bubbles which are almost champagne-like in their hyperactivity. Gobs of sticky lace at first, but that falls away to minimal lacing after a bit.
Aroma reminds of good white wine, vinous and musty, dried fruits and sharp sourness...like the most decadently stinky cheese. You gotta love the funk to enjoy this.
Flavor is sour white grape, moldy cheese, leather, yogurt. Tart and puckery finish, like intensely sour apples and very young white grapes. It completely coats the mouth, and if you can feel your way through the intense puckeriness, you'll find it on the more buttery side, with modern carbonation to keep things alive and kicking. That coating had me spitting off my deck a couple times, to clear my mouth for the next sip...maybe that's not the idea. But it did, and I'm not really a spittin' kind of guy.
A love for stinky stuff (beers, cheeses...socks?) helps. As has been said a zillion times before, this style is an acquired taste, but Drie Fonteinen stuff can be counted on to see you through. Enjoyable and unique...I only wish I would've bought at least one more bottle.
09-23-2007 20:26:12 | More by Metalmonk
2.98/5 rDev -34.6%
With thanks to ?, Sorry I forgot who brought this 2005 bottle. I was able to try this beer on a tasting organized by Fiona de Lange (the Dutch beer lady) at 'de Molen'.
A - An amber colored beer that is clear in appearance. There is no foam.
S - I would call this sour funk.
T - Not so sour and fresh in taste, actually it is pretty nice and soft.
M - A soft to medium carbonation and the finish is of course: sour.
O - I am not a sour beer fan. That is way the scores are this low I guess, but this sour I would love to try it again!
02-20-2012 19:32:15 | More by Mar02x
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.