Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.24/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375mL bottle, 2008 vintage. Shared 3 ways and reviewed from notes.
Vigorous pop with corkage. Pours a heavily clouded apricot with a respectable white head that falls at a moderate pace to a collar.
Thick and meaty aromas of grapefruit pith and sour pineapple shaken up by a wild floral, herbal streak contributing big heather and dandelion notes. Hefty blue cheese contingent. Stonking nose.
Beefy green capsicum, brutally tart lemon and grapefruit pith, blue cheese, ground coriander and sage.
Thick, chewy, almost chalky texture with tingly carbonation doing little to mitigate the heft. Finishes with a very earthy tartness.
Aggressive and formidable gueuze. Not for the faint-hearted and very impressive.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 04:07:07 | More by spicelab
4.25/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Recently shared at sour day by rvdoorn and papaeugene. Thanks again for a wonderful day guys!
From a 75cl bottle into a wine glass.
Bottled 13 April 2002
APPEARANCE: Pours a big, fluffy, white head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation. A ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Funky and acidic with tart lemon citrus notes, green apples, barnyard, hay, as well as some leather on the nose. Very nice.
TASTE: Funky, moldy, with lots of tart, lemon citrus flavors and sour green apples up front. Lots of smoky leather as well, with a good dose of acidic sourness and tart citrus fruits lingering on the palate. Soft and very well balanced, with lots of funk and slightly acidic sourness.
PALATE: Lighter body with higher levels of carbonation. Airy and bubbly on the palate, goes down okay and and finishes puckering. It calms and becomes creamier as it sits, turning into a smooth treat after a while.
OVERALL: This is really fantastic stuff. The feel needs a few minutes to calm a bit, but the overall quality of this aged gueuze is excellent. Well meshed and balanced flavors highlighting both the funky and acidic sourness sides of the style. A real treat and I'm happy to have had the chance to try this first vintage. Thanks again guys! Was another great sour day.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 14:56:06 | More by Jeffo
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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