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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 684
Gots: 96 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing refers ONLY to beers that explicitly say "Vintage" on the label. These currently date from 2002 onwards, and feature either the red label ("Nightlights" by Felix de Boeck) or the word Vintage printed directly below the words Oude Gueuze as in the profile picture.

This is NOT for old vintages of the standard Oude Geuze.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2006)
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KAF

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-16-2012 03:53:42 | More by ithinkimasofa
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cosmicevan

New York

4.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to drabmuh for hooking this up in the growler BIF. 37.5cl...3/10/2008.

a - opened the corked n caged bottle and filled my urthel tulip. poured a hazy orange. big yeasty head that slowly bubbled away lacing was chunky and slowly slid along the side of the glass in huge chunks.

s - very even and balanced sweet and sour. lemons over limes. orange peel sweet tarts. a touch of grass.

t - whooo heee...that's pretty sour. my mouth is puckered. as i got adjusted to the flavor, a really nice grassy sweetness prevailed. quite nice. finishes a touch dry.

m - starts off with a burst of mouth puckering and then a blast of prickly fizziness finishing with a grassy dryness.

o - overall, having recently had a "fresher" one from 2010, i can begin to understand the current demand for aged sours. really easy drinker and really a wonderful interesting beer. although i doubt i'll ever dig sours more than RIS, it is a style that i am beginning to enjoy exploring.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 23:43:11 | More by cosmicevan
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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-14-2012 22:24:52 | More by Stoutsman
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Schade

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

01-13-2012 21:04:36 | More by Schade
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 6,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Bottled on: 27/12/2007
BB: 27/12/2017

This is the 4th beer in my series of sours.

Appearance: Beautiful gueuze! Bright golden-orange body (a little darker than other gueuzes I have had recently) topped by a large white head that lasts really well and leaves some patchy lace. Subsequent pours cause the beer to become significantly cloudier and deeper orange in colour.

Smell: I was expecting a good nose on this one, but damn this smells delicious! Beautiful deep funk and tart, acidic fruit dominate the nose. Notes include: Lemons, tart white grapes, rotten stone fruits, a hint of sweetness, musty basements, old books, oak, sweaty feet, old leather, a touch of ripe cheese, a light rubbery note, very earthy, hay, earthy mushroom, light lactic note, damp and every now and then a meadow like floral note.
This is certainly the best smelling gueuze I have had to date.

Taste: The flavour is just as good as the nose lead on, stunning funkiness and refined tartness. Initially tart lemon and apricot, quickly followed by must basement, old wood, cobwebs, sweaty feet, lots of wet hay, oak, sharp cheese, cider vinegar and earthy mushroom

Mouthfeel: Pretty much bang on for the style - medium body, high level of carbonation. Perfect dry finish and lasting flavour.

Overall: This is an absolutely stunning gueuze, the best I have had to date! I shudder to think how good the Lente is going to be!
I will certainly buy a lot more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 13:09:15 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Kshock

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

12-22-2011 05:18:29 | More by Gonzoillini
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Valentine's day 07

A- buttered popcorn, toffee. Light collar, tight, whiteish...off white maybe. Low carb, appropriate.

S- light buttered popcorn. Bits of stale bread. Good tart bite that runs out quickly. Acetic. Apple sour back.

T- great sour Apple, nice citric acid bittering, acetic tartness. dry popcorn and tannic nature. Some oak woodiness lingers well.

M- good light body with full cream finish. Tight crisp carbonation. Great sticky flavors. The tannic bite lingers and extends.the bittering balancing out the initial tartness.

This is so nice and more complex than the regular. Much much.more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.6%

12-21-2011 19:20:55 | More by Kaydogg
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.3%

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scottfrie

California

3.95/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2002 vintage generously shared by cpferris. Thanks Chad.

A: Pours a cloudy golden iced-tea color with a quarter inch of bubbly off-white head that faded into a thin film.
S: Light tartness and a decent amount of earthy funk fill my nostrils, but the nose on this one isn’t super potent. I get a bit of sweat as well.
T: The delicate flavors follows the nose. I’m getting a lot more citrus than I expected though. The finish is full of lemon and earthy funk, and the aftertaste has some citrus rind tartness and a touch of biting acid. Not super complex.
M: Bubbly carbonation that is very active on my palate. Mouthfeel is lightly acidic and very dry.
O: A very drinkable gueuze if there ever was one, I just wish it was a little more potent.

Serving type: bottle

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flannelman808

California

4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dec 1 2011 vintage

a: burnt hay with a fairly low opacity. white froth forms and settles fairly quick leaving a bit of lacing behind.

S; sugared lemon a bit of solvent and reminds me of a foamy Mad Dog candy.

T: Green apple and anjou pear. Drying, astringent, and tart this is a good one and has just a bit of bitterness in the mix. Subtle earthy funk shows in the finish which lends some complexity to an otherwise clean finish.

M: carbonic tang

O: I like the flavors quite a bit in the way of sour candy. Not to be savored for a very long time, but worth investigating.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 06:03:54 | More by flannelman808
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Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.6%

12-14-2011 05:04:23 | More by PhineasGage
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -12.3%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.6%

11-24-2011 01:28:15 | More by TriGuy20
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