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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 693
Gots: 95 | 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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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

12-22-2011 03:24:19 | More by Khazadum
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ccrida

Oregon

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2009 05:05:25 | More by ccrida
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treyrab

California

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

Drank this wonderful beer at the best beer bar in Rome, Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa. Very pleased to find this beer bar and a big thanks to the owner for bringing this out of the cellar for me. Sir, you are a good man. Served in a traditional wooden basket and poured into two lambic style glasses.

A: Pours a nice hazy yellow with a huge spritzy and fizzy white head. The head is larger than the body upon the initial pour, but this isn't surprising. Very spritzy and zippy looking with a vibrant yellow glow.

S: Very nice. Puckers your nose with lemon and light fruit sourness with an extremely dry oak scent. Very funky and tons of Brett barnyard.

T: Pretty amazing. Right up there with the best Geuze's out there. Extremely bone dry with tart, puckering sourness and a nice lemon and light fruit. Tons of oak as well.

M/D: Very spritzy, zippy and dry. Amazing.

This is one of the best Geuze's I've had. I'm not sure how one could get much better.

Edit: This was the 2002 Red Label.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 00:00:57 | More by treyrab
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2002 vintage, picked up at the brewery some years ago. This is the only vintage of the “vintage” series I didn’t try yet.
Look: pours hazy amber-yellow color with a small head that disappeared fast but leaving some nice lacing.
Smell: Strong funk, horse blanked, earth, oak, wood, fresh grass, and citrus.
Taste:Wow, this one is so smooth! Oak, earth, smooth sourness (strong sourness, but smooth), grass, citrus and wood. Tart and dry finish. Fantastic.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation and medium body
Overall: As mentioned before, I had all the available vintages until now, but the 2002 beats them all! the 2002 is a true world class beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 12:09:32 | More by rvdoorn
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375ml, red label, 2005 vintage received as an extra from PALMEJ1! Thanks a ton Jacob! You are a madman.

Pours a cloudy, very dark golden range color golden tangerine/burnt orange hues when held to a light and a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Funky, earthy aroma with a heavy barnyard/horsey presence that is countered by crisp light fruit and sweet vinegar. Subtle lactic presence. A bunch of earthy oak along with the funky bugs as well as some grassy straw, cobwebs and musty funk. Hints of apple, pear, grape and tangerine. Extremely complex nose that has my mouth watering. I literally smelled this beer for ten minutes before taking the first sip.

Medium bodied yet fuller than expected with an intensely sour, mouth-puckering flavor that lingers throughout into a sweet, slightly acidic, vinegary tart finish. Very dry and tart up front with only slight acidity in the finish. No solvent or harsh acetic character at all. Extremely funky with lots of earthy oak tannins, bugs and a touch of vinaigrette which is balanced by a slight lactic presence as well as some light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and lemon combined with the vinegar character give this beer a sweet and tart lingering finish that leaves me drooling for another sip. After the initial palate shock this beer proves to be incredibly complex, well balanced and flavorful.

Overall, I had very high expectations for this beer and they were exceeded. With all of it's complexity it is still incredibly quaffable. I absolutely loved this beer and hope to get another bottle sometime.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 06:09:57 | More by corby112
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Heard & McDonald Islands

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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