Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.15/5 rDev -8.8%
Vintage 2006 – split with airohead2001. Poured into a snifter
A: Dark gold in color with less head than I expected. Perhaps there’s a ¼ inch off white head that has fairly poor retention and only a faint oily layer after 3 minutes in the glass.
S: The nose is of lemon zest, earthiness and a bit of funk. Not as well integrated as others as the earthiness (dirt/barnyward) is more dominate than lemon/hay notes.
T: Nice balance of sour and fruit flavors. There’s not as much earthiness or funk as in many other geuze’s and/or sours. The main flavors I get are sour apples and strangley a little bit of butter scotch at the finish, mixed with some sour. The sour in this beer is by no means mouth-puckering.
M: A bit under-carbonated, but otherwise great aftertaste and appropriate viscosity.
O: This was a very good beer that suffered slightly from lack of carbonation and a smell that was a bit underwhelming. Still, the taste was wonderful and very balanced. Would gladly have again.
08-22-2011 01:42:07 | More by glazeman
4.15/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
12-16-2011 06:03:54 | More by flannelman808
4.2/5 rDev -7.7%
2008 vintage into Russian River tulip
Pours clear deep gold with a massive creamy white head leaving good retention and lacing.
Lots of funk in the aroma. A lot of wet hay, citrus and apples with a bit of spice too.
Really deep layer of funk in the flavor as well. Very musty, sweaty gym sock funk. Also some pear, light citrus with a subtle spice.
Excellent creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation levels.
Obviously with 3F on the label, it's going to be good, but it's not one of the best in style I've ever had. Will still have again
06-17-2012 20:19:06 | More by jmarsh123
4.22/5 rDev -7.3%
375ml bottle consumed at the Bruges Beertje on 4/23/10.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed orange to almost red with a 1 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and lace.
Smell: Moderate urine soaked hay note.
Taste: Same as nose but a little more straight forward.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with good carbonation.
Drinkability: Makes you want more with each sip due to the slighty dryness.
05-10-2010 16:06:40 | More by koopa
4.23/5 rDev -7%
375ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated on 14.8.2012.
2004 vintage, Bottled on 09.04.2004 - Pours cloudy orange with a tiny head. Aroma of tart fruits, peach, some earthy notes and yeast. Taste is quite tart with some fruity notes, hints of peach and some dry earthy notes. Sourness is quite soft and smooth compared to a fresh bottle. Finish is smooth and dry with a lot of tart fruity notes. Well balanced, well aged geuze. Soft and not as aggressive as a fresh bottle, still extremely tasty.
08-29-2012 15:56:14 | More by tiong
4.24/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
02-28-2014 04:07:07 | More by spicelab
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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