1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze VintageDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

470 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 470
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 704
Gots: 101 | FT: 7
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 470 | Reviews: 112 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of glazeman
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

glazeman, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of flannelman808
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.

flannelman808, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

jmarsh123, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of koopa
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle consumed at the Bruges Beertje on 4/23/10.

From Notes....

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.

koopa, May 10, 2010
Photo of tiong
4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tiong, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of spicelab
4.24/5  rDev -7%
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.

spicelab, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

obiwan_k3n00bi, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of simoen
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

simoen, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Beertracker
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Beertracker, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of sunnrider
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

sunnrider, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

DarthKostrizer, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of ChrisPro
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

ChrisPro, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Bobbydigi
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Bobbydigi, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of biggied
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

biggied, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

IrishColonial, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

drewone, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Ant4711
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Ant4711, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of jaxon53
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

jaxon53, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Hopbully
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Hopbully, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

chippo33, May 24, 2013
Photo of pschul4
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

pschul4, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Archemedies, May 05, 2013
Photo of surlytheduff
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

surlytheduff, Mar 25, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
100 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.