Drie Fonteinen Doesjel - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by roadhouse:
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled February 2006, poured into a snifter
Pours up flat with no head, golden in color with a yeasty haze to it.
Aroma is super funky, I can tell it's going to be sour as hell. There's an undertone of sweetness to it but that's probably the funk playing tricks on me.
Taste is just as good as the aroma. Sour with lots of the usual funk that would be expected in a gueze. These lambics with no carbonation are interesting because it's just totally different. The first time I had them in that way I thought it was a flaw and a fail from the brewery not knowing it was supposed to be like that. I'd probably prefer a little more carbonation but this tastes great anyhow.
Mouthfeel is flat with a light body but it's supposed to be like that so I can't really complain or mark down. It works well with the beer cause it tastes great.
Really nice one and reasonably priced. Would definitely get it again.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2011 22:57:32 | More by roadhouse
More User Reviews:
4.65/5 rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle 6,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Bottled 30 Nov 2006
Best Before: 30 Nov 2016
Appearance: It would seem that Doesjel is still feeling somewhat lazy and hasn’t fully carbonated, as a rough pour only yields a thin layer of bubbles atop a beautiful golden-orange body. Thankfully I prefer my beers with a lower level of carbonation, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Smell: Oh wow, this smells fantastic! The nose is chock full of characteristic 3F funk and easily one of the best smelling lambics I have had recently. There is a fair amount of acidity alongside notes of cider vinegar, peach, overripe orange, oak, old wood, musty mildew, dry leaves, earthy, wet hay and a touch of cheese.
Taste: As the nose suggested, this is a fantastically delicious lambic. Notes include: Tons of funk, dry dusty leaves, musty, undergrowth, dry grass, old wood, oak, cider vinegar, lemon peel, and a touch of peach. The beer is fairly dry and offers a very slight bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: As I expected, Doesjel is very close to being flat with only a few small bubbles floating around. The body feels a little fuller than other lambics, however that may just be due to the lack of carbonation.
Overall: Another superb lambic from 3F and one of my new favourites. I am going to have to track down quite a few more bottles!
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 14:35:10 | More by Thehuntmaster
Drie Fonteinen Doesjel from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
91 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.