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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary)

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 110
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2010)
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2.08/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Reviewing the 50th Anniversary Oude Gueze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen out of Belgium.

Score: 40

1998 vintage bottle served in a Kuhnhenn snifter and enjoyed on 02/11/14. Big thank you to Paul for sharing this bottle.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head off the pour that settles to a thin layer. Good lacing, above average retention for the style. 4/5

Smell: Minty Clorox bleach, a little lemon and ample feet funk. This is not what I was expecting...not terrible, but not good. 3/5

Taste: BLEH! More lemon and less bleach than the nose, but substantially more feet funk and blue cheese, followed by a little bit of that mint. There is a very faint tartness, but this nose is mostly just lasting funkiness with a minty cleaning product twist. Quite unpleasant, and difficult to drink. I drain-poured at least half of my glass. 1.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice heft for a gueze. Medium carbonation. Light tartness, tons of funk that coats the palate. 2.5/5

Overall: This beer was simply terrible. All funk, no real tartness. We drain poured over half of the bottle. What a waste.

Cost: $350 for a 750 ml (aftermarket prices).

jegross2, May 24, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a wine stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013.

Pour is a deep orange with a billowing, 3 finger off white head. Lots of retention and lacing. Smell is a deep musty funk up front, with some lemon, and a floral touch. Taste is a bit subdued on all accounts. Nice lemony bite, cobwebs, hay, and mineral funk, but with the same floral aspect, and a touch of mint on the finish. Drinkable, and only a touch dirty on the back of the throat. Medium dryness. A privilege to try this one, but I think it falls short of other geuzes of similar age.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.