Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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2.08/5 rDev -53.2%
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.
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).
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 14:27:50 | More by jegross2
4.14/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 15:03:13 | More by cfrances33
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 1998 (50th Anniversary) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
96 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.