Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by Immortale25:
2.94/5 rDev -32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says Bottling Date Nov 18. 2010. Label also says, "Good for at least ten years after bottling date."
A- Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a two finger sparkly white head that quickly fizzles away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large tuft of surface foam. Thick, semi-resilient ring of lacing.
S- Phew! Vinegar doesn't even come close to describing the incredibly pungent, wild aroma that bursts from the glass. Rubbery, chemically astringent. It's like when something smells bad but it's so unique and intense that you keep smelling it and going "Oh! God!" Small amount of fruitiness is derived when taking a long whiff.
T- Now I see why the bottle is so small. I can't imagine anyone drinking more than 375 mL of this at a time. For the taste, "sour" isn't an adjective that truly describes what's going on. The highly acidic and, once again, rubbery flavors are almost too much to handle. After a few sips, the palate becomes slightly acclimated but the ascerbic nature of the drink still sends my taste buds into overload.
M- Extremely tart. Makes my tongue pucker and wither with each sip, then immediately re-salivate with the lingering sourness still present. Medium-high carbonation and a very dry feel.
O- My girlfriend described this as a "chemically soaked warhead" and I'm inclined to agree. I've had many sours before that I enjoy such as Rodenbach, Duchesse, Monk's Cafe Flemish and St. Louis Fond Tradition but this is way too much. And I thought Jolly Pumpkin's beers were insane... I understand that these beers are supposed to taste like this but the reason I give it such a low score is because of the ridiculous price tag of $13.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle which I understand to be not uncommon.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2012 01:56:27 | More by Immortale25
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, opaque golden-orange-copper brew. Beautiful. Big, fluffy snow white head, with good retention and minimal lacing.
Sharp, tart aroma from the moment the pour begins. Light funk, as expected; straw; some citrus; sour, white wine-like vinegar. Earthy.
Flavor follows the aroma, with an added, noticeable earthy, dirt-like flavor. Funk in three directions (earthy, musty, and sharp), light citrus, wheat. Reasonably sour. I don't know if the burnt dirt flavor (smokey?) is a function of bottle, palate, or environment; it's not entirely unpleasing, but it's unexpected.
Nice puckering sour mouthfeel; medium overall. Certainly a sipper. Nice astringency.
This is far more funky and earthy than the Golden Blend I tried the other day, and it hurts the brew. It's a very good Lambic overall, but simply not as special, and not as good. Off of one bottle, I have to say this rates with a typical Geuze or Gose, instead of standing out as something particularly special.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 22:34:13 | More by Roguer
4.46/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Must confess, I am finding guezes a tad difficult to review, in that they do mostly seem to exhibit the same flavours, well at least the good ones do.
This one.... Looks the biz, lovely gold straw initial pour, with pillowy white head, aromas of cooking apples, lemons, semillon, wood... Taste to follow is nice and sour, in vein of aromas, more lemons, but not quite puckering. Dances on tongue with light, but definite carbonation.
All in all top stuff, top gueze.... Maybe I just need to do a massive a - b taste comparison to start understanding the subtleties that set this apart from, say, Cantillon. Maybe less sour? Hmmm
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 07:46:17 | More by heygeebee
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,608 ratings.