Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 3rd of November 2011. Opened November 25 2012.
APP- Cork shoots off the bottles as soon as the cage is loosened. Some gushing. Crystal clear gold with large sudsy head that fades fast.
Aroma - fresh crisp apples, candied pear, only the slightest whisp of acetic twang. floral lilac notes, very soft and restrained. Not super complex but seriously enticing.
Flavor- The first thing that strikes me is the lovely fresh grain flavors that so rarely pop out in these beers. Brisk cracked wheat, doughy, tart, with a nice bright but lightly toasty barley husk note. Possibly this is a character helped along by the oak. Honey suckle and white tea notes just rarely break through a refreshing tartness. Again, not complex, but very nice. Suggestion of nutmeg, again, probably oak-derived.
Mouthfeel- Not searingly acidic nor bone dry. Medium-light body with lively carbonation. Sweet and sour finish. medium-low tannin plays a big role in this beer. Long funky aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2012 02:59:25 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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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
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