Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.9/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Taken from the refrigerator cold so the chances for exploding beer were reduced. Nice *pop* from the cork and a bubbly pour into shorts-stemmed chalices producing a thick, off-white, 3 finger head on top of a perfectly thorough golden yellow-orange (apricot?) body. Cloudy color but not thick. The head settles into an amazing 2 millimeter thick cap that remains the entire glass. There are color swirls and almost craters in the head; really incredible.
The aroma is intoxicating. Reminiscent of a cheese sellers store, countryside farmhouse cellar, mossy stone fence and dank forest glen. Seriously, this beer's smell takes you to these places. There's a mix of musty, earthy funkiness that's matched by a very present fresh tartness that's not quite citrus but has the same effect. The very prominent brett characteristics make this heavy on the "horse blanket", but certainly it's not the only aroma flavor. Very clean and little to no acidic qualities.
Taste matches the aroma very well and is also controlled by this swinging pendulum of earthiness and tartness. Really no spice, but definitely an underlying sweet apricot fruitiness that rests underneath a powerful dry tartness. Grass, hay, sweat, basement must, spiky citrus and beautiful fresh flavors.
Also an incredible body. The carbonation is superb and adds to the overall refreshingness of the beer and the smoothness somehow compliments and contrasts with tartness and subtle sweetness. A truly well-crafted guezue. I could drink this beer all day and still not completely understand it.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2008 16:59:40 | More by NoLiberty
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