Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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Reviews by flipper2gv:
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Many many thanks to rtepiak for this beer that will be my 200th review!! Never thought I'd get there that fast.
A: Little hazy yellow color. One finger worth of a pure white head, very effervescent. Retention is ok as well as lacing.
S: The aroma is beautifully tart and musky. There is absolutely nothing like a gueuze, and there is nothing like a gueuze that smell this good. Very tart with green apples and juicy-acidic with the strong lemon juice smell. It is also beautifully spicy with notes of nutmeg, cloves and ever so slight vanilla. Touch of sweetness in the form of white sugar and light honey. Nice white wine quality. What would be a gueuze without its musky character? Lots of barnyard, hay and earth.
T: Very good blend of tartness, acidity and musk. Some sours seem much too acid to me. The green apples are there and strong and show a strong tartness. Acid with the lemon juice. Not as spicy as the nose but I could detect some faint cloves. Not sweet at all (except from the fruity taste). Lots of barnyard, hay and earth. Not as complex and balanced as the smell, but still a very drinkable and pleasing gueuze. Light wood tannins.
M: Amazingly light and refreshing. Strong carbonation. Bottle fermenting does wonders.
O: This is very very good gueuze. If the taste would have followed the nose, it would have been one of the best beer I ever had. Any way, still highly enjoyable and recommended to anyone that wants to try a gueuze.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2011 17:26:44 | More by flipper2gv
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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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