Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12.7oz bottle, bottled on dec. 5, 2012, opened on jan. 23, 2014. Poured into a large New Belgium glass.
A - Popped the cork and it instantly started bubbling and foaming like champagne, except with much larger bubbles. Pours with a beautiful honey, or unfiltered apple juice color and forms a solid head with nice retention. A very cloudy unfiltered beer. Bubbles emanating from center of the bottom of the glass, just like champagne, but then they stop after a minute or so. Beautiful looking beer.
S - Right away i get a lot of powerful funk and oak (my girlfriend describes it as musty). Underneath there are some hints of banana, coriander spices, white pepper and grapefruit citrus.
T - "A very happy tasting beer" according to the girlfriend. Some orange and lemon with a ton of pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit and other tart tropical fruit flavors. Minimal hop presence, just a slight bitterness in the middle of the beer. Also get a good amount of the yeast in the flavor as well. Very good.
M - A very dry beer that isn't as carbonated as the head from pouring suggests. My gums definitely dry after a few seconds of swallowing. Has a nice viscosity for a beer this light in color. Obviously not thick like an RIS, but a bit more chewy than most beers with similar colors.
O - Overall, a very tasty beer. Love the funk on the nose and all the tartness on the palate. The dryness reminds me of big cabs and i love it. Would recommend more years in the cellar though. The store i got it from has a bunch more so i think i am going to get four or five and age them for a while. But good now too if you're wondering.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 05:17:04 | More by happilyhopped
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