Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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5/5 rDev +14.2%
Well, we finally opened the 2004 Oude Geuze; opened along side it a 2009, a greatly different beer. The carbonation with the 2004 was slightly higher but not overwhelming so, and as you can see in the photos below the blend of three lambics in 2004 produced a very different looking beer from the 2009 blend. Clear and light head on the 2009 and a slightly dirty and light one on the 2004. Taste differed wildly between the two.
Farmy-fruity sour smells were noticed first with these beers. Immediately after came the heavy, odd, woody and goaty-blanket smell from the 2004 - the 2009 had mild pleasant hay notes.
For taste, Immediately an astringent yet smoothly lingering ( hot oak, an almost smoked flavor) quickly mellowed out with temperature increase and aeration in the 2004. Sourness and fruitiness (apricot for the 2009) increased as well for both blends as they warmed with the 2004 holding the best dry sourness I've had yet.
As expected, the 2009 started with a young and crisp taste with pleasant vinegary sharpness, a taste that also dissipated over the course of an hour - and with a mixed sour palate.
Minimal sediment in the 2009 was staying at one corner of the bottom of the bottle. The 2004 had a significant amount of loose sediment that made it into the glass - didn't have a proper pitcher to filter it out - but I did end up drinking the warm dregs like a hounding hobo kitten lickin' at an empty-stinky cream dish acrosst' kitchen floor.
09-18-2011 18:19:40 | More by wadecats
5/5 rDev +14.2%
From a bottle in a Drie Fonteinen Geuze glass at Monks Cafe, Dec. 2012 Vintage
Appearance: has vigorous carbonation but a rapidly dying head
Smell: Funk upfront with hints of apple.
Taste: refreshing sourness, more tart than the Petrus Aged Pale I just had and with a more pleasing, complex funk. less green apple than Boon Oude Geuze.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation gives the beer sufficient body
Overall: AMAZING beer. far better than Tilquin and Boon's Geuzes.
04-02-2014 03:21:24 | More by ACarp
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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