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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 397
Gots: 608 | FT: 67
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002

This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".
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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big bottle into a tulip just for me. cork pops with a bang and it starts as a bit of a gusher. bottled on Jan 18, 2013. purchased about a year later and kept at cellar conditions.

A: pours a hazed orange hue. not cloudy, just some haze. head is fizzy and bright white. big. good retention and lacing. thick tufts.

S: a very horse-blanket filled aroma. really musty. such an inviting aroma. I can hear the micro organisms beckoning me to take a sip. its a little one dimensional in the sense that

T: earthy, musty, tart. acidic, but really not too intense. just enough to remain very drinkable and pleasant. there is a touch of sweetness right in the middle. honey like almost. however it is fleeting as the acidity takes back over again. no hop flavor or bitterness that I can detect. I am starting to get more oaky wood flavors as I continue to drink.

M: a vivacious carbonization. light to medium bodied brew.

D: overall a really fantastic gueuze. I can see why this is considered a benchmark for the style. that very classic, big barn yard aroma and flavor is all over this one and I like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2010)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear gold and light amber body. Quickly forming, tall, and persistent white head. Thin sheets and spots of lacing mess the glass.

Bright, explosive tart and sour aroma: tart citrus (lemon), pear, grass, earth and rock, body funk, and of course stinging, explosive sourness throughout.

Taste follows the aroma very similarly: huge sour and tart character, lots of lemon, earth and rock, grass, musty body and funk. A complete, sipping delight.

Light to medium bodied, though incredibly well carbonated. Spritzy and light with a very dry finish.

A wonderful gueuze.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a clouded and hazy pale orange-gold. The pure white head that forms is fluffy and large, sitting thick and pillowy on top and depositing thick patches of lacing on its way down.
This beer is all about the funk. Along with a bit of sourness and lots of other elements in a complex aroma and flavor, the horseblanket-like funk is the foundation on which it all rests. It really takes some sifting through, but I even find a hint of ripe sweet fruits beneath the sourness and funk. Otherwise, there's a mix of green apple skin, citrus rind, and a touch of raw, almost bitter wood unlike a full-grown tree and much more like a sapling. A bit of something like apple cider vinegar is there but well balanced.
The body is about medium with heft and depth, fluffy almost and creamy with a nice nip to it. It flows very well and remains active and interesting the whole way through.
I've had Guezes before this one and was aware what to look for, and thus far this beer is the best as far as getting the funkiness down. Good focus here.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.