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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 1,871
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 362
Gots: 501 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002)
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AgentMunky

California

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375mL bottle into a wine glass. Stamped 5 MRT 2012.

A: Pale clear yellow with light head that produces incredibly fine bubbles. Under tight carbonation; the cork postively erupts. Heavy lacing.

S: Light, tart, and funky. Very pleasantly fruity. Lemon zest, apples, and grape. Sharp, complex, and engaging.

T: Very, very good. Fruity-funky-tart. Intense. Lightly spicy on the endtaste. Lemon peel. Black pepper. Distant sugar. Berries? Aftertaste is barnyard-y and lingering.

M: Sharp, tart. Mineral-clean.

O: It lives up to the hype. Great geuze. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 01:03:43 | More by AgentMunky
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tarheels86

California

4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL 1999 ed courtesy of Travlr and again courtesy of Armand. This is so insanely good. Note that this is the 1999- which many consider the best geuze ever made. Armand I think would agree. From talking to him directly, this one is made with Boon, Girardin, and Lindemann’s lambik. This, as Armand said, can never be replicated and is really just a product of pure luck and circumstance.

The 1999 geuze I have had twice and love it to death. First, it pours like an unblended. It is super deep, cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is incredible. You can smell it from 20 feet away: huge leather, tannins, citrus, blood orange, mango yogurt, feet, sweat. Taste is beautiful soft yogurt/lactic, bright citrus, curacao, grapefruit, just mouth-watering all the way around without being too sour or acetic. The Girardin being blended in here is just so awesome as a base lambic. Very quick, zippy palate. I can’t find anything wrong this this geuze and see no reason to put it up with J&J Blauw.

I am rating the 1999 ed mainly because I like to score a beer the highest mark that I have ever given it, even if I have had multiple samples that are inferior. I feel it is unfair to average out all of my scores for special lambics like this. I've had dozens of normal 3F Geuze bottles, but the 1999 is by far the best.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:05:00 | More by tarheels86
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-25-2013 20:36:43 | More by SourinQns
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-25-2013 19:27:25 | More by Beerontwowheels
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quine

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-25-2013 18:55:26 | More by quine
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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-24-2013 19:50:03 | More by Dagsy
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-24-2013 01:22:25 | More by Mark000
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-23-2013 01:31:44 | More by TxUltraRunner
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-22-2013 03:55:20 | More by weonfire
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alexmel7

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-22-2013 02:24:05 | More by alexmel7
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-20-2013 23:03:17 | More by BigJim5021
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snaotheus

Washington

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz corked/caged bottled split between two pint glasses (limited glassware availability). Bottling date on the label is 2011/02/17.

Pours with a massive off-white head (like a problematically large head), cloudy golden. Smell is tart, unripe green grapes, lemon.

Taste is super tart, more of the lemony characteristic, actually quite lemony.

Mouthfeel is dry but thick. Overall, quite good, but probably won't spend the money again.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 23:02:28 | More by snaotheus
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Matt_Ortiz

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-20-2013 22:51:35 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-19-2013 02:52:21 | More by IrishColonial
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gamanley

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-18-2013 23:19:06 | More by gamanley
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boogercrack

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

23 Fev 2012 bottling, 37.5 cL bottle, yellow label. poured into lost abbey teku. chilled to refrigerator temps for over a week, should have settled down. minimal pop when cork pulled.

A: cotton white head pushed up to about an inch, noisily receded to a small ring, to nothing at all. no lacing noticed at colder temps; scant, quickly falling lace as i continue to sample. clear orange, almost radiant. pretty beer.

S: gets more funky as it warms, to be expected, i think. lime, lemon, some peach, touch of pineapple, tart. wood?

T: big taste follows a big nose. just the perfect level of funk for what i want, with big sourness without being too acidic. granny smith apple flesh, lemon/lime zest, woody. finishes clean, tart, and with a dry peach like linger.

M: refreshing. clean and crisp. the delicate carbonation cleans the palate on the finish, and is nearly effervescent with the dry finish.

O: Pretty much everything I'd want from the style. terrific beer. consumed the glass over the course of an hour or so, and have enjoyed it changing with the temperature. will be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 03:14:11 | More by boogercrack
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BeahDrinkah

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-17-2013 21:14:12 | More by BeahDrinkah
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riemster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-17-2013 19:13:34 | More by riemster
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-17-2013 14:56:17 | More by Rainblows
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tumbler.

It's taken me way the hell too long to finally get a crack at this stuff. Just sayin'. It pours a slightly murky gold topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white froth. The nose comprises lemon zest, lime zest, apricot, light sour pineapple, very light cracked wheat, and a more-than-healthy helping of Brett-like funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tarter fruit notes covered o'er by a thick pall of musty funk (or is it funky must?), creating a deeply-layered liquid cake of complexity. At any given moment, you can get some sour lemon, some Swiss-esque cheese, some straight cobweb funky magic, or grass-flowers. Sometimes, all of it will come at you at once; those are the great times. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a damn fine gueuze, one that deserves the reputation it commands.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 04:18:58 | More by TMoney2591
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-17-2013 00:53:18 | More by Janeinma
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-16-2013 18:11:04 | More by Jeeb
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davistabuff

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-16-2013 02:42:07 | More by davistabuff
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-15-2013 21:24:11 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-15-2013 20:23:04 | More by thegoon55
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,871 ratings.