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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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world-class

1,985 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,985
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 372
Gots: 516 | FT: 51
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

SCZ, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DrewZ926, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

falc0n2600, Nov 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

IPAIsaac, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Champagnesque response to pour. Cloudy golden honey with a crisp white head.

Sour/funk aroma. Freshly sanded oak flooring. Briny ocean and a musty attic scents.

Sour and tangy like Sweetart candy with low sugar. Has a bit of medicinal aftertaste.

Prickly carbonation keeps every sip as if it were your first. Really enjoyed this chilled and up in temperature. Crisp and dry feeling.

Sour Sunday here we go. Have been enjoying, lately, big sours watching Sunday football games on TV. This Oude Geuze does not disappoint. Not as sour as I was thinking it might have been. Extremely drinkable and a pleasure to sip on. Class act!

joeseppy, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kevindp9, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Saltee, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

DaveHack, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ACB, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

22Blue, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of WTKeene
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Corked and Caged 375ml bottle dated March 5 2012 into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: A deep amber, cloudy, with clear wisps of yeasty sediment flowing throughout. Sizable off-white head, which dissipates moderately quickly but persists with a thin layer that isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Smell: That classic vinous gueuze smell is coming through here. Tart, fruity, funky. I'm excited to take a sip. This is clearly a top notch beer.

Taste: Funky, vaguely vinegar character to the tartness. A faint bitterness toward the end, some grainy maltiness balances this all out. The vinous fruity character I smelled is coming through nicely too. A slight grassy quality too. A good gueuze is really something.

Mouthfeel: As expected, quite carbonated. Creamy though, after the initial rush.

Overall: This is really good. Well worth the trade, I'm glad I could get some of this. I'd love to compare it to the other world class Gueuzes, I still haven't had Cantillon's for example.

WTKeene, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Stinger80OH, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

N3ptune, Nov 19, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a 375ml bottle (green label)

poured a honey golden color with a finger of white head which dissipated pretty quickly into a thin foamy ring. a very nice funky brett aroma with some smokiness, barrels, chalk.. definitely a very unique scent. the flavor boasts a funky awesomeness that i'll try my best to describe.. mushrooms, dirt, hay, sour milk, smoked gouda.. lemons. this is just a fantastic example of the style.. the high carbonation only compliments the flavor profile for a style like this, and this beer has just that with a light to medium body, makes it very refreshing.

definitely worth checking out, and definitely going to remember to order more next time!

facundoCNB, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

cosmic-ray, Nov 19, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy orange-golden, low head, fizzy, going fast and having a low retention. The label says "open carefully", and you should do so or you might lose an eye.
Smells great, a big tartness, with citrus, green grapes, sour cherries. Lots of funky hay, barnyard and herbal notes. It really sets the stage for the taste.
And it delivers. Beautiful complex taste:sourness, strong lemon at first, like sugar-free lozenges, then a nice fruity tartness, with cherries and berries, vinegary, acidic green apple throughout, finished with very dry white wine/champagne. Lots of green notes, fresh cut grass, wet hay, mixed with oaky woodiness, "old barrel" scented. Earthy yeasts. Dry in the finish from the mentioned sourness and green grapes, but also with a nice hop presence, bringing in also some pineapple notes (really great) and a mild bitterness.
Personally i found this one too fizzy, maybe a tad lower carbonation would have been less... burpier.
A perfect rough gueuze, (almost) immaculate 5.

dcmchew, Nov 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Ajlvt, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured into a snifter, the beer was a beautiful golden color. I high intensity level of carbonation was present. The way the cork popped, I was glad I was not under a light fixture.

Smell - The aroma was most reflective of over-ripe fruit. One might also notice the level of sourness and well as an oakiness in the background.

Taste - My initial impression of the taste was the dry sour oakiness. In the midst of these elements, one might also recognize elements of lime, citrus that goes from sweet to sour in the back, and a measure of oakiness. The aftertaste is quite dry, with notes of lime sticking to the roof of the mouth with the wood lingering.

Mouthfeel - This beer is well carbonated. The sour fruits stick to the roof of the mouth. This one lingers.

Overall - I am not really a geuze kind of guy, but I can recognize a beer that is well done. This is well done.

JohnnyHopps, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Arsenal0328, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

detrockcitey, Nov 15, 2013
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Paisan, Nov 15, 2013
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CDCNAM, Nov 14, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,985 ratings.