1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen Oude GeuzeDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,186 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,186
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 387
Gots: 584 | FT: 65
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
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".
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,186 | Reviews: 686 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bkonk10
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jbertsch
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 1noa
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oso
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jacwomyn
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of sdaly3
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Roguer
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, opaque golden-orange-copper brew. Beautiful. Big, fluffy snow white head, with good retention and minimal lacing.

Sharp, tart aroma from the moment the pour begins. Light funk, as expected; straw; some citrus; sour, white wine-like vinegar. Earthy.

Flavor follows the aroma, with an added, noticeable earthy, dirt-like flavor. Funk in three directions (earthy, musty, and sharp), light citrus, wheat. Reasonably sour. I don't know if the burnt dirt flavor (smokey?) is a function of bottle, palate, or environment; it's not entirely unpleasing, but it's unexpected.

Nice puckering sour mouthfeel; medium overall. Certainly a sipper. Nice astringency.

This is far more funky and earthy than the Golden Blend I tried the other day, and it hurts the brew. It's a very good Lambic overall, but simply not as special, and not as good. Off of one bottle, I have to say this rates with a typical Geuze or Gose, instead of standing out as something particularly special.

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of beerhast
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of mbonugli
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sunnrider
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of gator79
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of myersk27
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of allenson21
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of CraftFan5
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of heygeebee
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Must confess, I am finding guezes a tad difficult to review, in that they do mostly seem to exhibit the same flavours, well at least the good ones do.

This one.... Looks the biz, lovely gold straw initial pour, with pillowy white head, aromas of cooking apples, lemons, semillon, wood... Taste to follow is nice and sour, in vein of aromas, more lemons, but not quite puckering. Dances on tongue with light, but definite carbonation.

All in all top stuff, top gueze.... Maybe I just need to do a massive a - b taste comparison to start understanding the subtleties that set this apart from, say, Cantillon. Maybe less sour? Hmmm

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,186 ratings.