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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 2,270
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 397
Gots: 619 | FT: 71
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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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4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A good friend of mine went on vacation in Belgium, and had this one shipped back for us to try together. I was really fortunate to get to try this one...thanks, Robb!

Appearance: Pours with a huge 3" head of pillowy fluffy bubbles. There is lots of action with bubbles rising galore. The beer itself is an orangish golden color that is clear, but really active and almost makes it look cloudy.

Aroma: How do I describe this? It has a really dry and earthy aroma with some noticeable tartness to it. There is a little bit of wheat noticeable in this beer as you can pick up a real dry and bready aroma. There is also a host of fruit flavors in here also, and it is hard to pick them out individually. I can get Lemons, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, and Red Apples in particular. The aroma gets more citrusy as it warms up some. As it warms even further, there is a noticeable woody character coming out.

Taste: The flavor is just as complex as the aroma. It is really dry and clean overall. It is well attenuated and has a noticeable wheaty presence. There is a whole bunch of fruit flavors in this beer that definitely goes along with the aroma. I can really pick out the Red Apples as it warms. As it warms even further to room temperature, the acidity of the beer becomes noticeable and it leaves a dry and squeaky clean impression on you.

Opinion: I am really enjoying this beer. It is really clean and absolutely refreshing. There is an amazing depth of flavor to this beer, and it just gets deeper as the beer warms up. As I was drinking it, I was comparing it to Cuvee Renee in my mind, but this isn't a good comparison. The Lindemans is quite a bit sweeter like most of their beers, and this one has a bit drier and refreshing palate. You could drink this beer like a lawnmower beer if it weren't for the high carbonation. I would definitely drink this beer again any chance I got!

Photo of jjanega08
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage

A= Pours a great looking golden yellow color thats nice and hazy looking with a nice big thick white head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the glass.

S= Hay and peppery and funky. Nice and tart smelling. Oaky and woody with a little oak tannin.

T= The taste is a great mix of funk and sour. One of the funkiest Gueze I've ever had actually. An awesome mixture here of everything that makes gueze what it is. This is puckeringly sour and delicious.

M= Perfect champagne like carbonation with a super dry finish. Delicious.

D= A great brew. I could drink this forever. This is the best gueze I've ever had by are and worth any hype it receives. A tasty brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kbrown
3/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of scott2269
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy copper/gold. Head is minimal, bright-white and bubbly. Ruddy. So very hazed. Pours almost flat with a more viscous body than expected.

Smell: Apricots, apples, slight funk. Very fruity and floral. Bread, musty, and oak. Smells very much of oak. A slight citric bite. Sesame seeds and a little bit of sweetness. Almost toasted at times.

Taste: Sweet and slightly funky. Citric bite. Toasted notes. Floral and subtle fruit. Oak is prevalent. Apricot and snappy apple. Mildly funky with an undercurrent of wood. So much oak it's silly. Touches of straw. Very delicate overall.

Mouthfeel: Full, but just barely. Smooth. Feels undercarbonated. So very smooth. Touch dry from the oak.

Overall: Solid overall, with a great depth. Looking for a little more tartness. Oak is a bit overpowering in the long run. Still, it's damn tasty.

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle served in a Kriek Flute glass.

A: Pours a nice orange clear color forming a huge white to yellow head. Medium retention. The head never disappears, actually and tons of lacings left in the glass. Body is very carbonated and bubbled

S: Lambic like in the nose. VERY fruity and tart. Notes of apples, white grapes and pears. Sweet grains, Lambic yeasts, a little bit metallic

T: Absolutely great. Amazingly smooth Geuze. Very well balanced sweetness/sourness. Upfront is sweet grains. Again, very fruity with notes of apples and white grapes. Bit metallic. End is intense Lambic yeasts

M: Light body, high carbonation. Such a pleasure. This is what call a perfect mouthfeel

O: Excellent drinkability. Perfect Geuze!

Photo of DovaliHops
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky golden (little bit of orange) color with a medium white head. Scent is EXTREMELY funky with a lot of barnyard and some horse blanket. I also get a lot of lemon and funky cheese. I now truly know what it's like to have cheese as a descriptive term for beer. Taste is exactly like it smells, and very delicious. You get the funky cheese flavors blended well with the lemon/vinegar flavors and subtle horse blanket. The lemony and barnyard notes make this one unforgettable gueuze! Mouthfeel is very full-bodied with a mouth-puckering dry finish. Drinkability is very high. This is one amazing beer!

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of beagle75
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the 3F restaurant in Beersel. What a steal at 15 euros. Bottled 6 December 1997. No label and poured by Guido Debelder (Armand's brother).

A: incredible head, orangeish with slight cloudiness
S: earthy, sour
T: incredibly well-balanced, sour but not overpowering, simply outstanding
M: great, very drinkable, easy on the tongue but has subdued gueuze finish, very mellow all-around

Photo of Wildman
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2005 bottling:
This beer poured a cloudy orange color and formed a nice off white foamy head the left lattticed lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of citrus, yeast and that musty aroma of gueze styles. The flavor was of citrus and bread. The body was medium light and the finish quite tart, but typical of the style. A nice beer.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 05/03/2012

Head fizzled off pretty fast. The beer is a hazy golden orange. Enough carb to swirl up a head.

More tart fruits than anything. Lots of green apple. Then a couple minutes later it got much more funky with grass, hay, and some cheese. Light oak.

Green apple, lemon, grass, and a lingering cheesy aftertaste and some oak.

Dry with high energy carbonation.

Solid geuze.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Etan
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, green label. Bottled 4/2010, so about two and a half years old at this point. Into a Cantillon tulip.

A: Pours a clear gold with a nice white head.

S: Floral, some wheat, sweet bretty aroma (slightly gamey), honey, some acidic sourness. Perfumy and fragrant.

T: Mineral character, slightly sweet esters and wheat, burst of bright yet balanced acidity, tannic vanilla, oak and tart apple.

M: Light-bodied with active carbonation.

O: Such a great, balanced gueuze. The acidity is very mellow (at least in this vintage) compared to beers like Cantillon Classic or Tilquin, but it lets some great mineral and wheat character out.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big, fluffy white head quickly turns rocky and drops to a thin creamy blanket over a light amber-honey beer which is iridescent and slightly hazed. Ample carbonation forms columns. In the end there is patchy lacing and a thick film on the glass.

This Gueuze has a strong sour apple cider vinegar aroma followed by mustiness and citrus. It is highly aromatic and fresh.

A powerful mouth-puckering sour and tart character permeates throughout. Lots of juicy citrus with apple cider and apricot. The finish is mild, carrying a tartness with sweet tones of tropical fruit. Warms to become more earthy and peppery.

A moderate presence of alcohol is in this very dry, medium bodied beer with lively carbonation.

A great, relaxing beer to accompany time. Well worth the interest of anyone who enjoys Gueuze.

Bottle dated May 2008.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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