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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,234 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,234
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 397
Gots: 603 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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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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4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 1997 vintage shared with my wife at the Drie Fonteinen restaurant in Beersel on Aug. 12 2010. The score reflects this vintage.

A truly remarkable beer. In fact it was the highlight of the entire trip to Belgium which include treats like Blauw, Roos and Crianza Helena amongst others.

A: Light golden-straw colored body. The initial pour yield a large fizzy head which slowly settled as it left behind some spotty lace residue.

S: Sublime notes of lemon citrus, wheat, musty oak, and lactic funk. The nose was defined by its remarkable integration and balance without short-changing the pungency of a great gueuze.

T: Like the nose, the age of this beer has done wonders. The sharpness of a younger oude gueuze has long been replaced with a refined delicacy that is not muddled or muted. A little less lemon in the flavor than in the nose, but still a healthy dose of funk, must, wheat and wood.

M: Gentle effervescence. Nice coating feel with each sip. Remarkable length of presence on the tongue. Nice dry finish.

D: Simply Epic.

Past review of a representative younger vintage:
2008 vintage opened courtesy of Brendan at Memphis Taproom. Finally got around to reviewing one of many bottles I've had.

A: Light golden-wheat colored body. Two fingered fluffy white head. Good retention and nice sheet-like lacing.

S: Fairly straight forward, classic gueuze aromas. Sour lemons, a bit of wheat, and musty lactic acid.

T: An improvement on the nose is evident with a nice sour lemon blast, a nice general lactic tartness, wheat, funky yeast, some oak and other citric notes. In the end I think the lactic tartness starts to separate itself from the other flavor notes.

M: Smooth, medium bodied brew. Lingering tartness. Really dry, but damn refreshing.

D: A special beer for sure. I'd probably take the classic Cantillon gueuze over this by hair and its a toss up with the Girardin Gueuze. If you haven't had this yet do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle.
4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review adapted from notes taken 1/21/12

Appearance: Dark orange, amber - not really what I expected for a gueuze - minimal carbonation, minimal lacing

Smell: At first whiff, this was intense, but after a few minutes, it's actually quite mild - toasted and pale malts - some sour, some tart - another aroma that reminds me of sesame seeds, like a toasted sesame seed bagel - hay

Taste: Moderately sour, moderately tart, excellently balanced - base of lightly toasted malts - some light fruits, some light fruit skins (grape skins, perhaps?) - not particularly funky - slightly acidic - some sweetness - some wood

Mouthfeel: Needs more carbonation - maybe there were cork problems? - smooth, very wet

Overall: A little weird, but very good

This is unlike any Gueuze that I have encountered. It's a great sour, and it's pretty unique. This particular bottle seemed to be lacking carbonation, but it was still good.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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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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4.51/5  rDev +3%
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%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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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

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.