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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 360
Gots: 500 | 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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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-14-2014 22:38:39 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2013 23:25:42 | More by Ajlvt
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thin wispy yeasty top over honey-colored, slightly effervescent body. A little carbonation.

Very potent aroma of sour citrus with that nice horse-blanket tone of brett with a fair amount of electric yeast, malt and wheat. Powerful yet bright.

Clean and crisp up front with loads of sour citrus with horsehide notes and a good oak bakckbone. Wheat, malt and electric yeast are solid supporting cast.

The very strong sour citrus and brett pucker really gets balanced with the oak aging of this effort as well as the strong grain presence, providing an outstanding feel and finish on the palate.

A stellar offering for a style that's a challenge for drinkability. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2008 19:08:53 | More by IBUnit63
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-29-2014 15:44:46 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-31-2013 01:03:39 | More by Massbmx
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 23:42:19 | More by meatyard
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goochpunch

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on February 28, 2004

Pours out a hazy apricot with flecks of peach and pink hues when brought up to the light. The head blossomed directly from the pour but eventually settled down to a clinging foam. Some shapely lacing present. The nose here is huge. I can just smell the acidity. Underlying aromas of musty old house, broom bristles, and wheat become more pronounced as this warms. The most prominent flavor is the almost bitter sourness. As the tongue becomes more acustomed to the high acid levels, I pick up more of the old house funk. Lemon pith finishes it all off as I'm lead into the bone dry finish. I pick up some slight oaky notes as well. Mouthfeel is, at first, like bubbly champagne, but then mellows out a bit as time passes. Leans toward a light body. This beer has the perfect combination of body, character, and intrigue that makes drinkability optimal.

Worth the $13 I dropped on this.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2006 04:21:33 | More by goochpunch
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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-16-2011 02:14:51 | More by Magery
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't record the "bottled on" date. Darn.

A: Super clear, bright golden-yellow. Fizzy, off-white head.

S: Dry, peppery, smoky, funky, barny, tart, seriously sour.

T: One of the most sour, funky, delicious, carbonated, refreshing beers I've had to date. Still a novice to the style but I can imagine this is a benchmark. Super dry and carbonated. Drying pepper.

M: Dry, bubbly, effervescent, refreshing. Just awesome.

O: Easily the best I've had of the style. Nearly perfect.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 04:14:18 | More by Gatch
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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pknyc

New York

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date 03 Nov 2011, opened 23 Mar 2014.

A: The cork popped off after just a couple of turns on the wire cage. The geuze pours a nice clear orange/amber color with a large white head, which dissipates to about 1/4 finger head with a little bit of lacing.

S: The second the cork came out the funk encompassed the room. Smells like a barn, rich and complex with some sourness. I'm finding it almost overwhelmingly complicated. White grapes? Leather? There are many smells going on and all intertwined. Very balanced.

T: Prickly from the carbonation. Funky with an earthy feel to it. Sour, but not vinegary with a slight puckering. Refreshing and tart like blackberries.

M: Coating and slightly thicker than I had expected. Medium

O: Very enjoyable, and lament that I only had a 375ml as there are so many layers to this brew. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:51:16 | More by pknyc
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

1.45/5  rDev -66.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The flavors of this beer have blinded me. Looks are not important at this point. After a bit of vinegar smell, I should have been ready, but I wasn't. taste is sour vinegar. Not much else. Just pure sour. Mouthfeel is thin, drinkability is poor. I finished the bottle, but man was it rough. My stomach felt extremely warm once I finished. Not my idea of a good time.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/5/12
Consumed @ Monks Cafe

A- pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a big foamy white head that retains nicely long after the pour, leaving some bubbles around the rim

S- nice barnyard funk with notes of wet hay, Lemon peel, basement must, toasted oak

T- sharp and tart notes of lemon peel, peach mix with a funky musty yeasty goodness, earthy tones mix with wet hay and lead to a dry puckering finish, packed with flavor

M- medium body with light carbonation lead to a big foamy mouthfeel with a dry puckering finish

O- one of the best Gueuze that I've had, it's packed with puckering flavor and keeps you wanting more

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 17:57:36 | More by Treyliff
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-10-2013 15:02:28 | More by thampel09
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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dasenebler

Maine

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml, lot 10/12/2009.

Lightly hazy, apple-juice gold with a frothy head. Lots of effervescence and decent retention.

Aroma is pungent and excellent. Cidery, funky, and fruity with notes of sour apples, strawberry and citrus rind.

Flavor is dry and very tart. Funky, musty and earthy notes are complimented by a citrusy flavor. Less fruity than the aroma. There is some bitterness both from the hops and the wild yeast funkiness. Reminiscent of acidic white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Mouthfeel is fluffy and soft with very high, champagne-like carbonation. For those who can handle the sourness, this is a very refreshing and drinkable beer.

I enjoyed the Drie Fonteinen Gueuze very much. I am no expert, but I found the other classic examples of the style (Girardin, Hanssens, etc.) smoother than this particular Oude Gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 17:49:00 | More by dasenebler
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jplopez21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

02-18-2013 20:22:05 | More by jplopez21
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