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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 2,014
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 379
Gots: 519 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website

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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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Drie Fonteinen Gueuze glass. Thanks to goodstrongbeer for bringing this over.

Appearance: The color is a medium hazy golden color with a tint of tangerine. A small refined head fades to a collar, demonstrating proper carbonation for the style.

Smell: The aroma is fairly strong and complex. A lemon and citrus tartness wafts up my nose first, with a musty, grassy barnyard aroma containing mushrooms and hay toward the end.

Taste: The flavor starts with some light grains and a pungent, acidic sourness. Lemon zest and some grapefruit contribute to the illusion of fruit. Some minerals and oak begin to contribute toward a more champagne dry tartness toward the end. An undertone of grass and hay come in with a light stinky cheese and mushroom funk toward the end.

Mouthfeel: This is definitely sour and puckering, with an acidity that is common in the style. The acidity up front creates some salivation, while it dries out a bit toward the end. The body is a little bit fuller than medium and properly carbonated.

Overall: This is just a splendid gueuze. With the flashes of flavor and elegant complexity, this is a beer I could enjoy over and over.

KickInTheChalice, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Norseman
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Norseman, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
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

Treyliff, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev -8.7%

antoines15, May 06, 2012
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

rowingbrewer, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

pirmannt1, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of craytonic
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pour is a cloudy peach with a nice frothy head, lots of lacing

Smell: Incredibly sour with some funk, leather, and oak.

Taste: Sour with funk/must, leather, and light french oak. A bit of apricot as well. Some sour apple and white grapes behind it.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, but nice lingering sour finish. Very dry.

Drinkability: Very drinkable; this is good but not a standout.

craytonic, Mar 04, 2010
Photo of crbnfbr
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

crbnfbr, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -8.7%

IndyDad, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of dansmcd
4.25/5  rDev -3%

dansmcd, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Chingringo
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Chingringo, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Ajlvt
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Ajlvt, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of drtth
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. A 375 ml bottle filled on 10 Dec., 09 with a 10 year best by period.

Appearance: As poured the beer is an actively carbonated almost clear golden color with a ¾” white head that slowly recedes to 1/8” layer of foam but leaving no lacing. Sipping leaves scattered legs and small patches of lacing clinging to the glass. The layer of foam continues to thin but a ring and island of foam persist throughout the entire beer.

Smell: The bottle opens with a satisfying “pop” and the aroma is detectable even before starting the pour. There is lots of damp leather here woven in with strands of tart lemon and a pleasant musty aroma that almost seems to have some traces of green apple but which clearly reveals some time in the oak.

Taste: The flavor includes some tart lemon along with leather and oak, all of which ride along on top of sour green apple blended with some mustiness and slight bitterness. A complex set of flavors here.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full bodied side of medium and quite smooth, almost creamy, with the gentle and quite persistent carbonation. The finish is long and ends with some dry oak

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is a pleasure to drink and one sip follows another quite easily as one tries to sort out the complex components of the flavor. Its also quite nice to just pick up the glass and take a sniff or two of the aroma to try and sort it out as well. An appropriate combination of two words to describe this beer is “complex subtlety.” My overall impression of this beer is that this is clearly among the best. I’m certainly glad I’ve already had several other first rate guezes as I don’t think what I have learned from them helps me better appreciate the outstanding qualities of this beer.

drtth, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

millelacsmark, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev -8.7%

freduardo, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

DaftCaskBC, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a trade from bosse. 375ml. 12-02-2003 Vintage. This one is 6 years old today!

A: Murky amber in color with a cream colored head, about half an inch that recedes to a cap with a few islands. Excellent lacing. Very nice looking beer.

S: Not for the faint of heart here, wow funk, nasty dirty horse blanket, barnyard, lemons, smells insanely sour. Has notes of hydrocarbons (think condensate of a natural gas well), quite medicinal, notes of pipe tobacco. This is what a geuze should smell like. Perfection.

T: Quite tart, but not as tart as the nose leads on, sour lemons, and funk, where the sour may lack a little, but the funkiness is right there, and I like that. Leaves a few notes of fresh bananas. Fairly bitter as well, hop profile is spicy and strong, but not overbearing. The balance here is exceptional between sour and bitter. Notes of wood and citrus fruits. Incredibly deep. My favorite geuze to date.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, and incredibly dry, tons of lactic acidity in this too, my spit is thick. Just a hint of warmth from alcohol.

D: I don't think this beer could possibly be any easier to drink, excellent flavors, dry, light bodied and incredibly complex, but not overbearing to the point of ruining the drinking experience. This is a beer that I could enjoy almost any time of year. Very special. Highly recommended!

Thanks Bo!

pokesbeerdude, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jtladner, May 25, 2013
Photo of stumac
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This particular bottle is five years aged....I never thought I'd get a chance to try this brew.

it pours up a murky rust color with a big frothy off white head. the nose is funky, musty, light fruits, and good diarrhea (when you smell it, you'll see what I'm talking about). the taste is the same as the nose, super sour, oaky, smooth, medium bodied, medium carbo, delicious

stumac, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

CityofBals, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of sammyg832
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of HumanParaquat
4.25/5  rDev -3%

HumanParaquat, Jun 13, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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