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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,135 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,135
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 382
Gots: 556 | FT: 55
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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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

Photo of mmmbeer
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL green champagne bottle with cork, cage and foil presentation; bottled February 1, 2008. Brewed with 60% barley and 40% unmalted wheat. Pours a clear toasted amber hue, quite effervescent, with a huge, crackly head that nearly escapes the glass. It settles to a clingy half inch that doesn't quite grab on to the glass strongly enough to deposit any lace. Its surprisingly mild aroma contributes lemons, malt and a dash of funk. Prominent acids and esters on the palate, with a lactic acid twang, cherry, lemons, earth and an oak presence. The body is nearly full at times, with loads of carbonation, an oaky dryness and a sour finish. This one seems to focus more on the sourness than the funk, but it is well-balanced and very easy to drink.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a washed-out gold and brown with a sustained frothy head.

Smells of sour funk, green apples, lemon rind and a dry oaky cork.

Tastes of a sharply tart cherry and a sweet wheat that fades to a pungently dry sourness that reminds me of sappy oak and a dry cork.

Feels light and clean with a slight, large-bubbled carbonation that adds a pleasant texture.

This is a tasty sipper with a great woody character.

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled February 28, 2004

A: Huge head comes forth made up of large sized light tan bubbles, dominating the top of the glass. This large head isn’t destined long for this world as it appears to be falling quick…I expect the head to remain but not with the vigor that it started with. Body is vibrant carrot gold with a hazy personality and lots of swirling bubbles at the bottom of the glass.

S: Oak, acetic acid, vinous lemons and sour wine.

T: Begins with dull melon in the center of the tongue witch quickly gets enveloped by the trademark vitamin C sourness of the gueze. Serious oakey nature blends in well with tart green apple, under ripe pears and sour grapes. Really earthy nature reminiscent of an old, dank house. Finishes mineraly with gently sweetness and lingering lemon zest.

M: Medium body, fizzy yet full.

D: This was good but wasn’t my favorite gueze. Highly recommended to sour lovers though.

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of pknyc
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.

Photo of Blakaeris
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow with generous carbonation and a dense white head.

Aroma is very sour, slightly medicinal, with plenty of yeasty funk.

Taste is intensely sour and musty. then the flavor shifts to very dry and oaky. Finishes with a mild medicinal bitterness and bold unidentifiable spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a very flavorful geuze.

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
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 Treebs
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz. C&C bottle served Founders snifter. Bottled November 18, 2010.

A: Opened up the cage and the cork popped itself. Luckily it didn't gush at all which was surprising. Pours an apricot color with a very lively and frothy pure white head. Ton and tons of bubbles pushing the head up. Some splotchy lace down the glass with excellent ring retention.

S: Smells of dry oak and some slight sour citrus rinds. Mild funk thrown in for kicks as well.

T: Very tart orange rind with a light drying oak. Some mild fruity sweetness in there as well. Some sour young green apples with a little funk mixed in.

M: Light bodied, lively with a very carbonated body, but not overly done. Very dry finish and sour fruit finish.

O: Delicious gueuze. I'm glad I was able to find this at a local store and pick it up. Great combination of tart, sour and funk with just a hint of sweetness. Would like to have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Domingo
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BankerJoe for this bottle. It's a 12oz Belgian bottle that he brought back rather than the imported 22oz bottle.
Pours a light straw color. Forms a moderate head, but nothing too rocky. Pretty typical for the style.
Smell's sour and citrus. Picking up a little grassy hops and some barnyard-esque yeast, but the sourness dominates.
Spicy! Yes, the flavor starts sour, but there's a strong peppery bite to the finish. Very citric, but the finish is peppery (maybe some sea salt) and dry. There's minimal aftertaste, so it's really easy to drink a few sips to take everything in.
Body's somewhat thin, but it holds the flavor very well.
It's obviously really sour, but the spiciness is unique enough to make you come back. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I do like this item and might revisit it if the price is right.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours up a lot of head but there's very little retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber that turns to a mix of pale amber and vibrant lemon. No lacing is left behind.

Nose- Assertive as a gueuze should be. Starts off with tart apple and then romps through the orchards and more- cherry, strawberry, lemon, and peach. Big notes of acetic acid. A little whiff of caramel and honey. Some orange and pineapple as well. Faint notes of Belgian yeast. Some white grape. Quite vinous.

Taste- Even more demonstrative than the nose. Of course all the fruits of the nose (apple, cherry, and strawberry being the strongest) but ripe and green stone fruits take over the middle while a faint must hangs in the background. Lemon and orange seem to appear after this middle while ending in slight peach and apricot notes with a dry and neat finish. It doesn't seem to have the complexity of Cantillon or even Tilquin but does seem to have a neater finish. It is, perhaps, less tart than the others and has more of a champagne quality. Still very good. Notes of funk hang mostly in the background with some hints of straw, a little earth, a bit of stinky cheese. A much easier drink for me than the other two but this seems to indicate a lack of intensity. Pretty much in the same class as the other two, just a notch lower. Some notes of cinnamon on the linger. Some grapefruit in the background as well. The linger is so dry it tastes like ginger.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with tons of carbonation and lots of tingle on the tongue. Very dry finish that seems to erase the palate in seconds. Could be a good refresher beer- which is fortunate because this is how I'm using it right now.

Drinkability- Very approachable for a gueuze. Perhaps my palate has acclimated itself to sours (which be good as tomorrow is Zwanze Day) but this is a very easy drink. It isn't easy on the wallet. 11 bucks for a 375 mL bottle. Standard for this quality of gueuze.

Overall- Very good to great beer but I think I'd have to go with Tilquin or Cantillon overall. I might, however, choose this one for the ease of drink. It is certainly worth a try.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,135 ratings.