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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 2,191
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 386
Gots: 585 | FT: 65
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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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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jimmys
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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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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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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 1999. The exquisite nature of this beer is hard to describe, being a combination of the total sensory experience, as it is with any beer, but so heightened here. The beauty of the body can best be described as being the color of the pulp of a pink grapefruit, hazy and pulpy in its own way. The nose speaks of complexity built upon careful blending; certainly a lemony citrus sense comes to the fore, but there's also the lovely pungency of more, a kind of earthy, musky sense.

The taste - mouth puckering in its sour tartness, and yet so lovely to the palate. As the palate adjust it becomes deeper and richer than just the tart nature; there is real body and earthiness here. The feel starts as if a bit thin, but then adds in its champaign-like overtones and the feel begins to move beyond acidity to a higher level of complexity. Drinkable only in small, well-savored portions, this is not to be taken lightly nor casually.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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3.94/5  rDev -10%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,191 ratings.