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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 1669
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%


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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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green 37.5cl bottle: best before 9th Dec 2019. Poured carefully into two old 'Home Ales' half-pint countryman tankards on 3rd Nov 2012.

Almost clear old gold to new golden in colour, no real head to talk about.

The smell and taste reminded me of good quality scrumpy, cooking apples, baking powder and Bicarbonate of Soda: very acidic. I actually thought this was OK and drinkable compared to others in this style.

Try as I might, this style of brewing/bottling and blending still leaves me unimpressed somewhat. I want to embrace the idea of Lambic beers and Geuze but struggle to feel the wonderous excitment other 'beer geeks' get from having beers from this stable or other Lambic breweries.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 10:54:23 | More by BlackHaddock
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:24:15 | More by Etan
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sitarist

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Blind review (blind bif 7).

Cork shoots out of bottle while removing the cage, it does not gush though. This beer pours hazy, sunset orange in color. Three fingers of foamy eggshell white head. You can hear this beer, sounds like rice krispies. The head is slow to fall, it leaves a thick top-coating that leave sheets of foam that slide back into the drink.

Wow, what an amazing aroma! Even with the glass sitting a couple feet away from me, I still smell ripe apples. Upon closer inspection I smell the whole cider mill. Apples, (both tart, and sweet), "barnyard funk," hints of vinegar, as it warms the funk comes to life.

The tart, & sweet apples carry over into the flavor along with tart cherries, the faintest hint of lime, a slight mineral character, its funky too...and oh so sexy!

Medium body, lots of scrubbing carbonation, just slightly tart, with a long lasting finish.

One of the most unique beers that Ive ever had. I can get lost in this!

Its a Fonteinen-Geuze. My first Geuze, I believe. Ive often contemplated picking a bottle of this up, glad I finally got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 01:38:59 | More by sitarist
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gtermi

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours a cloudy orange body with a super thick head that slowly fades. There is hardly any lacing either.

S: TONS of funk, and that's EXACTLY what I want. I am getting a strong bit of sour candy, a bit of grass and earthiness and some fruity yeast.

T: Very sour and tart. There is also a good amount of fruit and grass. The sour bubble gum flavor is for sure my favorite part of this beer.

M: The beer has a thick body with a strong amount of crisp on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is just an amazing beer. Pretty pricey for how small the bottle is, but the flavor really makes up for that. Very delicious

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 23:14:20 | More by gtermi
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Beautiful goldish hazy color, maybe a faint reddish pink hue to it as well. Could be the lighting but I see some of it in the color.

S- Smell is amazing, tart funk, fruitiness, bitterness in the nose, lots of fruit flavors.

T- Bitter fruits, tart apple, funk and lots of it. Amazing flavors. Perfectly blended lambic.

M- Great mouthfeel, drying on the tongue, almost tannic reaction and dryness. Great great mouthfeel for a lambic.

O- Best Geuze I have ever had. Have never had a Cantillon but I got one aging so who knows. But this is by far the best I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 23:53:33 | More by Kmccabe33
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

everything a gueuze should be. it pours a pale pale straw color, hazy, with an average white head with decent retention. the nose is stright lemon juice from concentrate, like the little green bottle in the fridge that i sometimes put on steamed spinach. it is acidic and tart, and light in both malt and hops. it taste equally fruity as the nose, with lemon being the predominant flavor. lots of acid, this is pretty puckery. no sweetness at all, like a raw lemonade or something. the feel is great, dry in the mouth, effervescent carbonation, and a lighter body. this is a sharing bottle though because of the acid content. its through the roof. still, a brilliant example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 20:56:04 | More by StonedTrippin
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours honeyed cloudy orange with a white head. No true lace.

Big funk in the nose. Yeast, musty grain, some tart notes, apple skin.

Big sour up front. Leads to grainy bitterness and some sour fruit. Finishes bitter and oddly clean. Nice beer with multiple transitions as the palate clears.

Lighter bodied, but mostly because of the carbonation, which is abundant. Easy to drink

Overall, wonderful beer. Nice qualities all around and a good example of the style. Enjoyed this immensely.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 20:24:24 | More by OtherShoe2
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-slightly hazy yellow orange color with frothy white head and little lacing

S-citrus, yeasty funk, earthy, grass

T-lemon, tart apple, earthy funk, grassy, grain

F-light body with moderate carbonation, puckering and crisp, acidic

O-a nice gueuze with great flavor and body

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 19:38:39 | More by MDDMD
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle into a tulip
bottled on: 23 FEV. 2012

A: Pours a mildly hazy golden orange with 1.5 fingers width of slightly off white colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly to a whispy center and bubbly outer ring. Some carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass, but they are generally masked by the haziness. Leaves no lacing.

S: Tart lemon, sour apple and white pepper are the first aromas noted. Accompanied by a fair degree of sweetness, reminiscent of peaches. There is a mineral-type aroma that I cant quite place. A swirl of the glass brings out the oak characters. Very nice.

T: Quite tart with sour apple and lemon, along with a good degree of sweetness. Sweet white grapes, reminiscent of sparkling grape juice, like the fake champagne I used to drink as a kid on NYE. I also get oak, rock salt, and belgium yeast banana on the back end.

M/D: Carbonation is low for the style. Medium bodied, wet finish as I salivate after each sip. Drinkability is good.

O: Overall, good but not great. Its not as sour as some other gueuze's I have had, it also didn't have the degree of flavor complexity that others do. I think the lack of carbonation hurt this one. That being said, I still really enjoyed it. I just wouldnt rush to purchase it again. One more thing, I really didnt get any of the funk/barnyard characters that others have said were so prominent in this beer. I am not docking it points on that though, as I tend to prefer the sour notes to the funk ones, just thought Id mention it though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 00:16:44 | More by zac16125
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Tnudish

Wisconsin

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

2012 vintage picked up at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. I was surprised to see a few of these 750’s sitting on the shelve. If nobody else wants them, I would be happy to dispose of them. Sampled in a Piraat tulip.

A-The beer pours a light yellow-orange/peach in color with about a finger and a half worth of frothy white head.

S-Nose is a beautiful melange of lemon, apricot, must, horse blanket, and some urine.

T-Flavor is lemon rind, peach, must, oak, some faint bitterness, and is still moderately sweet. Once the funk takes over a bit more, the sweetness will disappear, but this blend is still a little young so it needs to sit awhile.

M-Spritzy carbonation, almost overcarbonated honestly, gentle acidity, medium bodied, and a long finish.

O-This has served as my favorite standard gueuze for awhile now. It is the perfect balance between bright lactic acidity and funk. Cant wait to let these 750’s sit in a dark corner of the cellar for a couple years.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 20:18:59 | More by Tnudish
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 15/10/02

A lucky I didn't take my eye out as this one didn't even wait for the cage to come off, hazy peachy orange with lots of bubbles going up the side, massive soapy head slowly falls to a thick film leaving a patch of lace

S the funks hard to miss but allows other aspects of the beer to come out, I get the wet horse blanket and attic but also pick up on pear and lemon with a little dry cereal and extremely faint burnt hair but it somehow works with the funk, some earthy oak comes out as it warms along with a hint of vinegar

T a little sour compared to the nose with more earthy woody notes, tastes as great as it smells thankfully, dry beer with nice sour notes with enough funk to please but doesn't take over all aspects of the beer

M has a pucker to it with lots of bubbles, a shitload if you will, leaves a slickness in the mouth and a funky green apple, lemon finish lingers for ages

O I don't have a wealth of experience with this style but I do know what I like, pretty complex stuff with lots going on, funky but not overpowering

I'm pretty stoked I still have a Golden Blend in the fridge, I want to learn more about funky brews and 3F is a great place to start

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 17:49:25 | More by wordemupg
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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

Bottle opened on 10.9.12
Green Label
05. Jan 2012

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fluffy two inch cream-colored head, fizzy and fades fast.

S - Funky farmhouse, tart and citrus fruit.

T - Tart lemon, hay, funk horseblanket, pretty mellow.

D - Good carbonation with a light body. Crisp citrus finish.

O - Wonderfully crisp and tart.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 06:48:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jimilayne

New York

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

Appearance - cloudy, mang-esque orange with a tornado-like carbonation running through. Thin head.

Smell - not much of a smell. Gave me nothing to work with. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Taste - fruity and tarty with some oak balanced in. Almost a hint of white wine. Very pleasant and drinkable, though.

Mouthfeel - smooth and easy

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 18:40:31 | More by jimilayne
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz, bottled 18 nov 2010.
Served in a 3F tumbler of course, 'cause that's just how I roll. ;-)

Appearance. Pours a hazy, honey-amber with a finger of white head.

Smell. Sweet and fruity, lightly sour. Some nice sweet hayloft funkyness and a little lemon juice. Man, this smells like it's gonna be gooood.

Taste. Sour lemon juice, some good farmy funk, nice toasted wood. Maybe a little new-boot leather. Some nice lingering sweet, fruity funk in the mouth. Pretty damn nice stuff here.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium+, very smooth yet still lively carbonation.

Overall. Just a fantastic gueuze. Best one I've tried to date, I think. Wish it was a 750 right about now...

Damn it! Where the hell did that fruit fly come from? Get out of my beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 02:12:31 | More by Rutager
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matttttYCE

Arizona

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

Found this a while back at a local shop surprisingly and finally decided to drink it. Bottled Nov 18, 2010 (12.7oz bottle). 2 finger high creamy bone white head. Lace is decent. Head sticks around for a while. The beer is a hazy golden straw color. The aroma is lemony citrus, acidic, tart, green apple, oak, slight funk, hay, grass, slight vinegar, hints of pepper and spice. More funk, hay, grass, and oak come out as it warms some. Very interesting aroma that draws me in and makes my mouth water a bit. The taste doesn't let down at all. Big lemon citric taste, tart green apple, white grapes, hay, grass, oak, vinegar notes, moderately funky, slight white pepper and something else I can't quite put my finger on. The mouthfeel is light in general. Light-medium body, slippery, filmy, light consistency, round almost spritzy carbonation, with a light finish, somewhat dry and medium length.

Overall I think this was an absolute treat to have and I wish I could find it again. I'm sure this would continue to be great, if not improve, with more aging. If American Wilds, Flanders Reds, or Gueuzes have even slightly peaked your interest and you can get your hands on this, give it a try! I also have to say, damn it's nice to have a flavorful and complex beer that doesn't start to get me drunk after roughly 12oz.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 08:23:28 | More by matttttYCE
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superspak

Michigan

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

1000th review! 375 ml bottle with black foil into tulip glass, bottled 12/12/2009. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of huge tart apple, lemon, pear, grass, hay, leather, pepper, earth, oak, funk, and yeast spices. Amazing aromas with huge complexity and balance. Taste of big tart lemon, apple, grass, hay, pear, pepper, earth, oak, funk, and yeast spices. Fair amount of tartness and sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, grass, hay, pepper, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of flavors, with an excellent balance of sourness and sweetness. Fairly dry on the finish as expected. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly acidic, and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding gueuze! Awesome flavor complexity and balance; and nicely smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 04:09:41 | More by superspak
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep straw color, clearigh. No lace or head.

Awesome rich nose. Tart, oak, some funk and wood.

Very tart, and a bit woody. Lots of funk and lemony citrus. The oak supports and balances this.

Pretty flat feeling, with a vaguely clingy aftertaste.

Managed to smell great in spite of lack of head, and definitely a well-blended geuze.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 19:29:53 | More by zaphodchak
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harrymel

Washington

2.38/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

New review:
Bottled 03NOV11:
Pours turbid golden with loose, soda like finger of white foam. Funky monkey here – soil, manure, lemon, baking soda, a hint of cucumber. Flavor is initially like soda water, then lemons come thru with a good amount of tartness, but softened and accented with a buttery tone. Thin body, dreadfully thin and empty with tight fleeting carb and a wet finish. This beer is not as disappointing as last time I had it, but nonetheless, I don’t care for it one bit. 3.5/3/2/2/2.5

Original review from 04/2011
Bottled 03/2010
A: Golden, hazy beer (haze likely related to person pouring). Minimal head formation. Thin, broken sheet of some white foam. No lacing.
S: Horse manure. Very, very farmy. Reminds me of a hot day outside a relatively clean dairy farm. I love gueuze, and I'm struggling to enjoy the smells of this one.
T: Sour, classic gueuze tartness. Unfortunately, still very super farmy, earthy, and fungal.
M: Medium body with light to spritely carbonation.
O: Very disappointed with this beer. Too bad. I will stick with Cantillon, Lindeman's for my go-to gueuzes. 3/2/2/3.5/2 - 2.2

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 06:49:55 | More by harrymel
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ADZA

Australia

3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As soon as i pulled back the cage around the cork without even touching the cork this pops like no other just like a champagne botle and it gushes out everywhere and when poured its a hazed golden hue which leaves a creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is sweaty socks,wet soil,lemon zest and freshly cut grass,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and rather creamy and on taste it tastes just abit young for a Gueuze so be good to age and i get hints of lemon zest,sunrise limes,mandarin,barnyard funk and finished with a herbal apple candy sourness and overall its nice but like i stated previously this is one to age cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 05:41:01 | More by ADZA
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle dated 10/18/10. Picked up in Vermont a few weeks ago. I'm not used to guezes but I let this sit in the fridge a couple days, pulled it out for a few minutes, decaged it, and a few minutes later no one had touched it and the cork exploded off and hit the ceiling and it started gushing everywhere. Quickly poured into my HF tulip and split with a buddy. Drank right after drinking a '11 Cantillon Classic Geuze.

A- Pours an orange golden with decent carbonation (much more then the Cantillon). A thin layer of white head formed that remained pretty much the entire time drinking the geuze, not too much in terms of lacing.

S- Some light funk, some tart citrus, light green apple smell, a little bit of pepper, not overly aromatic. Definitely not as appealing as the Cantillon.

T- Some light green apple citrus tartness mixed with a tiny bit of funk. Finishes with some light citrus tartness. Definitely not as flavorful as the Cantillon.

M- Light, dry, decent carbonation, easily drinkable.

O- I liked this, but it was only mediocre compared to some of the other geuzes that I've had. The Cantillon Classic Geuze I had right before this one definitely had less carbonation but a lot more flavor. I would try this again, but there are other geuzes that I'd take over this. Would love to try it with more age on it.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 01:17:36 | More by jaasen64
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rapidsequence

Virginia

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

750 ml bottle. Bottled April 2010. $19 from Bruisin Ales.

Appearance: Pours a dark orange-gold with a little haze. Foamy, tightly bubbled head with 5 minutes or so of retention. No lacing.

Smell: Funky, oaky, and tart. Apple and lemon. Musty old barrel. A light sweet malt aroma and some honey.

Taste: Very nice play of the puckeringly sour lactic flavor and the little bit of malty sweetness. Lemony and less apple. Dry, tannic oak flavor. Not a lot of strange funky flavors, more of a clean Brett flavor (no taste of sweaty leather or spiderwebs).

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, dry, lots of tannins (lots). Puckering, but not overly sharp.

Overall: Just an excellent gueuze. Maybe a bit more approachable for some as it is a combination of many clean, recognizable flavors rather than bizarre funkiness, however, its really tart.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 01:25:03 | More by rapidsequence
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 375 ml poured into a duvel glass date says 23 fev 2012

A: pours a nice slightly hazy golden orange with about half a finger of white head that dissapates quickly, no lacing to speak of. A light film stays through out.

S: nice blend of sour funk and oak, light straw, green apple and lemon, nice aroma, smells well balanced. Doesn't smell quite as sour as I had hoped.

T: yum, nice balance of sour tartness ad oak, lemon tartness with a touch of straw/grass, some light green apple notes come through. Very well balanced between the oak and the sourness.

M: refreshing and nicley drinkable, with a light medium body and creamy carbonation, a touch dry with a hint of bitter oak on the finish, finishes mostly clean and dry though.

O: a very nice gueze, displaying a very nice blend that balances notes of oak and sour funk beautifully, really enjoy this one. Not overly sour, kinda just right, maybe a touch more tartness and I'd be in love.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 00:44:08 | More by PeterIngemi
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JustinQ

California

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

13.99 for Belgian 12.7oz corktop

Poured into stemmed wine glass, Cork flew out without me touching it and almost took my eye out haha

Appearence: Golden Orange/Copper color, Very effervescent, Nice white head. So carbonated the head is lightly moving on its own. Very nice retention, Head has not dissipated in 10 mins.

Aroma: Sour funk, kind of putrid. Smells kind of like citrus flavored throw up to be honest. More and more fruit comes out as the glass warms

Taste: Vert tart and acidic right off the back, Once the sour fades, its dry, fungusy aftertaste, No hops which is good. Very interesting. This is the first Spontaneous Geuze I have had.

Mouthfeel: Dry, Dry, Dry, Little bit of salivation from the acidity, but other then that just bone dry. Lovin it.

Overall: Much better then I expected. Very drinkable, Very interesting beer. Cannot wait to try more spontaneous ales

Edited Because I have now Tried more Spontaneous Geuze, and this one just absolutely Dwarves the others I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 23:52:51 | More by JustinQ
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle in the cellar at Eb's
Slightly hazy golden color with a huge fluffy bubbly white head that takes a while to fall. Huge lemon and tart fruit nose with lots of funk to fill in the ends. Bubbly tart fruity flavor with lemons and sour cherries coming to mind. Phenolic and funk in spades counter the sweet and tart fruit form every sip. Medium to light body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sour tart bubbly mouthfeel. Very nice gueze with light tart fruit and lots of funk.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 02:15:41 | More by johnnnniee
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle was from 2007 if my memory serves me.

Pours a hazy, golden color with a layer of short-lived white foam that recedes to nothing. Kinda looks like a lighter apple juice.

Aromas begin with lots and lots of funk along with a good amount of lemon juice and rind. Funkiness continues to emerge with those fun horse blanket, green apple and emerging oakiness.

The tastes begin with tart lemon and white grapefruit juices. Nibble of Granny Smith and white vinous grape notes as the citrus settles down a bit. Emerging flavors as it warms include oak, subdued leather and barnyard notes. Splash of mineral water.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with light-medium carbonation. Long, dry, acetic finish. Very muted hint of spice remains on the palate.

Overall this is the definition of Gueuze. Better and better with each year of age. As with many I prefer the aroma to the overall flavor profile, but that is not saying it wasn't fantastic. Definitely worth seeking out and hiding from yourself for as long as humanly possible.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 18:36:59 | More by claspada
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