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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,015 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,015
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 379
Gots: 519 | FT: 51
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle. The most unexpected thing happened when I was opening this - it pretty much opened itself. That is to say, once I made the last counter-twist to release the pressure of the wire cage, the cork just went and flew off, bouncing off the ceiling, with not even a single precious drop of overflow. And I was expecting to have to fight with getting the cork out!

This beer pours a hazy pale golden amber colour, with two fingers of thinly foamy, somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sudsy limestone cliff lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of tartly sour orchard fruit - green apple and under ripe cherry, mostly - grainy pale malt, prominent lactic acid notes, a middling yeasty funkiness, and herbal, leafy hops. The taste is a leavened tart fruitiness - still apple and cherry fronted - a relatively sweeter grainy bready maltiness, a much reduced funkitude, some static acidic milkiness, and more leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is unabashedly frothy and fizzy, the body medium-light in weight, and kind of airy in its otherwise approachable smoothness. It finishes actually on the sweet side, the malt making that extra push, as the other elements stand still or diminish.

A rather drinkable instance of the style, with a still healthy nod to the sassy elements that define the style - acid, funk, and um, jazz? Anyways, complex, sure, as the individual, often suspect flavours do well to come together and please a doubting palate. However, if you're looking for a wallop of that ol' acid and/or funk, maybe head on over to the Cantillon section, eh?

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,015 ratings.