Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.33/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottled in 2010
A: Pours straw colored, very hazy. White head quickly develops, two fingers.
S: Lemon juice, bretty funk, must, tart green apples.
T/M: Nice big initial sour bite, funky and grassy mid palate. Lemon juice tartness in the finish, accented by oak. Mouth watering, great tartness and lively carbonation. Comes off very citric overall.
O: Great gueuze, wish I could drink this more often.
01-26-2012 01:29:31 | More by zoolzoo
4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
01-25-2012 05:31:57 | More by angrybabboon
4.28/5 rDev -2.3%
Bottled December 2010
A: Pours a hazy orange in color with a fizzy white had that disappeared quickly.
S: Lemon, lactic acid, earthy funk, must, wet hay, leather, oak.
T: Sour lemons, green apple, oak, wet hay, mud, more funky then sour with a dry finish. Reminds me of Zwanze 2010.
M: Full bodied, effervescent carbonation, rolls off the palate quite smoothly.
O: Overall it's a very nice geuze that's readily available and affordable. I would recommend it to someone who hasn't had it.
01-23-2012 14:01:55 | More by ixodus
4.05/5 rDev -7.5%
This is my first chance to enjoy a real Belgain Geuze. It is pretty much what I wxpwcted and hope for. Funk and vinegar light fruit in the nose, like apricot and grapefruit. The brut style carbonation was spot on, like a good dry champange. Taste was solid, but not mind blowing. Russian River sours carry more complexity, which is really what we are looking for right? Great mouthfeel, it help counteract any distaste for the vinegar taste. Overall I would like top climb up the ladder of this brewery and try some Armand and the Kreik.
01-22-2012 17:35:23 | More by unclejazz
4.25/5 rDev -3%
Enjoyed a 2009 bottle into a Drie Fonteinen lambic glass. Looks dark gold to copper, head is white and medium, fizzy. Aroma is great earthy funk, peach, pear, sour and tart. The flavor follows suit with lots of citrus acid, fruity but dry, brett, oak. Grassy, field like, and super balanced geuze here. Reminds me of the Girardin a bit, super balanced and crisp, ridiculously drinkable.
01-18-2012 02:58:59 | More by kayalla
4.65/5 rDev +6.2%
As I untwisted the wire hood, the cork rocketed off leaving a trail of foam behind. Good thing I was wearing safety glasses. I proceeded to immediately decant it into a tulip glass. The dark straw-yellow beer was capped with a voluminous dollop of white foam, which quickly collapsed. The aroma is a wonderful blend of fresh tart apples, grass, fusty funk and a little barnyard.
Effervescence is key to understanding this beer. The beer dances across the palate on the nimbleness of its carbonation, depositing morsels of intricacy. The tartness of the green apple nicely melds with the sourness of a grassy, or maybe hay, component. Horse blanket speckles the flavor. The sourness lingers.
This is a wonderfully complex beer. It is layered, flavorful, refreshing , balanced and very drinkable.
01-15-2012 23:05:23 | More by BeardedBoffin
4.78/5 rDev +9.1%
A - Pours a deep orange, a bit hazy. Head is big, fizzy and white. Fizzes out quickly, retains the last remnants for a few minutes, before disappearing completely.
S - A beautifully funky aroma. A wonderful bouquet of barn funk, farmhouse funk, old musty funk, and woody funk. Funkaliascious.
T - Some nice complex character. Funk from the yeast and the bacteria go nicely with some sour, lactic acid flavor. But not as acidic as I expected, very smooth. A bit of grapefruit as well. The woodiness from the oak comes through near the very dry finish.
M - The high carbonation level keeps the energy up. Medium bodied, not light but not heavy either.
O - So much funk even George Clinton would be jealous, but the balance makes this exceptional. A great introductory geuze and it's easy to see why it's a favorite among lambic connoisseurs as well.
01-14-2012 01:27:49 | More by BostonBrewins
4.63/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance: Foggy Orange and amber. Pours a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves a thin head remaining. Carbonation is present and the appearance is close to a champagne.
Smell: Tart. Apples and pears. Some oak notes work their way through the tartness. Not as balanced as could be (very tart) but still a great nose.
Taste: The first sip is much more sour than I would have thought/expected. Lots of apple notes, some pears. The carbonation is quite pleasant and moves the flavors around. With some oxidation, it really levels out and the more subtle tastes of fig, oak and grass come out.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation. It really adds a nice touch. The beer is thin but it spreads nicely.
Overal: I really enjoyed this beer. The taste is really tart from the get go but it levels off nicely. The carbonation is spot on.
01-13-2012 05:13:06 | More by cradke
4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
Opens with a nice pop and pours with a huge white billowy head. It recedes to about a centimeter of denser head. There is some foam that remains on the side of the glass, but not much. Bright and clear straw color. The carbonation is quite visible, lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is bitter lemon rind, and tart green apple, a bit of musty, mild oak, but not much. Flavor is really nice, light, refreshing, tart, apple, citrus rind, mildly horsey. Mouthfeel is extremely light, almost champagne like. Refreshing, light, dry, and effervescent. Overall this beer is outstanding. I really enjoy this gueuze, on par with if not better than cantillon.
01-12-2012 05:36:44 | More by Agold
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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