Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.36/5 rDev -0.5%
375ml bottle from late 2010.
A - Pours murky straw yellow with a huge three finger tall fizzy white head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass. The bubbles are just racing up the glass.
S - This one is pretty pungent. The funk is pretty light initially but it gets stronger as it warms up. It has lots of fruit, mostly lemon and green apple, mixed with hints of fresh cut grass and damp earth.
T - The flavors are nearly identical to the nose. Lots of fruity sourness up front with the green apple sticking around until the end. Barn yard funk and some light dryness linger on the pallet after each sip. Not too bad but I would have preferred a bit more funk.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. Once the initial fizzy feel dies down it leaves a crisp, funky, feel behind. Very nice.
O - I really like this one, I just think it was still a bit too young. I enjoyed how fruity it tasted but I prefer my gueuze to be a bit funkier. Still a great beer none the less.
11-15-2011 00:55:11 | More by orangesol
4.72/5 rDev +7.8%
My 250th review. 375ml bottle poured into a tulip. Purchased at Local Option in Chicago.
A: Golden yellow in color. Super clear. One finger white head with good retention and OK lacing.
S: Beautiful funk without being overly funky. Sour apples. Light wet grass notes. An amazing geuze aroma.
T: Awesome sour apple flavor without being overly sour. The wet grass and barnyard funk blend beautifully with the sourness.
M: Light bodied but far from watery. High carbonation lends a nice crispness. Super dry finish.
O: Easily the best Geuze that I've had. Everything blends nicely and nothing takes from the other. Truly amazing.
11-10-2011 05:10:30 | More by doughanson78
4.47/5 rDev +2.1%
Bottled December 10, 2009.
Golden orange, opaque with a tight, fizzy head that retains well.
Smell is musky and fruity. Smoke and lemons. Wonderfully interesting and complex.
Taste is a sour musk with a long finish that sweetens as it goes. Lemons, peaches, bit of butter. There's an oaty flavor deep in there surrounded by tart sweetness. The taste is hard to pin down, and it's very compelling. It makes me want more after each sip.
11-05-2011 23:05:45 | More by birderbeerer
4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
11-05-2011 20:46:36 | More by Treebs
4.58/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, sour, yeasty, and somewhat fruity. In the taste, sour and tart, with a small sweet fruitiness that lingers all the way through. A sour bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry sweet tart like aftertaste. Sweet and sour, light body, quite fantastic.
11-03-2011 14:53:09 | More by OWSLEY069
4.83/5 rDev +10.3%
Poured from a 375 ml bottle dated Nov. 18, 2010 into my Stone IRS tulip. Got about of finger and a half of Champagne-esque head that dies quickly, but the ever-present bubbles remain. Golden hued body. Tart fruit on the nose, especially apple. Granny Smith in the house. Funky, but not full on barnyard. Probably drinking it a little young. Maybe some sour feet on the nose too. The hairs in my nose prickle. I'm in love. More of that tart unripe Granny Smith apple stuff going on on the palate. A funky bitter hop finish, along with some citrus peel bitterness. Very dry and Champagne-like as far the the mouthfeel goes. Little bubbles. Very little bubbles. Fan-effing-tastic. Love love love.
11-01-2011 06:12:09 | More by WestValleyIPA
4.68/5 rDev +6.8%
2008 vintage, poured into a tulip.
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy, pale straw color with moderate carbonation. About 3" of white head forms on the pour, which has excellent retention and decent lacing.
Smell: Smells of sour green apples, followed by a ton of grassiness, hay, lactic sourness and barnyard funk. Quite aromatic.
Taste: In line with the smell. Light green apple notes, as well as some pear, followed by intense lactic sourness and funk. Very puckering and drying on the finish. About what one would expect from a classic gueuze such as this.
Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with prickly carbonation. Pretty good here. Overall, a great gueuze. Very sour, puckering and refreshing. Had this directly following a '04 Lou Pepe Gueuze, and definitely preferred this beer.
10-29-2011 03:27:16 | More by zhanson88
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
Wow a excreptional beer would drink a lot more if it were not so damn expensive :)
A - Carbination yellow lots of fizz nice and carbinated.
S - light smelling notes of grassines in the background.
T - Starts to get sour as it warms up some lemon.
M- not bad tangy definately get that puckering feel as you sip more.
O- really nice worth it if you are looking for the reald deal and style not many can do it better than this.
10-27-2011 00:32:04 | More by Casey10
3.98/5 rDev -9.1%
A: Extremely bubbly clear yellow pour with a huge white head. The cork literally almost shot out of the bottle when I touched it. The retention and lacing of the head is great.
S: The funk, acidity, and sweetness from the fruits (lemons, cherries) are all very balanced on the aroma. Smells tart, and a bit sweet.
T: The taste is no where near as acidic as I was expecting. Slight vinegar, slight barnyard funk, lemon, grass, hints of cherries. Muted, but good. The tartness and acidity kicked up as the beer warmed, and the funk took a backseat.
MF: Extreme carbonation, a bit too much. Light and tart.
O: This was good, but not as good as the Gueuze Tilquin. Balanced, but not as tasty. I was very surprised by the carbonation thing, and wanted a bit bigger flavor.
10-19-2011 23:06:40 | More by russwbeck
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
750 ml bottled poured into a Lost Abbey tulip. Big thanks to Vince (G311) for sending this my way.
A - Cork shot off with a loud pop. Pours a hazy, golden color with a finger width, bright white head.
S - Smell is slightly funk with green grapes, oak and lemongrass.
T - Taste is very similar to what is picked up in the nose. Sour apple, green grapes, a little vinegar.
M - Very champagne like. Light body and heavy carbonation...very effervescent. Smooth, dry finish.
O - Nice and refreshing. Highly drinkable. Enjoyed this one very much.
10-19-2011 19:19:01 | More by Jefe73
4.43/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Drie Fonteinen Gueuze glass. Thanks to goodstrongbeer for bringing this over.
Appearance: The color is a medium hazy golden color with a tint of tangerine. A small refined head fades to a collar, demonstrating proper carbonation for the style.
Smell: The aroma is fairly strong and complex. A lemon and citrus tartness wafts up my nose first, with a musty, grassy barnyard aroma containing mushrooms and hay toward the end.
Taste: The flavor starts with some light grains and a pungent, acidic sourness. Lemon zest and some grapefruit contribute to the illusion of fruit. Some minerals and oak begin to contribute toward a more champagne dry tartness toward the end. An undertone of grass and hay come in with a light stinky cheese and mushroom funk toward the end.
Mouthfeel: This is definitely sour and puckering, with an acidity that is common in the style. The acidity up front creates some salivation, while it dries out a bit toward the end. The body is a little bit fuller than medium and properly carbonated.
Overall: This is just a splendid gueuze. With the flashes of flavor and elegant complexity, this is a beer I could enjoy over and over.
10-16-2011 02:57:02 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a large tulip. Pours a clear dark straw with an enormous white meringue-like head. Lots of bubbles. Not a lot of lacing. The nose is green apple, hay, and vinegar. The flavor is of tart green apple, citrus, and the slightest hint of barnyard funk, and perhaps white wine grapes. The finish is very dry but not astringent. The whole beer is supported by tingly carbonation. Very drinkable, and quite refreshing.
This is an excellent geuze.
10-15-2011 18:58:52 | More by MCDuhamel
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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