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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,238 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 397
Gots: 608 | FT: 67
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at the Hill Farmstead brewery. Bottled November 2010

A - Poured a cystal clear golden hue with a half a finger whtie foamy head that faded to leave a nice thin blanket atop the pour.

S - Not as prominant fruits as I drink this compared to the other gueuzes I had this night. Good oak, little sweet, light fruits. This has a bit of an alcohol finish on the nose.

T - Taste isnt too too bad. Nicely sour with very good oak notes on the end. Dont really get a particular fruit type though, just very pleasantly sour. I do get good funky belgian notes, but then I get a rather yeasty aspect that I dont particular care for on the finish. I left the yeast in the bottle so not sure why its this prominant. As some say, this is typical for the brewery, but I just dont dig it.

M - Wow, super dry on the mouth. Really good gueuze dryness. Good balanced sourness but the lips do pucker a bit.

O - Overall, this is a good gueuze. I felt the nose was a bit lacking and could do without the strong yeast finish, but that crisp dry finish is a great quality. Stuff is really enjoyable, but, not my favourite.

Photo of Blakaeris
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow with generous carbonation and a dense white head.

Aroma is very sour, slightly medicinal, with plenty of yeasty funk.

Taste is intensely sour and musty. then the flavor shifts to very dry and oaky. Finishes with a mild medicinal bitterness and bold unidentifiable spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a very flavorful geuze.

Photo of bashiba
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear golden yellow with tons of carbonation bubbles running throughout, a nice half inch of light tan head, good retention.

The smell is classic Gueuze, tart and oaky, and I can literally smell the dryness.

The flavor follows the nose perfectly, dry oak and tart acidity, very clean and sour, but not in an overwhelming way. A touch of granny smith apples and a bit of leather come through just a bit.

The mouthfeel is ultra dry and crisp.

Classic benchmark quality gueuze.

Photo of claaark13
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of astroud
4.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle born on December 1st, 2010

Appearance - Cloudy, golden in color. Orangish tinge. Pours a beautiful but delicate heady foam that subsides into a thin white film on top.

Smell: Coriander, lemon grass, a booze effervescence yields a hint of malt vinegar, citrus notes, tangerine.

Taste: Overwhelming lemon/lemonade flavor - softened up and darkened from age, sage. Upfront it smacks the palate with a citrusy zest, erupting in a champagne like tinge, then falls off into a watery back end full of lemon-seed.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant yet distinctive by section: Front, Middle, Finish. Up front the citrus tickles the tip of the tongue, then a carbonated tornado of flavor swirls mid-mouth before falls off into a funk into the back sides of the tongue.

Overall: I will seek this beer out. A new favorite. Definitely want to try it with a lamb dish or seafood pasta. It drinks like a pinot noir when it's room temp, or like a gewurztraminer when chilled. YUM!

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of xenjoiii
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into my Southampton snifter. Bottled April 26, 2010

Poured bright, and hazy golden color. About a half finger head that receded to a spotty foam-like film.

The nose contained a lot of: oak, funk, must, slight citrus (lemon peel came to mind immediately) and sourness. The taste completely mimics the nose; though the sourness is much more prominent in the taste. Nicely carbonated, and dry.

This was the second beer I tried from 3F and I was thoroughly impressed with this after trying their 2009 Kriek which was beyond godly.

Photo of vandemonian
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze is a strong but pleasant geuze. Probably my favourite geuze I've tried.

A: Orange colour and a good 15 mm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5

S: The smell is strong but kinda difficult to describe. There are some fruit esters and an intense tartness that reminds me of unripe fruit. 4.5

T: Sour unripe fruit and some harsher mineral flavours. It reminds me of white wine in some ways. There is one more flavour there that I can't quite put my finger on. A very unusual and somewhat "off" flavour. It's quite nice overall though.

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of adrock7309
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 2010 vintage 375ml bottle into a large tulip glass

A quick and vibrant head of fizzy foam rose and fell quickly leaving nice sticky lacing.

The nose was full of tart oak, damp leaves, some musty hay, and great soured fruit.

The tiny bubbles tickle your tongue but that quickly fades as you are punched by the sour funk. The sour acids subside slightly after the first few sips and the crunchy dry wood and wheat come out. There is a distinct woodsy / apple seed flavor in there too which may be the oak barrel but i am not sure.

All in all - was very impressed with this and pleased that is was in no way similar to the cantillon geuze i had the week prior.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of homebrew311
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one starts out with an unexpected cork shot after barely twisting open the cage. Glad my face was out of the way! Served in a flute glass.

A: pale clear gold, tons of cascading bubbles, 1 cm of dense white head, great head retention

S: the nose starts with some lemon zest followed by a bit of woody funk, this is all then taken over with lactic sourness, notes of white wine and oak in the finish

T: the taste is mouth puckering tart the moment it hits the tongue, this gives way to a bit of dry fruit sweetness, oak and lemon come through

MF: effervescent, high carbonation, a bit prickly initially and then settles down to really allow the taste to shine

O: this is a fantastic geuze, tons of tartness with just the right amount of funk to pair with it

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tewaris
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours amber hued and very effervescent. The bone white head quickly fizzes away to a tiny ring. Aroma is signature 3F: musty, cellar like, damp, coal and slight funk. Very likeable!

Taste is lactic and lemony sourness with medium intensity and an exceptionally clean character. While it is definitely sour, the tartness doesn't linger too much and it drinks like a more balanced beer. Although the young age might have something to do with it. Very bubbly and very clean, I loved it!

Having had this (good) and some other (not as good) Gueuze, I am definitely editing (up) my rating of Lente, that is perhaps the best I have had till date.

4, 5, 4.5, 5, 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.