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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 397
Gots: 604 | FT: 66
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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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Photo of kayalla
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BostonBrewins
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of cradke
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Rckmo10
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of joshrosborne
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Agold
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/11/10

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.

Photo of jsilva
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kiddynamite920
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml. bottle into a tulip. Nov. 18th, 2010 bottling.

A: Beautiful glowing orange with some yellow highlights. Carbonation is full and lively, pure white head. Has a bit of cloudiness.

S: Mind blown for sure here. Starts with some grassy, hay and earthy aromas that lead to a huge funk. Very citrusy and clean with a dosage of sweaty sock and barnyard. Almost smells like my old treated baseball glove. Leathery with some dirt and grass, a bit grainy. Outstanding.

T: Very drinkable, tartness builds gradually into a sweetness and the funk kind of rides in the sinuses. Hay, lemongrass, wheat, small touch of cherries and grape. Definitely a lot going on here. Enjoyable because it's more towards the citrus side and not the acidic vinegar side. Light and refreshing.

M: Crisp and tart, touch of sweetness on the back end. Fills the palate with a rush of carbonation that dissipates into a lovely, coating beer that lingers quite long. Pulls at the gums and teeth a bit, but who wasn't expecting that?

O: Absolutely impressed with this beer. Outstanding from start to finish. Glad I got to try it and will definitely grab more if possible.

Photo of ThirstyHerf
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

A - This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color. It has a bout a 3-finger white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves some specs of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose is of green apples and oak. There is a good bit of funk and some sourness. I am getting some citrus aromas, as well as some earthy yeastiness.

T - The taste starts off with some oak and tart green apples. There is some sourness and citrus. There is some funk and dryness on the back end. The finish leaves some lingering sourness, funk, and apple flavor.

M - This has a medium body and high carbonation. There is some prickliness from the high carbonation. It has some sourness to it, as well as a good bit of funk towards the back end. There is some dryness as well.

O - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy, and has a really nice flavor to it. I could easily have a few glasses of this in a night. Overall, I thought it was a really nice beer, and a good empale of the style. I really enjoyed the funkiness and dryness that came in towards the back end of the flavor. I recommend trying this one out. I would buy it again.

Photo of N8DAGR8
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of towlea25
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of muletrane
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/18/10

Poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a Bruery tulip. (Cork went flying off as I twisted the cage off)

A: Pours a crystal clear golden colour with lots of bubbles floating to the top. One finger of fizzy white head that dissapates quickly, leaving a white collar the rest of the way.

S: Sour fruits (mainly apple and a touch of pear). Mild funkiness. Some citrus.

T: Big crisp sour apple flavor up front. Some mild funkiness in there as well. Citrusy lemon in the finish. All those flavors linger with a nice tartness in the finish as well.

M: Soft bubbly delicate mouthfeel. High carbonation and medium bodied. Crisp!

This beer was a treat to enjoy! Very crisp and refreshing beer with lots of great flavor. Can't wait to see how my other bottle evolves over time.

Photo of Mar02x
2.26/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had the opportunity to try this beer at a beer tasting at my uncle Peters place. This was a bottle my nephew Michael brought with him. Thanks Michael for sharing.

A - A pale yellow beer with some carbonation. On top floats a white foam ring.

S - A fresh smelling sour, if that is possible.

T - A strong lemon sour and something else that is throwing this beer really of balance I guess that will be the sour :)

M - Medium to high carbonation and a real sour aftertaste.

O - For a sour it ain't so bad, it is just not my style. Maybe I will be a believer after tasting enough of these.

Photo of Kwatt99
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Corked popped itself after twisting the cage. 1" head that stood around for a while. Good amount of carbonation still bubbling. Lacing sticking around in no specific pattern.

S-Amazing smell. Exactly what you want in a sour beer. Gets your mouth puckering a bit.

T-A bit of oak though subtle with it. Great sour taste. Not too much, not too little, well balanced. Finishes very dry. Not sure how to compare the taste something, just know this is a great beer.

M-Nice carbonation and puckering effect in a great way. Very light in the mouth.

O-Great beer, very well balanced. Truthfully, don't believe this is an amazing beer but believe it is perfectly balanced for how it should be. Do wish it was a bit cheaper though so I can drink more. Definitely worth the try

Photo of csmiley
4.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated Dec 12 2009

A - Pours medium gold. Fluffy off white head tops out at just over half inch and sticks around for a very long time. Lacing is surprisingly average. Lots of active carbonation present giving it a champagne like glimmer.

S - Young green apple and lemon on the front end. Kind of a spicy white pepper and oak show strong in the middle which works well for me. Finishes up with hints of horse stall, horseradish, and a touch of peach.

T - Very citrus laden in the flavor. Lemon mostly followed by pink grapefruit and apple. Also very earthy in the flavor. Oak, leather, hay come to mind. Light sweetness towards the end with some malt and yeast. Alcohol is not present in the slightest.

M - Lighter bodied with a very active carbonation level which works well for this particular beverage. Finish is dry and sour.

O - Been looking forward to trying this one for a while and it didn't disappoint. Seems like every aspect of this beer is near perfect. The folks at Fonteinen and convinced me to make the effort to seek out others in their line up. Highly recommended.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to drabmuh for hooking this up in the growler BIF. 37.5cl...1/12/2010.

a - opened the corked n caged bottle and filled my stange. brew poured a hazy transparent yellow with a darker core. steady visible, champagne like carbonation could be seen racing to the thin bubbly white head. the head fizzled away within a minute leaving just a skin on the surface and a thicker ring of bubbling fizziness.

s - very even and balanced sweet and sour. limes over lemons. some grassy almost saison like orange peel, but over sweet tarts. really really nice smelling. this beer might change my thoughts on the sour universe.

t - BOOM what the nose was to sweet and sour balance, the taste is not. i took a huge gulp expecting a much sweeter brew and got almost knocked out with a sour mouth puckering punch. very grassy. finishes VERY dry. the middle is soft and sour apple. there is a lot going on with this beer.

m - starts off with a burst of mouth puckering and then a blast of prickly fizziness finishing with a grassy dryness.

o - overall, the smell is the show on this one and delights me. as i sipped the brew, i found myself digging the other aspects more, but the dryness is a bit much for me. i love the smooth middle tart before the dryness settles in. i look forward to exploring more in the style and nod my head to you drabmuh for the intro!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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