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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,186
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 387
Gots: 582 | FT: 65
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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of doughanson78
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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

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.

Fantastic.

Photo of Treebs
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of zhanson88
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Casey10
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of russwbeck
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jefe73
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of MCDuhamel
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mikedotnet
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange-to-yellow translucent body with no murkiness. Absolutely huge head- this one will take a while to pour. There are a decent amount of tiny champagne-like bubbles, but not as much as I would expect for this style.

S - The aroma is a combination of sour apples and wet hay- a bit funkier than the more tart geuzes.

T - Tart, but not overpoweringly so. No funk or earthiness, either (which is a plus for me; I'm not a fan of the funky/rotten taste that some others have). The aroma is a bit misleading in this regard, but I would call the lack of a funky/rotten taste a positive attribute. Not very complex, but that's fine by me.

M - A bit heavier than I would like for a geuze and lacking the crisp, prickly carbonation that other oude geuzes have. I've noticed an ever-so-slight oiliness as well (which is consistent throughout this case of the '09 batch).

O - To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by this given all the hype around this brewer. It's good- don't get me wrong- but just nowhere near as refreshing as others (namely Boon's two Oude Geuze varieties). At this price point, I would much rather have the Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait.

Photo of inlimbo77
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz C&C'ed bottle. Bottle date 11/16/10. Poured into Russian River goblet.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Looks light champagne. One finger bright white head. Tight tiny bubbles. Head fades quickly. Lacing and alcohol feet for sure.

S: It smells like funky white wine or champagne. Tart apples and white grapes maybe.

T: Very tart and sour beer, but not as much as the Kriek. You get a nice sharp tart bite on tip of the tongue. Then the middle of the mouth is blasted with sour tart grape flavor. Then a really crisp dry finish, much like white wine and champagne.

M: Light to medium bodied.

O: A-. I really like this one, but maybe I just like a little more fruit backing to the tartness. Delicious work though.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,186 ratings.