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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 1,982
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 372
Gots: 516 | FT: 51
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002)
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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ive only tried Drie Foneinen Gueuze once before, 3 years ago. I thought it was incredible, it was probably my first good Lambic experience.

Pours from the 375 ml bottle (2004 vintage) a bright bronze color with great clarity. A fizzy and big head leaves intricate lace strings behind. The nose is funky and very delicate with citrusy, floral, woody and good old barnyard aromas. The taste is uber sour but not as brash as Cantillon Gueuze. Sour citrus mingles with moist hay, fresh packed earth, fruit flavors (mangos? berries?) and musty, horsey, brett flavors. The flavor grows in funkyness and sourness as it warms. The mouthfeel is slightly viscous but not full bodied. Carbonation is active and smooth.

This is an infinitely complex Gueuze. This is a beer to slip slowly to savour the developing nuances. Incredible stuff.

CAMRAhardliner, May 09, 2007
Photo of Hautacam
3.7/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb. 2004 bottle...drinking Apr. 2007.
What a great looking brew. Slightly hazy orange-gold with a big bubbly off-white, almost yellow head.
The smell is lemon and a decent dose of earthy barnyard.
As soon as it hits your tongue , it's puckering...extremely tart , lemon rind , sour, winey and very dry...astringent. The funky wild flavors are there , but kind of in the background....not as up-front with the horse as some others. I'm missing that a bit. Bitter clean aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is light and very effervescent...refreshing. The sour just doesn't quit.
A very nice Oude Gueze.

Hautacam, May 01, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled January 2004. Bottles states that it's good for ten years.

Light pop uncorks a chill-hazed orange with less than a finger of off white, quickly reducing head. Great color, looks like a beautiful gueuze (although I notice that Drie Fontenein uses the alternative spelling 'geuze'.) I shook loose the sediment for the second pour, which added further haze and induced a one finger head of some staying power. Lacing is spotty, increases after second pour.

This bottle displayed some straight lemon zest in the nose, some malt and horse blanket notes, and a little spicing. The flavor is a real blast, seriously tart, but with a strong enough malt backing to come through beautifully. Not as earthy as some lambics, there is definitely a hint at champagne. Just a hint of sugary sweetness.

Serious carbonation, a really impressively light and springy beer. Mouthfeel is just about right for the style, very good in fact. Sharpness on the tongue, some spicing, finishes quite dry. Drinkability hurts just because of the extreme sourness in the flavor. For fans of sour Belgians.

BretSikkink, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of Westsidethreat
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled February 28, 2004

A: Huge head comes forth made up of large sized light tan bubbles, dominating the top of the glass. This large head isn’t destined long for this world as it appears to be falling quick…I expect the head to remain but not with the vigor that it started with. Body is vibrant carrot gold with a hazy personality and lots of swirling bubbles at the bottom of the glass.

S: Oak, acetic acid, vinous lemons and sour wine.

T: Begins with dull melon in the center of the tongue witch quickly gets enveloped by the trademark vitamin C sourness of the gueze. Serious oakey nature blends in well with tart green apple, under ripe pears and sour grapes. Really earthy nature reminiscent of an old, dank house. Finishes mineraly with gently sweetness and lingering lemon zest.

M: Medium body, fizzy yet full.

D: This was good but wasn’t my favorite gueze. Highly recommended to sour lovers though.

Westsidethreat, Mar 25, 2007
Photo of clabaugh
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A huge, meringue-like head erupts from a pale saffron colored body upon pouring. Retention is exemplary.

Smell: Raw yeastiness that allows me to finally comprehend what other BAs have meant when they've used the term "barnyard" to describe a beer's nose. Penetrating through the intense, wild yeast aroma are hints of citrus and other fruits.

Taste: Bitingly tart at once, accompanied with an unmistakable yeasty flavor. Grapefruit and herb, accented with traces of the oak barrels in which the beer was fermented. Finishes with some rich maltiness, backed up with the ever-present sourness.

Mouthfeel: Rather light-bodied, with some dynamic carbonation. Warming on the tongue, with the tartness supplying some numbing sensations.

Drinkability: Unique flavor that continues to go down pleasantly. Becomes very tasty by mid-bottle once one's palate adjusts to the pungent tartness. Very nice.

clabaugh, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of BillyB
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very interesting and complex beer.

Sharp, vinegary, citrusy aroma with tart/sourness, barnyard, goatey, earthiness. The aroma is overwhelming. So many different smells!

Taste is sharp and slightly tannic. Sour, tart, acetic. Cherry, rasberry, apricot, rhubarb.

Mouthfeel is sharp, sour and tart but very refreshing.

Depending on your individual tastes, this is a drinkable gueze. It is certainly an acquired taste but if you're looking for something different, this is it.

BillyB, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A true treat for all the senses. Promises greatness straight from the pour. An intense mixture of tart fruits and clean sourness emits from the glass and fills the air. Astringent and mouth-puckering even before I take my first sip. Upon a closer study of the appearance, the color is a murky, canary-yellow hue with a viscocity that seems heavier than the feel later reveals. A lightly knitted foamstand accompanies me to the bottom of the glass. The first sip reveals juicy flavors of young fruits and come in the examples of granny-smith apples, lemons, limes, pears, and mangos. A timid sweetness (sweetheart candies) bring a welcome balance to the acidity, vineous qualities. The feel is a juicy, mouthwatering lightness and drinkability; while finishing with a powdery dry champaign flavor. Very clean and inviting in the end. Simply a tremendous beer without the sharp astringency expected. Thanks Tony.

Revisited on June 27, 2009. Thanks Khaismus!

BEERchitect, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of shbobdb
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The date today: Monday, January 29th, 2007.

The bottling date of this bottle: Monday, December 11th, 2000.

This is the old, 5% recipe for 3 Fonteinen.

Well, I came upon this beer accidentally. A beer-store had just moved and were clearing out some old inventory. How could I not grab a seven (well, six really) year old bottle of Gueueze!

It is pretty freakin' crazy. I've gotta say.

It looks pretty hazy. It was initially pouring clear and delicate (hence the 4.5, it was stunning) but the car-ride home shook it up a little, so the sediment quickly hazed it up. But that didn't stop the typically billowing Gueuze-head from forming, and then delicately collapsing into a faint (but solid) hat for the rest of my beer drinking experience.

The smell is fairly muted. It reminds me a little of some aged La Folie I recently was able to enjoy. Faint acidity, a whiff of horse-saddle. But, all-in-all, fairly muted. And this is at room temperature. I mean, it has the usual melange in the backgrounf of light fruits, some waxes, as well as corpse and embalming agents, but they are much more muted than they are in other Gueuzes.

The taste is quite good. Very nice. It kicks off tasting like an American wheat. This is quickly replaced by a strong blast of WOW brett. It is subtle, to be sure, but it there is so much in that moment. Apple, black currant, butterscothc, pineapple, brandy, and green banana (a lot of green banana, actually). It is an explosion of taste! Then there is a strong balsamic cut-off. It isn't overly acidic like a Cantillon product, but the acid makes its presence known as it cuts the other flavours off leaving an echo of stewed cherries and tobacco.

It is a romantic experience. I am moved by this beer in ways which few beers have moved me. It is delicate, suprisingly sweet in its finish, and oh so tender. A once-in-a-lifetime-experience to be savoured.

shbobdb, Jan 30, 2007
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled February 28, 2004. Pours an orange tinged cloudy golden color with a healthy tight bubbled pure white head that diminishes but never really dissipates. The smell is acetic and lightly bitter, but not from hops.A little funkiness, but very little barnyard aromas. I think more time in the bottle might develop those smells. The taste is fairly complex. The flavor starts out with balanced sour and bitter flavors and then slowly develops some more funkiness. Not too barnyardy, but definitely some ripe cheese flavors.There is a lactic sharpness at the end that is pretty refreshing. A fairly light body and pretty crisp as well. Very drinkable stuff and interesting enough to hold your interest.

Georgiabeer, Jan 28, 2007
Photo of Absumaster
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my first Guezes and I am amazed by the balance and taste of this one.

Appearance is near perfect, a big rocky head and a lot of carbonation reaching for the surface in a very fast pace. Color is orange brown and a little murky.

Smell is mildly tart, with some lactic acid notes. There is a little basement smell in there which is somewhat fungal (is that a word?). It also reminds me of flowers like chrysanteneums.

Taste is moderate acidic with flowery notes (same as above) and a little cork-like taste. My mouth really has to get used to the dryness and sourness, it makes my saliva glands work. Slowly but surely I am getting used to it. The dry, tangy taste is lingering.

Not as acidic as I expected, and for sure a good beer, but not something I will buy frequently in the future.

Absumaster, Jan 13, 2007
Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for opening this '99 vintage bottle...
Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that fades into a mild collar. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of tart apple, grapes, rubber, vanilla, oak, melon, obvious brett.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with notes of vinegar that has been strained through a dusty horseblanket.
Mouthfeel is zingy with a light body. Notes of tart apple, star fruit, & persimmons are lively along the palate. Not bad.

weeare138, Jan 08, 2007
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed on November 29, 2006. 22 January 2004. Bright freshly ground white pepper and plenty of bold oaky phenols and lots of funky cheese, mostly blue. Faint hexanes. Strong golden-orange pour, with a slick of whitish and extremely perfusive and thin carbonation. Flavor is composed of a strong, sharp, piquant sourneess, with dishes of reduced apple juice and a fine sherry vinegar. Lots of horses, and dry, oaky cherry pits. A smidge of oak creeps up in the background. Leather smack! Long tart balsamic tartness in the smack. Palate has a twinge of carbonative percolating, bristling the tounge and lighting up all the characters. Well dried.

CharlesDarwin, Dec 20, 2006
Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb. 28 2004.

Cork pops, and streams of champagne bubbles are visible in the glass during the pour. Orangey body, with about 3 fingers of very fine foam.

Smells of damp soil, hay, and assorted farmy odors. This seems very earthy and natural, not unpleasant. Sharp wood and citrus note. The yeast becomes identifiable as it sits for awhile, it smells like old bread or even play-doh. The sediment is swirled and poured into separate glass, which releases an even more pronounced "stable funk" aroma.

Taste has an upfront citric sharpness, mainly grapefruit and crabapple. It's tart and mildly astringent in the mouth. A dry oak taste in the middle with a rounder, earthy grain that comes out as it warms. Citric notes, Iron, grape, phenols, and mild honey in the aftertaste. Clean, dry finish.

The initial tartness isn't off putting, it gives way to mellow complexity after the mouth acclimates to it. A residual sweet tartness remains on the lips.

This is a benchmark of the style to me, even though currently my favorite Gueuze is Girardin Black Label 1882.

emerge077, Dec 12, 2006
Photo of Beerzebub
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml, bottled 22 January 2004.

Hazy orange color, some off-white head, beautiful lace.

Great smell. Bacterial smell is very pleasant, not too sharp. Raspberry, lemon, strawberry rhubarb pie, vinegar, capers, vanilla, damp earth, musty leaves. Complex.

Bracing acidity, with impressions of lemon, raspberry, ruby grapefruit, rhubarb, vinegar. Seems almost totally dry, but not quite - the acidity is very well balanced. Oak, flowers, capers, musty old leaves, damp earth. Long finish, acidic and slightly astringent.

Great mouthfeel from very soft carbonation - these may be the smallest bubbles I've ever seen - and the acidity. Prickly, at a microscopic level, and slightly mouth-numbing.

Fantastic.

Beerzebub, Dec 07, 2006
Photo of tjthresh
3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 28 Feb 2004. The cork got away from me. Damn near put a hole in my buddy’s ceiling. And a gusher to boot. But all was well. Hazy straw gold color pourd into an Orval glass. Lush white head. The aroma is full of horse blanket, sweat socks and oak. Nice. Very tart, and I thought it developed some sweetness as it warmed. Not as dry as the other one I tried. I think I’ll buy another bottle and sit on it for a bit.

tjthresh, Dec 02, 2006
Photo of naderator55
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Gueze.
Pours with a small head retention. The color is a hazy oarnge. Very hazy. This beer has the earthiest smell Ive ever experienced. The Oak comes through the nose.
Starts off with a sour citrus and floral taste. The aftertaste is very earthy. The aftertaste has a very basic grainy taste. The mouthfeel is very dry. I could drink about one of these, and quite slowly but I dont think it is meant to be pounded.
Overall this beer is an experience, I look forward to sampling more.

naderator55, Nov 17, 2006
Photo of bennetj17
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on January 22, 2004. Appears hazy, and the color seems to alternate between a bright orange and yellow. The carbonation is subtle, while a nice ring of foam lingers about the edges. The aroma is beautifully sour, with notes of lemon, and peach, plus an oaked vinegar spice. Behind the tart fruity esters there is the faintest hint of cherry sweetness coming through in the background. The intitial taste is a blast of sour, woody funk. The sourness is pretty intense but does soften some after a few sips. The finish fades somewhat with a dry cheese-like touch. Nice flavor, but lacking the mix of fruits evident in the aroma. The mouthfeel is light and smooth, with semi-sharp carbonation. This is a very nice Gueze and one of my favorites, not that I have tried many. I particularly enjoyed the nose on this one, and if it were available in my area I might get a few bottles and cellar them...

bennetj17, Nov 02, 2006
Photo of GooberMcNutly
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. From the first cork pop to the last sip, this geuze has an aroma that tickles the nose and a flavor palate that dances on the tongue. Hazy golden color with a big head and good lacing. Sour apples, green apples and a little bit of apple cider vinegar flavors. Tartness makes it highly refreshing.

GooberMcNutly, Oct 25, 2006
Photo of geexploitation
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cider like amber with bright reddish highlights. Musty, sharply citric nose of lemons, hay, and light colored dirt. Sweet and sour lemons hit the tongue first off, leaving pin pricks of bitterness toward the front of the palate. The bitterness in the palate moves toward the back of the tongue with time, before finishing very dryly. Mouthfeel is, as one would expect, very acidic, with smooth carbonation. Overall, a highly dynamic, prototypical gueuze.

geexploitation, Oct 04, 2006
Photo of EPICAC
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits last week. I chilled it and served it in my New Belgium glass. The bottle said it was bottled on 28 February 2004.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, deep golden-orange. It's topped by a thick, fluffy, effervescent, beige head that thins to a persistent quarter-inch layer that's lent an orange tint from the beer below. This beer coats the glass in patchy lace.

Smell: There are fruity notes of sour apples; a dry, acidic tartness; and funky undertones that become stronger upon swirling.

Taste: Tart and acidic upfront, withe definite flavors of sour apples. The acidic tartness is maintained through to the finish, which is dryly acidic with funky and woody flavors. There's a subtle underlying sweetness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, with fizzy carbonation and a very nice dry finish.

Drinkability: The sourness is present, but is never overpowering. The dry finish is quite refreshing.

Overall: An excellent Gueuze. It's sour and funky but has a nice underlying sweetness.

EPICAC, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of Sycodrummer
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the green 35cl bottle into a small flute glass. A bottling date of 22 January 2004 was clearly indicated on the lable. A soft orange hue with absolutley no carbonation to speak of - not one tiny bubble present and no pop from the cork. A super still appearance, no head; the look of orange champaign in the glass.

The aroma immediatley has that super sour gueuze "funk" that I've come to know and love. Yeasty and some citrus rind aromas. Slightly spicey with a peppery corriander.

The gueuze funk hits the palate with a bang upfront. Wow, very sour and yeasty all rolled into one. Some spicy notes hits the back of the tounge and the sourness does not quit throughout the beer. Dispite it appearance some detectable carbonation on the palate, but it's minimal. Very, very dry. This beer sucks all the moisure from your mouth and leaves you licking your gums just to keep things as they should be in there. Soft fruitty taste, not juicey, but rather like licking the rinds of oranges and lemons.

Light body, EXTREMELY dry, and very little carbonation to speak of.

Given the above, its easy to see how many would not like this style of beer. I, however, think its great. This one was spot on for a gueuze and the flavors were just what i was looking for. A super dry mouthfeel and puckering taste that was quite pleasing. I would have liked just a touch more carbonation, otherwise a very well done, albiet a little expensive beer.

Sycodrummer, Aug 28, 2006
Photo of Viggo
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled February 28, 2004. Poured into my Orval chalice. Immediately the smell of gueuze fills the room.

Pours a clear amber/orange, huge thick white head forms, looks awesome and refuses to go away, one of the most solid heads I've ever seen. Smell is wicked, orange peels, spice, tart/sour, hay, barnyard, lemons. Wow, tart citrus, spices, and funk smack me in the face, acidity through middle, vanilla/toffee, more funk, more citrus, this is big. Real nice oakiness to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, super smooth, really goes down nice. Fantastic gueuze, looks amazing, perfect carbonation, superfunk, I wish I had more.

Viggo, Aug 27, 2006
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Plumjack (S.F.) and bottled on Jan 22, 2004. That makes this beer about 2 1/2 years old which seems like a wonderful age. It is sour but very smooth and round. Not as much wheat profile as the Boon I just drank. Tastes almost identical to white grapefruit juice from concentrate.

My only complaints were that it could stand more carbonation. It got a bit thick towards the end. Excellent gueuze.

rayjay, Aug 19, 2006
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4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Large - huge bubbles rise like clouds over a parched corn field. They evaporate quickly to a thin covering, then slowly, ones-and-twos at a time the bubbles pop. All that separates me now from this golden orange challenge is a halo of bubbles, and wary anticipation.
Smells very orange, very fresh wood, almond and coconut, canteloupe, green fruits, and damp laundry piles.
Tastes of fresh coconut shavings, dry almond macaroons, raw peanuts, crabapples, gooseberries, rhubarb. Very dry, like licking oak planks sanded smooth. So little residual sugar; just a touch of green honeydew melon, and not quite ripe at that! Kaffir lime, lemon thyme, wild oregano... Herbal aftertastes abound, and leave pebbles under my tongue. Very dry pebbles. More then puckering, I'm thirsty, but wary lest I challenge my constitution too aggressively. I feel I have to allow this beer to encounter my body like two strange dogs meeting for the first time. I may not move for an hour. As I sip this I feel as though I were passing a comfrey leaf across my tongue. The sourness builds like licking a lime, over and over. This geueze plays the trumpet!

gbontrag, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of wl0307
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having tried Drie Fonteinen's "2002 Vintage Oude Geuze" for three-four times now, I guess it's about time to pay a visit to the "ordinary" Oude Geuze. To be frank I don't understand what drives the 2002 Vintage apart from the ordinary version. For, both versions are blends of 1, 2, 3-year old lambiks, and each bottle of the "ordinary" version also has a different bottling date anyway, that surely makes it a "Vintage Geuze" as far as the bottling date/year is concerned?... Is it to do with the fact that the Vintage one is released after further two-year bottle-conditioning (like Bordeaux red wines) while the ordinary is available as soon as it's bottled? If not, I won't be able to understand the whole at all...

This bottle was bottled on 20/01/2004, consumed 2.5 years later on 13/08/2006--so I presume it should taste like a "freshly-released" "2004 Vintage"?? Served cool in a large tulip-shaped wine glass.

A: coming surprisingly quiet and calm, without any beer head formed... deep, pale copperish hue, slightly murky, and fizziness is kept to the minimum. Looking very differently from the lively and foamy Vintage 2002.
S: ...perfumy and fruity notes expand right from the time of pouring... sour but aromatic apple-ish in a distance, while a closer sniff tells a totally different story: tart and damp woody, mineral edge of white wines, lime-zest's tangy yet aromatic bitter-sourness, as well as a faintly cider-ish sour and woody apple aroma, while a softly perfumy+vanilla(?) edge of wheat-ish malts serve as the solid bedrock. All elements are blended very subtly and skilfully, making a harmonious nose. Interestingly, compared with the 2002 Vintage I've tasted, the smell here (a younger bottle) is milder, less sharp and dry?!
T: a profound flow of tart fruitiness and sour-bitterness from lemon juice+grapefruit peels manifests itself in no time on the palate, but not in a harsh manner, while the dryish-woody edge of the light-bodied wheat-ish flavour and sour-yeastiness make an impressively tangy and vertical palate, turning semi-rusty and tannic in texture as the flavour gradually settles... The whole palate concludes slightly prematurely, settling a bit too fast against my expectation. But, wait, an intriguing touch of "mouldy" aftertaste of ripe Brie or young Blue Cheese is detected in a remote corner of the palate--a subtle, welcomed Plus to the overall flavour I'd say.
M&D: very smoothly-carbonated and light-bodied, ideal for an Oude Geuze and outperforms quite a few competitors. This "2004 Vintage" doesn't disappoint at all, yet it shows a slightly different profile than the four-year-old 2002 Vintage I've tasted for more than four times this year. Memories are hazy, I guess I must seize the moment to open another bottle of 2002 tomorrow to compare!! A fine Geuze anyway!

wl0307, Aug 13, 2006
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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