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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 1,970
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 371
Gots: 515 | 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 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
Photo of rayjay
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
Photo of gbontrag
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
Photo of DogFood11
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time I've seen this around. Bottle looks a bit more modern than the one pictured on the site with a big 3 on the side of the label and yellow fonts proclaiming Oude Geuze, blended lambic aged in oak.

Poured into a snifter it formes a fast rising eggshell head that eventually settles to a solid finger of creamy lathered goodness and never fades. A dull orange in color and fine carbonation. Really a treat to look at and very inviting.

Plenty of funky brett type qualities to this. How tart is too tart? well this pushes the limits of tartness but reaches what I think to be the perfect amount. This is in your face up front and gentle on the backside, finishe crisp and dry begging for another pull. Soft, aged dry wood in the smell and overshadowed a bit in the taste and ends up a nice compliment to the overall profile.

Notes: 2 years old and still has some time to go as it comes across a bit on the raw side. Not a knock at all as it was magnificent I just think it needs a few more years. Wish I could find this more often and lay a few down but I couldn't wait to try this.

DogFood11, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of TastyTaste
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Green glass 750 ml bottle opens with a nice pop, beer pours with much head, then settles down with the dound of sizzling bacon. The body is clear gold, streams of thick carbonation rush to the top of the beer. A little lacing left behind.

Smell: Funky and sour, malty and very different. Somewhat earthy and grain.

Taste: I have never had a smoother or easier to drink gueuze, not saying this beer isn't sour, it is. The sourness and tartness are there, but blended very well, and by the end of the aftertaste you almost forget they were even there. Wow, easy to drink and very good

Drinkability: I would definitely pair this with some stilton, and I think it would be superb, this beer is excellent on it's own, however. I have not had better in the style.

TastyTaste, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of neonbrown82
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer hurts so good. The first Gueuze I've had that wasn't totally off-putting, so I figured I would give it a review. The beer pours to a cloudy golden orange color with a constant effervescent carbonation. The head, subsequently, never dissipates, and leaves a nice lacing.

The smell is good. A light lactic sourness blends with a nice oakiness and smooth malt aromas. The taste is incredible. Has a nice sour apple lactic flavor along with some complex woodiness. Not too acidic. One of the few really sour beers that doesn't seem to give me heartburn (even though I never get it from food). I can't begin to explain the complexities, or even why I like it as much as I do when I don't like other Gueuzes I've had. I can only suggest that you try it for yourself.

neonbrown82, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of haz77
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden amber with a half-inch of head, which quickly falls away.

S - The smell fills the room. Sour/tart/acidic citrus, earth, farmyard, a little solvent, wood.

T - Immediate citric tartness that then mellows and become almost creamy. The farmyard notes come through, along with bitterness, which last into a long aftertaste.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Refined and well balanced, although somehow I was expecting more. Nevertheless, definitely worth trying.

haz77, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of cypressbob
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle

Pours with a cloudy lemony body with amber hints. Off white fluffy head with good retention, fizzy body

Smell, strong citrus, grapefruit, whiff of yeast. Few slight esters far in the background, acid farmyard funk also

Taste, strong grapefruit flavour, lasting mixed citrus twang, little bit of malt floating around too. Lasting citrus and old blankets

An amazing gueuze, probably the best i've had to date. A truly epic mother of a beer

cypressbob, Jul 22, 2006
Photo of OldSock
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance – 375 ml bottle from Julio's dated 22 January 2004 (almost 2.5 years ago to the day). Poured into a champagne flute the beer appears golden yellow and slightly hazy, it grows hazier with each successive pour. The tiny white head is supported by occasional bubbles. I was expecting a more carbonated beer.

Smell – Slightly citric (lemon and lime) sourness, but thankfully no vinegar. Hints of oak, tart cherries and hay. A solid geuze aroma, but I think the low carbonation is preventing this from being as aromatic as it should be.

Taste – Acidity up front, but not in the blinding way that some geuzes are. Lots of complex flavors ranging from barnyard to winey to citrus. Finishes dry, but the sourness stays in the front of the mouth. A well balanced beer that has lots of complexity.

Mouthfeel – Medium-thin, but with low carbonation. Not sure if the cork was improperly fit, but this was almost flat.

Drinkability & Notes – Despite the fact that this bottle suffered from lack of carbonation, this is probably the best geuze that I have had. I will have to find another bottle because it doesn't seem as if other reviewers mention the lack of carbonation.

OldSock, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of Dukeofearl
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle given as a gift by fellow BA GreenCard during our England holiday last fall, when we had the pleasure of meeting him and a few other London BAs. Drank in May 2006, the bottle is dated 11 December 2000.

Pours a bright golden with lots and lots of carbonation in my Cantillon gueuze glass, making a solid bubbly head. It doesn't get any better.

Aroma is dry, yeasty organic, sour apples, dry white wine, and grapefruit juice. The aroma is fairly soft, and yet all this is still evident- wow. The flavor, however, is quite the opposite- powerful indeed. All the best parts of gueuze is here- sour musty barnyard, tart dry apples, but once the sour face pucker goes away, it is just enjoyable- no other way to explain it.

A real winner.

Dukeofearl, Jun 14, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on February 28, 2004

Pours out a hazy apricot with flecks of peach and pink hues when brought up to the light. The head blossomed directly from the pour but eventually settled down to a clinging foam. Some shapely lacing present. The nose here is huge. I can just smell the acidity. Underlying aromas of musty old house, broom bristles, and wheat become more pronounced as this warms. The most prominent flavor is the almost bitter sourness. As the tongue becomes more acustomed to the high acid levels, I pick up more of the old house funk. Lemon pith finishes it all off as I'm lead into the bone dry finish. I pick up some slight oaky notes as well. Mouthfeel is, at first, like bubbly champagne, but then mellows out a bit as time passes. Leans toward a light body. This beer has the perfect combination of body, character, and intrigue that makes drinkability optimal.

Worth the $13 I dropped on this.

goochpunch, May 24, 2006
Photo of Jredner
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sharp funky/sour aroma smells of tart Chinese baby corn. Orange body holds a lazy dime thin white head that diminishes slowly. Tart and acidic with lots of funk laden fruit flavors in the fore. Some overripe citrus and pear in the middle and a mouth puckering sourness in the finish. This has to be the most uncomerical style of beer in the world. There is a very nice balance of sour, fruit sweetness, tart and bitter with none truly dominating and all getting a little stage time.

Jredner, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of Prufrock
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner.

slightly hazy bright orange. an aggressive pour gets about a third of an inch of white head that falls quickly but leaves some lace.

tart, lemony, sour grapefruit-y, yeasty, barny aroma with a hint of cider sweetness.

high carbonation and a light-medium, refreshing mouthfeel. initial lemony, citrusy sweetness gives way to a drying, astringent, puckering tartness that makes the mouth water. hints of dry cider, grapefruit rinds, and belgian yeast. an intense finish that takes the drinkability down and would likely make this a bad gueuze for an introduction to the style, but a very well-crafted brew.

Prufrock, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A good friend of mine went on vacation in Belgium, and had this one shipped back for us to try together. I was really fortunate to get to try this one...thanks, Robb!

Appearance: Pours with a huge 3" head of pillowy fluffy bubbles. There is lots of action with bubbles rising galore. The beer itself is an orangish golden color that is clear, but really active and almost makes it look cloudy.

Aroma: How do I describe this? It has a really dry and earthy aroma with some noticeable tartness to it. There is a little bit of wheat noticeable in this beer as you can pick up a real dry and bready aroma. There is also a host of fruit flavors in here also, and it is hard to pick them out individually. I can get Lemons, Oranges, Peaches, Pears, and Red Apples in particular. The aroma gets more citrusy as it warms up some. As it warms even further, there is a noticeable woody character coming out.

Taste: The flavor is just as complex as the aroma. It is really dry and clean overall. It is well attenuated and has a noticeable wheaty presence. There is a whole bunch of fruit flavors in this beer that definitely goes along with the aroma. I can really pick out the Red Apples as it warms. As it warms even further to room temperature, the acidity of the beer becomes noticeable and it leaves a dry and squeaky clean impression on you.

Opinion: I am really enjoying this beer. It is really clean and absolutely refreshing. There is an amazing depth of flavor to this beer, and it just gets deeper as the beer warms up. As I was drinking it, I was comparing it to Cuvee Renee in my mind, but this isn't a good comparison. The Lindemans is quite a bit sweeter like most of their beers, and this one has a bit drier and refreshing palate. You could drink this beer like a lawnmower beer if it weren't for the high carbonation. I would definitely drink this beer again any chance I got!

SkeeterHawk, Mar 28, 2006
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2002 vintage consumed in March 06.

Beginning with a rather burning odor of gasoline or wood alcohol, I was rather worried about my expensive purchase. I decided to give the beer some time, as I would a glass of fine wine. It worked. Whether it was the time, the air, or the warmth of the bar, ten minutes of resting in my glass turned this brew from ethanol to exquisite...that or my nose learned to enjoy the smell of gasoline, which could also be the case.

The aromas are completely overpowering. This beer is highly acidic, very citrusy (limes and lemons mostly), and smells strongly of a pig farm. Mango and pear might be in there too but who really cares. This is more about "nose feel" than odor and this beer brings my nose to life, dresses it in a tux, and tangos it onto stage for a performance of Stomp.

Appearance is yellow-peach, very flakey, with a thick foamy off white head. The carbonation is insane but declines to tolerable levels after a few minutes.

Taste is as wild as an Irish brannigan, sour as the sour candy craze of 1991, bitter like an old English librarian drinking quinine, and as pissed as that old monk on the St. Bernie Bottle.

Mouthfeel can be extrapolated from the rest of this review.

Drinkability goes without saying.

Update: 1997 vintage consumed at the brewery on 8-18-08. The bottle quite literally had a spider on the webbed cork when it came to the table. :) It was every bit as good as the newer vintages and then some. This one CAN handle age very well. Buttery with full lemon notes.

DaPeculierDane, Mar 27, 2006
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,970 ratings.