Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,133 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 380
Gots: 556 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, opaque golden-orange-copper brew. Beautiful. Big, fluffy snow white head, with good retention and minimal lacing.

Sharp, tart aroma from the moment the pour begins. Light funk, as expected; straw; some citrus; sour, white wine-like vinegar. Earthy.

Flavor follows the aroma, with an added, noticeable earthy, dirt-like flavor. Funk in three directions (earthy, musty, and sharp), light citrus, wheat. Reasonably sour. I don't know if the burnt dirt flavor (smokey?) is a function of bottle, palate, or environment; it's not entirely unpleasing, but it's unexpected.

Nice puckering sour mouthfeel; medium overall. Certainly a sipper. Nice astringency.

This is far more funky and earthy than the Golden Blend I tried the other day, and it hurts the brew. It's a very good Lambic overall, but simply not as special, and not as good. Off of one bottle, I have to say this rates with a typical Geuze or Gose, instead of standing out as something particularly special.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Must confess, I am finding guezes a tad difficult to review, in that they do mostly seem to exhibit the same flavours, well at least the good ones do.

This one.... Looks the biz, lovely gold straw initial pour, with pillowy white head, aromas of cooking apples, lemons, semillon, wood... Taste to follow is nice and sour, in vein of aromas, more lemons, but not quite puckering. Dances on tongue with light, but definite carbonation.

All in all top stuff, top gueze.... Maybe I just need to do a massive a - b taste comparison to start understanding the subtleties that set this apart from, say, Cantillon. Maybe less sour? Hmmm

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,133 ratings.