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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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97
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1,969 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,969
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 372
Gots: 513 | FT: 51
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle, bottling date 17 December 2012, poured into Cantillon taster glasses today on 11 July 2013, with Benish.

Aroma: Funky. Everything you could use to describe funkiness including horse blanket, earthiness, old leather, etc. dominates this aroma. There is a little bit of oak as well. It's very pungent, sour and definitely dry. Reminds me of a funky champagne.

Colour: Hazy golden-blonde colour with a massive foamy white head. In fact, the bottle foamed over as soon as I opened it! It was definitely waiting to get out. In any case, the lacing is sporadic and the head definitely persists the entire time its in the glass. It looks great and refreshing.

Flavour: Somehow it comes out totally different than the aroma, which I think is very interesting, adding another dimension to this beer. It's got an earthy funkiness that is combined with lemon zest. It's extremely sour for sure! It's pretty acidic as well, kind of reminds me of sour apple, but I am not confident in this regard. Definitely a great combination of aroma and flavour here.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, it looks thin but definitely holds its own in terms of body. It finishes quite a bit dry and is rather mouthpuckering, which I am really enjoying. The aftertaste is mostly a combination of earthy lemon and oak, which sticks around a while- its worth enjoying slowly as the aftertaste lingers for quite a while. And it is of course very well carbonated!

Overall: It's awesomely sour with a great lemony complementary flavour profile. If you're a sour head and haven't tried this one, I have no idea why you haven't and would highly recommend you go out and get some of this one.

Re-review: Its only been a half a year since I had this, but I really want to impress in my review that this is a much better geuze than Cantillon Classic. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 12/4/2013. Bottle date Dec 7, 2012.

Appearance is the same, the nose is simply an amazing funky lemon zest with the taste following. It's got a nice funkiness to it but the citrus really sets it apart from Cantillon Classic which seems to rely more on the funk. Mouthfeel is as good as it was before. Simply put, this is a better geuze than Cantillon's and I would recommend it over the Classic.

Re-re-review: This is the last time I'll review this again, but I bought another 750ml of this to our non-Lente Seasons tasting to compare with these and Golden Blend. Bottle date is also Dec 7, 2012- almost a year old to the day; today being 12/8/2013.

Basically, this held up quite well against the Seasons, although this is obviously not on the same level as Zomer. I might actually enjoy this more than Winter, though. It's crisp, refreshing, lemony with some funk but not so much that it dominates the beer. For the price-quantity-rarity triangle, I can agree that this is the best value although its worth going after the Seasons to try at least once. Stock up on this, drink some and age some- it's probably the best shelf geuze out there.

Stevedore, Dec 09, 2013
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Doing brief reviews of a few beers today. This was opened along side Golden Blend, Hefst, Zomer, and Winter. My reviews will be comparative. This was clearly an amazing tasting. Thanks to Dactrius and Stevedore for contributing and participating. I'm only reviewing for smell, taste, and overall here. Other reviews will be general to save time. Honestly, each beer was quite similar in these general categories.

The beer smelled great, but it was not nearly as potent as the seasons. Nose and flavor was a tad funky and had the nice Drie Fonteinen citrus notes that I love. A lot of fun to drink, and exponentially improved as it warmed. To be sure, this is an affordable and relatively accessible beer, making it a contender for the "everyday gueuze" category. However, when it was compared with the big boys, this really fell short. Although I would have never realized this if I were not doing a side by side, this beer is better than Golden Blend IMO. An excellent all around beer, and a notch above the Cantillon Classic.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.