Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 381
Gots: 555 | 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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A - Golden with a strong haze and a dusting of head.

S - Fantastic funk and tart! A nice contrast between the two. Hints of orange and lemon.

T - Wonderfully tart but balanced well by a complex funk. Great depth to this beer yet everything comes together nicely. The tartness seems to grow as the beer warms.

M - A somewhat fine consistency with a low carbonation.

O - Wow! A nice bite yet very refined. Can wait to get more of this.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 Vintage (bottled March 2012) poured into 3F tumbler. Part of my cellaring experiment, held this at room temperature for a year and a half vs keeping it in one of my wine fridges.

Pours a strong golden orange with smaller off white head that settles to a pretty 2mm layer atop the beer. Pretty clear with just light haze.

Aroma is cheesy as heck. The cheesiest Oude Gueuze I've had and I'm wondering if it's due to the warmer cellaring. Plenty of barnyard musk, white grape, overripe lemon, and a touch buttery.

The palate showcases stronger lemon flavors, apple peel, wet hay, horse blanket, creamy young goat cheese, Chablis wine, tangy herbs, and a slight butterscotch. So unique, the last bottle I had of the same vintage was definitely more sour and astringent. That bottle I had purchased a year after at a bigger wine and liquor chain store.

Mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation but not quite as pushy as say a Goose Island sour (thank goodness). Always a gorgeous mouthfeel in Armand's beers.

Once again I'm extremely joyous to be drinking a Drie Fonteinen. And though this may have developed some off flavors due to the room temp aging, surprisingly they don't take away from the beer but add more cheesy funk which is quite welcome. It's the beauty of lambics, enjoying their longevity and the transformations that occur in it's duration.

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.