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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,241 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 399
Gots: 609 | FT: 67
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002

This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".
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Photo of rlee1390
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright yellow, well carbonated, one finger head.

S- Funk, horse blanket, oak, grass and yeast.

T-Semi-funky, not as sour as I was hoping, slight oak, green apples. As it warms it gets funkier.

M-Medium bodied, lightly carbonated.

O-Definitely need to let this beer warm up to room temperature. Maybe age will move more of the funk from the nose to the taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

375ML Cage/Cork Bottle, Dated Nov 3, 2011
When I un-twisted the cage, the cork slid and shot out on its own, hitting the ceiling. Luckily no liquid was lost, but one can assume this beer is quite carbonated.

- Pours hazy golden wheat with several inches of foam.
- Smells of barnyard funk and lactic sour mixed with sweet malt and tart fruit (grapes, lemons).
- Taste is true to nose with a mouthful of lactic sour funk. Despite being quite full flavored up front, the funkiness is actually quite sublime, fading quickly. I felt like the sourness was going to be more puckering and pungent, but this beer is just too well balanced and restrained to allow that.
- The Finish is clean and dry on the palate. Combined with the high carbonation level, it's reminiscent of a quality champagne.
- Overall this beer is top notch. Lactic sour funk that is well balanced and leaves you wanting more, my glass was empty in no time.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

375 ml Bottle from Tipples. Pours a light orange yellow, slightly hazy, with a big fluffy bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom like champagne. Aroma is a very dry sour, green apple, vinegar, oak, earthy grass. Big sour up front with lots of dry oak and champagne like flavor, some green apple, lemon, maybe even a hint of super tart cherry. Then a second wave of pucker. Definite dry lingering must on the back end. Light and bubbly dancing in your mouth.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 375mL bottle into a wine glass. Stamped 5 MRT 2012.

A: Pale clear yellow with light head that produces incredibly fine bubbles. Under tight carbonation; the cork postively erupts. Heavy lacing.

S: Light, tart, and funky. Very pleasantly fruity. Lemon zest, apples, and grape. Sharp, complex, and engaging.

T: Very, very good. Fruity-funky-tart. Intense. Lightly spicy on the endtaste. Lemon peel. Black pepper. Distant sugar. Berries? Aftertaste is barnyard-y and lingering.

M: Sharp, tart. Mineral-clean.

O: It lives up to the hype. Great geuze. Recommended!

Photo of tarheels86
4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL 1999 ed courtesy of Travlr and again courtesy of Armand. This is so insanely good. Note that this is the 1999- which many consider the best geuze ever made. Armand I think would agree. From talking to him directly, this one is made with Boon, Girardin, and Lindemann’s lambik. This, as Armand said, can never be replicated and is really just a product of pure luck and circumstance.

The 1999 geuze I have had twice and love it to death. First, it pours like an unblended. It is super deep, cloudy orange with no head. Aroma is incredible. You can smell it from 20 feet away: huge leather, tannins, citrus, blood orange, mango yogurt, feet, sweat. Taste is beautiful soft yogurt/lactic, bright citrus, curacao, grapefruit, just mouth-watering all the way around without being too sour or acetic. The Girardin being blended in here is just so awesome as a base lambic. Very quick, zippy palate. I can’t find anything wrong this this geuze and see no reason to put it up with J&J Blauw.

I am rating the 1999 ed mainly because I like to score a beer the highest mark that I have ever given it, even if I have had multiple samples that are inferior. I feel it is unfair to average out all of my scores for special lambics like this. I've had dozens of normal 3F Geuze bottles, but the 1999 is by far the best.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.