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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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1,914 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 365
Gots: 500 | 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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Pinche_Oso

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2013 04:14:04 | More by Pinche_Oso
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BAsbill

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2013 03:46:32 | More by BAsbill
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Greywulfken

New York

4.38/5  rDev 0%

A: into a flute, hazy gold-colored body with visible effervescence and an off-white three-finger head that slimmed but persisted; patches of lace

S: lemon zest and fresh barnyard hay

T: lotsa of citrus (lemon) and yeasty flavors that are reminiscent of barnyards, hay, mustiness, and "funk" - pale, delicate malts run under the predominant flavors

M: crisp, sparkly, tart, refreshing, fuzzy

O: my first gueuze, so I'm trying to play it cool here, but based on what I've heard and read, this is a pretty damn good example of the style - I have been leery of the sour beer for quite some time now, but this was delightful.

03-29-2013 22:13:05 | More by Greywulfken
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Rainier

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2013 02:27:53 | More by Rainier
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sourgrass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-28-2013 23:27:12 | More by sourgrass
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev 0%

From the bottle.

Appearance: classic hazy yellow with a decent finely bubbled white head.

Nose: Tons of lemon zest, fresh lime, sour cherry, grass and hay, and an herbal lemon verbena note. Bright, fresh, and inviting.

Taste: A lot of zesty citrus dominates the initial taste. There's a bit of smooth, oaky sour cherry in the middle, and a nice toasted biscuit malt finish. Has a fresher, greener taste than other gueuzes I've had and the funk definite comes second to the citrus. Rich, complex, nice.

Mouthfeel: typically tingly and a bit mouth-drying. Definitely refreshing.

Overall: A top-notch gueuze. Much more of a refined citrus and balanced malt profile than some of the funkier lambics. Something you could drink for hours and keep discovering something new about it.

03-28-2013 22:26:14 | More by fdig23
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-26-2013 23:08:44 | More by Gambrinus1184
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TallSaint

New York

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%

March 25th, 2013

Poured into a tulip glass

It pours a gorgeous pear color with a lively two fingers of head.

In the nose, barnyard funk, leather and dirty horse blanket come through - the usual suspects. But along with this is tart apple, lemon rind, yeast, oak, and the slightest touch of vanilla.

It assaults the mouth with flavor. Sour white grapes and lemon upfront. It progresses into a barnyard funky-ness with notes of hay and grass as well as a touch of oak and then a gentle but big, refreshing sourness in the back. This sour finish is long and it coats the back of the mouth. Underneath this all is a subtle sweetness which helps, in conjunction with the effervescence, to balance some of the sourness.

The mouthfeel is incredible. It's highly carbonated (but not overly so) and this creates a very airy mouthfeel which enlivens the whole beer. The sour grapes, hay and grass come to life through this bright, light mouthfeel. It's airy-ness also means it's very drinkable, although you need to drink this slowly because there is so much going on.

Overall this is an incredibly complex beer and I personally think it takes a whole 330ml bottle to fully process its complexity. A fantastic guezue.

03-26-2013 03:57:02 | More by TallSaint
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-25-2013 19:00:15 | More by surlytheduff
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-25-2013 01:51:59 | More by DerekMorgan
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macher0

Kentucky

4.69/5  rDev +7.1%

Served in a tulip glass. Poured a little faster than I should have. Relatively fresh.

A: Opaque light copper, almost peach color. About a finger of head that very quickly retreats to no film on top, a bit around the rim.

S: Strong sour smell right up front. This is the smell I expect from a top-notch sour/lambic. Yeasty and musty.

T: Sour and tart. No sweetness at all. Medium oak presence. Yeast is present as tartness fades. A little bitter on end.

M: Not jaw-clenching, but getting close. Thin with medium carbonation.

O: THE classic sour beer. This is definately a starting off point for someone who wants to try what a sour should be. I enjoy this beer frequently.

03-24-2013 23:32:51 | More by macher0
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2013 01:37:33 | More by splendidsplinter
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-24-2013 01:33:06 | More by Sparky44
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bmoney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2013 00:37:32 | More by bmoney
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-23-2013 01:20:07 | More by Stumpy29er
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-22-2013 17:37:49 | More by xdefeatsy
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -19.4%

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Big funky aroma, some old cheese, lots of goat, along with some elderflower and lime.
More elderflower as a flavour, also some light sweet malt, lemon and a fair whack of acidity. Finishes a bit astringent, with a bitterness reminiscent of lemon pith.
Carbonation seems a bit high.

03-22-2013 04:59:10 | More by CrazyDavros
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-20-2013 20:03:01 | More by tom10101
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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-20-2013 03:49:16 | More by EliSpitzner
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YoungTeach

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-19-2013 23:20:04 | More by YoungTeach
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-19-2013 22:34:20 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-19-2013 22:02:37 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 21:45:05 | More by jderosia603
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boot11222

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-17-2013 20:38:25 | More by boot11222
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

Crystal clear light golden body with a 1/4" of white head and an abundance of active carbonation.

The aroma is green apple, vinegar, grass clippings, and butter.

It's tart, acidic, and fruity. The same apple and vinegar is in the forefront with the grass to a lesser extent.

Mouthfeel is dry, prickly, and tart. It's really clean and crisp.

This is one fantastic beer. The taste and mouthfeel really come together and make it fun to quaff.

03-16-2013 21:55:25 | More by Vonerichs
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.