Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Not Rated.
Drie Fonteinen Oude GeuzeDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,133 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,133 | Reviews: 677 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of doremite
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of simoen
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JulianB
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Brenden
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a clouded and hazy pale orange-gold. The pure white head that forms is fluffy and large, sitting thick and pillowy on top and depositing thick patches of lacing on its way down.
This beer is all about the funk. Along with a bit of sourness and lots of other elements in a complex aroma and flavor, the horseblanket-like funk is the foundation on which it all rests. It really takes some sifting through, but I even find a hint of ripe sweet fruits beneath the sourness and funk. Otherwise, there's a mix of green apple skin, citrus rind, and a touch of raw, almost bitter wood unlike a full-grown tree and much more like a sapling. A bit of something like apple cider vinegar is there but well balanced.
The body is about medium with heft and depth, fluffy almost and creamy with a nice nip to it. It flows very well and remains active and interesting the whole way through.
I've had Guezes before this one and was aware what to look for, and thus far this beer is the best as far as getting the funkiness down. Good focus here.

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of switzer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Indytruks138
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stigs
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, dated March 2008...served in a small chalice

A - pours with an inch of big and fluffy white and lightly yellow colored foam. eventually settles to a quarter inch of creamy film with spotty lacing around the glass. the beer is hazy, solid gold in color. beautiful.

S - bright and lively sour lemon, grapes, and apples...nice kick of yeasty barnyard & field funk, finishes with some oaky sweetness and field grains.

T - sour and funk immediately take to battle in all corners of the mouth - tart lemon, grapes, green apples joined by a subtle and pleasant horseblanket and green fields. finishes a bit sweeter than most gueuzes i am familiar with, bringing oak and more juicy lemon. potent acidic, bordering metallic finish - really growing on me.

M - incredible amount of crispy and prickly carbonation, barely holds back a smooth and creamy yet light bodied nectar. finishes incredibly dry, very clean. party in my mouth, indeed.

D - incredibly sour, funky, pretty, lively, and refreshing. one of the better beers i have been blessed to try, and possibly my favorite of the style.

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Chip_K
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of whatname
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tetu
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Summer78
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle marked "1999". Poured a hazy golden-marmalade beneath a creamy white head. Aromas of mineral, granite, wet leather, basement mustiness, citrus, and tropical fruit. The flavor is brash and tart, displaying notes of wood, cheese, fruit, leather, straw, ripped tin, and suggestions of blood, citrus and shit. Quite the stunner!!! For fans of geuze this one should not be missed. For the uninitiated, please stay away (leaving more for us!)... try something with a bit of fruit first.

Photo of DJButters
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

2011 Vintage

Photo of grownfool
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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