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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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1,917 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,917
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 366
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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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2014 01:17:37 | More by Jeffrey2310
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GreenCard

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

A re-review of another bottle from a case purchased at the brewery a little over a year ago. Bottling date: 21-12-2002...

Appearance: golden orangey straw color, slightly hazy, medium layer of spongey white foam with a creamy top, good head retention, bits of lace

Aroma: crushed unripe white grapes, hints of chamomile, a yoghurty sourness, faint whisp of wheat, delicate horsey and buttery notes

Flavor: quite tart and dry, big hit of that lambic-y sulphury/horsey stuff, then a quick stab of enteric bitterness before fading to a mellow aftertaste with hints of butter, malt, lime, and cork

Mouthfeel: light body, lively but fine carbonation, crisp, not too acidic

Other comments: It has really mellowed out. This bottle is much smoother and much more balanced than the one I tried a year ago (same bottling date). Fantastic!

October 2007 update: After drinking another one of these 2002 bottles, I can confirm that this gueuze still does not disappoint and is still one of my most favorite. It is even more mellow now, but retaining a most delicious gueuziness. And now there's even a peachy undertone to it. Brilliant!

April 2009 update: Popped open another of the 2002 bottles. Mellowed out even more. The acidity is VERY subdued. Clarity is really good. I don't detect the peachy notes anymore, but it is still a bit fruity with cork, sourdough, and buttery notes. The distinct flavors described in the original review have mellowed to the point that you can't really discern them anymore. Still a brilliant geuze! And I am sad to say that this is one of only 4 remaining in my "cellar".

06-11-2005 17:02:53 | More by GreenCard
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saltydog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

1995 bottle samped at Drie Fonteinen in 2001. Probably my favorite Gueuze. Appearence: Big, rocky head, orange color, vigorous carbonation, slight cloudiness. Aroma: Balanced. Tartly refreshing, hint of nuttiness. Flavor: Subtle, exciting, sharp and nutty. Finish: Sharp, nutty, quenching finish.

10-17-2003 01:21:34 | More by saltydog
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-28-2014 06:11:30 | More by HollyHops
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 01:02:45 | More by kristougher
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2013 04:10:51 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2013 00:08:39 | More by meanmutt
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-11-2012 22:42:59 | More by brikelly
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2014 23:54:48 | More by mbonugli
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Saudereth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-07-2014 21:04:44 | More by Saudereth
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Heretic42

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-03-2012 14:04:23 | More by Heretic42
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ThePaleRider

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-05-2014 19:54:13 | More by ThePaleRider
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-05-2013 19:17:46 | More by Ant4711
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-07-2012 00:40:28 | More by Hanzo
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2011 18:49:23 | More by brandoman63
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Franch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2013 06:40:57 | More by Franch
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brianmandell

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-16-2014 02:01:37 | More by brianmandell
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-04-2013 23:16:12 | More by Phillyz
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Jessenimmo

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-25-2013 04:21:40 | More by Jessenimmo
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-05-2014 22:26:20 | More by Beerandboards
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2012 01:09:25 | More by projectflam86
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-01-2013 19:19:15 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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beagle75

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2012 23:15:37 | More by beagle75
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle dated 2/1/08 served at Monk's Cafe in Philly in a Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass.

Pour: Pretty clear orange with no head and no carbonation. Body is nice and radient.

Smell: Immediate barnyard funk from two feet away as Jody, the bartender, pours. Up close I get more of it with some tart apple and lemon.

Taste: Tart granny smith apples, lemon zest, hay must, and barnyard funk. Some funky sour orange peel mixes in towards the end. The granny smith and lemon become more apparent through the rest of the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Tart but incredibly refreshing and drinkable.

Overall: Really fantastic and I enjoy it more then the Cantillon Oude Gueuze.

08-03-2012 21:14:26 | More by cfrances33
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blkcld

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2013 05:12:01 | More by blkcld
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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