Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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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
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
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.