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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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1,973 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,973
Reviews: 673
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 371
Gots: 515 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

David_Menendez, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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".

GreenCard, Jun 11, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

saltydog, Oct 17, 2003
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HollyHops, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kristougher, Aug 25, 2013
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geuze_gone_wild, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cfrances33, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

blkcld, Jul 03, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 1,973 ratings.