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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,120 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,120
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 378
Gots: 544 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml bottle

A: Light golden and slightly hazy, thin head with big bubbles

S: Hay, lemons, tartness, wheat

T: Lots of citrus, mostly lemon upfront. A really nice well rounded tartness comes in and lingers on the tongue until the very end where the funk comes out the most

M: Super fine carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Impressive how very quenching it is for such a dry beer

O: Really delicious stuf. Not among my all time favorite sours, but perhaps my favorite gueuze.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, bottled on dec. 5, 2012, opened on jan. 23, 2014. Poured into a large New Belgium glass.

A - Popped the cork and it instantly started bubbling and foaming like champagne, except with much larger bubbles. Pours with a beautiful honey, or unfiltered apple juice color and forms a solid head with nice retention. A very cloudy unfiltered beer. Bubbles emanating from center of the bottom of the glass, just like champagne, but then they stop after a minute or so. Beautiful looking beer.

S - Right away i get a lot of powerful funk and oak (my girlfriend describes it as musty). Underneath there are some hints of banana, coriander spices, white pepper and grapefruit citrus.

T - "A very happy tasting beer" according to the girlfriend. Some orange and lemon with a ton of pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit and other tart tropical fruit flavors. Minimal hop presence, just a slight bitterness in the middle of the beer. Also get a good amount of the yeast in the flavor as well. Very good.

M - A very dry beer that isn't as carbonated as the head from pouring suggests. My gums definitely dry after a few seconds of swallowing. Has a nice viscosity for a beer this light in color. Obviously not thick like an RIS, but a bit more chewy than most beers with similar colors.

O - Overall, a very tasty beer. Love the funk on the nose and all the tartness on the palate. The dryness reminds me of big cabs and i love it. Would recommend more years in the cellar though. The store i got it from has a bunch more so i think i am going to get four or five and age them for a while. But good now too if you're wondering.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Glowy orange, lots of bubbles rising from the bottle, with a short white head.

S: Nose starts off with some belgian funkiness, behind which is a beautiful bouquet of orange zest, mango, lemon, and a touch of grape and tropical fruit. Very pleasant nose.

T: Tart lemon, orange zest, black pepper (especially toward the back of the tongue).

M: Very carbonated, not harshly, medium-light bodied.

O: Not the harsh Geuze I was expecting. Definitely a drinkable beer.

Note: Bottled 5 March 2012, imbibed 21 January 2014.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

When I opened the bottle it was a huge foam bomb, not sure if this bottle was over-carbed or what, but I did lose some to the sink (sadness).

The beer pours with a huge head (due to the carbonation problem?) and the foam never really completely goes away, it just fades to a thin white coating. The beer itself is nearly entirely opaque (all the yeast was stirred up from the bottom of the bottle) and the beer is a very dark hazy yellow straw color.

The nose is serious lemon and citrus, I mean honestly, this smells almost like lemon juice, it does this without being terribly acidic or tart smelling. There is also a definite whiff of funk and brett in there.

The beer is sweet up front, this quicky fades to a 4/10 of sourness bit, which then gradually and very slowly fades to a very pleasant and mild musty dankness. There are multiple stages of flavor here, each subtle yet quite satisfying.

This beer is MUCH less acidic than the Cantillon gueuze that I have had, it is also quite a bit more complex than the Lindeman's Gueuze.

Overrall this beer is wonderfully complex and totally delightful.

Buy again easy if I ever see it in stores here in Portland again.
*Greg at the Bier Cellar told me they only got this beer as a "I'm sorry" gift from the distributor for something that had gone wrong but were told not to advertise it; glad I stopped by to grab one!

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 2,120 ratings.