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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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2,241 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,241
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 399
Gots: 608 | FT: 66
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rastaman on 09-27-2002

This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed 1999. The exquisite nature of this beer is hard to describe, being a combination of the total sensory experience, as it is with any beer, but so heightened here. The beauty of the body can best be described as being the color of the pulp of a pink grapefruit, hazy and pulpy in its own way. The nose speaks of complexity built upon careful blending; certainly a lemony citrus sense comes to the fore, but there's also the lovely pungency of more, a kind of earthy, musky sense.

The taste - mouth puckering in its sour tartness, and yet so lovely to the palate. As the palate adjust it becomes deeper and richer than just the tart nature; there is real body and earthiness here. The feel starts as if a bit thin, but then adds in its champaign-like overtones and the feel begins to move beyond acidity to a higher level of complexity. Drinkable only in small, well-savored portions, this is not to be taken lightly nor casually.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a washed-out gold and brown with a sustained frothy head.

Smells of sour funk, green apples, lemon rind and a dry oaky cork.

Tastes of a sharply tart cherry and a sweet wheat that fades to a pungently dry sourness that reminds me of sappy oak and a dry cork.

Feels light and clean with a slight, large-bubbled carbonation that adds a pleasant texture.

This is a tasty sipper with a great woody character.

Photo of kbuzz
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mmmbeer
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL green champagne bottle with cork, cage and foil presentation; bottled February 1, 2008. Brewed with 60% barley and 40% unmalted wheat. Pours a clear toasted amber hue, quite effervescent, with a huge, crackly head that nearly escapes the glass. It settles to a clingy half inch that doesn't quite grab on to the glass strongly enough to deposit any lace. Its surprisingly mild aroma contributes lemons, malt and a dash of funk. Prominent acids and esters on the palate, with a lactic acid twang, cherry, lemons, earth and an oak presence. The body is nearly full at times, with loads of carbonation, an oaky dryness and a sour finish. This one seems to focus more on the sourness than the funk, but it is well-balanced and very easy to drink.

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled February 28, 2004

A: Huge head comes forth made up of large sized light tan bubbles, dominating the top of the glass. This large head isn’t destined long for this world as it appears to be falling quick…I expect the head to remain but not with the vigor that it started with. Body is vibrant carrot gold with a hazy personality and lots of swirling bubbles at the bottom of the glass.

S: Oak, acetic acid, vinous lemons and sour wine.

T: Begins with dull melon in the center of the tongue witch quickly gets enveloped by the trademark vitamin C sourness of the gueze. Serious oakey nature blends in well with tart green apple, under ripe pears and sour grapes. Really earthy nature reminiscent of an old, dank house. Finishes mineraly with gently sweetness and lingering lemon zest.

M: Medium body, fizzy yet full.

D: This was good but wasn’t my favorite gueze. Highly recommended to sour lovers though.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Roguer
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, opaque golden-orange-copper brew. Beautiful. Big, fluffy snow white head, with good retention and minimal lacing.

Sharp, tart aroma from the moment the pour begins. Light funk, as expected; straw; some citrus; sour, white wine-like vinegar. Earthy.

Flavor follows the aroma, with an added, noticeable earthy, dirt-like flavor. Funk in three directions (earthy, musty, and sharp), light citrus, wheat. Reasonably sour. I don't know if the burnt dirt flavor (smokey?) is a function of bottle, palate, or environment; it's not entirely unpleasing, but it's unexpected.

Nice puckering sour mouthfeel; medium overall. Certainly a sipper. Nice astringency.

This is far more funky and earthy than the Golden Blend I tried the other day, and it hurts the brew. It's a very good Lambic overall, but simply not as special, and not as good. Off of one bottle, I have to say this rates with a typical Geuze or Gose, instead of standing out as something particularly special.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This particular bottle is five years aged....I never thought I'd get a chance to try this brew.

it pours up a murky rust color with a big frothy off white head. the nose is funky, musty, light fruits, and good diarrhea (when you smell it, you'll see what I'm talking about). the taste is the same as the nose, super sour, oaky, smooth, medium bodied, medium carbo, delicious

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of pknyc
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottling date 03 Nov 2011, opened 23 Mar 2014.

A: The cork popped off after just a couple of turns on the wire cage. The geuze pours a nice clear orange/amber color with a large white head, which dissipates to about 1/4 finger head with a little bit of lacing.

S: The second the cork came out the funk encompassed the room. Smells like a barn, rich and complex with some sourness. I'm finding it almost overwhelmingly complicated. White grapes? Leather? There are many smells going on and all intertwined. Very balanced.

T: Prickly from the carbonation. Funky with an earthy feel to it. Sour, but not vinegary with a slight puckering. Refreshing and tart like blackberries.

M: Coating and slightly thicker than I had expected. Medium

O: Very enjoyable, and lament that I only had a 375ml as there are so many layers to this brew. Very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Blakaeris
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden yellow with generous carbonation and a dense white head.

Aroma is very sour, slightly medicinal, with plenty of yeasty funk.

Taste is intensely sour and musty. then the flavor shifts to very dry and oaky. Finishes with a mild medicinal bitterness and bold unidentifiable spice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a very flavorful geuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,241 ratings.