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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

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97
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1,967 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,967
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 372
Gots: 512 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

coz, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

sbricker, Dec 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

leinie13, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jtladner, May 25, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the 3F restaurant in Beersel. What a steal at 15 euros. Bottled 6 December 1997. No label and poured by Guido Debelder (Armand's brother).

A: incredible head, orangeish with slight cloudiness
S: earthy, sour
T: incredibly well-balanced, sour but not overpowering, simply outstanding
M: great, very drinkable, easy on the tongue but has subdued gueuze finish, very mellow all-around

wisrarebeer, Sep 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

meatyard, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

millelacsmark, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

elkinbrown, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

scotv, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

brycevolk, Apr 29, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 1, 2008 born on date

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a very strong head and a pungent aroma of battery acid, horsefunk, and pale malts.

Taste as with the aroma is very acidic and sour in a good way as this is obviously the intention of this gueuze. There was a massive head on the pour, almost three fingers in height, even after I poured the second time, the same massive head poured into my tulip. Delicious flavors come together, with what an inexperience or unexpecting tongue would probably goff at and surrender to the brutality that this gueuze will wreak on your mouth. Apple cider, mixed wiht a vinegar, some funk and oak, and yes, good old acid. Heavy carbonation and a medium / light mouthfeel for the style.

Recommended as a sipper and a very nice gueze.

alpinebryant, Dec 28, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer hurts so good. The first Gueuze I've had that wasn't totally off-putting, so I figured I would give it a review. The beer pours to a cloudy golden orange color with a constant effervescent carbonation. The head, subsequently, never dissipates, and leaves a nice lacing.

The smell is good. A light lactic sourness blends with a nice oakiness and smooth malt aromas. The taste is incredible. Has a nice sour apple lactic flavor along with some complex woodiness. Not too acidic. One of the few really sour beers that doesn't seem to give me heartburn (even though I never get it from food). I can't begin to explain the complexities, or even why I like it as much as I do when I don't like other Gueuzes I've had. I can only suggest that you try it for yourself.

neonbrown82, Aug 07, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2008, reviewed in 2010.

Clear golden caranel body.

Intense aromas jump from the glass. Lemon, vinegar, green apples, and yeast. Sourness siezes the palate in a glorious flourish. Powerful acidity, but surprisingly little barnyard. Think lemon shocktarts, but in a good way. Has the citric acid you find in sour candy.

The body is medium to full, with the carbonation of spritzy champagne.

Bright citrus, intense sour, balancedin its own way. Gueuze isn't for everyone, but for those twho enjoy it, this is top shelf stuff.

BradLikesBrew, Aug 03, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a RR "Tion" glass.
Bottled Nov 18, 2010

A: Pours a clear golden yellow/orange with a tiny 1/2 finger head that dissipates immediately. Lacing is barley existent, but present at times.

S: Subtle funk and lots of citrus.

T: Pretty much on the nose, lemons, tart and sour. Some Funk and a hint of oak at the dry finish.

M: Light body and medium carbonation.

O: Excellent Gueuze. I'm still learning on this style but excellent none the less.

WesM63, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

freewill35, Oct 01, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1-22-04 bottling date. I have decided to work through some of the amazing belgian beer choices at the beer store the next state over whenever I make a run. The latest purchase is this one.

A - brilliant orange color with a slight haze and a huge billowy off white head.

S - I was expecting sour horseblanket / funk but this one was powerful. I got odd looks from my wife as she left the couch. The smell got stronger as it warmed up to room temp.

T - tangy, funky, modestly sour tartness with a lemon and faint sweet malt note round this one out.

M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, pucker tart but not stomach twisting acidic. Nice soft aftertaste.

D - the smell took some away from the taste but overall this drank quite nice for a 4 year oude geuze.

barleywinebrewer, Apr 21, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

thampel09, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Nunya, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Yeti1979, Jun 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thin wispy yeasty top over honey-colored, slightly effervescent body. A little carbonation.

Very potent aroma of sour citrus with that nice horse-blanket tone of brett with a fair amount of electric yeast, malt and wheat. Powerful yet bright.

Clean and crisp up front with loads of sour citrus with horsehide notes and a good oak bakckbone. Wheat, malt and electric yeast are solid supporting cast.

The very strong sour citrus and brett pucker really gets balanced with the oak aging of this effort as well as the strong grain presence, providing an outstanding feel and finish on the palate.

A stellar offering for a style that's a challenge for drinkability. Very enjoyable.

IBUnit63, Aug 30, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

vrbulldog22, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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