Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.76/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a corked and caged bottle dated 2/17/2011 into a champagne flute. Cork was moldy on the outside around the edge.
Appearance: Translucent, golden amber with a large, loose white head that dissipates slowly. A crown persists through the end of the glass, but no lacing to speak of.
Smell: Sour blackberries, funk. I've never been so reminded of a fruit flavor in a beer that doesn't have any fruit in it than with this beer. Lots of Gueuzy funk in this beer, quite vinous and a hint of alcohol comes through in the nose as well.
Taste: The blackberry strikes again. I'm almost entirely sure this is because of that mold on the outside of the cork around the lip of the bottle, but I did clean it off before pouring. I've had blackberry fruited sours that taste less like blackberry than this beer does. Lightly bitter, and far from the most sour beer I've ever tasted. Very mild, not at all mouth puckering. That blackberry mold flavor is really delightful though. If this qualifies as infected because of that, it's delicious. Wouldn't mind having one of these every day, except that I'd go broke fast.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, but soft in the way a fine champagne is. Not prickly at all. Really beautiful.
Overall: While I'm sure that mold affected the flavor and smell of my beer, it wasn't a bad thing. This was delicious in every way. Would love to get more of this somehow, some way.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 02:56:25 | More by WTKeene
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