Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.48/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a wine glass from the bottle.
A - The cork popped out forcefully with the removal of the cage, but luckily it didn't leave my hand, and didn't gush. A careful pour nevertheless yielded a massive 4-finger dense white head atop a cloudy golden-bronze beer. The head recedes slowly on this one, maintaining a centimeter or so layer on top. Effervescence remains as well. This one is a beauty.
S - Sour barnyard funk, pretty typical of a good gueuze.
T - Sour up front, moreso than the regular 3F oude gueuze. Funky throughout, while the sour gives way to a fruity, slightly malty back. This is a bit more intense than a typical gueuze, the sourness really explodes on the tongue, although the flavors backing it up come through nicely after the initial burst. Very pleasant.
M - The head retention and effervescence give this a creamy, bubbly texture that is superb, and the aftertaste is long and phenomenal. The fruity, malty notes linger for quite a while, and really make you pause between sips. The finish is very dry, inviting another delicious sip after savoring the last. Excellent.
O - Ignoring the price point, this is an outstanding gueuze. Hits all the right sour, funky notes, and delivers a different experience from a typical oude gueuze. I wouldn't recommend shelling out $20 or $30 for more than one, but it's worth trying one for the price.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2012 22:42:22 | More by kdb150
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