Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.7/5 rDev +4.7%
Bottled on February 17, 2011.
Darker than usual (for gueueze) copper color. Aroma is subtle, with citrus, oak, but also peaches coming through (which regular one does not have), and a pinch of earthy funk. Taste is orange, vanilla, peaches & cream. Not much yeastiness which 3F usually has quite a bit of. Somewhat fuller bodied than regular 3F, and less acidic, which creates a silky sensation. Really a well balanced blend.
Worth $20? Well, not as a regular drinking beer, but i would recommend sour beer fans to try it at least once, because how many fantastic sour beers are made in the world? (answer: very little).
04-25-2013 21:35:50 | More by jibbyvonjibb
4.43/5 rDev -1.3%
Opened on 4/22/13 with my older brother. 375ml bottle dated 2/17/2011.
A: Hazy golden yellow color with a solid 2 inch head that stuck around.
S: Lemon, citrus, oak and a lot of funk.
T: Very acidic up front with oak and lemon in the background. Very smooth
M: Medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is excellent... But the price tag isn't. I can understand why it is so expensive, but at $22 for a 375ml bottle, it's a little hard to justify.
04-25-2013 00:43:59 | More by Rinkor16
4.58/5 rDev +2%
375ml C&C bottle; bottling date: 02/17/2011.
poured into tulip glass.
small pop as the cork comes out of the bottle.
Appearance: this beer is definately golden in color. Medium golden yellow bodied beer with a huge 3 fingers of white head. The head has alot of staying power and stays around for a long time, but eventually falls to a thin cap with a thick ring around the glass. Stunning!
Smell: Lemon zest, mild musty/hay funk, hint of oak.
Taste: lemon and grapefruit zest, green apple, pears, peaches, and white grapes. Moderate tartness with lemons leading the way. Hints of dusty and musty funk that balance out the tartness very well. The oak barrel just lends a little bit of character to this beer in the form of an earthy and woody note. Finishes with mild lemon notes and a perfect amount of funk. The balance of this beer is tremendous. It has fantastic complexity as well. Its tart without that over the top pucker of some sour beers.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel on this beer is phenominal! Its soft and delicate, yet slick and creamy. The carbonation level is spot on! The beer has a semi to moderately dry finish that really showcases and compliments the tartness and the funk of this beer.
Overall: This is a truly refined and sophistocated sour beer! Have a difficult time finding something that I dislike about this beer. This exceeded my expectations. I will admit that I was a bit complacient about the price tag of this beer when I purchased this bottle today, but now that I am drinking this beer I have forgot the initial "sting" of the price tag. It is in my top three sour beers I have ever drank and its without a doubt the best Geuze I have drank!
04-17-2013 04:39:16 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.85/5 rDev -14.3%
Served in a Local Option cervoise.
Thrilled to have a second chance with this beer, as my first bottle met a particularly painful end. It pours a lightly-hazy sunset amber-gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose is a veritable field guide to scent-heavy apple varieties, along with some bits of grapefruit zest, white grape, honeydew, powdered sugar, and a hint of cobweb. The taste holds notes of tart grapefruit, heavy funk, chardonnay grapes, oak, and cobweb. The tartness and the funk don't play nicely together, spreading a minor din throughout my mouth where I hoped orchards and vineyards would re-enact a Fantasia episode. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a certainly well-meaning gueuze, but one that just doesn't have the balance I generally look for, opting instead for a contentious mixture of strong funk and strong tart fruit. It's nowhere near bad, but not something I would readily reach for in the near future (especially with that audacious price tag).
04-16-2013 03:59:02 | More by TMoney2591
4.44/5 rDev -1.1%
375 ml caged and corked bottle, bottle date of 2011/02/17. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with a huge 3 inch off-white frothy head. The head sticks around a while, and there's also a lot of lacing. It smells like funk, wood, lemon peel, green apples, and some apricots. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some green grapes, vinegar and a bit of leather noticeable too. Also, the flavors are more tart/sour compared to the aroma. This brew just gets better the longer I drink it! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a good amount of soft, zingy carbonation. It's very enjoyable and easy to drink. Good, but pricey at $21.99 a bottle.
04-07-2013 00:03:11 | More by bluejacket74
4.76/5 rDev +6%
Drank from my Cantillon Geuze glass
A - Pours a slight cloudy copper golden colour with a large white head that retains very well and laces.
S - Heaps of horse blanket, wood and sour funk.
T - So smooth. Plety of balance between the Brett, Funk, Wine and Oak, and Green Grass. The finish is very impressive and sour/bitter.
M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation
O - This is an almighty Geuze. So very very well refined and balanced. No one flavour is dominant, the body is also perfect.
04-06-2013 13:35:58 | More by eric5bellies
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
Had it side by side with A&T and the regular OG, thanks to Ryan. I think this was my favorite among some very good beers, and therefore not by a huge margin. Peachy golden with some haze... a creamy head with good retention.
Oaky, long and very lactic but not as sour as A&T. Somewhat cheesy and definitely weedy... perhaps that went in the "secret blend"? Certainly a well balanced and extremely drinkable Gueuze. Delightful.
04-02-2013 05:47:13 | More by tewaris
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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