Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.05/5 rDev -9.8%
Bottle split three ways on 7.24.12 between myself, Greg and Jake.
A - Pours a dark, cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Good retention of the head.
S - Some funk, but pretty mild.
T - Tart and funky, mostly lemony.
D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.
O - A pretty funky little treat. Reminds me of the Armand'4 series.
07-27-2012 04:19:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.73/5 rDev +5.3%
375ml bottle, 2011 vintage
Excited to finally try this at De Heeren - the price point in shops in Canada/Belgium is so steep so to find this at a reasonable price that I could comfortably consume at a world class beer destination was a thrill.
Served in a sweet miniature gueuze basket - bright golden orange body with a healthy white foam. Musty and funky - bright citrus, farm-y, wild yeast, complex and funky. A real treat
08-31-2013 20:35:09 | More by dirtylou
4.43/5 rDev -1.3%
375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 19/10/12
A slightly hazy golden orange with loads of bubbles and a large three finger soapy foam, decent retention and a few patches of lace
S funky with lots of wood lemon, sour apple, pear and vinous vinegar, faint foot and just a little cheesy, funk come out more as it warms, great nose if you like funk
T bone dry sour beer, not turning my mouth inside out but pretty sour, lots of wood and lemon, pretty tasty stuff with some more vinous notes and some cider notes then the nose
M very carbonated with a little lip smacking pucker going on, sour and dry, a little slick in the mouth with a long sour citrus and oak finish
O great stuff but I don't think its any better then the Oude Geuze that cost half as much, its world class beer but I don't notice a huge difference from the above mentioned. I'm sure some who read this will laugh and call me a rookie but I find the two similar
I'm going to read my Oude Geuze review and see what I thought was different because this reminds me of that brew I drank just a day or two ago but cost much more money.
A great beer please don't get me wrong great complexity and leaves you thinking
Edit- I gave it the exact same score right down the middle and didn't notice, similar experience
10-20-2012 05:25:22 | More by wordemupg
4.53/5 rDev +0.9%
375mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks rob
Pours a lightly hazed golden straw color with a thin layering of white head resting on top. Fades into a collar of retained film, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.
Incredible nose jam-packed with heavy funk and bright, effervescent tartness. Grass, hay and funky yeast punctuated by green apple and lemon peel. I could literally sit and smell this beer for an hour - it took me nearly 5 minutes just to take a sip.
Bright acidic tartness hits the tongue immediately with lemon peel and green apple. Formidable funkiness with yeast, hay and barnyard. Straw and grass with continuing sourness throughout the whole profile. Dry and bubbly on the tongue, finishing with strong, lingering sour flavor.
Medium body, well carbonated, dry and lasting on the tongue. This really takes the typical 3F Oude Gueuze (which is already a great beer) to a new level, adding depth of flavor driven by a phenomenal nose.
11-06-2012 13:32:31 | More by xnicknj
4.3/5 rDev -4.2%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 2/17/2011. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Darker than 3F Oude Geuze. Big head, no retention. Surprising. Faint, discrete bubbles.
Smell - Citrusy. Lemon and orange. It's more prominent than the funk. Deep earthy, but not overwhelming cheese aroma behind it.
Smell - Extremely citrusy, which I didn't expect. Orange and lemon behind it. Less funk than the smell, but still an earthy oaky funk. Light body and very dry in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Light and very carbonated. Effervescent and dry. Sour, but not overly so.
Overall - Excellent, maybe not better than regular Oude Geuze. I might even say it's monotonic in it's citric notes.
07-20-2012 16:28:15 | More by Alieniloquium
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
This one was a part of cmrillo’s 40 Beers* @ 40 Birthday Bash! Shared by cmrillo at his own party! Gusher! Served from bottle into a Drie Fonteinen ‘3 Fountains’ gueuze glass. Poured a hazy yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, lemon rine, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, lemon rine, citrus, earthy funk, and subtle sour. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great brew. This was probably one of the better brews that we had during the night. A really well balanced brew all around that wasn’t overly full of pucker power and more on the funky and citrus side which was a very nice change. An absolute must try if you call yourself a sour-head.
07-10-2012 11:01:05 | More by thagr81us
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
4.43/5 rDev -1.3%
A - Golden colored beer that's a little bit orange in the right light. Small white head that fades to a partial cap and lives a ring around the sides.
S - Nice funk, barnyard, some citrus, touch of sweetness. Smells great.
T - Taste is very nice. There's a good dose of funk and horseblanket, bit more citrus sweetness than a lot of Gueuzes I've had before, but it's a nice change, somewhat tart. There's a lasting sourness on the end.
M - Active carbonation, slightly syrupy, lighter side of medium bodied.
O - Great beer, very much enjoyed it. More citrusy than a lot of high quality Gueuzes, but it doesn't get in the way of the great funk and barnyard taste. Would drink this regularly if given the chance.
10-08-2012 02:02:32 | More by AgentZero
4.03/5 rDev -10.2%
Bottled 17th Feb 2011, consumed 13 June 2012
Unlike some other reviews, there's no explosion when I remove the cage, just a gentle pop. The beer itself is mildly hazy, orange in color and capped with a beautiful, thick, creamy, long-lasting off-white head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is rather excellent. Woodier and chewier than your usual Drie Fonteinen gueuze, it seems closer in spirit to a Boon Oude Gueuze, and I'm guessing that's the contribution of the 4 year old lambic. Apart from that, it does have a very nice citrus/grapefruit sourness and brightness, a pronounced earthy funk with wet hay and petrichor. Quite juicy too, and swirled vigorously, there's a pungency that seems mildly solvent-like (but NOT acetone or acetic esters)
The palate opens with a pronounced woody sourness, lactic in nature with quite a bit of grapefruit brightness, sourness and bite. I would argue that the sourness is a little rough around the edges. In addition, there's a nice blend of fruity citrus, less earthy funk than on the nose, and flavors of horseblanket, wet hay, and earth. Drying, mildly bitter and a little herbal on the finish, with what is (I swear) a faint faint faint acetic character - not much, just a tinge. Moderately woody with a little vanilla as well. The sourness does seem a little harsh and unusually harsh, and the carbonation while high, doesn't seem to be particularly well integrated with the flavor profile. A good blend, though it does seem just a little disjointed. The 4 year old lambic does bring to mind Blauw, especially with its woodier aroma and flavor notes, but it just isn't as well-integrated or harmonious. Maybe some time will change that? At the price, though, it's hard to justify a detailed experiment.
06-14-2012 02:30:03 | More by DefenCorps
4.2/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a hazy, dark yellow with a large white head, decent retention, leaving some minimal lacing. Overall nice steady carbonation, maybe slightly over-carbonated.
Aromas begin with some funky minerality and an earthy mushroom-like character. Then you get some musty wood, very tart lemons. As it warms you get some nice wheat and yeast notes, as well as quite a some more emerging barnyard funk.
First impression in the flavor is super strong earthiness and musty oak. Straight from the barnyard here. There's some light acidity and a bit of leather and very light lemon. The acidity and funk flow right into one another.
The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Finish is dry quite heavy on the funk and earth.
Overall this was a nice treat sampled amongst the other sour beers of the evening. Although the aroma delivered slightly more than the flavor, it was still quite above average. Everything about the aromas and flavors helps to deliver the maxim amount of funk.
08-15-2012 20:16:20 | More by claspada
4.45/5 rDev -0.9%
375ml cork and caged bottle.
Pours a clear golden amber with a surprisingly big beige head that sticks around with an abundance of bubbles feeding the bottom.
Aroma is earthy grasses and barnyard funk with some lemon zest and other citrus notes. Plenty of oak and there is just a light mustiness to the whole thing.
Really earthy and musty up front with the citrus kicking in through the middle. The finish is very dry and crisp. There is also a bit of mineral character in the taste as well as oak and a light acidity.
Mouthfeel is light and very active on the palate with strong carbonation.
Another fantastic blend from Armand. Can't wait to see how this one develops. I wouldn't put it up there with Blauw or Lente, but it's still a superb sour.
08-08-2012 01:31:08 | More by gford217
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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