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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & TommyDrie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.25%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-10-2012)
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.91/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

review #900 dedicated to LIVERPOOL FC for defeating man city in the race to the title

poured into fonteinen stemmed glass

pour started out a bit clear but glass fogged over from chill. head was light but fluffy however this is one lively gueuze. head just kept creating for some time after pour.

heavy oak up front with a sour lemon and apple. some fresh funky cheese lingering behind.

very unlike most typical fonteinen gueuzes. much more sharp and vibrant. very funky with a solid oak presence. heavy sour lemon compliments the bright oak. this is very bright, very sharp, very fresh. has some older musty flavors in the back that are pretty character fonteinen.

very carbonated, very lively. tingles the mouth all over.

pretty spectacular. its like the regular ouse gueuze turned up to 11. it is everything a gueuze could be and then some. this should age so well.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 18:14:07 | More by hooliganlife
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle. Bottled 2/17/2011. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color, produces a nice inch of frothy head that recedes to a thin layer.

S- Funky, fruity nose. Lots of hay, damp earthiness, lemon, citrus and stone fruits.

T- So much going on. Flavors range from dry, musty and mineralic to sweet and fruity. It's already very tart, lots of lactic and citric acid, with a nice tart, lemony finish.

M- Light-bodied, with a soft feel, nice amount of carbonation. Quite dry and tart.

O- Another amazing gueuze from 3F, really enjoyable stuff with great complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 01:37:35 | More by WillCarrera
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Duffman929 for sharing this. A bit of a gusher upon popping the cork, but once the glass was poured, all was good. Appearance is a slightly hazy orange with generous fizzy head. Nose is very complex with strong notes of orange flesh, pineapple and peach paired with heavy funk, notes of white wine, spicy notes of black pepper, and a hint of caraway seed. The taste is moderately tart with nice waves of bright citric fruit paired with layers of funk. The funk is very nice and isn't in anyway off putting. Notes of oak, white grapes, and some vinous notes all come together and have a nice clean finish. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Delicious blend here and definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 06:39:30 | More by homebrew311
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a CS snifter.

A- golden apple color. darker than most gueuze. This bottle poured a lot of head with medium retention. Finger width head dissipated to 1/4" within 5 minutes. Frothy head.

S- Lots of funk, barnyard, yeast, hay, some citrus in the background. Earthy grainy. This smells like a top notch gueuze. I am getting granny smith apple skin.

T- This tastes like a well crafted gueuze. Lots of barnyard funk taste going on here with a pleasant citrus note toward the back. This one was blended very well. This one almost makes you sneeze drinking it. This is behind lente, maybe tied with golden blend for me as far as how well it is crafted.

M- Very good on M. The lack of retention keeps the suds going down your throat. pretty thick for a gueuze (that does not mean a lot).

O- Very well crafted. The citrus note on the backend makes this gueuze. If this beer did not have that, it would be slightly above average. Another well crafted gueuze coming out of the 3F camp. Well done Armand!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 21:28:06 | More by gueuzedreg
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange-yellow pour with a healthy cap of foamy white head that receded to a more manageable level, but never sank to less than a ringlet; moderate lacing on the glass. Aroma of musty citrus and earthy funk, somehow dirty and clean at the same time, cobwebs and wet grass. This was all reflected in the taste, musty, grassy, earthy, nice notes of lemon zest, 7Up, cobwebs and wet cardboard, with a perky acidity/sourness that was not too intense, and a slight bittering finish and earthy reprise. Complex and well-balanced, one of the better gueuzes I've had. Medium body, medium carbonation appropriate for the style, crisp, prickly mouthfeel. Great gueuze overall. Need more somehow.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 03:10:52 | More by Rifugium
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again, joefuzz killed it at our tasting with this beer. The good time just kept on rolling.

Holy shit this beer is funky! From the murky appearance to the stable aromas once the cork was popped, this is a very unique beer.

Seriously, joefuzz said it best when he smelled it and proclaimed "Yeah, this smells just like a foot." It really does people. Totally different from the other geuzes that night, which had more fruit and sweetness. This has hardly any sweetness and instead is filled with a vinegary, funky, lemony tartness both in the aroma and on the palate. It even has just a little 'dankness' to it that I picked up on. Either way, this is probably the definition on what Belgian brewers can do with their yeast to create a funky-ass beer.

One of the most memorable beers so far and glad I got to try it!

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 17:28:31 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a wine glass at Zwanze day

Hazed orange colour, one finger of white head with a bit of lace. Smell is tart with some lemony acidic notes, cheesy with a bit of petrol/gasoline at first, barnyard-hay notes, seriously funky. Taste is seriously tart, big sourness up front, fruity, lemon and acidic, really quite dry, nice mix of sour and tart fruit in the finish. Dry, medium high carbonation, good feel. Really fantastic stuff, nose is a bit odd at first but the taste really steps it up, dry, refreshing and incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 13:57:33 | More by peensteen
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Armand & Tommy has a blurred but fiery golden complexion and a head so rocky and durable that it could seemingly last forever. Future civilizations will dig it up and not be able to make sense of the iceberg-like white mouse. They'll figure anything so majestic must had been a religious artifact or some kind of monument to fertility.

Like so many Gueuze, this one has the dubious distinction of smelling like a barnyard in the middle of July. It is stinky and will inevitably be repulsive to some. But to those who've acquired the taste for lambics, it smells absolutely divine; for these people (myself included), this very well is considered a religious heirloom, one passed down from brewers of centuries past.

Indeed, few beers (or beverages for that matter) are made like this one anymore. The beer is left to sit in big open vats in dusty, cobweb attics to be inoculated by wild yeasts and then aged in old wooden barrels where bacteria is sure to consume any and all remaining sugars. This process is repeated for several years, and the results are blended together.

All this amounts to a beer that has notes of cider vinegar, barnyard hay, and crab apple with a sharp citrus acidity and plenty of musty, woody oak notes. Marked by a lactic, puckering sourness, this thing makes Sour Patch Kids look like, well, candy. Far more refined and complex, this mouthfeel also has a hint of vanillin and tremendously refreshing effervescence.

No one would scoff at spending 20 some odd dollars a bottle if one of Bordeaux's or Burgundy's finest vintners collaborated with one of California's best. In fact, you'd never find anything of the sort even close to that price! And it's no different with brewers; indeed, for what it offers, this bottle was a steal. IF - I repeat, if! - you see it, be sure to buy it.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 04:01:39 | More by biegaman
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gushed a bit upon opening, poured hazy copper with titanic carbonation and a huge fluffy head.

S: This smells like the air 30 seconds before it rains.. damp foilage, lemony acidity, mineraly, wood shop. Phenolic in all the right ways, a wonderful blend.

T: Pears and lemon, wonderful brett backbone of damp birch bark & leaves. Deep, earthy, impeccably well balanced. Medium sourness.

M: Bone dry and massively carbonated, juicy, perfect.

I think this is my favorite Gueuze (so far).

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:54:48 | More by mattsander
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty surprised to see this hit the government run Ontario liq-store shelves. I understand we got 600 for the province and I certainly did my share in making sure they sold out quick.

Appearance is very close to style, and exactly what you'd expect any upper tier Geuze to look like. quite cloudy, but not opaque, lots of head settles into a thin film of bright white bubbles. oh... and the bottle was a gusher too. (I know - You're all shocked).

Smell: Quite funky up front. Not quite a 'nostril stinger' though - mild to average acidity detectible in the scent. suggestions of orange zest, apple seed, apricot, and pear are preset. Very inviting and complex.

Taste: Taste is very well balanced and complex. Funk and sour flavours battle it out all over your mouth. Pretty intense Geuze, probably more so than a Cantillon Bio.

Mouthfeel is very lively, thin to medium bodied and of course very dry and puckering all over the palate.

Overall a very good Geuze to share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 01:35:06 | More by uno99
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cracking this in celebration of selling our place. A HUGE thank you to both wordemupg and alpineclimber for hooking a brother up. Cheers guys!

Appearance. Pours a very hazy orange-gold with over 3 fingers of frothy off-white head.

Smell. Just a ton of nice sweet funk, lemons and a little grapefruit with the rind, and fresh hay. My description can't do this justice but man, it smells heavenly.

Taste. Lemons and the zest, hay, leather and old wood, maybe even a hint of coconut. Just some amazing dank funk going on here, that's for sure.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body, medium+ soft and fine carbonation.

Overall. Lived up to the expectation, and that's saying a hell of a lot with a beer like this. Thanks again for the opportunity to try this one guys!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 03:45:00 | More by Rutager
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 12/5/13

A hazed orange copper with enough clarity to see a tornado of bubbles, massive eggshell colored foam slowly falls to a finger deep and leaves lots of random lace, I'm impressed by the retention as there's still foam at the bottom of my glass

S funky as all hell, moldy cheese, damp basement, wet wood and some citrus peel, grassy with dried hay, somehow gym socks smell good, tart apple and more funk, leather boot and some faint electrical tape somehow works even though its slightly burnt. Every time you put I put my nose to it I get something different, complex to say the least

T citrus is focused towards lemon, and I'm not getting as much leather or funk but its still very funky, not quite the complexity of the nose but most of what I smells in the mouth in one form or another with a little dry cereal

M very carbonated, not overly sour and quite dry, stops short of being foamy but not by much, cheesy funk and citrus lingers for ages

O one of the more interesting beer I've had recently, lots going on and even though I'm still relatively new to the style I know what I like and I like this, a lot

something I could smell all day and I can see why its so sought after, I think I'll hang on to the few I have left for a long while and see what happens. Well worth seeking, good luck to ya

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 06:12:43 | More by wordemupg
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml black foiled, caged and corked bottle. Not quite sure if this is actually discontinued - this was bottled Feb 17, 2011, and is apparently good for 10 years hence. I'm assuming the label notes were written by the Belgian half here, but I'm not so sure.

This beer pours a quite hazy, dark apricot amber hue, with three or four fingers of climbing, puffy, thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves some rather thick fuzzy webbed lace around the glass as it very slowly abdicates.

It smells of sour, tart, almost meat-like citrus (mostly lemon) rind, pith, and flesh, a dry cheesiness that I now see as culpable for the meatiness, dried-out late summer hay, a subtle dose of funky yeast, and a touch of stoney minerality. The taste is quite bitter and tart, without any direction or reason at first, before a hollowed-out cherry, lemon, and raspberry 'fruitiness' emerges, to deliver us from reason, into a subtle melange of softly astringent wooden barrel notes, the sharpest of northern Italian cheese, a tame yeasty funk, and some mild earthy, straw-like hops.

The carbonation is frothy, and only slightly barbed, the body a somewhat surprising medium weight, and as smooth as the tiny effervescent bubbles will allow. It finishes still quite dry, the tartness of the emasculated fruit, yeast, and barrel woodiness not really entertaining any other nuances.

The best Cantillon-esque experience I've had since, well, my last iteration of (central) Brussels's finest sour ales. Tart, fruity, yeasty, and sure, ethereally malty, all under a tightly-reined umbrella of due balance, the niceties of which are better left to better investigators than I. Well worthy of the hefty price tag, to try something that may never again arise in nature.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 05:54:38 | More by biboergosum
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srandycarter

California

4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pretty, murky apricot, stark huge white head. Lots of bubby cling.

S - Tart, band aids, astringent.

T - All of the smell, plus nice malt center.

M - Medium body, huge carbonation, nice balance, nice creaminess.

D - I could have this one all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 03:03:41 | More by srandycarter
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Ryan for sharing this major "want". Split between 4 people. Peachy hued, pours somewhat hazy with a very good effervescent head and good retention as well. Signature 3F aroma with a dominant peppery note (compared to Oude Gueuze and Golden Blend anyway). Very sour and very lactic with tons of warehouse funk. Bursting with carbonation... always fruity somewhat floral at times. Only thing I can say against it is that it lacks the drinkability/approachability of the Oude Gueuze.

Glad to have had it and thanks again!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 05:43:13 | More by tewaris
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

Cork ejects with a loud, crisp pop. Beer pours a massive, as expected 3.5 finger foamy white cream head with great retention. Beer is a clear copper. Lacing is stringy and thick with good stick. Couldn't ask for more here.

Nose is citrus, lemon, hay and sharp cheesy tartness. Nice, crisp and aromatic.

Opens sharp citrussy tartness. Lemon peel, hay, sharp cheese and a funky tartness at the middle. Some cobwebs and more hay at the end with dashes of wet and rotting wood here and there. Finishes with a filmy lemon zest tart/bitterness. Same in the aftertaste. Definitely above average but the funkiness is a bit underwhelming here and its pretty simple overall.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down accented, bubbly and slightly oily. Messy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable. Good for the style.

A very solid beer overall. Like a well aged Oude Gueuze. However, this is nothing to write home about though I'm more than happy to age a few bottles to see what happens with time.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 02:07:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled February 17, 2011.

Bottle is a gusher. A bunch of foam comes jumping up right after opening. Lost a bit I am afraid to say. The beer is vary cloudy, coppery in colour. A very large and frothy white head on top, good retention.

Smell is funky. Yeast is there and contains notes of light fruit. Lemon and citrus are strong. Quite balanced in terms of funk and other flavours. A bit of cherry.

Taste is very good. Nice dose of funk, balanced with lemon, grass, cherry, apple. Quite sour and acidic. Dry. Like the nose, very well balanced. All flavours blended well together in a harmonious whole.

Medium bodied, very tart, dries the mouth quite significantly. Moderate to low carbonation. '

Overall, very good. Having tried the Lente last week, it is hard to avoid comparing the two. I certainly preferred the Lente, which was a bit more complex and exciting, but this is also a terrific gueuze. Like the Lente, it is very well balanced which seems to be a hallmark of the Drie Fonteinen gueuzes. Yum!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:53:32 | More by jrenihan
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Tnudish

Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle provided by Baron, thanks Baron!

A-Pours a cloudy deep orange with a finger and a halfs worth of frothy off-white head.

S-Nose is sharp, musty citrus and aged cheese. It’s quite funky and has a good amount of mineral to it.

T-Flavor has slightly less funk up to it, it’s more sharp lemon rind, aged cheese, wet hay, and damp basement.

M-Mouthfeel is light, carbonation is spritzy, moderate acidity, and a moderate finish.

O-Another great blend from Armand. Despite having this side by side with ’02 OGV in the past and thinking they were pretty different, I am inclined to pick out a lot of similarities when having this on its own. Look forward to seeing how this continues to age.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:35:34 | More by Tnudish
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dgilks

Australia

4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy dark amber colour with a small white head. Fair head retention given the style.

Very funky. Earthy and slightly goaty. Nice bitter lemon aroma and some almost husky notes. Good.

Well hello there. Very fruity with a big citrus hit. There is a real bitter lemon note here along with some grapefruit. The bitterness is quite high and the tartness is crisp and really good. Medium funk.

Moderate body with moderately-high carbonation. Solid.

A really nice Gueuze. Well blended with a nice balance of tartness, funk and bitterness. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 08:44:22 | More by dgilks
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a few glasses. Another rare 3F selection so generously shared by Stakem. Pours a hazed peach with a head of slightly off-white foam. This soaps the sides with rich sudsy lace. Smells fresh with a bright tartness in the nose. Light cheese and doughy sugars mix in as well. The taste is more tart fruit, with an almost grape skin or green apple flavor. This is complimented by a light sugary and bready backing, zesty, rind-like bitterness and a gentle funk on the edges. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft lively crispness in the mouth. It perfectly matches the flavors. While slightly funky and earthy, it’s that bright fresh crispness here that really drew me in. I think I enjoyed this even more than the Framboos. Thanks for sharing Adam!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 19:55:29 | More by Kegatron
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to Steve for sharing this gem with us. Tasting a new 3 Fonteinen beer is a rare occurence, and I appreciate it very much.

Served alongside Armand '4 Lente.

The beer is golden hued, lightly hazy, with an inch or so of white head. The aroma is funky, grassy, herbal, citrus, classic 3F gueze scents, mineral water. But amid all that lingers a wild yeast funk that is noticeably different from the norm. This is certainly Tomme's contribution. Just kidding, I can't pick out any of those nuances. Not as delicious as Lente, but seriously tasty nonetheless. Tangy citrus and a hint of wheat perhaps. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:59:52 | More by Huhzubendah
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Cantillon Geuze glass

A - Pours a clear Golden colour with a nice frothy White head that reduces to a solid to a solid film.

S - Big horseblanket and citrus, classic Geuze but with more intesity.

T - Big Brett flavours of sourness that is tongue tingling, followed bt grassy straw and citrus, white wine, oak. The finish slaps you with some more sourness that leaves a film on the tongue that allows you to savour the brew for minutes after you have consumed it . It has acheived the holy grail of intense sour, matched with an array of balanced flavours. It actually gets a lot better as it warms too.

M - Medium body with medium to full carbonation.

O - Classic Geuze that lifts the bar on a lot of its counterparts. The intensity is impressive and leaves you wanting more. It also manages to retain a decent head the whole way through.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 13:19:25 | More by eric5bellies
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle 6,0% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: What a beautiful geuze - the body is a lightly clouded, bright golden-orange and is topped by a thick white head. The head displays good retention for a sour and leaves some thick patches of lacing.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells like a delicious geuze, offering a wonderful combination of signature 3F funk and tart fruits. Notes include: Musty basement, tart citrus (lemon and orange), orange peel, old wood, damp hay, cider vinegar, a little oak, dry grass, tart white grapes, tart stone fruit, a hint of cheese, a dusty earthy character, a light metallic note and periodically a whiff of a leafy/herbal character. The nose is also quite acidic, I think this is going to be a fairly sour geuze.

Taste: As the nose suggested, this is a delicious geuze and one of the more sour geuzes I have had. Flavour notes include: Musty basement, tart lemon, lemon peel, green apple peel, cider vinegar, old wood, some hay, tart white grapes, light apricot, a mildewy note, a very earthy character and a touch of oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (high for a geuze), with a medium/high level of amazingly creamy carbonation. The mouthfeel added to the wonderful acidity make this an amazingly drinkable geuze, I am regretting sharing this with my friends, as I would have happily finished the whole bottle myself.

Overall: Armand & Tommy blend is another outstanding sour from the guys at Drie Fonteinen and is right up there with the Armand seasons series. Highly recommended for any lover of sours.

On a side note, I have heard a few people say that this is the same beer as Golden blend, but this is most certainly NOT the case. I did not taste them side by side, but even from memory the differences are clear.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 12:30:34 | More by Thehuntmaster
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cosmicevan

New York

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly to Dan for sharing.

a - gorgeous yellow orange. thin foamy head.
s - really nice. grassiness. very fruity.
t - grassiness. earthiness. nice balance although a bit on the earthier side, but good sourness and some subtle fruit.
m - smooth. easy drinker.
o - overall, really nice. great blend.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 19:54:51 | More by cosmicevan
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, ordered (very luckily) by my tasting group from Etregourmet. Poured into a 3F wine-style glass alongside all four Armand'4s as part of a ridiculous Lambic tasting.

A: Mainly clear medium-amber body under a thick, glass-filling tower of off-white foam. Great retention and lace, especially for the style.

S: Interesting balance of classic 3F funk - earthiness, minerality, cheesiness - with heavy ripe fruitiness. Plum, apricot, and orange, as well as some bell pepper. Excellent.

T: Sharply acidic, with huge lemony sourness up front. Grape skin and earthy funk behind. Clean, sour, medium-dry finish. Really great, but very different from the nose.

M: Lively, spritzy-at-first-creamy-thereafter, medium body. Perfect.

O: Yet another beautiful Geuze from my favorite Lambic producer. While I wasn't quite as blown away by it as I was by all four seasons, it certainly held its own in the line-up. The aroma in particular contained some distinctive fruity notes that came as a surprise. It's well-worth trying if you get the chance, but unless you're an obsessive completist (yes, I'm guilty as charged) you'd be better served going after something like 3F Oude Geuze Vintage or any of the Armand'4s.

Cheers!

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
98 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.