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

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 236
Gots: 61 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same along with a slightly cheesy flavor that I don’t get any indication of in the smell. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

djrn2, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge, huge thanks to GT2 for opening a bottle of this at a recent tasting. Served in a mini snifters. Pours a clear golden color with a nice, fluffy white head and good sticky lacing on the way down. Thin collar. The nose carries plenty of funk, including some damp hay, earth, lemon rind, bits of other citrus, and hints of strawberry. The flavor was similarly complex, with great acidic balance against a fairly-heavy funk. Heavy barnyard and hay alongside lemon, additional citrus, and mild strawberry seed. Body was light and crisp with a beautiful lactic and citric acidity. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable. Armand strikes again.

Thorpe429, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

zestar, Apr 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

nmann08, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

GRG1313, Sunday at 05:48 AM
Photo of womencantsail
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color with a tall white head. Very funky on the nose, musty, sweaty, and barnyardy. Lemon zest and a pleasant lactic acidity. The flavor is quite dry with good lactic tartness, citrus zest, and plenty of must, barnyard, and sweat funk aromas. As always with Drie Fonteinen, an excellent gueuze.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

ygtbsm94, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

spycow, Jan 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Knapp85, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

largadeer, May 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

biboergosum, May 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

JAHMUR, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, Apr 28, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
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!

Kegatron, Jan 23, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #2450. Thanks to Jason for sharing this on a random Thursday night. Served in tulip.

A - Big white foam that has nice retention and settles to a solid cap, leaving behind spotty lace. Murky orange body.

S - A mix of horsey funk, green apples, stone fruit sweetness, light grain, some dusty basement, as well as some pungent, earthy, musky notes. Lots of green barnyard funk, and some mild lemon sourness.

T - Taste has more lemony sourness, stone and tropical fruit sweetness, lots of dirty socks and earthy barnyard, kiss of oak. You can perceive the relationship to the Armand'4 series, but this seems significantly more sour - guessing that was due to Tomme's input? He certainly loves acidity.

M - Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and tannic texture, and no obvious alcohol.

D - A superior gueuze, with a more sourness than you'd expect from a young Drie Fonteinen offering. I greatly enjoyed my multiple pours of this one and may need to track down a bottle for myself. Thanks a bunch Jason!

MasterSki, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

drabmuh, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yet another awesome beer at Sour and Bitter. Poured into my stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with two fingers of thick white head and good retention. As the head fades it leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Funk with some sweet malt. No real citrus tartness. Mild alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Some tartness here unlike the smell. Funk with an aged hop bitterness. The finish is rather funky and tart. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A bit more tartness would have been ok, but that's just nitpicking. I would love to have more in the future.

oline73, May 17, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

Rifugium, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

mendvicdog, Sep 30, 2013
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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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