Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy - Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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4.44/5 rDev -1.3%
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!
01-23-2013 19:55:29 | More by Kegatron
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev -0.4%
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.
01-09-2013 01:59:52 | More by Huhzubendah
4.73/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
12-31-2012 13:19:25 | More by eric5bellies
4.75/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
12-20-2012 12:30:34 | More by Thehuntmaster
4.38/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
12-06-2012 19:54:51 | More by cosmicevan
4.58/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
11-18-2012 17:34:41 | More by woosterbill
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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