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

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.22%
Wants: 226
Gots: 60 | FT: 9
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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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-12-2013 02:25:20 | More by SpdKilz
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Chambic

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-11-2013 17:54:19 | More by Chambic
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-10-2013 05:08:18 | More by starrdogg
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

01-10-2013 04:12:12 | More by spycow
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
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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claaark13

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2013 16:14:20 | More by claaark13
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Brew33

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2013 13:31:05 | More by Brew33
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev 0%

12-31-2012 18:56:03 | More by Mark000
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

12-30-2012 13:32:18 | More by seeswo
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-17-2012 05:51:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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cosmicevan

New York

4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
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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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2012 19:22:39 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 17:34:41 | More by woosterbill
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-12-2012 23:19:55 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-12-2012 02:41:05 | More by BeerHunter76
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EricCioe

Montana

4/5  rDev -11.1%

11-11-2012 16:04:27 | More by EricCioe
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totoropanda

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-10-2012 15:31:49 | More by totoropanda
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-08-2012 03:59:23 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev 0%

11-03-2012 14:24:17 | More by kjkinsey
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev 0%

10-29-2012 12:49:38 | More by morningthief
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tendermorsel

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have had this a few times. Most recently with my best buddy thepeter. This was actually a morning tick!

Straw colored. Minimal head. Extremely spritzy. The carbination was long lasting as I savored my glass over about 20-30 minutes of sippin.

So well balanced. Even for an Armand beer. Funky sour earthy flavors one right after another. Quite a funky nose. Absolutely delicious. Tart and refreshing. Down and dirty.

Highly reccomended for any Gueuze hound. One of the best DF beers I have ever tried. An absolute masterpiece of Gueuze blending.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 13:49:51 | More by tendermorsel
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bauermj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-19-2012 19:40:03 | More by bauermj
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

10-17-2012 01:19:24 | More by DJButters
Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze - Armand & Tommy from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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