Drie Fonteinen Golden Doesjel | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerpirates on 12-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
274
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
64
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Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage enjoyed at the brewery, on 06/23/2017.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml cork and cage bottle, dated 2 May 2013. Served in a tumbler glass. Pours a clear darker copper body; obviously no head so no retention or lacing. Just about what I expected. Smell is rich oak, cidery dryness, funk, grist, oak, mild acidity. As in the regular Doesjel, the lack of carbonation seems to affect the aroma, but this seems to hold up in comparison. Flavour is a clean oak and cidery dryness and mild grainy sweetness. Moderate acidity, more so than on the nose. Really quite nice. Moderate funky cobweb with a green apple and funky finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, no carbonation, but still fairly substantial, lots of depth, good complexity. A step up above the regular Doesjel, for sure. Good complexity, similar to Golden Blend 2014 just with no carbonation.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle. 4/13/2012.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice golden amber hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of excellent Drie Fonteinen notes, this is exactly what you want from a gueuze. Excellent funk, really nice light cheesiness. Wonderful.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lovely funk, nice acidity, good horse blanket funk, very solid funky lemon notes

M - Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, almost flat, thin, watery.

O - Overall this smells like the quintessential gueuze, however, the taste was not nearly as good.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/13/12

No head, semi hazy orange

Nose incredible sour funk, amazing lambic farmhouse funk, sour fruit and mild horse blanket, the epitome of sour funk.

Taste brings tons of tart funk and sour malt, acidic lemony barnyard funk, sour funk and bready, little lemony, nice acidic funk.

Mouth is lighter bod thin and weird flemmy,

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Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcp5296d
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange hued golden color. No head of course.

Funky. Nice barnyard flavor. Not very sour or tart. Very little acidity. Some lemon and fruitiness. Cobweb and basement musk.

Light bodied. Flat. Ends clean.

Very nice beer. Interesting because it's stoll

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of straightlambic
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCuriograph
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/13/12. Poured into a stemmed HF glass.

Sat on this guy for a couple years, more out of laziness than any sort of connoisseur knowledge. So, I have no idea if this was the optimal age. Nonetheless, I'm enjoying the hell out of it. As advertised, there's almost no carbonation. It's deep golden amber and icy translucent. Smell is musty and funky, more earthy than cider. Golden Doesjel is fantastically smooth, with notes of grass, sourdough bread, lemon peel, and even a little ginger root. It's a spicy as it is funked up, and totally light on the tongue even without the effervescence. A real treat; wish I had more.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peabody
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Drie Fonteinen Golden Doesjel from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.19 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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