Golden Doesjel
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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From:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #25
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,811
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.25%
Ratings:
289
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 11:02 PM
Added:
Dec 19, 2013
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  60
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Blend of 1-, 2- 3- and 4-year old lambic - 4-year old component at least 25% of the blend - all fermented and lagered in oak barrels and vessels. With Doesjel, the wild fermentation of the young lambic did not continue throughout the bottle conditioning as the yeast "dozed in" ("ingedoesjeld"). This beer has no head, just like lambic so please don't panic.
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3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Wednesday at 11:02 PM
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4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a semi clear golden orange with pretty much no head.

Smell is sour and crisp. Notes of Seville oranges, lemon peel, funk, gooseberries and some fruity hints.

Taste is crisp and mildly sour. Notes of green apples, lemon peel, grapefruit, oak and some mineral hints. A bit of citrus peel bitterness and hints of gooseberries and vanilla. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is smooth with pretty much no carbonation.

Overall, a terrific flat lambic, easy to drink and refreshing.

May 07, 2022
 
3.89 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Apr 03, 2022
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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Nice golden amber with a slight haze and a nice white rimming
Smell - grainy funky slight lemon
Taste - Grainy farmhouse funk with a slight lemon and a little bitterness
Feel - medium light body with a very slight carb
OVerall - not to shabby for being old

Feb 09, 2022
 
4.47 by edthehead from New York on Nov 06, 2021
 
4.43 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 29, 2021
 
5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 30, 2020
 
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2019
 
3.35 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.33 by grover37 from District of Columbia on May 19, 2018
 
3.87 by reebtaerG from Maryland on May 19, 2018
 
4.44 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 23, 2018
 
4.59 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Mar 16, 2018
 
4.29 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2018
 
4 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Feb 02, 2018
 
4.23 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

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

Jun 23, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Apr 23, 2017
 
4.15 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jan 16, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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

Jan 07, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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,

Jan 07, 2017
 
4 by Jhfinn from New York on Dec 31, 2016
 
4.04 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Dec 30, 2016
 
4.45 by bcp5296d from North Carolina on Dec 07, 2016
 
3.92 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Nov 06, 2016
 
4 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Oct 07, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

13/04/12 bottling

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 still

Jul 26, 2016
 
4.08 by shoegueuze from California on Jun 15, 2016
 
4.5 by kvgomps from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2016
 
4.6 by straightlambic from California on Apr 13, 2016
 
4.21 by Wayne17 from Texas on Apr 13, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheCuriograph from New York

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.

Apr 01, 2016
 
4.3 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 23, 2016
 
4.24 by rawfish from California on Mar 11, 2016
 
4.14 by peabody from Kentucky on Mar 07, 2016
 
4 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2016
 
4.24 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Feb 14, 2016
 
4.25 by dataylor21 from Kentucky on Dec 29, 2015
 
4 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Dec 07, 2015
 
3.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Nov 13, 2015
Golden Doesjel from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 289 ratings