Drie Fonteinen Druiven Gueuze (Malvasia Rosso) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Belgium
3fonteinen.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
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156
Gots:
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billquirk
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this bottle along with many others of its caliber for a small group tasting and it one I was really looking forward to as it is beyond hard to come by. It was extremely tasty but I have to say that the fruit was almost completely gone.

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Photo of Deltoro
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stevedore
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, dated 10 February 2003. Served in a Drie Fonteinen stemmed glass on 18 August 2015.

Pours a hazy, darker orange body, with a slight brownish hue as expected, half a finger white head materializes briefly and then passes through town quickly before disappearing. It looks like a 12 year old beer should. Smells of wonderful funk, oak, straw; a very oak-forward nose with a fair bit of lemon. The funk is very potent and remains so even after decanting the glass out for a solid hour. Very impressive funk. Flavour is quite different, however. Certainly there is a large amount of funk, but not as much on the nose. A bit on the sweeter side. Wheat, malt, mild lemon and white vinous character rather than red, which I believe is opposite from what is actually used. Very dry. It develops more of a peppercorn character as it warms. Straw. Moderate acidity, certainly not anywhere near heartburn inducing. Good complexity. Mouthfeel is standard 3F; medium-bodied, softer carbonation as expected for a 12 year old bottle. Finishes with a hefty dose of oak and straw. Overall, this bottle made it through the ages and is still smelling like a champ. I can still recall the smell vividly. Taste-wise, I think newer lambic vintages/blends have more to offer, but this was still a very interesting tasting experience.

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3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Lot: 2/10/13.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, fruit, floral, funk, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, floral, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice mix of sour fruit and floral qualities that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaken0ss
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being so old, this beer has clearly been ravaged by the yeast and bugs- it is highly carbonated and a tad thin. Absolutely amazing though. Mineral flavored bright finish, very tart and musky like many old lambic/gueuzes. A subtle wine character which almost resembles berry, albeit very light. Some cheese and mustiness on the nose. Nose also has very light oxidation which just seems to tame things a tad. A little sweet and a little darker golden color than I expected likely due to Oxidation. I wish I could drink this every day, but instead I probably will never have an opportunity again.

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4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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A - great color, nice dark read, nice head with great lacing.
n - smells of dark citrus fruit
m- nice and viscous, great carbonation
t - amazing, not one thing I would complain about
absolutely amazing beer. Thank you Mnbearsfan for this awesome birthday present.

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4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle date has rubbed off, but I understand this to be a 2003 bottle.

Appearance - Deep golden orange body. Mostly clear with a big white head. Thick collar as it settles.

Smell - Very faint semblance of a generic fruitiness. Nothing I would pick out as grape. Juts a bit fruitier than a 3F OG. White pepper, as is typical of 3F. Kinda funky. Quite oaky.

Taste - Fruity up front. Still, just a generic fruitiness. Oak is sharp right up front, too. Sour. An oaky, peppery sourness. A little bit of oxidation, too.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - A great beer even if the fruit is almost completely gone. Oxidation is beginning to creep in, though.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Holland
5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of VAbdoyan
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Drie Fonteinen Druiven Gueuze (Malvasia Rosso) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
4.35 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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