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

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Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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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4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle with the new Malvasia Rosso label, bottled 2/10/03, poured into a Drie Fonteinen tumbler. Enjoyed with friends at De Heeren van Liedekerke.

A: Clear, light gold body with a thin head. Much lighter-colored than I expected. Nothing special so far.

S: Major 3F funk, with amazing earthiness, stone, moss, hay, and grass all shining. Some green apple and grape fruitiness complement the funk and add depth. Truly wonderful.

T: Mmm. Deliciousness. Tart lemony acidity up front, richly complex funk right behind. Tons of hay, earth, grass and moss. Some apple and grape toward the finish. It closes with clean, dry tartness, but a moment later an incredibly delicious wine-like aftertaste shows up. So, so, so good.

M: Creamy, well-carbonated, and soft. Great.

O: This beer was incredible, pairing my beloved Drie Fonteinen funkiness with the most amazing vinous aftertaste I've ever experienced. Even the two Lambic newbies in my group of friends agreed that this was a truly delicious beer. I feel lucky to have gotten to try it.


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4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours an amber-straw color with a nice fluffy head
Smell: Horse blanket, grass, sour grapes, white wine, citrus and oak.
Taste: Tart-sour grapes, barnyard, grapes, citrus, grass. Medium funky with a light dry aftertaste with grapes
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with medium-high carbonation
Overall: The grapes make this beer fantastic, perfect balance.

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4.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lot: 02/10/2003

Almost got a cork in the face when opening this one. A bit of a gusher, but we got most of the bottle into glasses. Pours a slightly hazy orange-tangerine with a thin ring of white bubbles. A few patches of foam drift across the top from time to time. Almost no lacing.

Dry earthy funk, light citrus (orange) with a touch of darker fruits (grapes). Definitely has the 3F funk. A very pleasant nose with a hint of vanilla. Quite refined and well balanced.

Crisp, barnyard brett with tangerine citrus, tart apple and a touch of grape. Smooth, lingering, sourness throughout. Like the nose, this is extremely well balanced. Absolutely perfect. This beer is drinking extremely well right now. It has everything you love about 3F with some fruity funk thrown on top. Not much grape, more like grape skin, but delicious none the less.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with perfect carbonation and sourness. Nothing is over the top. Just well balanced. Faint alcohol warmth. Love the texture.

This is probably one of the most drinkable lambics I have ever had. I could drink this all the time. Just beautiful. I really wish 3F would bottle more of this. I love the fruitiness and the brett is spot on at the moment. I'm not sure if this vintage will get much better with time, but it will probably continue to drink well for a few more years. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got my hands on a few bottles some months ago at Ølbutikken. This is the 2003 vintage, also called Malvasia Rosso, with a new label. Armand told me that there are only a few bottles left by now. Poured into my 3 fonteinen glass. The beer pours a nicely orange color, with a huge white head. Very funky and horseblanket nose, combined with orange zest, grapefruit, barnyard, grasses and oak. The taste is nicely sour with some bitter notes and vinous spicy oak flavors. Very minor hints of the grapes are present, more when the beer warms up. Mouthfeel is very dry, with high carbonation. Overall, this beer again demonstrates why 3 Fonteinen beers (and Cantillon beers) are worldclass, most of them are so perfectly balanced!! IMO, this beer has still great aging potential.

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