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

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Belgium | website

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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Reviews:
46
Ratings:
119
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
15.4%
 
 
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Photo of biglobo8971
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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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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Photo of woosterbill
4.83/5  rDev +11%
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
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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Photo of sisuspeed
4.82/5  rDev +10.8%
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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Photo of fewa
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of jrallen34
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WARNING, huge gusher, the cork almost instantly popped as I took off the cage, lots of head as your pour but fades quickly... dark straw cloudy with a light white ring... the nose is incredible, musky horse blanket with a hint of white grape wine, my only complaint is a the finish is a bit light... the taste is not as funky, but totally drinkable, a little funky on the front with a sweet finish, grapes does this wonders... this is a top notch and should be sought out

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drie Fonteinen Druiven Gueuze Malvasia Rosso. I find it absurd that I'm reviewing it. According to Armand, he got about 250 liters of Malvasia Rosso juice from an Italian winemaker, and he added 60 liters per 225liter barrel to yield a few hundred bottles of this beer. The grape juice also boosted the alcohol significantly, which is why this is at about 8% rather than the more typical 6% for the DF gueuzes and lambics.

Light orange with a gentle white head, the retention and lacing are excellent. Apparently age has eaten up the color in this beer. It's also chewed through the grape character on the nose, this is more like the gueuze. Woody and tannic, this has the classic DF funk, with dank cellar, forest floor and petrichor. Light vanilla, a little alcohol and a light spice, there's an herbal character with bay leaf, mint and rotting fruit. Fantastic!

The palate is even better with the grape character quite noticeable, light and fruity with mint and lemon. Beautiful balance and structure, this is quite juicy and fruity. The way the grape, lemon and funk parry is fascinating. Drying and tart on the finish with lemon, herbal and minty character, this is moderately puckering. Fantastic stuff, thank you, Armand!

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Photo of spdyfire83
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

223rd Review
75cl bottle shared at the Sour & Bitter dinner in Copenhagen
Poured in a wine tumbler
Enjoyed on 10 May 2012

Bottled: 2/10/2003
Best before: 2/10/2013

A: Medium golden orange with tint of yellow. Half (off white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Sharp nose! Funk, must, white grapes with slight oak. Quite inviting...

T: Follows nose, but more oakiness comes through. Good balance of sweet and tart accompanied by loads of funk and earthiness. Vinous white grape is soft and rounded out by nice must character. Very easy to drink!

M: Light bodied with soft, gentle, smooth carbonation. Dry as well.

O: Age has done wonderful things to this beer! Crisp, soft, rounded, and very refreshing. Oh so nice and just another great classic from Armand.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Great Lambic Summit

Hazy light coppery orange, head of prickly tiny bubbles, decent sheets of lacing. Scent is bold of sour, watery grapes, champagne comes to mind. Earthy and funk on the end. Taste brings the champagne flavors and blends with tart citrus notes. The funky is mild for a beer with this age, but delightfully plesent. Some medicinal qualities to it. Body is spritzy and dry. An excellent beverage.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review #1100. Thanks Kan for sharing this one. Served in a small Cantillon lambic glass. This is the 2003 vintage that was recently sold at Ølbutikken.

A - The cork comes off with an explosive pop, but this only gushes slightly - don't leave unattended after opening. The initial pours features a big bone-white foam that quickly settles to a thick cap, leaving minimal lace. Subsequent refills had less head volume. The lightly pink-tinged orange body is filled with numerous streams of fast-moving tiny bubbles that give this a champagne-esque appearance.

S - Holy funk! This is big and brash, with loads of horse, soft cheeses, mushrooms, hay and barnyard, diaper, and only the softest kiss of grape skins. It definitely has that trademark Drie Fonteinen "green" funk character to it, and the nose still crackles after nearly seven years in the bottle.

T - The taste features some lemon notes and light acetic sourness, as well as some sour grapes and faint vinous oak, that all complement the intense funk character. As it warms up, a bit more sweet grape flavor emerges a long with a touch of crackery malt. To be honest, you could probably convince me this was a Gueuze in a blind tasting, as the fruit character is very muted. The 8% ABV is a surprise and nowhere to be found.

M - Extremely dry with tons of pucker, sizzling carbonation, a light refreshing champagne-like body, and mildly stomach-churning acidity. Perhaps slightly too bubbly, but otherwise just the way I like it.

D - This is extremely easy to drink, and I could imagine myself sitting in Brussels square putting this back all day long. Other than the potential for ulcers or bankruptcy of course. Highly recommended, although make sure you're not expecting a grape-forward beer like Don Quijote or Vigneronne.

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

2003 Vintage opened with the wife on March 4, 2011.

A: Light orange with hints of pinkish-red. Large, billowy white head. Rolling carbonation streams from the bottom of the glass.

S: Gentle musty hay dominates as oak and vinous-grape notes weave in and out. Delicate, but complex.

T: Even more than the nose, complexity is readily apparent. Light fruits like apple play off the vinous rose wine kick... all engulfed by the fresh, but musty hay and oak that is ever present.

M: Lively carbonation rolls across the tongue with a nice dry finish. The sourness is subdued, but the acidity is certainly there.

O: A real gem. Delicate and refined.

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Photo of oline73
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was able to try this at Sour and Bitter. Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a finger of off white head that fades to a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Abrasive tartness and funk hit you right away. Some white wine and citrus notes. Very nice smelling beer.

Taste: Lots of white wine, which makes sense. Funk and some lemon like tartness. The finish is slightly bitter. I really enjoyed the wine and the tartness together.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer is so dry and tart. It drinks like I would like white wine to drink. I was a huge fan of this beer. I'd definitely have another given the chance.

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Photo of rarbring
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A clouded red orange brew, a small off-white head with no lacing but good curtains.

The smell is funky; Stable, horse, leather, acidity and dust.

Th taste is excellent, a short initial dextrose sweetness, then the stable/leather/cat pee trinity, grapes and bitter cherry seeds.

Medium carbonation, small intense bubbles, soft and refreshing, no 8 % ABV feeling at all, a sour dry finish.

Wow, this is really rewarding, no faults in the overall experience.

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

Thanks, Matt.

Appearance: Served in a champagne flute, Malvasia appears a beautiful pale amber with the effervescence of champagne. A tall head tops the body initially but quickly settles to a collar.

Smell: Rich earthy funk is the first thing to greet the senses, making me think of mushrooms and damp wood. There's a mild champagne-like grape note, but it's certainly subdued; this is more gueuze than fruit lambic. It smells moderately sour and citrusy, but earthy funk is the dominant character.

Taste & mouthfeel: The palate mirrors the aroma pretty closely, with a great damp wood/mushroom funk, followed by a gentle sourness and a very light note of champagne. Pretty light on the tongue, perhaps a touch more substantial than the average gueuze from 3F, and with a slightly noticeable alcohol presence. Very dry finish, with a great champagne note that lingers along with gentle tannins.

Excellent stuff, I really enjoyed this. Just don't go into it expecting it to taste like a fruit lambic.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kan for opening this one...very much appreciated! 750ml bottle poured into Lost Abbey Rastal Teku.

A - Shotgun pop but no gushing! Whew. Pours a yellow golden color, off-white fizzy head, a nice cap and some spotty lacing along the sides of the glass.

S - A wonderfully large amount of funk, some sour grapes, slight oak. Very well-done...the funk is so good you just keep coming back for more.

T - Loads of funk, sour/tart notes, sour grapes, oak. There's a slight sweetness on the finish, which I very much enjoy. Sip after sip, it kept improving a revealing more notes I missed previously. Doesn't drink like 8% and no sign of it at all.

M - Light, fizzy champange-esk carbonation, dry finish.

D - So so good...I liked this a lot! The funk, grape, and slight sweetness really combined for an enjoyable beer. One of my favorite lambic's of all time. Recommend!

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle 8,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Bottled on: 02/10/2003
Best Before: 02/10/2013 (Oops!)

A massive thanks to Futura123 for this bottle.

Appearance: The cork burst out of the bottle as soon as I loosened the cage, but thankfully the beer only manages a very slow gush and never actually makes it out of the bottle. A gentle pour does however fill the glass with a massive off white head and only a sliver of bright orange beer. Oddly the head fizzes away almost instantly and leaves nothing in the way of lacing and a swirl leaves the faintest traces of alcohol legs.

Smell: This smells delicious – there isn’t much in the way of fruit, but the nose is bursting with signature 3F funk. There is lots of must, wet hay, a little cheese, earthy old wood, oak, lactic acidity and a little cider vinegar. As the nose begins to open up the tart white grape become apparent (but still not enough that you would think it was a grape beer) alongside some tarter stone fruits and a light underlying sweetness. There is no alcohol noted, but the nose does seem somewhat fuller/heavier than a standard lambic.

Taste: As with the nose, there is not much fruit in the initial flavor but it still absolutely delicious. Initial notes include: A musty character, old wood, wet hay, tart lemony notes, tart white grape, forest floor, an earthiness, a solid tartness and a lovely acidity. As the beer warms, the nose begins to open up with slightly tannic grape skins (about the only thing that lets you know there were grapes added), some overripe fruit and a touch of oak. There is no trace of the 8% but there is something that lets you know that this is stronger than your average lambic.

Mouthfeel: Wow this is fizzy! I usually find lambics somewhat over carbonated but this one is higher than usual and somewhat harsh. The carbonation does settle down after a while but not quite as quickly as I’d like. The body is heftier than a standard lambic - medium with a touch of stickiness.

Overall: Malvasia Rosso is one fantastic lambic, sure there is virtually no fruit left, but the funk character is just superb and signature 3F. I will have to get another bottle or two of this and see what the next 10 years do to the flavor.

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Photo of nickd717
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the listing for Malvasia Rosso, right? Anyway, 750ml bottle thanks to westcoastbeerlvr.

Cloudy orangish golden color with. Slight purple hues. Massive billowing white head on top.

Huge great funky aroma with barnyard, Brett, lacto, oak, and slight red wine.

The flavor is very good. Red grapes are subtle, and there is a considerable gueuze-like malt base and huge funk with moderate tartness. A little sweetness even with a bit of alcohol.

Surprisingly light mouthfeel with really high carbonation.

This is a very good lambic. Worth the hype.

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Photo of JAXSON
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small pour at lambic summit. Medium copper pour, I thought this would be reddish. Dry nose, abundant with sour fruits and light red grape skins. Tart and dry in the mouth, really funky, dank, and earthy. Some light lemon flavors play along with the mild red grape. Defining feature of this is the long, evolving finish. Complexity of finish moves from dry, sour fruits to some comparably sweet nuances, complexity of this reminds me of Cantillon Loerik a bit. One of the best of the night, definitely the best of the beers new to me.

Edit, from a newly-bottled version of this consumed April, 2011. Pours a orange gold with a huge, lively head that settles to a thin top. Tempestuous and lively body. Nose is very rustic, champagne-like, citrus, funk. Quite regal like the best 3 Fonteinen blends. Very heavy carbonation in the mouth. Dry, sharp, rustic, a touch of mineral, and some very refined lemon funk. A light vinous kiss which imparts a touch of sweetness from the red grapes, but comes across more as a very subtle, dry red grape skin quality. Certainly an awesome beer, much better if viewed as an old geuze than a fruit lambic, as the fruit aspect is minimal.

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Photo of Tnudish
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Old review transferred from notes. Thanks Jon for bringing this to our Halloween whale tasting.

A-Half fingers worth of white head. Murky deep orange in color.

S-Nose is typical Drie Fonteinen, lemon rind, mustiness, cob web, and some gentle grape.

T-The malvasia grapes are much more prominent in the flavor. They seem to lend a gentle sweetness to the taste of the beer. Lemon is also present with an ample amount of funk, cob web, and must.

M-The beer has a medium body with lively carbonation and a long finish. The carbonation actually caught me off guard at first. For such an old beer, it seemed overcarbonated.

O-Drie Fonteinen can do no wrong in my book, every beer I have ever had from Armand has been a treat and this was no exception. Having Lente earlier in the day, I think still think I prefer that, but this was still an incredible beer.

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Photo of corby112
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage AKA, Malvasia Rosso.

Pours a hazy, very dark golden orange color with dark golden yellowish-orange hues and a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Spotty lace left behind.  

Sweaty, very funky aroma with lots of barnyard horsey notes.  Hints of earthy oak, straw, cobweb and wet hay along with some faint light fruit and acetic vinegar.

Very dry and funky with lots of earthy oak, wet hay and dry earthy funk.  Tart and puckering but the mouthfeel is soft without any harsh acidity.  Lots of earthy oak and funky bugs with faint acetic vinegar in the mouthwatering finish. The fruit has really faded and there is only a slight vinous presence.  It could use some sweetness for balance but it's still easy to drink once your palate adjusts to the funk/sourness.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle Date 2003; Sampled April 2011
The beer pours with a loudly crackling head (from the fizzy bubbles and ample carbonation) that starts out three-fingers in height and has a pale, just barely tan tinged, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale plum / amber color that shows a clear, copper-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma definitely speaks of Drie Fonteinen; it is sort of flinty, definitely sour / tart, has a urea and mustiness to it, but also has a dried hay and even cracker like pale malt character to it. Digging around in the finish has me noticing a hint of plastic like phenolics & then I finally notice the grapes; the note is not as pronounced as it was in Cantillon Don Quijote, but there is a definite foxy grape like quality to the aroma. The grapes subtly perfume the nose and even add a sort of concord grape like character, but mostly this smells like a really good Gueuze.

A spritzy carbonation has this foaming up and feeling quite fizzy as it rolls across the tongue. The beer has a solid, though not overly aggressive, sourness to it that melds into a somewhat plastic like phenolic character that lingers on the palate in the finish. The long finish of my first sip has a touch of foxy / wild grape character to it as well as a touch of cracker like grain notes. The tartness in the middle of a sip really accentuates a tart grape like flavor that seems more like a flinty Chardoney, or wild Sauvignon Blanc that what I would normally associate with a red wine grape; I am sure that the base Lambic is deeply affecting this flavor though. There is a solid, musty, funkiness to this brew that is somewhat musky and barnyard like (especially in the oral nasal cavity); the lactic acidity is accentuated by a touch of urea character that is a touch catty. The beer finishes with a soft tannic note that isn’t quite astringent, but hints at toasty oak flavors that linger with a spiciness on the palate. This is light bodied and refreshing, like a good Gueuze, it has a touch of viscous heft to it, but it is not nearly as viscous as some traditional Fruit Lambics (even from this brewery). It is very refreshing and quaffable.

The tart grape flavors seem to come out a bit more as the beer warms up, and the beer gets drier and flintier. My second pour has me noticing quite a bit of woody oak and peppery character in the nose and the vivacious carbonation adds more tartness to the flavor with its ample carbonic bite. There almost seems to be a suggestion, a hint, a touch of sweetness here; this is more suggested at because of the fruitiness from the grapes as this beer Is really quite dry.

This is quite nice, I will admit though that it isn’t quite so shiny in comparison to Cantillon Don Quijote; the latter has a much more interesting, wild grape character than this beer does. This could almost pass for a Gueuze, though it really does have quite a bit of tart, white wine like, grape character to it, but you can sometimes get flavors reminiscent to this in a Gueuze Lambic. I was quite surprised by the alcohol content on this beer, it definitely drinks lighter than its strength; though at times I can see that it does have that strength as towards the finish there is a spiciness that seems derived from both alcohol and oak character.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml Bottle sharred with many BA's at this years Darkness Eve tasting, thanks ShadesOfGray for bringing this to share.

2003 vintage "Malvasia Rosso"

A- Pours a white bubbly head, yellow/brown hay color, really nice looking beer.
S- The aroma is really acidic, apricot, peach, citrus, notes of grape skin, the oak comes out, sour, puckering, really nice.
T- The taste is very funky and puckering, really nice, oak notes, grape skin, apricot, peach, sour and tart, vinegar, really impressive.
M- Medium mouth feel, sour, nice acidity, well carbonated, puckering, dry finish.
O- Really impressive, thanks to Ryan for busting this whale out, really funky and puckering, I was very satisfied.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is golden hued and mostly clear with a small white head that leaves sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a healthy dose of acid with white grapes. The flavor is bright and acetic, with more oak than was present in the nose. Classic Drie Fonteinen funk is present and enjoyable, as I was hoping / expecting. Some nice grape quality still exists, similar in some regards to a fine white wine. Pretty light in body with a good amount of carbonation. Overall, this was quite good, and I am glad to have tried it.

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Photo of popery
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes, 8/12/11. Thanks to westcoastbeerlvr. Pours a beautiful gold with a fine collar of white bubbles. Directly compared to another beer, it does seem to have the faintest shade of pink mixed in, but it’s not noticeable on its own. The aroma is fantastic. It’s all sour notes and funk with a juicy fruit note. It’s almost a berry-ish grape flavor, like blackberries mixed in red wine. The taste is dry and earthy with lots of sour - ~7/10 on the pucker scale. Great stuff.

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Drie Fonteinen Druiven Gueuze (Malvasia Rosso) from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
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