Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) | Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)
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Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue)

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 05-15-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 91
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Luk13
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle thanks to hoppypocket. Glowing orange with huge creamy white foam. Impressive for a 9 year old beer. Aroma is distinctive barnyard, citrus peel, old cheddar and some old lambic (menthol). Taste is out of this world. It feels so fresh while being bone dry. Lots of citrus, must and some herbs. Feels like orange juice, nice moderate acidity with orange sweetness. Lively carbonation and light bodied. Awesome and refined, the best of the tasting and probably the best gueuze I've had.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and Hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly to Josh for sharing.

a - a GUSHER!!!! gorgeous murky orange color with a thin fizzy head that hung out forever. streaky slippery lacing.
s - musty. barnyard funk.
t - musty barnyard funk, just like the nose. Really funky. very enjoyable.
m - dry finish...musty!
o - overall holding up amazingly well. really good, really funky, and really musty.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of brystmar
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously opened by blatantdream alongside Roze at our big sour tasting last night. Thanks!

Loud pop from the cork announces its arrival, though Blauw kindly follows my house rules and doesn't gush. Impressively carbonated for a 9-year-old beer. Slightly hazy, golden-amber body sports tiny white bubbles up top.

Wow, the nose is incredible! Rich, potent funk; citrus; earthy yeast; a touch of sweet malt in the middle; hints of fruit. And again, its potency is impressive. My gf kept a small pour of this in a separate glass so she could smell it for the rest of the night.

Tasting reveals Blauw's delicate complexity. Tart and citrusy at first, mildly grassy in the middle, fades into a dry & funky finish. Rays of ripe fruit flavor shine through intermittently. Impressively layered; a joyous beverage to sip.

While I typically prefer fruit lambics to gueuze, this was phenomenal. Roze, by contrast, was overly grassy/earthy and not nearly as good. Blauw ranks among the best gueuze I've ever had.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kevanb
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle shared with friends

A bit of a gusher, this pours a wonderful straw color, hints of orange, copper, gold and amber when held to the light. Fairly cloudy and a few bubbles dance around the beer. The head on this beer is massive with huge billowing clouds of foam that has impeccable retention and fantastic lacing. The aroma is great, a bit soft, but great notes of funk, yeast, horseblanket, all that lovely stuff, but there is so much more, lemon zest, smooth malt, tart fruit, not too acidic at all. The flavors follow the nose well and are a bit more in focus, great funky flavors, tart apples, mild berries, a hint of sweetness, great savory flavors, almost like a spice note from the yeast with some simple grain. This really is a superb geuze, it has everything you could possibly want and it's near perfect harmony. The body is wonderful, so lively yet seemingly rich for a geuze. It dances on your tongue, but doesn't get too bubbly and prickly.

Verdict: Sublime geuze, perfect for sharing with good friends on a great day outdoors. The flavors are in unison, balanced, perfectly integrated and wonderfully complex. This defines a world class beer.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an e 75 cl bottle purchased at De Heeren Van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw, Belgium
Botteldatum 6/5/2003
Served in a Drie Fonteinen tumbler

Review #675

The beer poured a hazy, medium amber and was topped by a three-finger, tight and bubbly, eggshell colored head. The head slowly faded to a thick cap of froth. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was super powdery and dry initially. A bit simplistic. As the beer opened up, the nose turned far more complex. Super funky and musty. Lots of barnyard and cellar characteristics. Leathery with strong notes of oak. There were also some crisp, fresh and dry, grass-like notes that added to the overall complexity.

The flavor profile was crisp, bright and Champagne-like. Remarkably dry with strong white grape notes. Good amount of lemony tartness. Slightly wheaty. Fairly acidic. Musty. Earthy hops came through on the puckeringly dry, tart and tannic finish. The beer turned funkier as it warmed but did not display the complexities found in the nose.

The mouthfeel was quite Champagne-like as well. Super creamy, plush and smooth on the palate. Supple. The liquid contained an ultra fine bubbled, zippy effervescence.

Geuze Cuvée J&J Blauw is a remarkably crisp, dry and refreshing beer, but it did not quite live up to my expectations. For a nine-year-old gueuze, it tasted surprisingly fresh and bright.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

And this is what Sean finished the tasting with. Had this back to back with the Roze. 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip.

A: Much darker amber color than the Roze. A nice frothy white head forms on the pour and slowly recedes to a thick collar and thin cap. Splotchy lace is left behind.

S: Sour raspberry, tart cherries and some oak. Light sweetness and mild funk as well. blends really nicely together.

T: Dark sour cherry with a nice pucker. Almost like a warhead candy with out the artificial sugar flavors. Tart raspberry, vanilla sweetness, some woody oak and nice funky cheese on the finish.

M: Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. The sourness gets in there gives you a nice pucker. A real jowl hitter.

O: I enjoyed this just a tad more than the Roze as it had more a sour kick to it. The Roze was more vibrant, but this beer went deeper in flavor. Huge thanks again to Sean (Sean9689) for sharing this rarity!!

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

211th Review
75cl bottle
Poured in a 3F Geuze glass

The one and only vintage...2003, of course!

A: Medium orange copper. Barely half (soft white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Robust, crisp, and funky. Cracked straw, barnyard funk, blue cheese, and lemon zest. Touch of oak and mellow citrus.

T: Oh so tasty! Excellent balance of sour, tart, and sweet. Barnyard funk, green apple tart, lemon rind, aged cheese, and cobwebs. So complex, but so great!

M: Light/medium bodied with smooth, gentle carbonation.

O: Superb beer with beautiful balance and age. So tasty, smooth, and enjoyable! Hard to top this, but I'm sure there might be a few out there, that I have yet to enjoy, that rise above this (hence the almost perfect score).

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Geuze Cuvée J&J (Joost En Jessie) Blauw (Blue) from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Beer rating: 99.1% out of 100 with 216 ratings
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